Live Tattoo Demonstration

Tattoo artist Joel Molina tattoos a client in The Field Museum's tattoo shop

Watch tattoo artist Zach Stuka of Deluxe Tattoo at work in The Field Museum’s tattoo shop.

Free with purchase of an All-Access or Discovery Pass that includes Tattoo.

Watch master artists in action as they ink clients in our working tattoo shop. Tattoo artists from around Chicago will work out of the in-exhibition tattoo shop on select dates between 11am and 4:30pm.

All ages may enter the exhibition, but guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to enter the tattoo shop.



Tattoo artist Zach Stuka
Zach Stuka

Deluxe Tattoo

Zach started working in tattoo shops in 2003 and began an apprenticeship at Steve’s Tattoo in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2004. In early 2005, he began work as a solo tattoo artist under the guidance of Steve Gold, Mike Beganik, and Justin Duncan. After a year of tattooing at Steve’s, he made the trek to Kansas City, Missouri, to work at the now-closed Freaks on Broadway. After a full year there, he moved to Chicago and started working at Deluxe Tattoo in Lakeview, where he currently practices.