Black History Month

Old School Tattoo Expo

When: Fri., Nov. 13, 1-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 14, 12-10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 12-8 p.m. 2015

With more than a decade of success behind it, the Saint Louis Old School Tattoo Expo is renowned for its friendly and intimate nature. Organizer and host Lyle Tuttle has kept the focus on the artists, which is only right. These are the men and women who run the shops and create the tattoos, and if they're happy, the show will be that much more fun. You can get new work done at the convention — take your pick of the more than 80 tattoo artists who are scheduled to attend — or admire other people's body art at the daily tattoo contests. This year's expo takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday (November 13 through 15) at the Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown hotel (811 North Ninth Street; Admission is $20 for a day pass or $50 for all three days.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20/day or $50/three day pass