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The Kat Tat Experience

Aug 30, 2024 to Sep 1, 2024
Marriott Marquis Chicago, Chicago, IL
Event Summary

The Kat Tat Experience is a comprehensive three-day conference that dives into the world of tattooing and entrepreneurship, encompassing both the artistic and business aspects.

The event offers a variety of educational opportunities, such as workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches from world renowned entrepreneurs. Here you will gain valuble skills and network with industry leaders and peers. 

Whether you're an aspiring tattoo artist, a seasoned professional looking to expand your knowledge, or an entrepreneur eager to break into the industry, The Kat Tat Experience promises an enriching and inspiring journey into the multifaceted world of tattoos.

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Event Details

Event Schedule:

Friday, August 30, 2024

Welcome Reception 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Taste of Chicago Networking Mixer
  • Live Tattoo Demonstration with Artist Kevin Laroy and Kat Tat
  • Complimentary tasting of a variety of Chicago's most popular dishes 
  • Complimentary Cocktails


Saturday, August 31, 2024

Complimentary Continental Breakfast 8:00am - 9:00am

Interavtive Black and Gray Tattoo Workshop: 9:00am -10:30am

  • Artists Ebone Capone and Ant Thaxton

Lettering Workshop by Angel Bustos: 10:30-11:30am

Lunch Break 11:30am - 12:30pm 

Interactive Color Tattoo Workshop: 12:30pm - 3:00pm 

  • Artist Miryam Lumpini

Break 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Social Media Marketing and Strategy with owner of 1up Ink, Pnut: 3:30-4:30pm 

Break 4:30 - 5:00pm

Open Panel Discussion and Q&A hosted by Kat Tat: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Kat sits down with the owners of successful tattoo shops from across the country
  • Presentations about artistry, entrepreneurship, branding, social media strategy and much more
  • This is an open discussion, allowing you the opportunity to engage with our panelists
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres


Sunday, September 1, 2024

The Art of Business Brunch and Art Exhibition 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Introduction of the event by Kat Tat
  • Brunch Buffet and bottomless mimosas from 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Business and Entrepreneurship Panel led by Gina Rivera of Phenix Salon Suites
  • Hosted by Charmaine Bey
  • Winner of Kat Tat's Business Grant Announced
  • Raffle for Free Tattoo Session with Kat Tat


For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Marquis Chicago for the conference. Please use the link below or mention the Kat Tat Experience while booking to receive a discounted room rate.


General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Item Transfer Policy

Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to another guest, for the same value of the originally purchased ticket. Please email [email protected] to request a ticket transfer. 

Age Restriction

Must be 21+ to enter.

When & Where
Aug 30, 2024 to Sep 1, 2024
Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
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