28 February • 01 March 2020

LOCATION

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center,
Detroit, Michigan 48243
United States

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Friday12:00 – 23:00
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Sunday11:00 – 19:00
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25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo

For more than two decades the Motor City Tattoo Expo has attracted tattoo enthusiasts from around the world. Soon it will be time again … those three amazing days from February 28 – March 1, 2020, when tattoo artists, vendors and guests will be buzzing in the expo room and catwalk area sharing stories, the latest tattoo products and some jaw dropping skin art.

The Motor City Tattoo Expo has always attracted crowds. This year, both young and old tattoo artists, along with Industry vendors, entertainers, clothing and ink devotees will help celebrate our 25 year legacy of the Motor City Tattoo Expo. The expo is a cross section of the best in the tattoo industry. Traditional, Realism, Script, Black and Gray, New School and Old School artists all tattooing under one roof. With 170 booths and more than 300 artists attending, everyone makes a point to attend our Detroit event.

The Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center will host the event again this year. Because the Motor City Tattoo Expo continues to grow in popularity and attendance, the expo will again fill the large ballroom for the 2020 event.

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The Motor City Tattoo Expo is the perfect opportunity for the curious to learn fist-hand about tattoo art. The tattoo culture will be in full attendance to make new acquaintances and be reconnected with old. The expo will host live entertainment, tattoo seminars, tattoo contests, lots of vendors selling merchandise, and a cash bar.

To learn more, cruise around our new website. We update our artists, vendors and sponsors every day. Check out our FLASHBACK pages and relive past events.

In 2020 The Motor City Tattoo Expo celebrates our 25th Year!

PROGRAM

February 27th, 2020

Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Class with Kris Lachance
Time: 3:00-6:00
Fee: $50 (special convention pricing! Normally $75)
Registration: 2:30 on February 27th at the expo ticket booth. There will be space available for everyone who wishes to attend. You can also pre-register with Kris LaChance at 517-281-7959 or at kris@splashtattoos.com

February 28th, 2020

10:00 pm
Best of Day* Color
Best of Day* Black and Gray

February 29 @ 3:00 p.m. until judging is completed
Best Black and Gray, small: 5 x 5 inch and smaller
Best Black and Gray, medium: 5 x 5 to 8 x 8 inch
Best Black and Gray, large: 8 x 8 inch and larger
Best Color, small: 5 x 5 inch and smaller
Best Color, medium: 5 x 5 to 8 x 8 inch
Best Color, large: 8 x 8 inch and larger
Best Portrait with Photo
Best Overall (Female and Male same category)
Best Lettering
February 29 @ 10:00 pm
Best of Day* Color
Best of Day* Black and Gray

March 1st @ 3:00 p.m. until judging is completed.
Best Cover Up with Photo
Best Traditional
Best Arm Sleeve
Best Leg Sleeve
Best Chest
Best Back Piece
March 1st @ 6:00 pm:
Best of Day* Color
Best of Day* Black and Gray
Best of Show** Color
Best of Show** Black and Gray

*Please note that to be eligible for Best of Day the entire tattoo must be started AND completed on the day it is judged.
**Please note that to be eligible for Best of Show the entire tattoo must be started AND completed atthe event (2/28-3/1).

February 29th, 2020

WRIF Broadcasting Live!
Come join 101.1 WRIF and Meltdown as they broadcast LIVE from the main stage 1-3 pm on Saturday, February 29th.

Intro to Permanent Makeup | Hosted by Ever After Pigments

Time: 2 – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: FREE

Description: This seminar is the ideal opportunity to learn more about Permanent Makeup direct from an industry leader, Ever After Pigments.

Topics will include:

– Getting into Permanent Makeup

– How to find good training

– Different types of procedures

– Expanding your services offered

– Building a career in PMU

– Our pigments

– Basic color theory

– Machine Q and A

GoVana Productions Entertainment
When: Saturday, February 29th at 7 pm
Location: Main Stage

GoVana Productions will present a fun filled event with multiple performances! Including our family favorite comedian juggler, mesmerizing aerial and pole performances, as well as jaw dropping and cringe worthy sideshow acts including, glass eating, bed of nails, and more! Prepare to be entertained!
Beard Competition Presented By Real Bearded Men

March 1st, 2020

Find Your Signature Style | Bryan Sánchez M.

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fee: FREE

Description: This seminar is open to artists of all mediums. Multi-talented artist, Bryan Sánchez M. discusses ways to use your tools, your preferred colors and your experience and knowledge to find your path to building an artistic style. Seminar includes discussion on Bryan’s approach and methods to define his own style and working methods.
March 1st, 2020
Black and Gray Realism Seminar with Marshall Bennett and Bob Tyrrell
When: Sunday March 1st at 1 pm
Cost: $200
Register at the t-shirt booth

An interactive discussion about black and gray tattoo realism with award winning tattoo artists Marshall Bennett and Bob Tyrrell! One lucky attendee drawn at random will receive a tattoo done by the pair at the seminar. This is one seminar you do not want to miss.

TICKETS

1 day pass: $20  |  2 day pass: $35  |  Weekend pass: $45
Children 14 and under and active military are FREE

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