Unless you’ve already got someone who handles any and all your inking needs, the Tattoo & Body Art Expo going on this weekend in Pomona might be a great one-stop shop to hunt your next trusted Artist o’ the Needle. All under one roof, the expo is scheduled to be packed with 300+ artists, tat contests galore and every variety of skin and flesh blasphemy imaginable under the sun taking place on-site. And just in case you thought the likes of LA Ink have made body ink just a tad too mainstream and tame for your tastes, this expo will keep things titillating and, ahem, free-spirited with a “Hot Babe” and “Hot Stud” contest and a “Tight Ass” contest—the scheduled wet T-shirt contest suddenly seems so passé—to get event goers hyped up, sweaty and rowdy. Just imagine your Skin & Ink dream scenarios coming to life and be prepared to see tramp stamps you never thought you’d see. There’ll be more skin shown off here than a marathon of Poorman’s Bikini Beach.
Tattoo & Body Art Expo at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.bodyartexpo.com. Fri-Sun, Jan. 22-24. Tickets $20 (one day), $45 (weekend pass).