Sonoma County again welcomes international ink masters and live bands to the Santa Rosa Tattoos & Blues Festival
, which turns 25 this year. Tattoo artists will compete in traditional and unusual body-art contests, while festival-goers move to the music of Tessie Marie & the Poor Man Band, Country Pete McGill & Side of Blues Band and Stevie G & the Blue Collar Blues Band. There will also be tons of tattoo merchants and informative sessions that are perfect for body-art enthusiasts and curious tattoo virgins alike. Circus acts, fire dancers, delicious food and more join the Tattoos & Blues Festival on Friday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Flamingo Resort, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. $20–$35. santarosatattoosandblues.com.