Incredible ink on show at Scotland’s eighth tattoo convention

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INCREDIBLE ink and outrageous art was showcased in Edinburgh this weekend as tattoo enthusiasts gathered to show off their skin.

The event is the eight convention for Scotland (Pic: WENN/ Euan Cherry)

Men and women covered in colourful tattoos were inked in front of audiences who gathered to share their love of body art.

This year’s International Scottish Tattoo Convention in Edinburgh at the Corn Exchange is the 8th after it began in 2011.

Performances at the event for the inked audience included bands playing bagpipes and a performance from cabaret star Agatha Frisky, as well as the Death Do Us Part Danger Show by Charlie and Rachel Atlas.

The event which is growing in popularity attracted people from across the country to share their love of the needle.

Artists from all over the world gathered at the famous venue, with some flying in from Australia and Europe.

Tattooists this year included many women who are making a name for themselves in the ink world (Pic: Euan Cherry/WENN)

The two-day eventh has attracted 2,000 people, according to organisers.

More than 500 tattoos will be finished in the two days, is was claimed.

And many of the artists are female.

Tattooed men and women celebrated body art over the weekend (Pic: WENN/Euan Cherry)

More than 500 tattoos were expected to be done over the two days (Pic: WENN /Euan Cherry)

The weekend at the Corn Exchange was attended by people of all ages (Pic: WENN/ Euan Cherry)

Organiser Jim Aitken said to The Scotsman: “We are really proud to have 50/50 split when it comes to the gender of our artists. The industry has moved on from when artists were just all rounders.

“Now they focus on one area of tattooing in particular which improves their quality of work, doing it day in day out whether that be portraits or Japanese.

“It is also a fantastic opportunity for the Scottish artists to meet with other artists and get their work known throughout the world.”

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