Tattoo night at next CSC's 21+ Science After Dark


Last updated 1/19/2018 at 4:11pm

The human body serves as a canvas at the next 21+ Science After Dark event at Carnegie Science Center. 21+ Body Art happens Friday, Jan. 19 from 6-10 p.m. and features special presentations about the science of makeup, piercings, and tattoos.

Guests can grab a drink from the cash bar, explore the different ways people decorate the human form, and even get a tattoo.

Visitors who have been thinking about getting a tattoo can go for a temporary look with free face and body painting, courtesy of artisans from Blushing Zebra. For a longer-lasting (but not permanent) look, guests can get intricate designs created by Mehndi (Henna Art) by Soma free of charge. Artists Image Resources will offer visitors the chance to create temporary tattoos using photosensitive emulsion, mobile light boxes, and water.

For those looking to make a commitment, Torch and Dagger will be on site offering permanent tattoos for an additional cost. Guests will be able to choose from a selection of preset designs. Cost of the permanent tattoos will depend on the art chosen. Space for permanent tattoos will be limited. Guests can register for a timeslot on the night of the event.

Those looking for inspiration will enjoy a body art showcase by artist C.B. Perry featuring specialized body paint designs on models. Artists from the Steel City Bleed Black & Gold Tattoo Expo will lead question and answer sessions about tattoos. Staff from Hot Rod Piercing will discuss the science and practice of body piercing.

Different makeup techniques will be on display as artists from Beat By Nesh answer questions and offer tutorials on daily and special event makeup.

As an added bonus, Highmark SportsWorks will be open for this event. Become a human yo-yo, climb the rock wall, or hurtle down a zip line without having to elbow eight-year-olds out of the way.

Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door. Tickets cost $12 in advance, and $17 at the door.


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