This last weekend over 140 tattoo artists and other alternative artists came together at the Convention Center for the first annual Tattoo Masquerade, created by Vinyasa Productions and presented by the Denver Tattoo Collective. Everyone was showing off their existing ink and at almost every booth someone was getting a new tattoo, filling the ballroom with the collective hum of hundreds of tattoo guns. The atmosphere was an interesting mixture of freak show and art fair. There were tattoo artists from 25 states and the UK, but Colorado artists took the majority. Aside from the live–tattooing, there were also live painters, birds of prey displays, aerial dancing, stage performances and… snakes. This was definitely an event that should keep gaining steam in the years ahead, representing Denver as one of the most tattooed cities in America.
All photos by Kiddest Metaferia.