The weekend is fleeting, but you can spend it looking for something a little more permanent in your life. Like, say, some body ink. Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival, which bills itself as Texas' largest tattoo event, will be at Palmer Events Center on Friday through Sunday.

The 17th annual iteration of the event features live tattooing in a variety of styles, tattoo contests, activities for kids, vendors and live entertainment like comedy, belly dancing, burlesque and drag. Of particular note: Local sideshow performer and comedian Erik Sprague (whom you might know as "Lizardman") will get his last 3 scales colored in on Sunday to celebrate 25 years of getting tattooed. According to event organizers, the scales will get filled in during Sprague's Sunday show, which is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.

The event opened at noon Friday and closes at 10 p.m. On Saturday, it will open at 11 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.; on Sunday, it opens at noon and closes at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25 at the door, but children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

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