Explorer Tattoo Conference was founded in Early 2017, by brothers, Jake & Jes Farris. Along with Teresa Sharpe, they set out to create a learning event for professional tattooers unlike anything that had been done before. Our goal is to take some of the world’s greatest and most respected tattooers and make them accessible to our attendees. Every presenter will be in attendance during each day of the conference. This is your chance to hear their story, ask your questions, and even receive critiques.

With attendance, you will be granted unlimited access to all seminars & panel presentations, as well as a portfolio review by one of our presenters. You will receive a course handbook and syllabus with answers to many of your questions about our presenters set-up and history. We also sweeten the pot by giving every attendee a limited edition, signed and numbered, print from Dan Pemble. Lastly, you’ll take home a goodie bag filled with things like a conference pin, Lanyard, Ink, Aftercare, tube and needle samples.

Tattoo conventions are a lot of fun. There is energy and excitement. You get to do tattoos around your friends. This is not a tattoo convention. It is 3-days of networking & learning. You will rub elbows with hundreds of tattooers all looking to improve their art & tattooing abilities. Unlike other conference series, you will not have to choose between what seminars to take. You will have access to every seminar. Each presenter has tailored their seminar to make an impact no matter what style of tattoo you make.

The learning doesn’t stop when conference hours are over. Our presenters are the best in the business and have dedicated their time at Explorer to helping you grow. Each night there is an after hours event planned that will allow you to draw and network with other attendees and our presenters.

The Explorer Tattoo Conference is for professional tattoo artists only.

Previous locations include:

Washington, DC June 2017
Chicago, IL October 2017
St. Louis, MO May 2018
Los Angeles, CA September 2018