Expos & Special Exhibitions, Festivals

Old School Tattoo Expo

When: Fri., Nov. 17, 2-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 18, 12-10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 12-8 p.m. 2017

More than 80 tattoo artists are heading to St. Louis this weekend. They're coming from both coasts and all points in between, bringing their skills, knowledge and experience to swap tips and show off their technique at three days of seminar and contests at this year's Old School Tattoo Expo. The November tradition is in its thirteenth year and shows no signs of slowing down. If you want to get tattooed, this is the place. If you just like admiring other people's ink, this is still the place. The 2017 Old School Tattoo Expo takes place from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday (November 17 to 19) at the Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown (811 North Ninth Street; www.old-school.com). Admission is $20 per day or $50 for the whole weekend. There are tattoo contests all three days (it costs $5 to $10 per tattoo entered, depending on the contest), and winners get a plaque for both the owner of the tattoo and the artist.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20-$50