Last weekend I had the chance to visit the Helsinki Ink Tattoo Convention, and took my camera with me. I always found tattoos exciting and a really good way to express ourselves in a permanent way. Most of the talented tattoo artists make real art, not just fashion for the moment, so the tattoos made with real passion and strong determination will always be something to be proud of.
This time I've made a few pictures to catch the mood of this colorful event, full of ink, blood and rock'n'roll. Also managed to document the birth of a brand new tattoo, from the planning until the last ink drop scratched into the skin.
Special thanks to the Queen of Pain a.k.a. Vilde Moe, the tattoo artist of Art & Soul Tattoo, Oslo and her 'victim', for letting me do the photos during the whole process of the creation of a tattoo.