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Tattoo convention attracts a global audience

The 3-day event offers the opportunity for artists and enthusiasts to meet and mingle.


June 8, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Artists tattoo people's backs during the three-day annual festival in Tel Aviv.Artists tattoo people's backs during the three-day annual festival in Tel Aviv.Photo: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
June 8, 2015 | Latest Photo

Tattoo artists and aficionados convened this past weekend in Tel Aviv to celebrate skin art and body piercings. The second annual three-day event attracted more than 50 artists from around the world and was expected to top the 1,000-visitor turnout at last year's inaugural event.

Aside from the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow enthusiasts or add to their collection, people were also treated to various concerts and performances. Visitors were encouraged to take part in the Best Tattoo competition.

 Some 50 tattoo artists, Israelis and foreigners, took part in the festival to show their skills. Some 50 tattoo artists, from Israel and elsewhere, took part in the festival to show their skills. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman shows off her back with piercings.A woman shows off her back with piercings. More than 1,000 people attended last year's inaugural event, and more were expected there this year. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

A man shows off his tattoos during the event. A man shows off his tattoos. People from around the world descended on Tel Aviv this past weekend to attend the event. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

A man, who has completely covered his face with tattoos, poses for a photo.German tattoo model Magneto's face, including eyeballs, has been covered in ink. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

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