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We want to thank you for attending and supporting the 2017 Black Tattoo Art and Music Expo (BTAME), and the Detroit World Festival. Your participation and generosity helped make these expos two of the largest events in the summer market last year.

This year, BTAME 2018 will be held July 21 & 22, at The Edward Hotel and Convention Center in Dearborn, Michigan, across from the Fairlane Town Center. 

We would appreciate your continued support of this popular urban event that promotes positivity, entrepreneurship, and non-violence through art and music.  With your help, we can make BTAME the premier urban tattoo, art, and music expo in the region. 

The event is expanded to two days this year, giving you an opportunity to engage in an entire weekend of activities. BTAME has arranged for hotel room discounts at the Edward Hotel and Conference Center, and we have booking information on our website.

Sign up today to be a vendor, artist, brand, partner, and/or sponsor of BTAME 2018. Registration information for sponsor and vendor opportunities are posted our website. Please visit or give us a call at 313-288-2871 for more information. 

Thank you again for all of your support, and we look forward to working with you again this year.

BUY DETroit/dearborn  BTAME tickets here

BUY JAX POP-UP Tickets here

(Limited discount early bird rates available Now!!)



tattoo artistry

Exclusive showcase of some of Detroit's Most Talented Black Tattoo Artists. This event is open to professional tattoo artists of color and artist who specialize in tattooing people of color.

live performances

Live music, poetry, and comedy performances by Top Emerging artists.

art exhibition:Detroit Love!
Curated Art Exhibition and Live Art Performances featuring Visual Artists and Photographers.