Its definitely not too late! Tattoo artists from all over the world, from the Netherlands to Tokyo have recently bought tickets. This years line up is stellar. With updated and some brand new seminars, Guy Aitchison, Nick Baxter, Jeff Gogue, Alex De Pase, Bob Tyrrell, and Nikko Hurtado will all be teaching new or updated seminars.

Check out this review from last years Chicago show from Tattoo Artist Magazine:

By Crash

Some may recall my enthusiastic blog report last fall on the Paradise Tattoo Gathering Well, I’m gonna do it again! The World Wide Tattoo Conference, brainchild of Italian tattoo artist Alex De Pase and co-hosted by Gabe Ripley and TattooNOW.com, is a new first in the tattoo world; a two-day seminar event for professional tattooers, boasting lectures from six highly respected and influential global artists. More than 200 tattoo artists from around the globe travelled to St. Charles, Illinois to attend this specialized tattoo conference… 

It’s difficult to describe to members of our community just how profoundly different an environment it is to be surrounded by nothing but enthusiastic tattooers eager to learn, grow and (eventually) make meaningful contributions of their own to the legacy of our sacred craft. It was a transformative experience for all involved, attendee and presenter alike.


On the first day, registration lines were already forming at 8:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. start time. Even more amazing is the fact that they were there with smiles on their faces: no griping, no whining, nothing but pure excitement to be in attendance. The 10 a.m. lecture was by the WWTC’s creator (Alex De Pase) who (with the help of an interpreter) covered some of the basics of drawing and tattooing the human facial structures. This was followed by a short lunch break and another two-hour presentation (this one by fan-favorite Bob Tyrrell) on his techniques for black and gray portrait work.

Read the complete article here.