"Another year of fun, friends and great tattooing. Can't wait to see you all again" __Lyle
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Come celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary

NOVEMBER 14, 15, 16, 2014
Start Thinking About Your New Tattoo Today.

Where Modern Tattooing Meets Tradition
3 Days of Tattooing from the Best Tattoo Artists from Around the World. 3 Days of Contests, Seminars and Presentations.
UPDATED JULY 2014

HOTEL
ROOMS NOW AVAILABLE
MUST CALL HOTEL DIRECT FOR ROOMS
800 number will tell you sold out
Call direct to get $109 rate.
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 your time.
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.

ARTISTS



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TATTOO PHOTOGRAPHY

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.


TICKETS


$20.00 DAY PASS
$50.00 WEEKEND
$75.00 VIP PASS
Tickets go on sale on Thursday afternoon at the hotel.

ALL TATTOOING WILL
BE AT THE
RAMADA PLAZA
811 NORTH 9TH STREET,
DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS




TATTOO
CONTEST

Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Open to the Public

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For Information
HOURS
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It's the Perfect time to get a New Tattoo or get that Old Tattoo Covered Up by Nationally Recognized Tattoo Artists



START PLANNING YOUR NEW TATTOO NOW.
ALL STYLES AVAILABLE.

The 2014 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 ARTIST SEMINAR

IMPORTANT TO ALL TATTOO ARTISTS

APPROVED BY MOST STATES

The Alliance of Professional Tattooists presents:

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.

10AM THURSDAY
Sign-up at 9:30 in hotel lobby
(Reservations required)

FOR MORE DETAILS





MACHINE TUNING
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 mechanics.
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.


 

BEST OF
SHOW AWARD


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

 

 


VENDORS

CUSTOM BODY JEWELRY WITH
PIERCING AVAILABLE AT THE EXPO
WHITEHALL MEDICAL & TATTOO SUPPLIES
NEOTAT TATTOO MACHINES
JACK'S UNUSUAL ORIENTAL GIFTS
IMP INK FASHIONS
ETERNAL TATTOO INK & SUPPLIES
BARE IRONS TATTOO MACHINES
LUCKY 13 CLOTHS
TATTOO ARTIST BOOKS BY WENDY
MIKE SKIVER'S TATTOO HISTORY DISPLAY
INK-EEZE AFTERCARE

 


NOTICE:
2014 Seminars have not yet been confirmed
SEMINARS

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 refined work.
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 room 215
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 Rm 215
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:
Color and edge,
Rendering outer space,
Reproducing complex imagery by fine artists such as Alex Grey and others.
Dealing with complexity-  Creating, and transfering complex stencils and techiniques for tattooing complex imagery.

Please bring photos that you would like to discus or critique after the presentation.


James Kern has been tattooing for 18 years and is internationally known for creating complex and
sometimes psychedelic tattoo imagery.

SUNDAY: 3:30 Seminar Rm 215
Price $150 (register at James Kern booth or at Seminar)


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


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

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

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!!! -
Kristine Richter

"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




REMEMBER
TATTOO CONTESTS ALL 3 DAYS
with International Magazine Coverage
AWARDS FOR ARTIST AND COLLECTOR


Every Year We Have A Great Line-Up
of Female Tattoo Artists

The Newly Remodeled RAMADA PLAZA
The official Home for
The St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo

NOTE: Thursday Tattoo Seminars and Thursday Advance Ticket Pick-up are at the RAMADA PLAZA. The perfect place for tattoo artists and collectors to meet and party. This hotel has been newly remodeled with a spacious lobby, an excellent garden cafe and restaurant, a fun new sports bar and grill, pool and fitness center. The high speed internet is FREE.
Our group is The Old School Tattoo Expo . Use code OLD when making your reservations to receive our special discounted rate of $109.00.
It is best to call the hotel direct at: (314) 421-4000
The RAMADA PLAZA is at 811 North 9th St at the Downtown Convention Center.

MAP

SPECIAL GUEST

Lyle Tuttle
Undisputedly, the most famous man in tattooing. Known as THE San Francisco tattoo artist of the 70's, he has tattooed thousands of people including Janis Joplin, Cher, Greg Allman and Peter Fonda. He has been on the cover of Rolling Stone and the Wall Street Journal and TV shows everywhere. He has exhibited his collection at numerous museums including the American Museum of Natural History.

St. Louis is a VERY cool place!!
Come early and stay late.

Known as the gateway to the west, the city of Saint Louis is an amazing town. There's
plenty to do and see, and the Tattoo Expo is right in the middle of the action. With plenty of restaurants and night clubs in the neighborhood, you'll have no problem finding a place to eat, relax and show off your new tattoo or dance the night away. There's a NEW casino near by too.

Whats going on in St. Louis.
Special places to go.
FOODS OF SAINT LOUIS


St. Louis may be best known for Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, Route 66 and home of Budweiser but there is also a rich history of tattooing in the Mound City. Union Station and Forest Park, home of the 1904 World's Fair, are just two historic areas.

St. Louis Native: Tattoo Artist Bert Grimm



For more information, you can contact us at:
email:
oldschooltattooexpo@gmail.com