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Stuff To Do #2: TATTOO EXPO!


For all you tattoo enthusiasts….you can bop back and forth to this and Hempfest all weekend…

You know you wanna.

Seattle Tattoo Expo Celebrates Tattoo Artistry And Culture This Weekend At 17th Annual Event, August 17-19
Weekend festivities include ink, tattoo seminars, live music, burlesque,
food and beverage, and so much more at Seattle Center
Seattle Tattoo Expo
Get inked, see the beautiful artwork of over 200 artists, and take in all that is Seattle tattoo culture and history at the 17th 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. 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.
August 17-19, 2018*
Friday – 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*complete event schedule below
Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall
  • A brand new location for this long-standing Seattle tradition – now in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, you can expect more space, more artists, and more tattoos
  • The Mainstage hosts live music and comedy, tattoo contests, burlesque entertainment, and more, all weekend long
  • People getting tattoos by some of the best artists in the business
  • Contestants line up all weekend to be judged for their tattoos and bragging rights! Categories range from best portrait, best cover up, large color and large black and grey to best religious, best pin up, and of course each day’s tattoo of the day.
Seattle Tattoo Expo makes it possible to have access to the very best tattoo artists in the world right in your backyard for one weekend each year. By invite only, you will find such sought-after artists as Jeff Cornell (Hidden Hand Tattoo, Seattle); Shawn Barber (Memoir Tattoo, Los Angeles); VyVyn Lazonga (Madame Lazonga’s Tattoo, Seattle), Takashi Matsuba (New York), and dozens of others. Find the full list of artists here:
Expect live music throughout the full weekend, featuring performances from Patrick Galactic, Annie Ford and Gus Clark, and Aaron Semer.
The Expo will also feature burlesque performance from Seattle’s top talents including “Miss Exotic World 2018 – The Reigning Queen Of Burlesque” Inga Ingenue, Faggety Randy, J. Von Stratton, and more; daily tattoo contests like “Best Portrait,” “Worst Tattoo,” and “Tattoo Of The Day” judged by notables from the tattoo community; and live comedy from El Sanchez.
The Expo features two seminars: “Black & Grey” with local artist Bryan Childs of Spidermonkey Tattoos in Olympia, WA and “Skull Painting from Reference” with Shawn Barber of Memoir Tattoo in Los Angeles. The popular Vendor Village returns for shopping and attendees can plan to eat and drink on-site as a Beer Garden and a variety of food and beverage options will be available for purchase as well.
Friday August 17
(2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
2:00 DOORS
3:30 Contest – Small Color
4:00 Music – DJ Hellbound
5:00 Contest – American Traditional
6:00 Contest – Best Skull
7:00 Burlesque
8:00 Music – Patrick Galactic
9:00 Contest – Best of Show
Saturday, August 18
(12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
12:00 DOORS
1:00 – 4:00 Seminar – Black & Grey with Bryan Childs
2:15 Contest – Portrait
3:15 Burlesque
4:00 Music – DJ Hellbound
5:00 Contest – Worst Tattoo
6:00 Comedy – El Sanchez
7:00 Contest – Best Body Suit
8:00 Music – Annie Ford & Gus Clark
9:00 Contest – Best of Show
Sunday, August 19
(12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
12:00 DOORS
1:00 – 4:00 Seminar – Skull Painting from Reference with Shawn Barber
1:30 Contest – Black and Grey
2:15 Burlesque
3:00 Contest – Large Color
4:15 Music – Aaron Semer
4:30 Seminar Lyle Tuttle
5:00 Contest – Sleeve
6:15 Music – Jeff & Brad
7:00 Contest – Best of Show
$20-$50 – ON SALE NOW
$20 – day pass (FridaySaturday, or Sunday)
$50 – full weekend pass (Friday through Sunday)
For tickets >>

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Twitter – @seattletattooexpo


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