For the first time ever, Chicago's GREAT LAKES TATTOO will be hosting a two-day convention-style tattooing event on March 19th and 20th, 2016. Twenty artists from all over North America - including the 7 GLT residents and 13 invitees - will be doing one-shot tattoos from flash sheets designed specifically for the event as well as from the extensive collection at Great Lakes Tattoo, making this Walk-Up Classic a unique and important affair for tattoo collectors and casual fans alike.
Between the hours of 11am and 7pm that Saturday and Sunday, clients will be able to walk in and select designs to be tattooed the same day - no month-long waiting lists or multiple sittings, no attitudes or egos, just efficient and reliable tattooing in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere - by some of the greatest tattooers in the country. The artists are available on a first come, first served basis so arriving early is advised, but an effort will be made to accommodate everyone they are able throughout the weekend.
To kick off the convention an opening party will be held Friday March 18 from 7-10Pm in Great Lakes Tattoo’s gallery space, Great State Gallery.