16 • 17 • 18 August 2019

SHOW TIMES

Friday14:00 – 22:00
Saturday12:00 – 22:00
Sunday12:00 – 20:00

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CONTACTS

INFO

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
301 Mercer St,
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States

The Seattle Tattoo Expo was formed with the primary goal of exposing new talent, showcasing existing fan favorites, and providing enthusiasts with a gathering place to share their love for this enduring art form.

Get inked, see the beautiful artwork of over 200 artists, and take in all that is Seattle tattoo culture and history at the 18th annual Seattle Tattoo Expo. Hosted by Seattle’s internationally recognized shop Hidden Hand Tattoo, the Expo offers access to the leading artists in tattooing both locally and from around the world. Plus, we’re excited to announce that new this year, due to popular demand, the Expo will take place in Seattle Center’s spacious Exhibition Hall, accommodating more artists and more guests, more comfortably.

CONTEST

Entry Requirements

Entry form will require the following information and can be completed at the contest tent next to the stage:

Entry Fee $10
Contestant Name, Address, Email & Contact Number
Artist Name, Shop, City or Country
Amount of hours to completion
Waiver to utilize photography for STE promotional use

***Please note that all entries with the exception of Tattoo of the Day must be fully healed***

Friday

3:30 PM – Small Color
• Must be completed
• Must be color
• Can’t be larger than a hand size (6” x 6” and Under)

5:00 PM – American Traditional
• Must be completed and traditional in nature
• Scoring will include marks for traditionalism

6:00 PM – TBD

9:00 PM – Best Of Show
• Must have been initiated and completed before competition on Friday

Saturday

2:00 PM – Portrait
• Must have reference picture for judging; no exceptions

5:00 PM – Worst Tattoo
• No requirements to enter (2” x 2” and Up)

7:00 PM – Best Back or Body Suit
• Must be at least an entire back piece. Marks will improve for extended coverage. Marks will be diminished for unfinished work

9:00 PM – Best Of Show
• Saturday entries must have been initiated on Friday or later and completed by competition on Saturday.

Sunday

1:30 PM – Black & Grey
• Must be completed
• Must be black and gray
• Can’t be larger than 6” in any direction

3:00 PM – Large Color
• Must be larger than 6” in at least one direction
• Marks improve with quality and use of color

5:00 PM – Sleeve
• Must start at shoulder and extend past elbow

7:00 PM – Best Of Show
• Sunday entries must have been initiated on Friday or later and completed by competition on Sunday.

 

LATEST NEWS

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4 days ago

Seattle Tattoo Expo

We’re now into Day 3 of the Expo! We’re loving these photos from this weekend’s Tramp Stamps Burlesque 😍 If you’re joining us this today, you’ll get to experience them at the Main Stage this afternoon. Be ready to hoot and holler! [📸 Scott Foster] #SeattleTattooExpo2019 #STE2019 @ Seattle Tattoo Expo ... See MoreSee Less

Keep the party going! Throughout this weekend, head over to our post-event party partner, @thomasstwarehouse. They’re serving up $3.50 tall boys and $7 Bulleit drinks. See you there! #SeattleTattooExpo #SeattleTattooExpo2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Keep the party going! Throughout this weekend, head over to our post-event party partner, @thomasstwarehouse. They’re serving up $3.50 tall boys and $7 Bulleit drinks. See you there! #SeattleTattooExpo #SeattleTattooExpo2019

Shotsie Gorman @shotsiegorman is a veteran tattoo artist whose career started in the 70’s when tattoo artistry was still considered illegal. We’re honored to have him here at the Expo and invite you to his free seminar this upcoming Tues Aug. 20th. Sign up at the Merch and Contest booth, located outside. #SeattleTattooExpo2019 #STE2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Shotsie Gorman @shotsiegorman is a veteran tattoo artist whose career started in the 70’s when tattoo artistry was still considered illegal. We’re honored to have him here at the Expo and invite you to his free seminar this upcoming Tues Aug. 20th. Sign up at the Merch and Contest booth, located outside. #SeattleTattooExpo2019 #STE2019

6 days ago

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6 days ago

Seattle Tattoo Expo

We’re stoked to be bringing back our fave food vendors, including @dumplingtzar 🔥 Perfect for a quick and savory bite! Find them outside where the food + beer garden are. #SeattleTattooExpo2019 #STE2019 @ Seattle Tattoo Expo ... See MoreSee Less

We’re stoked to be bringing back our fave food vendors, including @dumplingtzar 🔥 Perfect for a quick and savory bite! Find them outside where the food + beer garden are. #SeattleTattooExpo2019 #STE2019 @ Seattle Tattoo ExpoImage attachment
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