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11th Annual Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention

Jan. 10
2-11:55 p.m.
Jan. 11
11 a.m.-11:55 p.m.
Jan. 12
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
$20 per day; $40 for a three-day pass
Art, Festivals

This week, art won’t just be showcased on the walls of galleries. Downtown, it will also be featured on the bodies of people walking around the Hyatt Regency. Now in its 11th year, the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention draws industry icons, regular folks with rad pieces, and people just beginning their body art collection. There will be over 350 tattoo artists on hand, from folks who traveled the world to be here to locals from shops down the street. There will also be talks and meet-and-greets, with talents from TV programs like Ink Master and Tattoos After Dark on hand. Other entertainment includes tattoo contests each day, so if you have a super cool back piece, sleeve, or face tat, now’s your chance to shine. Circus-style performances include contortionists, folks who do live suspensions, and other oddities, with Alakazam “the human knot,” Olde City Sideshow, and Marlo Marquise stopping by. Find tickets at