Tattoo artists create masterpieces on human bodies, though often skin isn’t their only canvas. This weekend, skilled ink artists will be in town for the ninth annual Tattoo Arts Convention in downtown Minneapolis. Many will also be stopping by Gamut Gallery for a showcase featuring creative efforts made outside the studio. Lindsee Boyer of Bee Ink and Nate Vincent Szklarski of Saint Sabrina’s have helped put this show together, which will include local and national inkers. The opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, January 4, will feature tunes from the ’60s (lots of the Kinks) and ’90s hip-hop from DJ No Pants. Meanwhile, the exhibit finale from 5 to 8 p.m.