3 things to know about this weekend’s Tattoo & Body Art Expo

The Tattoo & Body Art Expo is back at Fairplex this weekend (Jan 11-13) and it is the mecca of all meccas for anyone with an itch for the ink.

It used  to be that tattoos were only for the rebellious and wild at heart, but it is an increasingly common outlet of self expression. The Pew Research Center did a survey in 2012 announcing that 40% of adults ages 26-40 have at least one tattoo.

Tattoos don’t have to be full-on sleeves. Plenty of college kids (and older!) have smaller tattoos representing a piece of themselves to the world. Not convinced? Here are my top 3 reasons to check out the convention yourself:

1. Diversity: The Tattoo & Body Art Expo caters to all ages and all walks of life. Of course those under the age of 18 won’t be getting inked here but it is great exposure to a unique artistic culture. You will see things and meet people you didn’t know existed. That is a solid guarantee.

2. Get Inked: Over 200 tattoo artists are setting up shop just for you. Some of the most professional and skilled artists will be on hand including experts from New York Ink and L.A. Ink. Booking appointments with your favorite artists is advised.

3. Plenty of entertainment: Best Tattoo of the Day Contest, live bands, the Enigma Freak Show and the Miss Body Art Expo Competition are just a few of the events going on throughout the day. Plus the KROQ promo crew will be blasting their tunes on Saturday afternoon.

If tattoos are your thing or you just have a penchant for novelty, stop by Fairplex this weekend and see the creativity for yourself. Purchase a ticket at the door, grab a beer and stroll through the aisles of talent and enjoy the sights.

For information on ticket prices, hours and more, click here.

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