Info About The Biggest Tattoo Show On Earth™


Show dates are Friday October 26, 2012 to Sunday October 28, 2012.

Mirage Convention Center

3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Convention Sales: 702.791.7171 • or 800.456.8888
Fax: 702.792.7669
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Show Hours

Friday, October 26, 2012
02:00PM – 10:00PM

Saturday, October 27, 2012
12:00PM – 10:00PM

Sunday, October 28, 2012
12:00PM – 08:00PM

About BTSOE™

Biggest Tattoo Show On Earth Las Vegas

Tattoo Expo is the world’s premier tattoo convention showcasing the latest trends, fashions and techniques in the tattoo industry. Seminars and training as well as demonstrations will be scheduled, plus lots of music, food and fun for the entire family.

It takes place this year from October 26, 2012 to October 28, 2012, at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth™.

The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth 2011 was a huge success! With an assortment of vendors, over 40,000 attendees and of course, some of the greatest tattoo artists, all packed in The Beautiful Mirage Convention Center make this a record-breaking event. It’s only going to get BIGGER and BETTER from here! The 2012 Tattoo Expo at the Mirage promises to be even better than the previous years. The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth™ enjoys a preeminent reputation as the ultimate and most powerful educational forum on every level–including tattooing, body piercing, body modification, jewelry manufacturing, reconstructive tattooing, permanent cosmetics, laser removal, the newest fashion trends and many more. It is cutting edge, fun, exciting, transforming, and it continues to grow!

With more than 2 billion media impressions generated from press releases, yearlong major media blitz , including television, radio, billboards, magazines and trade publications and over 1 million impressions on our website proving you will get noticed.

About Mario Barth

Twenty eight years ago in Western Europe, becoming a tattoo artist took determination and bravado, especially for Mario Barth. Growing up in Austria, where tattooing was not just frowned upon but completely illegal, he came up through the underground.

Riding motorcycles and hanging out with a rough bunch, he learned the secrets of the trade in the dark shadows of the earth, every piece of knowledge earned through blood, sweat, and courage.

Despite the many obstacles and dangers presented, Mario devoted himself to learning how to tattoo; no matter the risk. Little did he know that one day his work (28 years tattooing with 15 of them spent on the hard road, winning over 200 International Awards) would become the center of his very own international enterprise.

With a celebrity clientele including Lenny Kravitz, Sylvester Stallone, Tommy Lee and Usher to name a few, Mario owns five tattoo studios including Mario Barth,s Starlight Tattoo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as well as his latest venture, King Ink at the Mirage. In addition to these monumental tattooing destinations, Mario Barth is the creator and founder of INTENZE Products, the world,s leading tattoo pigment manufacturer.

In 2009 Mario hosted and produced The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino with over 1,000 artists and over 43,000 attendees. This convention set the Guinness World Record for the largest tattoo convention in history.

In addition to these professional achievements, Mario has been accepted into some of the most rare and coveted tattoo families in the world. Mario has a full tebori back piece by Horitoshi 1, considered the Holy Grail of tattoos by tattoo enthusiasts the world over. He was also made a Suluape by the sacred Suluape Tatau family in Samoa.

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