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


It’s time for DC Tattoo Expo #8. It’s back, bigger and better than ever. The DC Tattoo Expo is the year’s premier Tattoo Lifestyle event. This show is all aboout tattooing. We will again 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 seventh 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 its 8th 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. Rooms are only $149 a night if booked by January 2018.

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is an incredible venue! Our two ballrooms include over 30,000 sq. of space for more than 400 artists and vendors as well as a new stage area for our contests and shows! The area has great bars and restaurants with easy access to the Crystal City Metro station from the hotel.

Our artists will receive pick up and drop off at Reagan National airport. 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 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. You men and woman have given so much and we would like to give a little back.

Richard Todd will be on hand shooting photographs all weekend long.

If it’s the body art industry, it’s here. Make your reservations now and pre-register online. Don’t 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 $5000 in cash prizes. Featuring the stars of Spike TV's hit show Ink Master, artist Sarah Miller, James Vaughn, Duffy, Clean Rock One and Big Gus of the hit series Tattoo Nightmares as well as several other guest celebrity artists and a chance for one artist attending the Expo to get their chance to compete live and prove they truly have what it takes to beat out their celebrity counterparts!!

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

Sponsored by Honor Brewery and Tattooed on Gold Star Family canvases live for you, the fans, to watch and judge. 

This all happens live at the show Friday night 6pm-11pm. The artist will tattoo live while YOU, the fans, get to watch 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.

This all takes place Friday night at the main stage at the show. Its Epic, it’s amazing, and you do not want to miss your chance to meet these amazing artists and watch them duel it out live for you!!!