Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo (PA)

Jan 9 to Jan 11


Meet our Philly Pin-Ups! Get your calendars and books signed! Pick up new merchandise!

JANUARY 9-11, 2015

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, Pennsylvania



ADMISSION $12.00 Adult
$ 5.00 child ages 4-12
3 and under are free

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DC Tattoo Expo (VA)

Jan 16 to Jan 18 - Arlington, VA


Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin will be signing her new book: ‘Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls’ all weekend at this great event! Visit our booth, say “hello”, and pick up your favorite gear from Pinups for Pitbulls & Up the Pups!

Exposed Tattoo & Baller Inc. Proudly Present
The DC Tattoo Arts Expo
January 16th -18th 2015
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

The show is open to the public 12-10pm Friday, 12-11pm Saturday,
12-10pm Sunday.

You can be tattooed and pierced at the show!

Tickets $25 a day, $55 for 3 days, under 12 free with paying adult.

Military discount.


It’s time for DC Tattoo Expo #5. It’s back, bigger and better then ever. The DC Tattoo Expo is the year’s premier Tattoo Lifestyle event. We will again have over 160 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the finest tattoo artists from the DC Metro area. Links for these artists are available on the under the artist page of this site. These are the top artists in tattooing today and they were brought here for you DC!! For our third year in a row, we have more vendors, more clothing, more tattoos, more craziness and more fun than ever before. The Miss DC Pin-Up will also be returning for it’s 4th year!

This is a 3-Day nonstop event. Starting with our VIP party Thursday night for artists, vendors and pre-registered guests! Again this year we’ll have live tattooing and body piercing. Yes, it is open to the public and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. Stay at the hotel and receive free VIP tickets to our VIP party as well as discounts on registration and clothing from Baller Inc. Rooms are only $114 a night if booked by January 2015.

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is an incredible venue! We have over 16,000 sq. ft. of ballroom on one floor, great bars and restaurants. The hotel also provides easy access to the Crystal City Metro station.

Our artists will receive pick up and drop off at both Reagan National and Dulles International airports. Artists, this weekend is all about you! If you need anything that you cannot bring along, let us know and we will be sure to take care of it for you.

Our active duty military members will receive a discount at the door! It’s our way of saying thank you for your service to our country and that we appreciate and recognize the sacrifice that you and your families make everyday! In addition we will be providing free shuttle service and admission for our wounded veterans who are recovering at the National Naval Medical Hospital. You men and woman have given so much and we would like to give a little back.

Billy Tinney from Tattoo Magazine will be on hand shooting photographs for the magazine all weekend long.


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Book Signing: Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats (DC)

Jan 16 - Washington, D.C.


Meet Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin at this amazing vegan restaurant owned by our board member, Doron Petersan (winner of Cupcake Wars).

Details TBA:

$5 drink specials
$10 burger and a beer combo


1370 Park Road NW, Washington DC

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Lofty Dog Signing (Austin, TX)

Jan 18 - Austin

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Meet & Green at Lofty Dog in Austin, TX with our TX-based Pinups! Stop by and say “hello”, learn about our cause, and pick up our new 2015 calendar, merchandise, and educational materials!
January 18th, 2015
1pm – 4pm
Lofty Dog, 2700 W Anderson Lane Suite 402 Austin, TX 78757



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Book Signing: Malaprops BookStore (NC)

Jan 23 - Asheville, NC


This will be the first NC book signing of 2015! Come out and meet Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin, author of ‘Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls’ and founder of Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc!

Time:  7pm-?


Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801


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Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Feb 13 to Feb 15 - Philadelphia


We’ll have our merchandise booth set up at this amazing event! Come see us!

$22 Day / $45 3-Day Pass

Tickets are only sold at the show

Children under 12 are free

General Info


Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Show Times

Friday 2 PM – 12 AM
Saturday 11 AM – 12 AM
Sunday 11 AM – 8 PM


Hotel Info

Hilton Garden Inn
Philadelphia Center City

1100 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ph: (215) 923-0100 or Click Here
Mention TAT to get group rate

Hampton Inn Philadelphia
Center City-Convention Center

1301 Race St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ph: (215) 665-9100 or Click Here
Mention TAT to get group rate

Four Points
Center City-Convention Center

1201 Race St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ph: 1 (800) 328-6242 or Click Here
Mention Tattooed Kingpin to get group rate

Parking Information

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations to provide guaranteed parking options at several garages and lots within easy walking distance to the Philadelphia Convention Center for the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention.

Traffic is expected to be high and many locations will fill up prior to the event, so it is strongly suggested that you purchase parking for the convention in advance if driving. Once purchased, you will instantly be emailed a digital parking pass that can be printed or displayed from a mobile phone and guarantees access to your selected location.

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