From Our Editors
The lofty floors of the Midland Convention Center have played host to many festivals, Christmas pageants, weddings, and of course, conventions. But this year, the Center gets an unconventional makeover as the Yellow Rose Tattoo Expo takes over for three full days of ink worship, libations, and rock 'n' roll revelry. As the only event in Midland to celebrate tattoo culture, the hotspot of dermis modification features the works of more than 100 artists from across the country, each ready to decorate visitors in designs of their choosing. The Expo also features sideshows where performers get their freak on, opportunities to score free tattoo gear, plentiful food, and beer for those working up the courage to finish their full back piece of Homer's Illiad. Each day of the expo keeps rollicking with a soundtrack of live rock bands as the inked partake in tattoo contests, and Sunday indoctrinates the snowy-fleshed with opportunities for free tattoos.