Tattoo the Lou 2023

By Tattoo The Lou (other events)

Fri, May 12 2023 2:00 PM CDT Sun, May 14 2023 7:00 PM CDT


Welcome to the annual Tattoo the Lou Convention held in Downtown St Louis! This year we will be found at the Holiday Inn, which has been the home of our St. Louis Classic Tattoo Convention for the past several years. We look forward to sharing this new, more cozy space with a cross section of the best in the tattoo industry!

This is a local show with talent from all over the globe. Styles ranging from Traditional, to Realism, Script, Black and Gray, and New School. All these artists tattooing under one roof! Over 60 booths and more than 80 attending artists, this event is one you can’t miss!

St Louis “The Gateway to the West” is rich in tattoo history, housing one of Bert Grimm’s original shop sites. The city’s pivotal location made it ideal for tattooing because it was a destination for soldiers who were stationed at the army base in Lemay Ferry and riverboat sailors on both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

Come to the 2023 Tattoo The Lou to get tattooed, take part in activities, and enjoy some incredible entertainment with us! If you see any of the attending artists you would like to get tattooed by, it’s a good idea to book with your artist in advance, you can do that by clicking the attending artists studio link. Be sure to reserve your room at the Holiday Inn Hotel to take advantage of room rate discounts, discount availability is limited!