The buzz of more than 100 tattoo needles was the soundtrack of this weekend’s Tattoo Masquerade, a weekend-long celebration of tattoos, art and alternative culture. With sounds not unlike a beehive, these needles created masterpiece after masterpiece — for three days straight — this past weekend at the Colorado Convention Center.
Hundreds of prospective canvases came to Denver to partner with artists from all over the country. Some had previous tattoos from the artist, others fell in love with the artists’ work that day from the portfolios, but all sat for hours and walked away with an original piece of artwork to cherish forever.
We roamed the booths of all three days to get a glimpse at the permanent productions in action. Here’s what we saw.