$49 for One Hour of Tattooing at Funhouse Tattoo ($140 Value)

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Award-winning tattoo artists with Hollywood & pro-athlete clientele imbue skin with colorful ink designs in safe, sterile environment

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Expires Jun 13th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 18 or older with valid ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting a tattoo leaves an everlasting mark of artistic expression on the body, much like super-gluing cymbals to each hand or filling cavities with oil paint. Express yourself with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one hour of tattooing at Funhouse Tattoo (a $140 value).

The steady-handed artists at Funhouse Tattoo emblazon body canvases with varicolored artwork, touting experience tagging San Diego Chargers players and consulting on the set of The Hangover 2. Buzzing ink-capped needles hum to life as a cadre of experienced inksmiths imbue skin with popular tattoo styles including Japanese koi, meticulous line work, and scratched-out grocery lists. Walking canvases can limit 60 minutes of artwork to a small starter tat or lay the groundwork for a full-body masterpiece. In addition to boasting precision needlework, the tattooists at Funhouse work in a sterile environment to preserve tattoo quality and keep scantily clad sailor ink from catching a cold.

Funhouse Tattoo San Diego

With years of expertise stowed away in their steady hands, the inksmiths at Funhouse Tattoo San Diego transform swaths of epidermis into personalized pieces of art. Their prowess has gained plenty of outside attention, leading them to be called to the set of The Hangover 2 as prop consultants. The Funhouse facility, resting among the palm-tree-traced streets of Pacific Beach, is a frequent destination for San Diego Chargers players, especially those who need to have the plays permanently doodled onto their arms.

Inside the shop, inked images are available in an assortment of styles. At one station, head artist Leo Cadenazzi sketches the bold lines of Japanese creatures, and at another station, founder Seth Reynolds wraps limbs in symbolic Polynesian portraits. Cadenazzi and Reynolds lead a staff that also specializes in graffiti, realism, and traditional images, such as the Harley-Davidson symbol, an eagle, or Sean Connery getting a tattoo of Sean Connery.