ink-adorned visitors to the london tattoo convention by andy lo pò

ink-adorned visitors to the london tattoo convention by andy lo pò


ink-adorned visitors to the london tattoo convention by andy lo pò
all images courtesy of andy lo pò

 

 

 

tattoos serve as physical memoirs, cataloging our stories and secrets. although these painstaking and arguably excruciating bodily artworks are often considered to be private and highly personal, masses from the ink-adorned community flock to convention centers around the world to exhibit their saturated skin.

 

at this year’s london tattoo convention held at the end of september, photographer andy lo pò was on hand to document the visitors and participants of the 10th annual show. his high-contrast images reveal the vibrant patterns, intricately-drawn details and meticulous skill necessary to complete the inked illustrations. colorful makeup and subdermal implants complete the looks of many attendees, each bearing distinct and completely unique additions to their bodies. the portraits snapped through lo pò’s lens not only communicate the artistry and aptitude of tattoo professionals, but also serve to impart the eccentric qualities of each individuals personality. 

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention
colorful hair, makeup and subdermal implants complete the looks of many attendees

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention
an attendee bears a full body tattoo

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention
intricately detailed portraits

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention

portraits of visitors to the london tattoo convention

 

h/t [mymodernmet]

  • Not much of a tattoo fan ..but these are really interesting.

    Snp5k
    Dec 17, 2014
  • It is too bad there is not a way show them how they will look when they are about 60 years old. …too late now.

    Jim

    JimmyXi
    Nov 12, 2014

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