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You can get a tattoo in front of a live audience at this museum


This tiny tattoo parlor is the size of a small bedroom, tucked deep inside the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. No, it's not like a normal parlor; it only runs on weekends, and anyone is free to come watch a live tattooing session over the counter. You're free to ask questions, talk to the artist and maybe even the person that's getting the tattoo.

This unique experience is part of the museum's special tattoo exhibition that opened in November. The exhibition explores the 5,000-year history of tattoos around the world and displays various tools, styles of art, silicone models with tattoos, murals, sketches and more.

But the highlight, if you visit on a weekend, is certainly the pop-up tattoo parlor, which invites local artists around Los Angeles to tattoo willing participants. You'll need to make an advance reservation online and pay $250, but the experience itself is priceless. The live tattooing has been completely booked since November, but there might be more slots opening from now until April.

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