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Beer City Tattoo Convention inked in for October

For the first time ever, Milwaukee will host a tattoo convention, thanks to ex-pat and MIAD grad Troy Timpel.

Timpel moved to Philadelphia a few years ago, opened Philadelphia Eddie's Tattoo and started organizing a circuit of tattoo conventions around the country.

His Milwaukee show, called the "Beer City Tattoo Convention," takes place from Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Four Points Sheraton Airport Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Ave. The cost is $15 per day or $35 for the weekend.

More than 120 artists from around the world will tattoo live during the event, which will also rock seminars, contests and entertainment like live midget wrestling, the punk rock band Murphy's Legend, an interactive art display gallery, sideshow attractions and a Kiss tribute band.

"The best full make-up Kiss cover band ever," promises Timpel.

Convention hours are Friday from 2 p.m. until midnight; Saturday from noon until midnight; and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. with a special opening party on Friday night.

"I thought Milwaukee would be a fantastic place to hold a tattoo convention," says Timpel.

Stay tuned to OMC for more information about this first-of-its-kind event. The Beer City Tattoo Convention Web site is tattooedkingpin.com.

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OMCreader | Oct. 12, 2005 at 7:43 p.m. (report)

Tom said: Adam Bomb is one of the best shops in my opinion. If you go to the show be sure to stop by and look at Adam and Lane's work. (My tattoos were done there, and i'm proud to say that).

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OMCreader | Oct. 9, 2005 at 10:49 p.m. (report)

Jimmy said: The Band Playing is called Murphys Law

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OMCreader | Sept. 12, 2005 at 12:50 p.m. (report)

whatever said: Wow how ignorant was that comment. I wish people would think before they post there comments. Its art and I think this is great for the local artist. Terrible that people always have to cut down other people.

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OMCreader | Sept. 1, 2005 at 2:19 p.m. (report)

andy p said: Ya I bet the Falls is a great place to get a tattoo...

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OMCreader | Aug. 31, 2005 at 6:01 p.m. (report)

Jo and Jim said: What a great idea. My husband tells me that there used to be a tattoo convention held at Schabenhoff's in Menomonee Falls. He had two tattoos done there. Anyone interested in seeing a great tattoo show should watch "Miami Ink" on TLC on Tuesday evenings. Gives you a little better understanding on the whys and hows of tattooing. For once let Milwaukee be a little open minded and welcome this convention. It sounds like an interesting weekend.

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