CALL AS SOON POSSIBLE....LIMITED SPACE
MAKE YOUR HOTEL
RESERVATION AT THE HOTEL'S FRONT DESK ONLY
TO GET $85.00/NIGHT
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.
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.
Tattoo Magazine photographer
Billy Tinney attends every Expo
and will be back in 2012 taking photographs
for a special feature on the Tattoo expo.
Plus several others will be on hand, taking pictures and covering
the Expo including Skin & Ink.
Be sure to wear clothing that show your tattoos.
Be noticed. Be photographed, Be seen in a tattoo magazine.
ALL TATTOOING WILL
BE AT THE
811 NORTH 9TH STREET,
DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS
(ALL 3 DAYS)
Open to the Public
2012 EXPO HOURS
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 2012 Line Up of Artists is Great!
Featuring Nationally Recognized Tattoo Artists with many Female
Tattoo Artists and Artists New to St. Louis.
2012 will have many of your favorite
great tattoo artists from last year.
2012 ARTIST SEMINARS
More may be added. Check
"101 Tattoo Tips That
Can Change Your Career Forever"
Larry Brogan will be offering a seminar based
on his 20 years of tattoo knowledge and experience. The seminar will
cover all aspects of the business including tips on running a
shop, traveling to conventions, dealing with airports and foreign
countries, getting your tattoos published, advertising, Internet
exposure and a ton of little tips and tricks that will make your
tattooing easier and more enjoyable.
SATURDAY 1:00-4:00 (confirmed for 2012)
is a must"__Lyle Tuttle
IMPORTANT TO ALL
APPROVED BY MOST STATES
The Alliance of Professional
The PDTT Seminar"The
Best Bloodborne Pathogen Seminar Available.
A 6 hour OSHA Compliant
Safety seminar. Required by many states and APT members and a
must for safe tattooing.
10:00 AM THURSDAY
Sign-up at 9:30 (Reservations required)
"How to Protect
your Tattoo Shop, Artists, Piercers and yourself"
It's a fact, lawyers are now giving seminars on how to sue tattoo
shops, artists, and piercers.
This important insurance seminar, presented by Zem Insurance
Solutions, is the one you don't want to miss! This fast moving
seminar will focus on insurance do's and don'ts, and what to
avoid at all costs! Points include: 1) Common Insurance
Terms, What they mean and how do they apply to tattooing. 2)
What is actually covered and what is NOT. 3) What to look for
in your current policy, and what to look for in your future policy.
4) What questions you need to be asking your current agent or
5) Claims ? what happens if something happens?
6) Pricing and payment options for insurance. It's more affordable
than you think.
7) includes 15 minutes of questions and answers.
This seminar will help you steer clear of the policies currently
being sold to artists everywhere. You have worked hard
to get where you are, you need to know the insurance portion
of your business and how to NOT waste your money on poor coverage.
THIS SEMINAR IS ONE HOUR
AND IS FREE
NEW TIME.....Saturday 2:00 AND 6:00
This seminar is so important we adding
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.
New Seminar-Just Announced
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 Nov. 4th from 12:00 Noon -3:00.......NEW TIME CHANGE
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.
SUNDAY 3:30 - 5:00
Myke Chambers.......Friday at 3:00, at the Expo
Not all tattoo artists
are created equal and Kris's nationally recognized presentation
explains all the ins and outs when choosing an artist, a tattoo
and a tattoo design. If you want to learn what questions to ask,
what to look for and what to expect, don't miss this Beyond the
Presented FREE each day,
on the main stage, before the tattoo contest.
A GREAT WEEKEND
PLANNED - COME PARTY
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.
Friday Night: Old
School Day of the Dead Party at The CRACK FOX.
Saturday Noon to 10pm:
A FULL day of tattooing, seminars
and tattoo contest, plus tattoo of the day award.
Saturday Night: Art
Opening 8 pm to 1 am at 4 HANDS BREWERY
With bar, food and music. This is an official event for the Old
School Tattoo Expo.
Free transportation for Artist & VIP Laminate holders.
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
GET A NEW TATTOO......
Then enter the Best of Show Contest on Sunday night.
Awards include a Custom Guitar for you and a custom made Old
School Tattoo Expo tattoo machine for your tattoo artist.
Compliments of Monster
Energy Drink and Bare Irons Tattoo Machines
CUSTOM BODY JEWELRY
PIERCING AVAILABLE AT EXPO
WHITEHALL MEDICAL &
NEO TATTOO MACHINES
JACK'S UNUSUAL ORIENTAL
IMP INK & LUCKY 13
H2OCEAN SKIN AFTERCARE
ETERNAL TATTOO INK &
BARE IRONS TATTOO MACHINES
TATTOO CONTESTS ALL 3
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 for
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 $85.00.
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
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
Come early and stay late.
Whats going on
in St. Louis.
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.
Special places to go.
FOODS OF SAINT
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