8:45a-9:45a Check-In and Registration(Majestic Theatre Lobby)

9:45a-10a Conference Starts- Welcome

10a-11:45a Dan Pemble

11:45a-12:00p Break

12:00p-1:45p Heather McLean

1:45p-2:45p Lunch Break

2:45p-4:30p Teresa Sharpe

4:30p-5:30p Panel Discussion and Q&A  

8:00p-? Portfolio Review & Patio Party (Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard) 



10a-11:45a Liz Cook

11:45a-12:00p Break

12:00p-1:45p Justin Hartman

1:45p-2:45p Lunch Break

2:45p-4:30p Russ Abbott

4:30p-5:30p Panel Discussion and Q&A 

8:00p-? Russ Abbott’s Relax with Tattoo Smart(Drinks & Drawing at the Hampton Inn- Second Floor)


WEDNESDAY 10a-10:15a Jake Farris

10:15a-11:45a Critique with Russ Abbott, Dan Pemble, & Teresa Sharpe

11:45a-12:00p Break

12:00p-1:45p Myke Chambers

1:45p-2:45p Lunch Break

2:45p-4:30p Michael J Kelly

4:30p-5:30p Panel Discussion and Q&A 

8:00p-? Eternal Ink Karaoke Party (Location TBD)


The fun doesn’t stop after we wrap up at 6pm. Every day has a great after hours event planned. Join us for Drink and Draw hosted by our Presenters, Portfolio Reviews and critiques with some of your favorite tattooers, and the Explorer Tattoo Conference’s world famous Karaoke Party hosted by Dan Pemble. At the Explorer Tattoo Conference there is no cool guy table during lunch or dinner, we all want to sit at the big table! So grab some food with the presenters and other attendees after the “work” day ends and get ready to make some new friends and memories.

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Our conferences are the best way for professional tattoo artists to network and learn. Our goal is to help you hone your craft.