ABOUT TATTOO THE LOU
Tattoo The Lou Convention
Welcome to the fifth 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; 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 2023!
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 conventions from previous years go so smoothly. Thank you all for helping support and promote this event! Our Artist Lounge sponsors 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 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.