Tats fans' riot of colour at homage to their ink
Published 15/08/2016 | 02:30
Hard rock hits clashed with the low, steady hum of tattoo machines as the last day of the Dublin International Tattoo Convention got under way.
As the weekend-long tattoo convention started to wrap up in the city's IFSC, attendees were still grabbing the chance to see the latest skin art styles.
Meanwhile, the brave among them were choosing to go under the needle from some of the biggest names in international tattoo art.
Chris Garver, a New-York based tattoo artist, made his way to Ireland especially for the event and attracted a large crowd.
Chris, who is best known for appearing in the hit TV show 'Miami Ink', told the Irish Independent that it was his first time visiting the capital.
"I have a lot of friends here and I've been keeping an eye on them on Instagram."
But Chris found himself busy for the entire weekend, with most of the appointments with the tattoo master being snapped up on the first day of the event.
Meanwhile, Dublin-based tattoo artist Juliete Garcia was also busy at work with customers
Originally from Milan, Juliete's speciality is animals and nature has earned her a large following.
Baz Black, who runs his own salon in Dundalk, also called on the Government to bring in regulations.
"Literally any Tom, Dick or Harry can just open a tattoo shop," he said.