The Expo is held in one of the meeting rooms of the Marriott at the Ren Cen. This year, over a hundred of the best tattoo artists from around the country will be at the convention. So this is a great opportunity to get some new ink from an amazing artist or even check out what some artists you may not be familiar with have to offer. Click here for a list of who will be attending this year's expo.
In addition to pop up tattoo parlors, there are many other booths offering supplies for tattoo artists, jewelry, and tattoo inspired clothing, including local favorites InkAddict. There are also a number of informative seminars being held for artists. Even if you aren't an artist and aren't looking to get a tattoo soon, but are an enthusiast or just think this sounds like a fun time, it is. Plus there is a cash bar at the expo. So you can have a couple drinks and just take a look around at all of the great art and the good looking people too.
Speaking of good looking people, this year there is another feature at the Motor City Tattoo Expo. Detroit is one of the stops on the Miss Inked Up Competition. Several beautiful tattoo covered women from 13 different cities are all competing to be Miss Inked Up 2014. There are currently 7 girls in the running from Detroit. You can check out their pictures and vote for your favorite here. Personally, our favorite is Robyn Barnsdale, but you can decide for yourself. The winner from each of the 13 cities will then go on to the finals.
If you haven't been to the Motor City Tattoo Expo before and still aren't sure what to expect, check out our coverage of last year's event here. The event runs Noon - 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. 'til 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a single day pass, $30 for two days, or $40 for the whole weekend. Kids 14 and under get free admission to the expo and don't be shy about bringing the whole family out. Last year there were quite a few kids in attendance! Hell, you can even stay right at the Marriott and make a whole weekend out of it! Rooms are limited though, so make sure to call right away if you want to book a reservation. For more details on the expo, keep an eye on the official host's website, Eternal Tattoos.