About The Explorer Tattoo Conference
The Explorer Tattoo Conference is for professional tattoo artists who want to move our industry forward. This is a unique learning experience provided by the innovators of the tattoo industry.
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.
ETC was originated in 2016 & a lot of hard work is taking place to make sure you have the best experience possible. Our second location will be Loyola University, in Chicago, Illinois. We couldn’t think of a better place for us to research our own industry. Why a college? The facilities are set up for learning. A tiered theater allows for every individual to see without peering around the head in front of you. A comfortable chair & enough lap space to take notes & work through projects during seminars are paramount for retaining information to take home with you.
Our goal is to take some of the world’s greatest and most respected tattooers and make them accessible to our attendees. Their presentations will benefit artists of all styles. 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, 11×14 print from Tony Moore. Lastly, you’ll take home a goodie bag filled with things like a conference T-Shirt, Lanyard, Ink, Aftercare, tube and needle samples.
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.
This conference is for tattoo professionals only.
Explorer Tattoo Conference Advisory Board
To give each attendee the best possible experience the Explorer Tattoo Conference is under the direction of our World Class advisory board.
Teresa Sharpe, owner of Unkindness Art
Timmy B, owner NiteOwl Tattoo
Jes Farris, owner of Studio 13 Tattoo
Jake Farris, owner of Studio 13 Tattoo
Nathan Evans, owner of Killjoy Tattoo