Photo: Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2011
The tattooed and the pierced of Venezuela had their own Expo-fair last weekend and what a show it was. Even the pictures and videos here don’t do the ambiance justice:
Emilio González, organizer of “Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2011” and considered to be the best “Body Artist” worldwide, came up with the idea of a weekend long event, dedicated to the fine line where pain meets fashion, and mutilation meets art.
“I took the initiative of creating this project because there is a lot of curiosity in Venezuela about the art of tattooing, and every day there are more people who want to adorn their bodies in a healthy way, and with the highest quality standards” said González, who has 12 years of experience in body modification.
More than 150 body artists from all over South America and the US including Nikko Hurtado (USA), Víctor Portugal (Uruguay), Shanne O´neill (USA), Eric Marcinizin (USA) and locals Yoset Pérez and Darwin Henríquez offered discounts of up to 60% during the event.
In addition to discounted prices, assistants enjoyed live music, contests, art shows, seminars and up and close views of some of the most intricate and bizarre tattoos and body modifications.