About

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The Atlanta Tattoo Expo has been attracting thousands of attendees each year. The Atlanta Tattoo Expo was founded by Tony Olivas, one of Georgia’s premier tattoo artists and owner of Sacred Heart Tattoo in Little 5 Points and Norcross.

Tony Olivas, along with Larry Rodriguez (managing artist at Sacred Heart’s Norcross location), bring together some of the world’s most talented tattoo artists. The three-day event has become an Atlanta tradition; exposing people of all ages and backgrounds to the ever-growing art form and the exciting culture that surrounds it. From avid collectors to first timers and the curious at heart, the Atlanta Tattoo Expo invites attendees to mingle with and get tattooed by some of the best tattoo artists in the world, shop for unique gifts, participate in contests, and enjoy a variety of food and drinks. Aspiring and seasoned tattoo artists also have the opportunity to participate in seminars during the festival.

Artists

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Sponsor Artists
All or Nothing Tattoo

Artists:

Lucky Draw Tattoo

Artists:
Phillip Duke, Chris Vennekamp, Matt Brumlow, Mathew Purdy, Jay Bargoil, Chris Posey

Sacred Heart Tattoo

Artists:

Underground Ink

Artists:
Chris Bowen, Lolli Moore, Adam Driver

Feature Artist
All or Nothing Tattoo

Artists:

Lucky Draw Tattoo

Artists:
Phillip Duke, Chris Vennekamp, Matt Brumlow, Mathew Purdy, Jay Bargoil, Chris Posey

Jime Litewalk

Artist:
Himself

Loko Te

Artist:
Himself

Sacred Heart Tattoo

Artists:

Urban Art

Artist:
Sage O’Connell

Psycho Tattoo

Artists:
Deano Cook & Erick Campion
770-977-8782

Pili Mo’o

Artist:
Himself

Big Gus

Artist:
Himself

Artists & Shops
Silver Fox Tattoo

Loki Shane DeFriece * Pastel Howard
404-817-8131

Southern Grace Tattoo Gallery

(“D”) Keith Gossett , Santana Angel Gossett , Devon Ware
678-719-8863

Beelistic Tattoo & Piercing

Eric Grant & Brendan Saddlemire
513-233-2300

4 Forty 4 Tattoo

Henry Cortez * Theo Robison

Worx Custom Tattooing

Artists:
Eric Worx & Sean Hall
404-380-0868

Immaculate Ink Tattoo

Artists:
John Guanlao • Steve Daly
706-726-8581

Trudylines

404-408-1023

Studio 1891 tattoo

Joel Bauer & Daemion Goodwin
678-630-3999

Tatu Richie

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Artists:
Tatu Richie
404-375-5992

Empyrean Tattoo & Art

Mike McMahon, Oscar Zornosa, Tim Furlow
(404) 426-1888

Parlour 1916 Tattoo

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Artists:
Jesse Varela

Inksomnia Tattoo

Artists:
Mike Cummings, Dave Putman & Jacob Rivera

Art-I-facts Tattoo Gallery

Artists:
Shykeim Rashidah, Greg Ross

Artistic Edge

Artists:
Josh Schuver, Wil Hilderbrand, Raiden Alexander, Josh Hughes

Cafe Ink

Artists:
Daniel Japaniel, Jason Beavers

Mainline Ink

Artists:
Gabriel Ayala Sr.
281-389-3433

Lost Art Tattoo

Artists:
To Be Announced

Taggurs Tattoo

Artists:
Brent “Taggurr” Roman

Trademark Tattoo

Artists:
To Be Announced

Schedule

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3:00PM - Midnight
Friday, August 19th

3:00 PM
Welcome: The Doors Open.

10:00 PM
Tattoo of the Day.

12:00 AM (Midnight)
The floors close: All visitors, guests, artists and patrons must leave the floor.
Tattoos in progress will be allowed to finish BUT only the patron and artist are allowed to remain.

Noon - Midnight
Saturday, August 20th

12:00 PM
Doors Open.

3:00 PM
Large Color, Large Black and Gray, Most Realistic and Sleeve arm/leg.

10:00 PM
Tattoo of the Day.

12:00 AM (Midnight)
The floors close: All visitors, guests, artists and patrons must leave the floor.
Tattoos in progress will be allowed to finish BUT only the patron and artist are allowed to remain.

Noon - 7:00PM
Sunday, August 21st

12:00 PM
Doors Open.

3:00 PM
Small Color, Small Black and Gray, Full Back, Overall Male, Overall Female

6:00 PM
Tattoo of the Day

7:00 PM
The Conclusion of the Atlanta Tattoo Expo.  All doors close and tattoos must be completed.

How do I make an appointment with an artist?

You need to contact the artist directly.  Most artists try to book appointments before they come to the expo.  We try to put up the artists and their contact info in a timely manner, although things change at the last minute.  So even though you make an appointment, maintain contact with your artist up to the point of your appointment.

Are walk-ups available?

Yes–but there is a caveat.  Not everyone is available for walk-ups.  Most artists will book the entire show months or weeks before the show happens.  If you have an artist you are interested in having do your tattoo, make contact with the artist.  Even if they are booked the entire weekend, don’t stop contact. There are many cancellations throughout the weekend.

Are children welcome?

Yes. We merely request that you keep them supervised.  Especially if:

  1. The are around the pool.
  2. You are being tattooed.

What time does the expo end?

  • Friday: Midnight
  • Saturday: Midnight
  • Sunday: 7:00pm

How do I get a booth?

For vendor and/or artist booth information contact Larry Rodriguez at the Sacred Heart Tattoo Norcross location or Tony Olivas directly.

(770) 806-0054

  • Sacred Heart Tatto0
  • 1241 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW
  • Norcross, Ga 30093

NOTE: The  expo has been going on for 20 years.  There is very limited space for new artists and/or vendors. Make sure you get on the waiting list as soon as possible.  Our waiting list is first come, first serve.

Who can get a booth?

Only established tattoo artists that work in an established tattoo shop.

How do I get considered to be an artist at the expo?

Contact Larry Rodriguez at the Sacred Heart Tattoo Norcross location or Tony Olivas directly.

(770) 806-0054

  • Sacred Heart Tatto0
  • 1241 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW
  • Norcross, Ga 30093
  1. Submit a portfolio.
  2. Provide recommendation from your shop owner.
  3. Get on the waiting list.

How do I add/update my shop info?

Go to: www.atlantatattooexpo.com/artist-update/

Please fill out the form as complete as possible.  *For best logo appearance use a square format.

For updates to existing shop info feel free to email: admin@atlantatattooexpo.com

Location

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Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Rate: Call for the cheapest rate by mentioning the Atlanta Tattoo Expo.
165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

In order to get the best rate ($119) you must call the hotel [1-404-659-6500] and mention The Atlanta Tattoo Expo.
Failure to make your reservations by phone will result in the rack rate which is usually about $179/night.

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