Tattoo artists and lovers alike are coming to the Hyatt Regency Crystal City next week.
Cost for The Nation’s Tattoo Expo, which is being held from June 1-3, is $30 per day or $60 for a three-day pass. Children under 12 may attend for free with a paying adult. Members of the military can receive $10 off a three-day pass.
The expo claims to be the D.C. area’s only summertime tattoo convention.
Expo goers can get pierced and tattooed at the convention. There will also be several contests held including one awarding the best “dad bod.” Meanwhile a female only “aloha girl pinup” contest will award the first place winner $300 and a trophy.
Another contest will award the worst tattoo at the convention a gift card to cover up said tattoo.
Some of the convention’s featured artists include Ink Master stars Daniel Silva, Mike Diaz, Roly T-Rex and James Vaughn.
Photo via DC Tattoo Expo