Monday, July 28, 2014

In the Flesh

No chainsaw required at the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention

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We’ve all had drunken late-night flirtations with getting a tattoo.
 
But getting a head-to-toe puzzle tattoo while whipping around a chainsaw blindfolded? Not even Mike Tyson is that crazy.
 
It doesn't get much crazier than this weekend’s Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention. There you will see the aforementioned human puzzle known as The Enigma eating glass and throwing knives along with fellow “show devil” Serena Rose.
 
You’ll also see Suicide Girls-esque horror burlesque act Rigor Mortis Revue perform strange dominatrix acts in little more than tassels and panties.
 
Let’s not forget Old City Sideshow drilling screws into their eyes and flipping mousetraps on their lips as women hang from the ceiling via suspension hooks.
 

But wait, there's more, including live tattooing contests, piercing seminars, and plenty of artists on hand to offer consultations for your next tattoo.
 
Or full-body puzzle cast.

Chicago Tattoo Art Convention
Friday-Sunday, March 22-24
Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel, 5440 N. River Road, Des Plaines
(215) 423-4780
tattooedkingpin.com
 
Price: $20-40
Train: Metra to Rosemont
Nearby: Tuscano’s; Chicago Fire Oven Restaurant; Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse

photo courtesy Brinny D Photography

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