Through Sunday, The Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., (410) 649-7000, villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/baltimore-tattoo-arts-convention, $20-$40.
Because tattoos are so mainstream now, we can finally appreciate them for what they are: art. See what some of the country’s most creative tattoo artists have been up to when the Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention comes back to town this week. If you have some ink that you are particularly proud of, make sure take part in one of their weekend-long tattoo contests. You could win a trophy and your artist could win a plaque.