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    Posted July 21, 2009 by
    Los Angeles, California

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    Tattoo Expo... Body Art, Beautiful or Bizarre?


    The Tattoo Expo in Los Angeles California was held from July 17th ~ July 19th. The event was packed with participants as well as spectators. This cultural phenomenon of multiple, if not total coverage of tattoos on ones body, marks a generation. In the attempt to express their uniqueness and individuality, they have become one with the "Ink" and each other.


    A young woman with numerous Tattoos said she wanted a jungle theme that included Monkeys, White Tigers and Flowers. This went up her arm and wrapped around the side of here body. "I survived child birth" she said, "some tattoos were equally as painful and some were not".
    One Woman from Colorado was covered from head to toe as she so freely showed me (editing was need at this point) what's left one might ask, Piercing. Which was also available at the expo. For those not interested in altering their body, entertainment was provided. This included dancers, live music, drawing competitions, best tattoo of the day and free prizes.
    It was a regular Carnival... including Corn dogs, Cotton Candy and pink Lemonade! Sounds like summer.

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