All the inked babes we saw at the 25th annual Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit


America is both the land of the free and land of the inked. For 25 years, the Motor City Tattoo Expo has honored the weird, wonderful, and intricate beauty of permanent body art and the many insanely talented, needle-wielding artists who commit our boldest visions to flesh. This year, the expo returned to the RenCen with a weekend of contests, certification classes, seminars, and more than 300 acclaimed tattoo artists, including Kelly Dotty, Liz Cook, Myke Chambers, Remember, Carl Grace, Big Ceeze, Big Gus, and Bob Tyrrell. The event took place on Friday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 1, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.


Photos by Mike Pfeiffer