Tattoo-ween, hosted by Looking Glass Tattoo and Gallery, will be held Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro, located in Fleming Place Shopping Center, 4025 S.W. 10th Ave.
Looking Glass is a local tattoo shop owned by Judith and Danny White. Judith is a tattoo artist and her husband, Danny, is the studio manager. Looking Glass is located at 2110 S.W. Brandywine Lane.
Most of the artwork is custom drawn by Judith or one of the other two artists. Chris Lyon, from Spokane, Wash., has been inking professionally since 2003 and joined the Looking Glass team in 2010. Kent Smith is Judith’s apprentice.
White is in high demand with her clients and fans, so her appointments are booked months in advance during her scheduled appointment days. Her last appointment day was Oct. 15 and she will be scheduling another appointment day soon. Clients can walk in or call to make appointments with Lyon or Smith at any time. The cost for White’s or Lyon’s tattoos is generally $100 per hour, cover-ups or re-workings cost $150 per hour, and Smith charges $80 per hour while he is an apprentice.
The Tattoo-ween event is a combination celebration of Looking Glass’s seven year anniversary and Halloween costume party. Blackbird will serve a Halloween themed coffee and cocktail menu, as well as its regular menu and pastries.
For best costumes, Looking Glass will give away $200, $100 and $50 gift certificates, and Looking Glass T-shirts. A raffle for one of White’s original works of art, “Luna,” will also be held. Artwork by White, Lyon, and Smith will be on display for the event.
Echo Lake, a local band, will entertain the party guests with its music, which is a mix of Motown, funk, rock, and pop. Echo Lake, a favorite of the people of Looking Glass, also performed at Looking Glass’s Love Stuck Valentine’s Party. The band’s CD, “3445 B,” can be purchased from iTunes or Looking Glass or at the Tattoo-ween party for $5.
Looking Glass hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays-Saturdays. Anyone interested is encouraged to stop in to meet the artists and owners and check out the shop and artwork.