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Tattooed Eyeballs Among Incredible Sights On Show At Venezuelan Tattoo Convention

Be warned: This post includes a picture of someone getting their eyeball tattooed black.

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Tattoo and body-modification artists descended on Caracas, Venezuela, last week for a four-day festival aimed at spreading awareness of the extreme art forms.

Jorge Silva / Reuters

Reuters said the International Tattoo Festival hoped to spread awareness of tattoo culture in the country.

The event attracted local and international tattoo stars.

As was tattoo and body-modification artist Kala Kaiwi.

Jorge Silva / Reuters

Kaiwi holds the world record for having the most stretched earlobes on the planet.

The holes in his ears are said to measure 109mm (4.3 inches) in diameter and took him around 16 years to stretch.


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