As a culture, we're not alone in our fascination with the boundaries between ink and skin. Head to Visual Expressions in East Hartford on Dec. 29 for their 4th Annual Charity Art Show and Tattoo Event, and you'll see some of the area's finest tattoo artists doing what they do best (rest assured, there's a reason we call them "artists"). Proceeds go to Kinship for Kids and My Sister's Place. The ink starts flowing at 11 a.m., and the art show starts at 7 p.m. Guest artist Josh Olivera will do some live painting.
4th Annual Charity Art Show and Tattoo Event
Dec. 29, tattooing starts at 11 a.m., art show at 7 p.m., Visual Expressions Tattoos and Piercings, 775 Silver Lane, East Hartford, (860) 568-6656, visualexpressionsllc.com.