When: March 22-24 2013
When you get a tattoo, it's like you're joining a club. A club of which your grandmother is also probably a member. Thanks to ubiquity and reality TV, tattoo culture isn't just for freaks and sailors anymore. The reality set is well represented at the third annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention, which features stars of both LA Ink and NY Ink. There's also a suspension act, a sideshow, and other sorts of entertainment that hearken back to the days when tattoos were still weird.
Price: $20, $40 weekend pass (tickets sold only at venue)