Tattoos can express everything from your devotion to your mother to your defiance of your mother's disdain for tattoos. Get inked with this Groupon.
- $10 for a single-day ticket for one ($20 value)
The convention takes place September 19–21 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Click here to see the show schedule, including a list of contest categories. Children 12 and under get in free.
Steel City Tattoo Convention
Each year, visitors from around the world come to Pittsburgh to celebrate international artwork. There's just one catch: the drawings and portraits here are on the attendees' skin. The Steel City Tattoo Convention—presented by prolific tattoo artist Shane O'Neill—draws in more than 70 featured artists from as far away as France and Sweden. They not only showcase their previous works, but also tattoo new creations right on the convention floor, creating a chorus of buzzing needles that should confound any bees within city limits. The onsite tattooing is convenient, since it allows for last-minute entries into the convention's contests, including "Best Sleeve" and "Best Portrait Color."