Call direct to get
CALL DIRECT (314) 421-4000
The Holiday Inn is now the Ramada Plaza. Same location as last year. Once again, rooms
will go quickly, so make your reservations as soon as possible.Tell
them you're there for the Expo.
Contact your artist now and reserve
These are the same artists you see in the National Tattoo Magazines.
Every year, all our artists are busy.
To look at their portfolios. Click below.
Several National magazines will be on hand, taking pictures and
covering the tattoo contest.
Be sure to wear clothing that show your tattoos.
Be noticed. Be photographed, Be seen in a tattoo magazine.
$75.00 VIP PASS
Tickets go on sale on Thursday
afternoon at the hotel.
ALL TATTOOING WILL
BE AT THE
811 NORTH 9TH STREET,
DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Open to the Public
It's the Perfect time to get a New Tattoo
or get that Old Tattoo Covered Up by Nationally Recognized Tattoo
START PLANNING YOUR NEW TATTOO NOW.
ALL STYLES AVAILABLE.
The 2013 Line Up of Artists is Great!
Featuring Nationally Recognized Tattoo Artists with many Female
Tattoo Artists and Artists New to St. Louis.
2013 will have many of your favorite
great tattoo artists from last year.
IMPORTANT TO ALL TATTOO ARTISTS
APPROVED BY MOST STATES
The Alliance of Professional
The PDTT Seminar
"The Best Bloodborne Pathogen Seminar Available."
A 6 hour OSHA
Compliant Safety seminar on health and safety.
Required by many states and APT members and a must for safe tattooing.
Sign-up at 9:30 in hotel
Lyle Tuttle will conduct a hands on seminar on
how to keep your most important tool tuned and running smooth.
Lyle will also cover the history of the tattoo machine and basic
Here's your chance to learn all the old school secrets direct
from the master who wrote them.
4:00 SATURDAY AT THE EXPO
New School, Old School. All
Styles of Tattooing
are Available at the Old School Tattoo Expo.
This is the best place to get a tattoo that you will be
proud of for the rest of your life.
GET A NEW TATTOO......
on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and enter the
Best of Show Contest on Sunday night.
Awards include a plaque for you and your artist,
a custom made Guitar for you and a custom made Old School Tattoo
Expo tattoo machine for your tattoo artist
(a one of a kind machine).
Compliments of Monster
Energy Drink and Bare Irons Tattoo Machines
CUSTOM BODY JEWELRY WITH
PIERCING AVAILABLE AT THE EXPO
WHITEHALL MEDICAL &
NEOTAT TATTOO MACHINES
JACK'S UNUSUAL ORIENTAL
IMP INK FASHIONS
ETERNAL TATTOO INK &
BARE IRONS TATTOO MACHINES
LUCKY 13 CLOTHS
TATTOO ARTIST BOOKS BY
MIKE SKIVER'S TATTOO HISTORY
NEW - LIGHT AND SHADOW
with IAN McKOWN
Value is King when it comes to making
believable depth and separation of different elements within
a composition whether it be a tattoo or a piece of fine art.
I am convinced that with a greater understanding of value structures,
and the ability to see value shifts and plan for them in your
work, an artist will have the ability to make more dramatic and
In this seminar we will discuss Value as a fundamental artistic
concept and tool The differences between chromatic and absolute
value How to organize and plan for stronger value ranges in a
composition Maximizing believable depth through careful attention
to value relationships Reproduction work simplified & more.
The first portion of the seminar will be an overview of the concepts
and ideas behind this type of work as well as specific walkthroughs
in different mediums to showcase how they can be applied. The
second part will be some life discussion and a demonstration
or different techniques. instructor I have been tattooing
for 10 years and working within the fine art community for the
past 5 years. My focus has been greatly centered on realistic
and reproduction work on skin and on canvas. With the recent
release of my book Light and Shadow, I feel it is time to teaching
some of the fundamentals of value based works.
SATURDAY, 1:00 - 3:00 Seminar
Price: $125 Paid at seminar room.
James Kern's Advanced
Cover-ups For Tattooists
James is one of the leading cover up tattoo artists in
the industry. This seminar will teach the tattoo artist, beginner
to advanced, cover-up techniques. This seminar discusses the
technical aspects of the design and application of the cover-up
tattoo, including reworking tattoos and covering up after laser
removal. A very informative and useful seminar for any tattoo
artists arsenal. Be sure to bring any photos of tattoos for critique
and advice from James.
SUNDAY: 11:00 - 3:00 Seminar
Price $150 (register at James Kern booth or at Seminar)
NEW - James Kern presents
TATTOOING THE IMPOSSIBLE
This seminar focuses on the techniques to
create non-traditional tattoos. It is designed to help you think
outside of the black outline and push the limits of what can
be created in skin.
Some of the topics that will be covered include:
Please bring photos that you would
like to discus or critique after the presentation.
Color and edge,
Rendering outer space,
Reproducing complex imagery by fine artists such as Alex Grey
Dealing with complexity- Creating, and transfering complex
stencils and techiniques for tattooing complex imagery.
James Kern has been tattooing for 18 years and is internationally
known for creating complex and
sometimes psychedelic tattoo imagery.
SUNDAY: 3:30 Seminar
Price $150 (register at James Kern booth or at
Dave Sanchez presents "Day of the Dead Skulls"
Dave Sanchez will be giving
the history of Dia de los Muertos and the symbolism of certain
pieces tied to the holiday, such as items that are put into an
alter that can translate into enhancing someone's tattoo; marigolds
and pan de muertos to list a few. Dave will also be going over
the types of needles to use, how to use your ink to your advantage
without having the lines blow out on you and the seminar will
also include an informative reference booklet complete with a
guide on drawing the sugar skulls at different angles.
Time not confirmed
Seminar Room TBA
Thursday Night 7PM:
Opening party for Artists and VIP guests only.
Friday 2pm to 10pm:
A full day of tattooing, seminars and tattoo contest, plus tattoo
of the day award.
Music and drink specials in the hotel bar.
Friday Night: Old
School Party at The CRACK FOX.
Saturday Noon to 10pm:
A FULL day of tattooing, seminars
and tattoo contest, plus tattoo of the day award.
With live music and drink specials in the hotel bar.
Sunday Noon to 8pm:
A day of tattooing, contests and best of show contest, finishing
with a farewell party.
"Best of Show" award is available to anyone who got
a tattoo on any day at the Expo.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT
THE OLD SCHOOL EXPO
I love The Expo! I saw killer tattoos at the
tattoo contests, and the "Tattoo of the Day" showed
some insane work done at the convention! Thank you Lyle and Bill,
you guys really took care of us, like always! - Michelle Legg
Every year is fun, but this year definitely
takes the cake! It was a blast, thanks to everyone who helped
put this expo on for us!!! -
"Thank you and lyle so much for a kick
ass show! we loved how intimate everything was!! Truly one of
the best shows of the whole year!!!!!! Hope you found/enjoyed
lions choice:)" - Jessica Weichers
"I had a blast!!! Thanks alot!!"
- Darrin White
Thanks again for another kick ass weekend.
I can't say enough good things about this convention. The Artists
are all high caliber, and everyone's so damn cool. I can't wait
til next year! Thanks again for having me be a part of something
so cool. - Rich Cseri
"We had a great time and appreciated
your effort! Happy to see Lyle looking so good too! XOXO"
- Sunshine Leslie Dunham
"It was a great show all around, a pleasure
after some crappy shows this year. Thanks for the opportunity
to do the poster this year. Looking forward to next years show
already." - Larry Brogan
"It was awesome!!! Thank you! Can't wait
til next year!" - Michelle Rowan-Barr
"Thanks Bill, I had a great time this
year at the St. Louis show. Give me a heads up when the magazine
comes out. Peace be with you." - Sean Young
ALL 3 DAYS
with International Magazine Coverage
AWARDS FOR ARTIST AND COLLECTOR
Every Year We Have
A Great Line-Up
of Female Tattoo Artists