Look around on the Body Art Expo Web site, and you'll find some seriously tired shit. Random twinny-looking blond women with tits that scream "fake!" for example. They do not have interesting tattoos. Then there's the many, many ugly dudes. Maybe there is a connection between the two groups. But then -- there! -- what's that? It's a photo of a middle-aged couple. They look happy, neither wears anything but string underwear, and skin art covers them from their feet to their shoulders, stopping at the collar-line and wrists, yakuza style. They literally inspire awe; they are awesome. They make you want a tattoo -- or, knowing you, San Francisco, they make you want another tattoo.
Fri., Aug. 24, 1-8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.