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A weekend of world-class ink at the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival


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In a city as full of tattoos as Austin, it's no wonder that world class tattoo artists from across the United States gather together at the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival each year.

Contests, shows and, of course, tattooing filled the weekend at The Palmer Events Center where the Revival took place.

Chris Witt gets work done by Juan Cabrera.

Tattoo artist Gentleman Joel, of Noodles Tattoo in Chicago, uses an iPad to clean up some designs.

Erin Shadwick gets tattooed by Zack Shereck.

Yanni Vera, an artist from Long Beach, California, shows off his neck tattoos.

Vanessa DeVico shows off the winning tattoo by artist Darcy Nutt.

Jill Freeland shows off her cat-inspired chest piece by artist Andrew Pontius of Boise, Idaho.

Ruby Lamb performs.

Goldie Candela performs.

The Lizardman speaks about some of his body modifications before his show.

The Lizardman lifts a 30lb steel beer keg with chains connected to his ear lobes.

Ian Lutz shows off a tattoo by Joe Ayala.

Moira O'Leary gets her first tattoo at the convention, she chose a photo of her mother, 1957 Mrs. Virginia.

Lindsay gets a tattoo by Adam Shrewsbury of Name Brand Tattoo in Ann Arbor Michigan.

Tattoo artist Matt Stanlan.

Kendall Shiflet gets a microphone and music piece by Cleen Rock One.

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