SEATTLE TATTOO EXPO RETURNS TO SEATTLE CENTER THIS WEEKEND


Weekend festivities include ink, tattoo seminars, live music, burlesque, food and beverage, and so much more, August 19-21

SEATTLE TATTOO EXPO 2022 DETAILS

After a two-year hiatus, the much-loved Seattle Tattoo Expo returns to Seattle Center bringing back its unique showcase of tattoo culture and artistry, tattoo history, live music and performance, and so much more. Hosted by Jeff Cornell of Hidden Hand Tattoo in Seattle, WA. Seattle Tattoo Expo makes it possible for people of the region to gain access to the very best tattoo artists from around the world right in their backyard for one weekend only.

WHEN:

August 19-21, 2022*

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

WHERE:

Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall

301 Mercer Street

Seattle, WA 98109

WHAT TO EXPECT TO SEE:

  • Located in Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, you can expect to see more than 150 artists giving tattoos in various booth spaces throughout the venue.

  • The Mainstage hosts live music, 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 American traditional, large color and large black and gray to best back or body suit, and of course each day’s tattoo of the day.

WHO/WHAT TATTOO ARTISTS WILL BE THERE

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), and dozens of others. Find the full list of artists here: SeattleTattooExpo.com/artists

WHAT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE THERE

Expect live music throughout the full weekend, featuring performances from Who is She, Wild Powwers, The Kings, The Moon is Flat, and Aaron Semer.

The Expo will also feature burlesque performance from Seattle’s top talents including Ruby Mimosa, Faggedy Randy, Valerie Veils, Jvon Stratton, Carson St. Clair, Boom Boom L’Roux, and INGA.

FULL EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, August 19

Open: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

4:00 PM Contest - Small Color

5:00 PM Contest - American Traditional

6:00 PM Contest - Small Black and Grey

7:00 PM Tattoo Expo Burlesque Revue

8:00 PM Wild Powwers

9:00 PM Contest - Best of Show

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Open: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

3:00 PM Contest - Portrait

4:00 PM Tattoo Expo Burlesque Revue

5:00 PM Contest - Worst Tattoo

6:00 PM Who Is She

7:00 PM Contest - Body Suit

8:00 PM The Moon Is Flat

9:00 PM Contest - Best of Show

Sunday, August 22, 2022

Open: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

1:15 PM Contest - Large Black and Grey

2:15 PM Tattoo Expo Burlesque Revue

3:15 PM Contest - Large Color

4:15 PM Aaron Semer

5:00 PM Contest - Sleeve

6:15 PM The Kings

7:00 PM Contest -Best of Show

MORE DETAILS:

The Seattle Tattoo Expo was formed with the primary goal of exposing new talent, showcasing existing fan favorites, and providing enthusiasts with a gathering place to share their love for this enduring art form. Over the years, the Expo has exposed Seattleites to hundreds of artists from around the world and thousands of people have come out to soak it all up since its first iteration. Now in 2022, the Expo holds 150+ booths of exceptional talent.

For a complete list of tattooists partaking in the 2022 Expo and to purchase tickets, visit SeattleTattooExpo.com.

TICKETS:

$25-$60 – ON SALE NOW

$25 – day pass (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)

$60 – full weekend pass (Friday through Sunday)

For tickets >> SeattleTattooExpo.com/tickets