DC Tattoo Expo (VA)

January 16 to 18, 2015 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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