Bogota Colombia's 9Th International Tattoo Convention

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Bogota, Colombia hosted it's 9th International Tattoo Convention with 3 days of inkslinging, pin up girls, celeb guests and freak shows.

Colombia like many South American countries has a heavy Catholic influence and sense of tradition in their culture. That doesn't stop the growing number of tattooed men & women coming together every November in a huge International convention for three whole days of tattooing, music and shows featuring tattoo artists and performers from all over Latin America.

Thanks to Colombian photographer Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez at www.mauriciobeltran.com.co #fuckstyle for collaborating with me on this post.

The Vampire Woman aka Mary Jose Cristerna from Mexico made a special appearance - Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
The Vampire Woman aka Mary Jose Cristerna from Mexico made a special appearance - Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Jacob Angel performer and suspension artist from Medellin, Colombia. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Jacob Angel performer and suspension artist from Medellin, Colombia. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Just hanging around at the convention. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Just hanging around at the convention. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez

There were people from all walks of life and even families with their kids enjoying a weekend out of tattooing fun. Some of Colombia's best tattoo artists were out working hard...

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Lorena Skunkrocker from Arkham Tattoo, Bogota: Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Lorena Skunkrocker from Arkham Tattoo, Bogota: Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Even your dear writer Sarah Calavera got sleeve work done by Kike Torres of Arkham Tattoo, Bogota Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Even your dear writer Sarah Calavera got sleeve work done by Kike Torres of Arkham Tattoo, Bogota Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez

Here are just a few of the awesome results from the weekend coming from all kinds of popular styles from Neo Traditional, graphic script, dotwork and Japanese to realism and trash polka.

This bold Neo Traditional Medusa looks right into your soul. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
This bold Neo Traditional Medusa looks right into your soul. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Strong script tattoos in memory of the fallen. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Strong script tattoos in memory of the fallen. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Gorgeous strong female superheroes in this realism piece. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Gorgeous strong female superheroes in this realism piece. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Unusual contemporary portrait tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Unusual contemporary portrait tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Skating fan and her trash polka influenced tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Skating fan and her trash polka influenced tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Bright and bold Japanese Hannya mask tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Bright and bold Japanese Hannya mask tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Beautifully intricate dotwork diver tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Beautifully intricate dotwork diver tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Enchanting skull and fairy girl tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Enchanting skull and fairy girl tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Is this neo traditional ink of Zoltar from the Tom Hanks movie Big? Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Is this neo traditional ink of Zoltar from the Tom Hanks movie Big? Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Great realism piece with soft colors and subtle lines. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Great realism piece with soft colors and subtle lines. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Awesome old school traditional tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Awesome old school traditional tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
This Steve Tyler portrait is alive with movement. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
This Steve Tyler portrait is alive with movement. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Amazing vibrant colors on this Neo Traditional tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Amazing vibrant colors on this Neo Traditional tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Badass blackwork realism tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez
Badass blackwork realism tattoo. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Beltran Rodriguez

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Skull obsessed tattoo fanatic, writer for Tattoodo, voice actor and visual artist who loves metal and headbanging. Inspired by Neil Gaiman, Tool, horror & the macabre.

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