As reported earlier today on the Cafe Society blog, the enormously popular new cantina from Sean Yontz and Jesse Morreale, El Diablo, will host the second annualDia de los Muertos Tattoo Art Show and Charity Auction
, which debuted last year at the team's defunct Tambien in Cherry Creek and features traditional Day of the Dead sugar skulls decorated by tattoo artists. Yontz credits restaurant manager Lauli Cusimano, who is chummy with a lot of tattooists in town, with putting the whole thing -- which is growing tangentially -- together both years. "This year,everyone
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wanted in on it," Yontz says. "We've had a big display of most of them up all week long, hanging above the bar. Some of them are just crazy looking!" Forty to fifty of the skulls will be up for auction, and Yontz estimates they'll go for about $50 and up, right into the hundreds for the more detailed entries. Following is a preview of some of El Diablo's favorites.