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    Posted on May 27, 2014

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

    There was also a spot of Mexican wrestling.

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    Hopefully no one in the audience was scared of clowns.

    Some of the tattoos on display were hugely impressive.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace
    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    Some were better than others.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    Many brought images of what they wanted.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    Model "Zombie Boy" made a guest appearance at the show.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Chest tattoos seemed a very popular choice at the weekend.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    Some seemed quite giddy at getting their inking done.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    And a few couldn't hide the pain.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    Some entered their tattoos into competitions.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

    A post by the organisers on the show's Facebook page said this year was by far the busiest, "smashing" the previous attendances.

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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

    Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Alexandra Palace

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