Our cover story for March is all about tattoos, piercing, as well as body modification. We profile various artists, take a historical glance at Thunder Bay’s tattoo scene, and discuss what people should know before getting their first tattoo.

Plus, March brings St. Patrick’s Day, so to get everyone into the Irish spirit, Stuff We Like features ideas for the holiday, our sommelier Jeannie Dubois provides some suggestions for tasty porter and stout beers, and music columnist Gord Ellis writes about quite possibly the greatest Irish musician of all time.

Also in the issue, we preview Cambrian Players’ latest production of William Shakespeare’s Pericles, The Prince of Tyre, our menswear curator Lyle Morissette provides some vacation style ideas, and Chef Rachel Globensky serves up a delicious carb-loading recipe of pasta alla carbonara e spinaci just in time for the Sleeping Giant Loppet.

Click here to read the issue online. Look for additional photos, live links and exclusive videos located throughout the online issue.