Those who watch the TV show Ink Masters will recognize the work of famous tattoo artists at this weekend’s 2016 Best in the Midwest V Tattoo Convention in the Omaha metro area. Smitty is the owner of Big Brain in Omaha’s Old Market and president of Shane O’Neill Productions, the host of the event.
Smitty says, “My business partner on this event is the winner of the first season and I also own a tattoo shop here locally and he was the runner up last season. This event will showcase their talents and a couple of other TV stars. We are going to have cast members from five seasons of Ink Masters including members of the supporting cast.”
Smitty says there are 150 booths with more than 300 tattoo artists all ready to get to work. He says this is a very family friendly event with music, magicians and other “sideshow” acts and more. This is a competition event with several categories judged daily.
Best of the Midwest V is from 2 until 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It will be held at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs.