Inked …After Dark Brings Color to Carnegie Museum

Published On July 9, 2015 | By Hannah Gloeckl | The Arts

Photo Cred: McKelvey Art

Now that summer’s officially underway, it’s left us reminiscing about the many days of freedom we enjoyed throughout our childhood. Summers off from school, snow days, and field trips, to name a few. Treat yourself to a mini field trip and head to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as they open their doors for another installment of the “…After Dark” series. The next edition, Inked… After Dark, will take place on Friday, July 17, from 6-10PM.

A series that invites 21+ guests to explore the museum in its entirety, …After Dark features a unique, science-centric theme each month, along with live music and entertainment. (A few honorable …After Dark mentions include the Haunted Museum last October, and Jurassic Park in January). This month, …After Dark focuses around the natural history and science of dyes, inks, patterns and tattoos via demonstrations and presentations conducted by make-up and tattoo artists.

feature-inked6Along with presentations, guests will be able to check out an exclusive display of museum specimens that feature unique patterns, as well as make their own with a free screen printed item. If you have ink, make sure to enter to win the best natural history-themed tattoo contest for the chance to win a trophy at the end of the night. And DJs from Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited will keep the party going all night.

Participating tattoo studios include Wyld Chyld Tattoo and In the Blood Tattoo. Wyld Chyld Tattoo consists of six artists with a variety of backgrounds and specialties, including owner Sarah Miller, who was runner-up on the second season of Spike TV’s “Ink Master.” Tattoo artist Matt McKelvey, who specializes in Japanese-inspired work and Realism, will represent Wyld Chyld at “Inked …After Dark.” In the Blood Tattoo, which was voted “Best Body Art” from 2009-2011 by Readers Choice PGH City Paper, will feature all three of its artists (Owner: Justun Palencsar, Seth Mortiz, and Mike Cipollone) and their various backgrounds.

feature-inked9There’s no need to brown bag or grab a juice box for this field trip either; beer, wine, signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will also be available for purchase at the museum.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Uber is also providing first time riders with a free ride for up to $20 fare with the promo-code: RIDEMIA27.

Parking is also available at the museum’s six-level parking facility after 5PM for a pay-on-entry fee of $6.


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