With tons of bands (Tragically Said, The 860 Stu, V, Tester), carnivalesque sideshows (The Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow, Inkillusionist and the Enigma Man), featured ink artists from well-known shops (Asylum Studios, Tommy's Tattoo Studio, Vanity Tattoo and Relentless Ink) and dozens of others tattoo artists holding court, Tommy's Tattoo Convention promises to be the best party — or at least the most colorful — around this weekend. Even if you don't have any tats, or if you're curious about getting one, head on over to the Connecticut Convention Center, where even kids are welcome. The event also boasts a Tattoo Competition. Just imagine what that winning design will look like.
Tommy's Tattoo Convention
Aug. 17-19, $15-$60, Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, (860) 249-6000, tommystattooconvention.com.