The Motor City Tattoo Expo is one of the premiere tattoo conventions in the U.S. This is due – in no small part - to the incredible artists that travel from near and far to be part of the event. It has become a ‘must see’ event each March. With over two decades of history in presenting this convention, our returning artists ensure that we will always have amazing talent visiting in future years to come.

In 2015, our convention moved to the largest ballroom in the Renaissance Center – so we cannot enlarge the event. We start every Motor City Tattoo Expo with a completely sold out show. Booths only become available if a returning booth holder cancels. We do our best to accommodate as many artists and vendors as we can. We do have a waiting list in the event of cancelations however this is still a juried event. To be considered for the waiting list, please email your contact information and examples of your work or a link to your website to

Thank you!