Field Museum Offers to Ink Visitors for $250

A sign spotted at the Field Museum’s new “Tattoo” exhibition. (Chicago Tonight)A sign spotted at the Field Museum’s new “Tattoo” exhibition. (Chicago Tonight)

Museums and tattoo parlors don’t seem to go hand in hand. But that’s exactly what the Field Museum is doing.

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In conjunction with “Tattoo,” the museum's latest exhibition on the history of the tattoo which opens Friday, it has opened a pop-up shop. Some of the most in-demand tattoo artists will be available to ink visitors with permanent tattoos. But there is a catch: There are only 36 appointment slots available and you can only pick from 42 designs.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the museum’s website says appointments are full, but hopefuls can add their names to the wait list.

A tattoo at the Field Museum costs $250 – which includes admission to the museum.


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