Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention

12 • 13 • 14 APRIL 2019

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Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln,
Louisville, KY 40209
United States

8th Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention

Twenty-year veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, Villain Arts, will be ushering in for the 8th 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 12th-14th, 2019.

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.


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


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


  • James Vaughn from Ink Master Season 7 & Finalist on Season 1
  • Anwon Boneface Johnson from Ink Master Season 8 & 9
  • Kyle Dunbar from Ink Master Season 3 & 4
  • Alli Baker from Best Ink Season 2



Happy New Year 2019 from all of us here at Villain Arts!! We would like is wish you all the best for all your endeavors and adventures for the New Year. We are looking forward to kicking off this year with the 10th Annual Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention, January 11th- 13th. It's going to be an amazing show. For more information on Minneapolis or any of our other Villain Arts shows, please make sure to check out our website at www.villainarts.com. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!🎉🎊🎉🎊 #Villainarts #villainartsattendingartist #villanartstattooconvention #minneapolistattooartsconventionartist #minneapolistattooartsconvention #philadelphiatattooartsconvention #clevelandtattooartsconvention #atlantatattooartsconvention #baltimoretattooartsconvention #chicagotattooartsconvention #wildwoodtattoobeachbash #denvertattooartsconvention #tampatattooartsconvention #fortlauderdaletattooartsconvention #neworleanstattooartsconvention #milwaukeetattooartsconvention #kansascitytattooartsconvention #portlandtattooartsconvention #ashevilletattooartsconvention #houstontattooartsconvention #dallastattooartsconvention #louisvilletattooartsconvention #councilbluffstattooartsconvention #greatercincinnatitattooartsconvention ... See MoreSee Less

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From everyone here at Villain Arts, We wish you a Very Merry Christmas!! May today bring good cheer with friends, family and loved ones from around the world. We are very thankful for each and everyone of you that has come into our lives throughout the years, and we are looking forward to having many more. Be kind, be thoughtful, be grateful. The best of days to you all!! Happy Holidays, The Villain Arts Family ... See MoreSee Less

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