It wouldn't be the end of October without Fortitude Valley's favourite tattoo studio, art gallery and espresso bar boasting an exhibition to mark the occasion. As they have every year since they opened in 2011, Lust for Life is hosting an annual horror show with a name as apt as its theme: Dead Scary.
Specifically contemplating the notion of bringing out your dead, the creepy concoctions of more than 30 Brisbane and interstate creative will delve into the fearful and frightening side of the artistic spectrum. Expect axe-wielding animals, masked faces, contorted bodies, broken bones and burning flesh, plus ideas and images even more potentially twisted and terrifying.
An event for the easily afraid, this is not, so consider yourself warned. If you're not scared off, attending the opening night festivities on October 29 is recommended. Dress in your eeriest outfit to go in the running to win a tattoo voucher, or just come prepared to soak up the spooky atmosphere.