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schedule of EVENTS

thursday

11

Early Check-in and

Early Load-In

5 pm - 8 pm

friday

12

Artist/Vendor Doors Open

10 am

Open to the Public

12 pm

Entertainment Begins:

  • Scarlette Switches

  • Onyx Fury

  • Havoc the Clown

  • Honey Sabina

  • Courtney Crave

5 pm

Tattoo Contest Begins

  • Best Anime

  • Best Comic

  • Best Polynesian

  • Best Unusual

  • Best Shitty Tattoo

  • Best Blast Over

  • Best of Day: Color

  • Best of Day: Black & Gray

7 pm

Closed for the Day

11 pm

SATURDAY

13

Artist/Vendor Doors Open

9 am

Open to the Public

10 am

Entertainment Begins:

  • Scarlette Switches

  • Onyx Fury

  • Havoc the Clown

  • Honey Sabina

  • Courtney Crave

5 pm

Tattoo Contest Begins

  • Black & Gray (Top 3)

  • Color (Top 3)

  • Best Black & Gray Portrait

  • Best Color Portrait

  • Best American Traditional

  • Best Neo-Traditional

  • Best Sleeve: Color

  • Best Sleeve: Black & Gray Arm

  • Best Sleeve: Color Leg

  • Best Sleeve: Black & Gray Leg

  • Best Chest or Back

  • Best Job Stopper

  • Best Lettering

  • Best Realistic

  • Best Geometric

  • Best of the Day: Color

  • Best of the Day: Black & Gray

7 pm

Closed for the Day

11 pm

sunday

14

Artist/Vendor Doors Open

9 am

Open to the Public

10 am

Entertainment Begins:

5 pm

Tattoo Contest Begins

  • Best Asian

  • Best Floral

  • Best Collaboration

  • Best Horror

  • Overall Male

  • Overall Female

6 pm

Best of Contests

  • Best of Day: Color

  • Best of Day: Black & Gray

  • Best of Show

8 pm

Closed for the Day

10 pm

 

TRAVEL & LODGING

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!!)

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.