Artists flocked to a tattoo festival
at a Black Sea resort
Location: Sochi, Russia
Tattoo fans got inked
at the three-day event
which featured artists
showing off their skills
in over 30 different styles
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) DANCER, EVDOKIA ALEXANDROVA, SAYING:
"My favorite painter is Salvador Dali, I want to introduce people to the works of this artist, so I decided to get his paintings on my arm. When people ask who it is, what these pictures are, I am happy to tell them about it. This is how we do good."
The festival is in its eighth year
It featured talks and a competition
for the best tattoo design
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) TATTOO ARTIST, ALEXANDER KRECHETOV, SAYING:
"Any tattoo means something to a person, something that happened in his or her life, he or she comes to us to capture it, remember it, yes it is already trapped in their head, but it also will be beautifully designed on their body."