Feeling faded is fine at the club, but those wishing to stand out at the first-ever Real Deal Tattoo Convention
at the Uptown Theater (3700 Broadway) this weekend might reinspect their body art before standing up tat-to-tat with their peers. The all-ages event honors local tattoo artists Gene Grimm and the Grimm family for their longstanding local creativity. Expect competitions, live music and body-art booths. Needles will be buzzing today and Saturday. Doors open at noon each day, with contests judged at 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to registered participants and their artists for tattoos in several categories, including best sleeve and best back piece all the more reason to wax off and lotion up your ink-adorned skin.
Advance passes $10 for one day, $15 for both are available at the Uptowns box office. For more information, call 866-968-8288.
Fri., Sept. 7, noon; Sat., Sept. 8, noon