January 31, 2016 - 7:12pm
The 28th Annual AM-JAM Tattoo expo Kicked off on Jan. 29 at the Best Western Plus Convention Center.

Tattoo lovers attended to show off their ink and even add to their bodily canvases. The weekend-long event featured The Lizardman as the Master of Ceremonies.  The expo, which ended on Jan. 31, also featured competitions including Best Cover Up, Best "Creature from the Sea" and Best Sleeve. 

January 29, 2013 - 4:16pm
The AM-JAM Family’s 27th Annual Tattoo Expo leaves its mark on Syracuse and its residents for three “ink-filled” days.

Syracuse hosts many art shows and exhibits, yet the latest highlighted a very different type of artists -- ones with needles as their paintbrushes and humans as their canvases.

September 25, 2009 - 2:30pm
With rules varying by state, city and county, Syracuse area tattoo artists say they're ready for more stringent regulation of their industry.

The waiting room at Scarab Body Arts looks more like a doctor’s office than a tattoo and piercing studio – comfortable chairs stand between white walls decorated with tasteful wrought iron and tribal artwork.

That’s until you see the framed poster of a topless woman behind a case filled with gleaming studs, and John Joyce greets you with a smile accented by black nostril plugs and a small ring through his septum.