ABOUT TATTOO THE LOU
Welcome to the Third Annual
Tattoo The Lou Convention
Welcome to the Third annual Tattoo The Lou Convention held in Historic Downtown St Louis! A collection of internationally renowned artists and hometown heroes right here in the Show Me State!
St Louis, The Gateway to the West, is rich in tattoo history, being one of Bert Grimm’s original shop sites. Its pivotal location made it ideal for tattooing because it was a destination for soldiers who were stationed at the army base in Lemay Ferry as well as Riverboat Sailors on both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.
Tattoo The Lou is a cross-section of the best in the tattoo industry. All styles, from Traditional, Realism, Script, Black and Gray, and New School artists all tattooing under one roof; with 100 booths and more than 200 artists attending, this is an event that is not to be missed! Our convention had over 1,800 attendees last year and we are gearing up for an even bigger year in 2021!
After years of traveling and meeting thousands of artists around the world, LT Woods, a native Missourian, wanted to give back to his home and to enrich his city with some of the world renowned artists he met along the way. This is a local show with talent from all over! Our mission is to bring the highest standards in the tattooing together to give you an opportunity to experience tattoo culture at its finest.
Our sponsors deserve a lot of credit for making 2019 go so smoothly. Thank you all for helping support and promote this event! Our Artist Lounge sponsors, Barrel Brands, far surpassed all expectations and for that we couldn’t be more grateful. Finally, a deep debt of gratitude is owed to LT’s family and friends who traveled from all over to volunteer their time and efforts to make Tattoo The Lou the incredible success that it was!
Come to the 2021 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 beautiful Union Station Hotel to take advantage of room rate discounts, discount availability is limited!