When: Fri., Jan. 29 2016
This weekend, the Cleveland Convention Center hosts the Inaugural Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention. The convention includes artists, vendors, special events, programming, tattoo contests and entertainment. Special guests include James Vaughn (Season 1 Finalist of Ink Master), Kyle Dunbar (Ink Master Seasons 3 & 4), Ali Baker (Best Ink), Aaron Is (Ink Master Season 5), Robbie Rippoll (Ink Master Season 5), Marshall Bennett, Takashi Matsuba (performing Tebori, traditional Japanese Hand Poke Tattooing) and Shanghai Kate. The event takes place from 2 p.m. to midnight today, from 11 a.m. to midnight tomorrow and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 per day or $40 for a three-day pass. Parking is available for $5 per day in the Hamilton Garage at East 12th Street and Hamilton Ave. (Usmani) 300 Lakeside Ave., villainarts.com.