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August 1, 2013

Tattoos and ... a few undead|Inaugural Zombie Walk being held Saturday as part of annual Niagara Tattoo Expo

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Niagara Gazette — Saturday's experiences will be different both times, with the earlier walk set to circle the block where the conference center sits. But the later adventure could cause a bit of havoc — as any zombie naturally would. The 5 p.m. walk will take over Niagara Falls State Park, where the walking dead have been known to chase a tourist or two, then take pictures with them afterward.

Hinaman said the experience with the unsuspecting, unfamiliar tourists and locals is what makes a zombie walk memorable, at least for him.

"People will ask us for pictures galore," he said about the second walk. "The tourists are great. It's going to be enjoyable."

Zombies taking over Niagara Falls outdoors is one thing. But inside the conference center, there will be plenty going on this weekend as well. Beginning from 4 to 11 p.m. tonight, the Niagara Tattoo Expo will bring attention to the popular subculture of body art. And regular art, according to the event's creator Katherine Molinaro.

Though the main attraction will be the ink, with several vendors and artists from across the country expected to be on hand, several artists have also been commissioned to create graffiti art on special pieces of dry wall which will be on display throughout the weekend's event.

But the real art, of course, is the face makeup people will be wearing thanks to the zombie makeup. Molinaro is excited to have the company back for a second year.

"We had talked about doing a walk last year, but there wasn't enough time," she said. "They had a tent set up last year and they were making zombies. They're so good. If you didn't know and turned around and saw one of them, they'd scare you. They come in looking like zombies.

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