Event Info

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 27th, 2020

10am: Artist/Vendor Load In
12pm: Open to Public
5-7pm: Entertainment
9pm: Best of Day
11pm: Close for the Day

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

10am: Open to Public
11am: Pageant Tattoo Judging
1pm: Modern Pin-up Look
3pm: Casual Look
5pm: Evening Gown
7pm: Tattoo Contests
  • Black & Grey (Top 3)
  • Color (Top 3)
  • Best Black & Grey Portrait
  • Best Color Portrait
  • Best American Traditional
  • Best Neo-Traditional
  • Best Sleeve
  • Best Chest or Back
  • Best Hand/Head/Face/Neck
  • Best Lettering
  • Best Most Realistic
9pm:*  Best of Day
11pm: Close for the Day

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

10am: Open to Public
12-4pm: Entertainment
6pm: Tattoo Contests
  • Best Asian
  • Best Floral
  • Best Collaboration
  • Overall Male
  • Overall Female

8pm: Best of Day & Best of Show

10pm: Close for the Day

Travel Information

COVID-19 UPDATE

we are still planning on having our expo as of now. We are following all guidelines required by the Texas health department to ensure a safe and fun weekend. We will keep everyone updated with any changes if they occur.

Venue

The Tattoo Collectors Expo will be held at the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center (see map).

Lodging

The Sheraton Arlington Hotel – onsite at the convention center

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Transit

The DFW area has two airports for your convenience:

DFW Airport

  • Most major airlines fly in and out of DFW airport.  Check your preferred airline for travel options
  • BONUS: The Sheridan offers a complimentary shuttle (by appointment only) from DFW Airport.  To book your shuttle ride to the event, call 817-261-8200.

Dallas Love Field

  • A smaller but great airport, Dallas Love Field is still conveniently located with 30 minutes of the convention.  Several airports fly in and out, but Love Field is best known for great rates through Southwest Airlines (Hint – check directly with Southwest – they are not on the discount travel sites!!)

Venue & Area Information

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
2PM – 2AM

Saturday & Sunday
12PM – 2AM

Closed during holidays and special events.

The Esports Stadium Arlington Gaming Center is the premier LAN center and community hub for Dallas-Fort Worth. Gamers can come in day-to-day to play all of the latest and greatest games on NVIDIA powered gaming PC’s with 240hz G-Sync monitors, or PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One consoles while engaging with other local gamers. Bring your own controllers and headsets, or rent some when you get here (supplies are limited)!

Weekly meet-ups, tournaments, and other events further enrich the community experience, giving gamers from multiple communities touching points at the Stadium. While enjoying the Gaming Center, gamers can enjoy a variety of food, snacks, and beverages, as well as have full access to a full range of merchandise for purchase–including various esports brand apparel–in the ES Arlington retail store. With validation, parking is free for Gaming Center attendees. Note: Gaming Center attendees under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contests

Announced Friday, March 27th @ 9pm

Best of Day

Announced Saturday, March 28th, 2020 @ 7pm

  • Black & Grey (Top 3)
  • Color (Top 3)
  • Best Black & Grey Portrait
  • Best Color Portrait
  • Best American Traditional
  • Best Neo-Traditional
  • Best Leg Sleeve
  • Best Arm Sleeve
  • Best Ornamental
  • Best Chest or Back
  • Best Hand/Head/Face/Neck
  • Best Lettering
  • Best Most Realistic

Announced Sunday, March 29th, 2020 @ 6pm

  • Best Asian
  • Best Floral
  • Best Collaboration
  • Overall Male
  • Overall Female

Entertainment

In addition to getting the tattoo you’ve always wanted, we will offer a variety of entertainment options during the weekend that we invite our attendees and tattoo artists to participate in and enjoy.

  • Beauty Pageant
  • After Parties

Check back soon for more information and see our schedule of events.

You Want to Be Apart of this Revolutionary Expo.

COVID-19 UPDATE we are still having our expo as of now we are following all guidelines required by the Texas health department to ensure a safe and fun weekend we will keep everyone updated with any changes if they occur