See you next Expo!
August 17th - 19th 2018

This summer, the Motor City will host our Second Annual Summer Tattoo event! In the heart of downtown Detroit, along the riverfront, high above the city in the towers of the Ren Cen, the tattoo world will come together for another epic ink gathering. 

The Motor City loves a summer celebration. Join us for blue skies, grassy green lawns, warm summer breezes and the birthplace of American car culture. From August 17-19, both young and old tattoo artists, along with industry vendors, entertainers, clothing and ink devotees will be heading to Detroit. The expo is a cross section of the best in the tattoo industry. Traditional, Realism, Script, Black and Gray, New School and Old School artists all tattooing under one roof. With 170 booths and more than 300 artists attending, it will be an event everyone will want to attend.

Terry 'Tramp' Welker and Gina Babyak will host the event this year at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in the large ballroom.

The Motor City Tattoo Expo is the perfect opportunity for the curious to learn fist-hand about tattoo art. The tattoo culture will be in full attendance to make new acquaintances and be reconnected with old. The expo will host live entertainment, tattoo seminars, tattoo contests, lots of vendors selling merchandise, and a cash bar.


In 2018 The Summer Motor City Tattoo Expo - A Summer Tradition of Tattoo Excellence!

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Downtown on the riverfront in Detroit, MI

Need a room at the Detroit Marriott?
Reservations: Click here or call +1 313-568-8000. Mention you are with the Motor City Tattoo Expo.
Reserve your room early!

2nd Annual Summer Motor City Tattoo Expo |
August 17th-19th, 2018
Friday:  Noon-11 pm
Saturday:  11 am- 11 pm
Sunday:  11 am- 7 pm

1 day pass:
 $20  |  2 day pass: $35  |  Weekend pass: $45
Children 14 under free