Live Tattoo Demonstration

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

Watch tattoo artist Tine DeFiore of Black Oak 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 Tine DeFiore
Tine DeFiore

Black Oak Tattoo
Tine grew up in the Chicagoland area before moving to Northern Indiana. After getting her first tattoo at 18, she thought it might be an interesting career path and in 2006 began an apprenticeship at Burning Image in Portage, Indiana. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Chicago and began working at Metamorph Studios. In the fall of 2010, she began working at Speakeasy Custom Tattoo, and she opened her own shop, Black Oak Tattoo, in 2015. She is continually inspired by the rapidly changing and growing art form of tattooing.