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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.

    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.

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

    The event attracted local and international tattoo stars.

    Maria Jose Cristerna, also known as Vampire Woman, was one of the celebrities to attend the event.

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    As was tattoo and body-modification artist Kala Kaiwi.

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    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.

    Henry Rodriguez, also known as Red Skull, was happy to pose for pictures at the event.

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    There were a variety of different looks on show in the Venezuelan capital.

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    Attendee Luciel displays her bifid tongue.

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    Luis Alfonso shows off his tattoos.

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    Luber poses for a portrait.

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    As does body modification and tattoo artist Emilio Gonzalez.

    A number of people attending the festival used the occasion to get new ink work done or add to existing tattoos.

    Jorge Silva / Reuters

    One striking body modification sported by a number of attendees was tattooed eyeballs.

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    Here's a picture of someone getting their eye tattooed black.

    Jorge Silva / Reuters

    The event ran from 29 January until 1 February, with more than 400 tattoo fans turning up, The Telegraph reported.

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    Richard James is the News Director for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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