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The Great British Tattoo Show Enjoys Record Year As Fans Show Off Incredible Ink Work

There was also a spot of Mexican wrestling.

1. The Great British Tattoo Show took place in London over the weekend.

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2. The event at Alexandra Palace featured hundreds of international tattoo artists.

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3. There were also seminars, fashion and burlesque shows and performances by Mexican wrestling group Lucha Britannia.

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4. Hopefully no one in the audience was scared of clowns.

5. Some of the tattoos on display were hugely impressive.

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6. And there was incredible variety in the ink work on show.

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7. Many people attending the event decided to get new tattoos done while they were at Alexandra Palace.

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8. Some were better than others.

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9. Many brought images of what they wanted.

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10. Model “Zombie Boy” made a guest appearance at the show.

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11. The artist, real-name Rick Genest, made the most of his time in the spotlight.

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The Canadian appeared on stage and met visitors on both days of the show.

12. Chest tattoos seemed a very popular choice at the weekend.

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13. Some seemed quite giddy at getting their inking done.

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14. And a few couldn’t hide the pain.

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15. The tattoo artists carried out huge inkings on a few of the visitors.

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16. Many used the show as a chance to add to their body of work.

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17. Some entered their tattoos into competitions.

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18. The Great British Tattoo Show is now in its third year.

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19. A post by the organisers on the show’s Facebook page said this year was by far the busiest, “smashing” the previous attendances.

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20. The event is expected to be held on 23 and 24 May next year.

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