This second annual Cincinnati Tattoo Arts Convention hits the Duke Energy Convention Center this weekend, during which guests can get ink from some 150 of the best local, national and international artists.
In addition to the option to get a permanent reminder of your visit, you can also check out live sideshow entertainment from the likes of Alakazam the Human Knot, aerial burlesque artist Shannon Sexton, risky risqué performer Marlo Marquise and the jigsaw-tattooed Enigma. There will also be tattoo contests and seminars including advanced cover-up techniques.
Special guests slated to attend are Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand, various Ink Master participants and the Black Ink Crew.
2 p.m.-midnight Friday; 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. $20; $40 three-day pass. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, villainarts.com.