Megan Koehler (Franklin)

2022 Evergreen Tattoo Expo

If I were ever to sit down and get inked by a tattoo artist, the design would be simple — just nine cat paw prints, five on one arm and four on the other, a tribute to the nine felines I’ve cared for these past many years. My skin will remain pasty white for now, thank you (I am a rebel that way), but Eugene is a haven for tattoo shops and their customers, so the 2022 Evergreen Tattoo Expo is the perfect event for nationally known maestros to flock to our city to show their skill and even offer educational seminars. The three-day expo features hundreds of artists who will display frankly gorgeous works large and small. I may finally get the cat paw prints after this weekend.   

The 2022 Evergreen Tattoo Expo is March 18 through 20 at the Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Avenue. Friday’s hours are noon to 10 pm, Saturday’s hours are 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday’s hours are 11 am to 8 pm. Tickets are $15 per day, $40 for a weekend pass. More information, including educational events, is at

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