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EXPO
DETAILS

Creators Samantha Frederick (Depiction Tattoo Gallery), Alonzo Gonzales (The Black Rose Studio), Art Cantu Jr. (Worldwide Ink ), and Jeramy Kitchens (Sleepy Hollow Tattoos) have come together to bring an expo to the Arlington, Texas area that will showcase not only the City of Arlington but also showcase the best tattoo artists in the world. Arlington, Texas is home of MLB's Texas Rangers and NFL's Dallas Cowboys; both stadiums within walking distance of the Arlington Convention Center.

In addition to getting the tattoo you’ve always wanted, we will offer a variety of entertainment options during the weekend that we invite our attendees and tattoo artists to participate in and enjoy, from a Beauty Pageant to After Parties... Check back soon for more information and see our schedule of events.

EXPO VENUE

At 100,000 sq ft., Esports Stadium Arlington is the largest facility of its kind in North America. 

PHOTOS

The best tattoo industry photographers will be on hand to capture the event, so look your best.

FOOD & DRINKS

While enjoying the Expo, attendees can enjoy a variety of food, snacks, and beverages.

VENDORS

Top industry vendors will be in attendance showcasing the latest in tattoo swag.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

CHECK BACK SOON

We are working on our interactive schedule of Expo events...  For now, this is the contest order so you can start to prepare for battle!

FRIDAY

Anime

Comic

Polynesian

Unusual

Best of day color 

Best of day B&G

Best Shitty Tattoo

Blast Over

 

SATURDAY

Black and Grey 

Color

Black and Grey Portrait

Color Portrait

American Traditional

Neo Traditional

Geometric

Best Color Arm Sleeve

Best B&G Arm Sleeve

Best Color Leg Sleeve

Best B&G Leg Sleeve

Chest or Back

Job Stopper (hand, head, face, neck)

Best Lettering

Best Realistic

Best of day color 

Best of day B&G

 

SUNDAY

Best Asian

Best Floral

Best Collaboration

Horror

Overall Male 

Overall Female

Best of day color 

Best of day B&G

Best of Show

 

VENUE

The Tattoo Collectors Expo will be held at the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center (see map).

 

LODGING

The Sheraton Arlington Hotel – onsite at the convention center

Click here to book with our exclusive room block and save.

 

TRANSIT

The DFW area has two airports for your convenience:

DFW Airport

  • Most major airlines fly in and out of DFW airport.  Check your preferred airline for travel options

  • BONUS: The Sheridan offers a complimentary shuttle (by appointment only) from DFW Airport.  To book your shuttle ride to the event, call 817-261-8200.

Dallas Love Field

  • A smaller but great airport, Dallas Love Field is still conveniently located with 30 minutes of the convention.  Several airports fly in and out, but Love Field is best known for great rates through Southwest Airlines (Hint – check directly with Southwest – they are not on the discount travel sites!!)

TRAVEL & LODGING