Tattoo enthusiasts will have the chance to view some wild and intricate pieces of body art this weekend.

The second annual Tattanoogawill take place this weekend at Camp Jordan Arena. Admission is $15 per day or $35 for all three days. The event is free for children 10 and under.

The expo will be open from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and 12 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


There will be food and drink vendors, as well as family-friendly events.

Judges will host several tattoocontests each day. The winner of the final contest will receivea $500 cash prize, a free booth for next year’s exposition and a trophy belt.

Over 100 artists will display and sell paintings and drawings, as well as offer their tattoo services.

Click here for a list of some of the attending artists.

Acar and bike showwill also take place during the exposition. Judging will take place Saturday, and judges will present awards Sunday at 5 p.m.

Live bands will perform throughout the weekend, including Psycho Devils, Hillbilly Casino,KoffinKatsand more.

Guests will also have the chance to enter a pin-up contest.

Ashley Day is a contributing writer She is also a student at UTC, where she serves as opinion editor for The University Echo.