The Motor City Tattoo Expo underway at Ren Cen

- There's a familiar buzz inside the Renaissance Center Friday.

In its 23rd year for The Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit. The event brings in artists from Metro Detroit and across the country.

The artists come by invitation only, hand-picked by the expo's head honcho Terry Walker, better known as "Tramp."

"I'll look at the work and say 'Holy cow man, this guy has only been tattooing for two years and he's never been heard of, but the quality of work is unbelievable,'" he said.

Tramp says Liz Cook is one of the expo's finest.

She specializes in intricate design and saturated color.

There's about 300 artists packing the Detroit ballroom. 

FOX 2 met many talented people. Drake Sanchez's father his father let him tattoo him when he was just 5 years old.

"I owned a tattoo shop and I wanted my son's drawings on me," said dad Mario Sanchez. "I called my son and said let's do this."

Now 16 years old Drake is still, inspired by his dad.

"I think it's awesome, I think it's amazing that my son and I both have a passion for something we both love and we get to work together," Mario said.

The expo goes through Sunday evening.

For more information, go to 

There's a familiar buzz inside the Renaissance Center Friday.

In it's 23rd year for The Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit. The event brings in artists from Metro Detroit and across the country.

The artists come by invitation only, hand-picked by the expo's head honcho Terry Walker, better known as "Tramp."

"I'll look at the work and say 'Holy cow man, this guy has only been tattooing for two years and he's never been heard of, but the quality of work is unbelievable,'" he said.

Tramp says Liz Cook is one of the expo's finest.

She specializes in intricate design and saturated color.

There's about 300 artists packing the Detroit ballroom. 

FOX 2 met many talented people. Drake Sanchez's father his father let him tattoo him when he was just 5 years old.

"I owned a tattoo shop and I wanted my son's drawings on me," said dad Mario Sanchez. "I called my son and said let's do this."

Now 16 years old Drake is still, inspired by his dad.

"I think it's awesome, I think it's amazing that my son and I both have a passion for something we both love and we get to work together," Mario said.

The expo goes through Sunday evening.

For more information go to 

There's a familiar buzz inside the Renaissance Center Friday.

In it's 23rd year for The Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit. The event brings in artists from Metro Detroit and across the country.

The artists come by invitation only, hand-picked by the expo's head honcho Terry Walker, better known as "Tramp."

"I'll look at the work and say 'Holy cow man, this guy has only been tattooing for two years and he's never been heard of, but the quality of work is unbelievable,'" he said.

Tramp says Liz Cook is one of the expo's finest.

She specializes in intricate design and saturated color.

There's about 300 artists packing the Detroit ballroom. 

FOX 2 met many talented people. Drake Sanchez's father his father let him tattoo him when he was just 5 years old.

"I owned a tattoo shop and I wanted my son's drawings on me," said dad Mario Sanchez. "I called my son and said let's do this."

Now 16 years old Drake is still, inspired by his dad.

"I think it's awesome, I think it's amazing that my son and I both have a passion for something we both love and we get to work together," Mario said.

The expo goes through Sunday evening.

For more information go to: themotorcitytattooexpo.com/

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