When: Fri., Aug. 5, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. 2011
If you have yet to join the tattooed majority and find the bright lights and buzzing guns of the area's many tattoo shops simultaneously alluring and intimidating, consider Oaksterdam Tattoo's grand reopening party on Friday, Aug. 5, a chance to check out a part of the local tattoo scene. The downtown Oakland shop, staffed by artists Enrique Gutierrez and Chris Klein, is moving to a larger space (811 Washington St., Oakland) only two doors from its original location. Held in conjunction with the First Friday Oakland Art Murmur, the shop's opening celebration includes libations, live music by the Funk Revival Orchestra, and new work on display by five artists. 6 p.m.- midnight, free. 510-465-4004.