Exposed  Temptations  Tattoo  and  Baller,  Inc.  Present 
the  DC  Tattoo  Expo

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Exposed Temptations Tattoo & Baller Inc.
Proudly Present the DC Tattoo Arts Expo
January 12th -14th, 2018
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

Check out recap footage of the 2017 Expo!


It’s time for DC Tattoo Expo #8. It’s back, bigger and better than ever. Again, we have over 400 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 eighth year in a row, we have more vendors, more clothing, more tattoos, more craziness and fun than ever before.

This is a 3-Day nonstop event. Starting with our VIP party Thursday night for artists, vendors and pre-registered guests! As always, the show is open to the public and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. Crystal Gateway Marriott rooms are only $149 a night if booked by January 2018. Our two ballrooms include over 30,000 sq. of space for more than 400 artists and vendors, as well as a completely renovated stage area and hotel restaurants.

Our active duty military members will receive a discount at the door with ID. It’s our way of saying thank you for your service to our country and to show our appreciation and recognize the sacrifice that you and your families make every day! In addition, we will be providing free shuttle service and admission for our wounded veterans who are recovering at the National Naval Medical Hospital.

Mark your calendars for January 12-14, 2018 or your reservations now online. Do not miss this event, DC!

Exposed Live Tattoo Off

Exposed Temptations Tattoo and Baller Inc. Present Exposed Live.

Come watch your favorite celebrity tattoo artist compete live in front of your eyes for over $5,000 in cash prizes. Stars of Spike TV's hit show Ink Master and the hit series Tattoo Nightmares as well as one artist attending the Expo who will get their chance to compete live and prove they truly have what it takes to beat out their celebrity counterparts!

The artists will have three hours to complete the same design on their human canvases. The design is drawn by international award-winning artist and owner of Exposed Temptations Tattoo, Greg Piper, and will only be revealed to both the artists and the crowd at the time of the competition.

This year we would like to once more honor our military by having our chosen human canvases be members of Gold Star Families.

This all happens live at the show Friday night 6pm-11pm. The artist will tattoo live while YOU, the fans, get to watch, interact and participate in the judging. This is included with admission to the show. Come be part of history and get your chance to watch and judge these amazing artists as they tattoo LIVE for you DC, Friday night January 12, 2018 only at the DC Tattoo Expo.