Get inked for Tattoosdays
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 (2 a.m.)
Photo: Mikey McNulty
Whether tramp stamps and tribal or full-sleeves and traditional, all manners of tattoos were spotted Tuesday at Wet Republic. Here’s hoping those in attendance were liberal with the SPF so their artwork doesn’t fade in the sun.
Tattoosdays at Wet Republic — co-sponsored by X-107.5 Xtreme Radio — is free to everyone, inked or not, Tuesdays in July. And if you're feeling left out because you lack permanent pigmentation, you can go the wimpy route and get airbrushed artwork at the pool party.
Scoring this week’s grand prize of a free night’s stay at the MGM Grand and VIP entrance to Wet Republic and Tabu was 26-year-old Seattle tattoo artist Chani Murat, who stopped by with her parents after spotting an ad in the Weekly. Thoroughly tattooed, Murat’s Rosie the Riveter portrait with “Mama” above it was chosen as the crowd’s favorite.
“As far as tattoos, it really depends, I think, on who’s here,” says X-107.5’s Bean. “But I usually look for a lot of individuality — no tribal or any of that, and if you are going to do tribal, at least go all the way around the arm. Don’t be a pussy. So that and obviously just good, clean work.”
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.