Talented tattoo artists from around the country are descending on downtown El Paso this weekend for the Star City Tattoo Expo! This weekend, the Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo is back and better than ever. It's been eight years since the first Star City event back at Fort Bliss and since then it's grown to so much more than just your average tattoo convention.

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The Star City Expo has tattoo artists from around the country, experienced piercers, and plenty of vendors. New this year to the expo is the lowrider car show happening on Sunday.

If you're looking to get a tattoo at the convention, event organizers recommend looking through their Instagram page to see what artists will be at attendance and reaching out to them to see what their availability is this weekend. Walks-ups are welcome but many artists do book in advance for the show. There will also be awards given out for the best work at the show including:

  • Friday:
    • New School
    • Oriental
    • Neo-traditional
    • Floral
    • Best of the Day
  • Saturday:
    • Black and Grey
    • Traditional
    • Color
    • Lettering
    • Realism
    • Arm/Leg Sleeve
    • Chest/Back
    • Overall Female Collector
    • Overall Male Collector
    • Best of the Day
  • Sunday:
    • Line Work
    • Most Creative
    • Black and Grey Color Fusion
    • Best of the Day
    • Best of the Show

Check out the 6th annual Star City Tattoo and Arts festival this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 24th-26th, at the El Paso Convention Center. Tickets for the event are $30 for a single day ticket and $60 for a 3-day pass. Tickets for this event will be sold at the door only. Find out more information about the Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo at the website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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