Tattoo artists from around the world were drawn to Blackpool to make their mark

More than 180 top designers gathered at the Norbreck Castle for the sixth annual Tatcon event.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 10:22 am
Daz added: The theme was a 50s sea-side but we had lots of entertainment sword swallowers, burlesque performers, and even a Punch and Judy."
Pictured is performer Ruby Derriere
Daz added: The theme was a 50s sea-side but we had lots of entertainment sword swallowers, burlesque performers, and even a Punch and Judy." Pictured is performer Ruby Derriere

With bands music, circus sideshow performers and even a Punch and Judy show, the organisers said there was something for all the family.Daz Busby said: “It was amazing, probably the biggest yet. We started six years ago with 50 artist and this weekend we had 185."

Dr. Diablo and Miss Electra add a little spark to the proceedings
One thing we do differently is that we have Walk up Sunday for the public. We ask a certain number of tattooists to keep space for bookings so that people can get a tattoo on the day from world class artists.

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Tattooists Kelly Wood and Ben Rodgers
But the main attraction was the tattoo work being carried out at Tatcon
Pictured is William Williams
Tattooist Cain Bramley
Jack Hennessy has a tattoo done
It's all about the ink
The event attracted a huge folowing. Daz Busby said: "We had people from Barcelona and even two lads from the very North of Norway with stands. But we have some fantastic tattooists in Blackpool too and one, Indelible Ink from Cleveleys won second prize in the public vote."