March 1st, 2018
Kris LaChance | Blood Borne Pathogens
Time: 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 
Registration: 12:30 on March 1 at the expo ticket booth. There will be space available for everyone who wishes to attend.

March 2nd-4th, 2018
CONTESTS

March 2nd, 10:00 p.m.
Main Stage
  • Best of Day-Black and Gray
  • Best of Day-Color
March 3rd, 3:00 p.m. until judging is completed
Main Stage
  • Best Black and Gray, small: 4 x 4 inch and smaller
  • Best Black and Gray, medium: 4 x 4  to 10 x 10 inch
  • Best Black and Gray, large: 10 x 10 inch and larger
  • Best Color, small: 4 x 4 inch and smaller
  • Best Color, medium: 4 x 4  to 10 x 10 inch
  • Best Color, large: 10 x 10 inch and larger
  • Best Portrait with Photo
  • Best Overall (Female and Male same category)
  • Best Lettering
10:00 p.m.
Main Stage
  • Best of Day-Black and Gray
  • Best of Day-Color
March 4th, 3:00 p.m. until judging is completed
Main Stage
  • Best Cover Up with Photo
  • Best Traditional
  • Best Arm Sleeve
  • Best Leg Sleeve
  • Best Chest
  • Best Back Piece
  • Best of Day-Black and Gray
  • Best of Day-Color
  • Best of Show-Black and Gray
  • Best of Day-Color

March 3rd, 2018
Eyebrow Remedy’s Microblading Technique for Professional Body Artists with Dorthy Fisher
Time: 10AM - 3PM
To register, contact Michelle at motorcitytattooexpo@gmail.com 
Cost - $500 with a $100 non-refundable deposit

This seminar will cover skin and brow anatomy, facial mapping, color theory, artistic technique, and my equipment and tool list. We will have a live microblading demonstration. Seminar is 5 hours long with a break in the middle. I will also provide a booklet of microblading information gathered over my years of experience along with samples of my preferred supplies. This seminar is offered to licensed body art professionals only. Proof of licensing and blood borne pathogen certification required.

 

March 3rd, 2018
Thinking Outside Tattooing with Bryan Sanchez
When: Saturday March 3rd at 1 pm

Price: FREE

Many Tattoo Artists in the industry have learned their techniques by replicating from their mentors or from other tattoos they saw.  This path has led many artists to repeat certain “formulas” without knowing the real reason they make these choices or why these formulas work.  Some artists just line and color simply because they were taught that’s what works.
Through academic fundamentals, using reference outside of tattooing, and the experimentation process, this seminar will open the artistic spectrum to artists of all mediums. Whether you are a painter, tattoo artist, or just interested in learning more about the art process, this will help you stray from mimicking other artists and find your path to building an artistic style.

March 3rd, 2018
Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow


Show Times: Saturday at 7 pm at the main stage.

The LUCKY DAREDEVIL THRILLSHOW is fast paced and funny, death-defying daredevil stunt spectacular with all the glitter, glamour, and gut-wrenching thrills of a Vegas show. Guaranteed to please, amuse, and amaze audiences of all ages! Hosted by silver tongued devil, TYLER FYRE, and the darling of danger, THRILL KILL JILL with their kids HANK LIGHTNING, DUKE DYNAMITE, & NASH CHOPPER.


March 4th, 2018
Bob Tyrrell & Marshall Bennett | Black and Gray: Luck of the Draw
Time: 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $200 
Registration: 1:30 p.m. on March 4 at the expo ticket booth. There will be space available for everyone who wishes to attend.

Detroit duo, Bob Tyrell and Marshall Bennett will share their decades of knowledge in mastering the art of Black and Gray tattooing. Watch first-hand as each artist tattoos and shares advice, insight and a story or two about their art.


March 4th, 2018
Frank LaNatra: The Fundamentals of Character Design
Time: 4:00 pm
Cost: $200 / Course Length: 4 hours
To Register, email me at InkByLaNatra@gmail.com

We spend so much time focusing on the technical aspects of tattooing that we tend to neglect the fundamentals of drawing.  This is the foundation that all great art is built upon and will translate into your tattooing.  We tend to forget about our basic shapes and perspective which can sometimes leave our drawings looking odd or a bit off.  
This course will take you back to those roots and help you to understand how to draw from the ground up.  All great characters start from an understanding of complex shapes at their most rudimentary form.  

We will focus on:
Using basic shapes in 3 dimensional space

Sketching and gesture drawing

Characterizing animals from reference

Head studies including facial features, expressions and defining characteristics

Lines of action and motion

Strong Silhouettes

Giving life to your creations


We will be drawing in this course so please bring:
Digital or Traditional drawing materials

Animal references

Your imagination
Attendees will receive:
My Brand New "Atmospheric Landscapes" ink set FREE to the 1st 5 people to register
Soft cover book of course material