Think Ink: Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention

Think Ink: Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention

By on 04/25/2017

Special guests from Ink Master, Westworld, Best Ink and more.


The Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention draws world-class tattoo artists, enthusiasts and television personalities to the Kentucky Exposition Center April 28-30 for body art, seminars, contests and entertainment. This is the sixth year for the annual convention.

More than 200 tattoo artists will attend the show to display their body art. Attendees seeking a tattoo can look for artists accepting walk-up clients or schedule ahead by contacting the artists directly.

The convention sponsors 40 different tattoo contests throughout the weekend, ranging from most unusual to best traditional, overall to cover up, best portrait to best painting, and more.


Special guests will make an appearance and include:

  • Kevin La Roy: Ink Master
  • Anwon Boneface Johnson: Ink Master
  • Mike McAskill: Ink Master
  • Cleen Rock One: Ink Master
  • James Vaughn: Ink Master
  • Alli Baker: Best Ink
  • Aaron Is: Ink Master
  • Ty’Esha Reels: Ink Master
  • Kyle Dunbar: Ink Master
  • Justin Coppolino: Tattoos After Dark
  • Black Ink Crew
  • Mystical Mike: Ink Master
  • Robert Mukes: Westworld


The Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention takes place in East Hall. Hours are:

Friday, April 28        2 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday, April 29    11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday, April 30      11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door and admission is $20 per day and $40 for a three-day pass. Children 12 and under are free. Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center is $8 per vehicle and $20 per bus.

For more information about contests, artists, entertainment, seminars and more, visit