Live Tattoo Demonstrations

Tattoo artist Joel Molina tattoos a client 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 appointments with these artists are booked, but you can sign up for our Tattoo e-newsletter for updates related to the exhibition.

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

Guest Artists

  • Lance Lloyd, Taylor Street Tattoo (October 22, November 19-20, May 13-14)
  • Joel Molina, The Chicago Tattooing Company (October 23, February 11-12, April 29-30, August 26-27)
  • Zach Stuka, Deluxe Tattoo (December 10-11, June 24-25)
  • Jennifer Trok, Speakeasy Custom Tattoo (February 18-19, July 22-23)
  • Tine DeFiore, Black Oak Tattoo (March 25-26)
  • Stephanie Brown, Butterfat Studios (April 8-9)

Further Exploration

In Our Exhibitions