Story + Photography by Catherine May Taylor
The D.C. Tattoo Expo recently celebrated their 10th annual event at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Tattoo art lovers came from all over to see some of the area’s best artists and shops. Some vendors wanting exposure in D.C. traveled from across the world — as far as China! An impressive 400 artists come each year, including special guests from ‘Tattoo Nightmares’ and ‘Ink Masters.’
Many shops offered bookings and walk-ins during the expo. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with their favorite artists, talk about their work, and see them in action. The event wasn’t just for the consumers, but also a chance for the artists to network and see the latest in color trends and equipment. Clothing brands, art, entertainment, and jewelry designers were also showcased.