9th Annual Slinging Ink Tattoo Expo

This ninth-annual event brought together more than 150 of the planet’s top tattoo artists for onsite inking set to live music by Memphis-bred rap royalty Three 6 Mafia (Oscar-winners for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from Craig Brewer’s 2005 film Hustle & Flow) and Stabbing Westward vocalist Christopher Hall’s project The Dreaming, plus appearances by The Charmed Forces roller derby team, Rally Crashers Comedy’s Luis Rodriguez, gag-reflex testing, nightmare-inducing human suspension acts, a variety of tattoo contests (including Worst Tattoo), and an appearance by porn legend Ron Jeremy (AKA “The Hedgehog”), a Guinness World Record-holder for “Most Appearances in Adult Films."

Photos by George Guajardo

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