10 • 12 May 2019


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The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
400 S 14th St,
St. Louis, Missouri 63103,
United States

Welcome to the second annual Tattoo The Lou Convention held in Historic Downtown St Louis! A collection of internationally renowned artists and hometown heroes right here in the Show Me State! St Louis, The Gateway to the West, is rich in tattoo history being one of Bert Grimm’s, original shop sites. It’s pivotal location made it ideal for tattooing because it was a destination for soldiers who were stationed at the army base in Lemay Ferry and Riverboat Sailors on both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

Tattoo The Lou is a cross section of the best in the tattoo industry. All styles, from Traditional, Realism, Script, Black and Gray, and New School artists tattooing under one roof, with 78 booths and more than 100 attending artists, this is an event that is not to be missed.

Come and get tattooed and take part in activities and entertainment with us! If you see any of the attending artists you would like to get tattooed by, it’s a good idea to book with your artist in advance, you can do that by clicking the attending artists studio link. Be sure to reserve your room at the beautiful City Center Hotel to take advantage of room rate discounts, discount availability is limited! Tickets are available at the door only and military discounts are available!

After years of traveling and meeting thousands of artists around the world, LT Woods, a native Missourian wanted to give back to his home and to enrich his city with some of the world renowned artist he met along the way. This is a local show with talent from all over!

Our mission is to bring the highest standards in the tattooing together to give you an opportunity to experience tattoo culture at its finest.

Hosted by St. Louis Union Station Hotel and Tattoo The Lou


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13 hours ago

Tattoo The Lou

@sharktoothtony killed this cuttlefish tattoo he made at 2019 #tattoothelou! 🔥😍🔥 ... See MoreSee Less

@sharktoothtony killed this cuttlefish tattoo he made at 2019 #tattoothelou! 🔥😍🔥

3 days ago

Tattoo The Lou

An amazing Ninja Betta Fish from @lindsaybugbaker from the #tattoothelou2019 show this past May! Can’t wait for next year!😆 our November show still has booths available! Go follow @stlclassictattooexpo and click the link in the bio to apply TODAY before they’re all sold out!! Looking for vendors as well!! ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Tattoo The Lou

The @niteowltattoomass crew @timmy_b_413 @lindsaybugbaker @oldmanfisk and @phatrickjerk doing their thing at #tattoothelou2019!!! ... See MoreSee Less

The @niteowltattoomass crew @timmy_b_413 @lindsaybugbaker @oldmanfisk and @phatrickjerk doing their thing at #tattoothelou2019!!!

1 week ago

Tattoo The Lou

Perfect little poison bottle from @jbsmoof_tattoos done at #tattoothelou back in May 2019! ☠️ ... See MoreSee Less

Perfect little poison bottle from @jbsmoof_tattoos done at #tattoothelou back in May 2019! ☠️

2 weeks ago

Tattoo The Lou

Form @fong_vangtattoos this past May at #tattoothelou2019 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

Form @fong_vangtattoos this past May at #tattoothelou2019 😍
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