Fresh Ink

Las Vegas has a new venue that hopes to make permanent impression on the city’s already colorful landscape: Mario Barth at The Mirage.

Part tattoo shop, part nightclub, the new inking and drinking outpost officially opens April 10. While King Ink offers a full range of tattoos and piercings, the adjacent bar and lounge area features an outdoor patio with views of the Strip.

Barth, who already operates Starlight Tattoo at Mandalay Bay and has three tattoo shops in New Jersey, plans to spend about 10 days a month at the new shop. He partnered with entertainment powerhouse The Light Group to launch the project, located adjacent to another Light Group offering, Jet nightclub.

Those wanting to join the likes of Usher, Tommy Lee and Lenny Kravitz can get inked by Barth at The Mirage faster than anywhere else. Although there is usually a two-year wait list for the self-proclaimed king of ink, Barth is now taking appointments at his new shop, effectively cutting future client-canvasses’ wait times in half.