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13 April • 15 April 2018

LOCATION

Kentucky Exposition Center, Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY, United States

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Twenty-year veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, Villain Arts, will be ushering in for the 7th year, their World Famous, star-studded, traveling Tattoo Convention. The exhibition boasts hundreds of the finest professional tattooers, tattoo memorabilia and curiosity themed carnival of sideshow performers this April 13th-15th, 2018.

The sprawling exhibition has made over two decades of annual appearances nationwide, and in other major US cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Kansas City, to name a few. Among hundreds of internationally renowned tattoo artists are also unique vendors, peddling rare and unusual merch for subculture enthusiasts and tattoo art collectors. The Villain Arts Conventions traditionally include a number of appearances by celebrities from movies and reality-TV tattoo competitions, like Ink Master, Best Ink and Tattoo Nightmares. Visiting artist seminars for professionals in the tattoo industry are also a feature at the shows, and include topics on social media/marketing, technical tattoo application techniques for working artists, and Q & A’s with longtime tattooers and legends in the business.

Since founding the Villain Arts organization, Troy “Tattooed Kingpin” Timpel, has grown the original Philadelphia Tattoo Convention, organized twenty years ago by tattoo legend Crazy Philadelphia Eddie, into a fifteen city and growing national tattoo tour known for drawing upwards of thirty thousand attendees over the three day weekend of tattoo contests, performance art, live painting and events that showcase the creators and contemporary artists that work in body modification trades including tattooing and traditional tattoo flash painting, piercing, extreme body modification and suspension, unique vendors and fine art.

SHOW TIMES

Friday: 14.00 – Midnight
Saturday: 11.00 – Midnight
Sunday: 11.00 – 20.00

TICKETS INFO

$20 Day / $40 3-Day Pass
Tickets are only sold at the show
Children under 12 are free

2018 TATTOO CONVENTIONS BY VILLAIN ARTS


LATEST NEWS

TATTOO CONTEST WINNERS FOR 2018 LOUISVILLE TATTOO ARTS CONVENTION!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS. Sorry it took so long, was having so technical issues.

Tattoo of the Day
Friday
Color
1st- Jonathan, Prophecy
2nd- Brado Revell, Baldys Tattoo
3rd- Jordan Jones, Tattoos By Jordan Jones
4th- Matt Stolzenburg, Arkara Arts
5th- John Embry, Tattoo Charlies

Black & Gray
1st- Greg Somii, Liquid Fetish
2nd- Jymi Caokins, Mind Altering Tattoos
3rd- George Patrick, The Parlor
4th- Justin Coppolino, Tattoos After Dark
5th- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoos

Saturday
Color
1st- Cody Reed, Black Flame Ritual
2nd-James Mullin, Lotus Tattoo
3rd- Sharon Lynn, Five Star
4th- Jesse Drake, Needle Jig Tattoo Supply
5th- Jonathan Rosa, Prophecy Ink

Black & Gray
1st- Jymi, Mind Altering Tattoo
2nd- Greg Sumii, Liquid Fetish
3rd- Samuel Gabriel, Prevail Art Collective
4th- Billy Gunz, Dekalb Tattoo CO
5th- George Patrick, The Parlor

Sunday
Color
1st- Justin Coppolino, Tattoos After Dark
2nd- Nic Armstrong, Temple
3rd- Brado Revell, Baldys Tattoo
4th- Flo, Artistic Body
5th- Darin Enis, Tattoo Charlies

Black & Gray
1st- Allen Bracknell, Grade A
2nd- Greg Sumii, Liquid Fetish Tattoo
3rd- Samuel Gabriel, Prevail Art Collective
4th- Joshua, 13 Daggers
5th- Javier, Inkz Tattoo

Best Of Show
1st- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoos
2nd- Cody Reed, Black Flame Ritual
3rd- Justin Coppolino, Tattoos After DarkMi

Best Portrait Color
1st- Ben Richie, Safe House Tattoo
2nd- Mike Hill, Flesh TO Fantasy
3rd- Devan Smith, Fountain Square

Best Portrait Black & Gray
1st- Justin James, Third Energy
2nd- Justin James, Third Energy
3rd- Sean Smallwood, Imperial Tattoo

Best Traditional
1st- Brado Revell, Baldy’s Tattoo
2nd- Daniel Mesen, Black Torch Tattoo
3rd- Brado Revell, Baldy’s Tattoo

Most Unusual
1st- Kris Woods, The Parlor
2nd- Chuck Palmer, Iron Anchor Tattoo
3rd- James Williamson, Midnite Society

Best Lettering
1st- Johm Embry, Tattoo Charlies
2nd- Josh Pascicco, Umdead Ink
3rd- Nic Armstrong, Temple

MALE CATAGORIES

Small Color
1st- Nic Armstrong, Temple
2nd- Jordan Clough, Blue Bird Tattoo
3rd- J. Fellows, Red Dragon Tattoo
Medium Color
1st- Lacy D, Iron Anchor Tattoos
2nd- Chris Mack, Lost Souls
3rd- J. Fellows, Red Dragon Tattoo

Large Color
1st- Brooke Hume, Highland Tattoo Co.
2nd- Nick Hydo, General Lees
3rd- Bardo Revell, Baldy’s Tattoo

Xl Color
1st- J. Fellows, Red Dragon Tattoo
2nd- Patrick Moulton, Baldy’s Tattoo
3rd- Brado Revell, Baldy’s Tattoo

Small Black & Gray
1st- Allen Bracknell, Grade A
2nd- Josh Gerix, Electric chair bay city
3rd- Carlos Lopez, Fatkatz

Medium Black & Gray
1st- Josh Gerix, Electric Chair Bay City
2nd- Steve Middleton, Self Inflicted
3rd- Gilbert Salas, Inkatuation tatto

Large Black & Gray
1st- Kenny Lewis, Kuston Kens Tattoos
2nd- George Patrick, The Parlor
3rd- George Patrick, The Parlor

Xl Black & Gray
1st- Humberto beltran
2nd- Sir Joshua, 13 Daggers
3rd- Jordan Jones, Tattoos By Jordan Jones

FEMALE CATAGORIES

Small Color
1st- Rick Meggison, Flip Shades
2nd- Austin Timberlake, Snake Oil Tattoo
3rd- Josh Tullis, Tatu St.Matthews

Medium Color
1st- Daniel Mesen, Black Torch Tattoo
2nd- Matt Stolzenburg, Akura Arts
3rd- John Embry, Tattoo Charlie’s

Large Color
1st- Cheyanne Cooper, Mainstreet Studios
2nd- Josh Tullis, Tatu St.Matthews
3rd- Nick Hydo, General Lees

Xl Color
1st- David Goodwin, Tenacious Tattoo
2nd- John Embry, Tattoo Charlies
3rd- Matt Voris, Vilified Ink

Small Black & Gray
1st- Michael Anderson, Prestige Body Arts
2nd- Ryan Richardson, Studio Vitruvius
3rd- David Goodwin, Tenacious Tattoo

Medium Black & Gray
1st- Randy Brackner, Grade A Tattoo
2nd- Robby Latos, Damascus Tattoo CO.
3rd- Dusty Chamblin, Studio 4:13

Large Black & Gray
1st- Zoe Chappell, Zoe
2nd- Angel Guajardo, BLood, Ink & Tears
3rd- George Patrick, The Parlor

Xl Black & Gray
1st- Eddie, Blood, Ink & Tears
2nd- George Patrick, The Parlor
3rd- George Patrick, The Parlor

Small Color
1st- Minion, Delta Ink Tattoo
2nd- Patrick Duffy, Iron Anchors Tattoo
3rd- Nubz, Dead Set Ink

Medium Color
1st- Jesse Watson, Big Daddys Tattoo
2nd- Daniel Messen, Black Torch
3rd- Joey Strong

Large Color
1st- Cheyanne Cooper, Mainstreet Studios
2nd- Jonathan Rosa, Prophecy Ink
3rd- Brian Leyman, Mama Tried

XL Color
1st- Justin Casteel, Big Daddys
2nd- Daniel Messen, Black Torch
3rd- Brado Revell, Baldys Tattoo

Small Black & Gray
1st- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoos
2nd- Rick Harlon, Tattoo Machine Gun
3rd- George Patrick, The Parlor

Medium Black & Gray
1st- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoo
2nd- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoo
3rd- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoo

Large Black & Gray
1st- George Patrick, The Parlor
2nd- Angel Guajardo, Blood Ink & Tears
3rd- George Patrick, The Parlor

XL Black & Gray
1st- Samuel Gabriel, Prevail Art Collective
2nd- Zoe, Zoe’s Tattoos
3rd- Hank Cunningham, Artistic Skin Design

Arm Sleeve
1st- Nick Hydo, General Lees
2nd- Eddie Chapa, Blood Ink & Tears
3rd- George Patrick, The Parlor

Hand/Neck
1st- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoos
2nd- Jesse Watson, Big Daddy’s Tattoo
3rd- Eddie Chapa, Blood Ink & Tears

Japanese
1st- Brian leJman, Mamma Tried
2nd- George Patrick, The Parlor
3rd- Brado Revell, Blady’s Tattoo

Leg Sleeve
1st- John Embry, Tattoo Charlies
2nd- Sara Phipps, Ink Famous Tattoo Studio
3rd- Hank Cunningham, Artistic Skin Design

Color Infused Black & Gray
1st- Paul Clark, New Creation
2nd- Nice Guy Eddie, Red Dragon Tattoo
3rd- Josh Ellis, Sterling Tattoo CO

Chest Piece
1st- Brado Revell, Baldy’s Tattoo
2nd- Johm Embry, Tattoo Charlies
3rd- Rob Gilkey, Big Fish

Back Piece
1st- George Patrick, The Parlor
2nd- Samuel Gabriel, Prevail Art Collective
3rd- Hank Cunningham, Artistic Skin Design

Overall Male
1st- Allen Bracknell, Grade A Tattoos
2nd- Sean Smallwood, Imperial Tattoo
3rd-
Overall Female
1st- George Patrick- Kris – Kameron Snith, The Parlor
2nd- Sean Smallwood, Imperial Tattoos
3rd- John Embry, Tattoo Charlies

Cover-Up
1st- Ryan Richardson, Studio V
2nd- Angel Guajardo, Blood Ink & Tears
3rd- Ryan Richardson, Studio V

Original Flash
1st-Joey Strong, Zig Zag Tattoo
2nd- Matt Stolzenberg, Akara Arts
3rd- Robbie, Scarlet Rose

Best Painting
1st- John Embry, Tattoo Charlies
2nd- Brado Revell, Baldys Tattoo
3rd- Lucio Melgar, Blood Ink & Tears
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Fun paintings live by Troy Timpel, at the Louisville tattoo convention. Ended up do 2 of them 12ft x 8ft and one 8ft x 8ft ... See MoreSee Less

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Well kids.. that's a wrap!! Wow the good times, great people and amazing tattoos. Looking forward to next year already. Keep an eye out for the 2019 date. And for those of you that will be traveling with us, see you in Baltimore in 2 weeks!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Had a good fucking time first time going deff not the last

Till next year

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very nice ..this guy in Ky. by any chance? that did these 2?

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Congratulations to the two young future tattoo collectors who won awards this evening. #tattoofamily #villainarts ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you all so much. My boys are still talking about this. They took their plaques to school to show their teachers and classmates. They love tattoo's and art!! They have grown up around people who are sleeved and covered in tatts. Little Ricky lindauer ( the one wearing the american fighter shirt feels more comfortable around people who are tattooed then he does someone in a suit. Lol. Again, thank u so much for making these memories for my boys!!

Great thing to do! Awesome getting the kids into the art! See ya next year I hope!

That's awesome !!!

This right here is awesome!

Fantastic!

Ricky Lindauer look at your boys 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻❤️

Billy Gunz

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