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A tattoo artist applies ink to a participant to create a complex face of a cat during the Russian Tattoo Expo in the second Sokolniki exhibition and convention center in Moscow

Absolutely credible: thousands of body art fans and famous artists come together to showcase their intricate designs at a tattoo convention in Moscow

  • Ink enthusiasts traveled to the Russian Tattoo Expo at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Congress Center in Moscow
  • The two-day festival started today and is the second tattoo exhibition at the location in Moscow
  • Body art fans gathered at the event to showcase their weird and beautiful designs and add them to the collection
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Ink lovers and world-renowned tattoo artists have descended to Moscow for the Russian Tattoo Expo.

The two-day festival started today at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center and brings tattoo artists from around the world to their talents, with thousands expected this weekend.

The Expo features world-famous masters such as Nikko Hurtado, Ami James, Nissaco, Gakkin and many others, with workshops and a competition between artists to celebrate the best handiwork.

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A number of body art fans have exhibited their intricate black and gray designs, one woman covering her entire neck and arms with black ink, while others opt for enchanting features.

In addition to the complex designs, visitors are treated to a large number of ink-related workshops to add their ideas for future body art.

The world famous Expo has many international brands, interviews with artists and a food court to freshen up after getting brave.

A tattoo artist applies ink to a participant to create a complex face of a cat during the Russian Tattoo Expo in the second Sokolniki exhibition and convention center in Moscow

A tattoo artist applies ink to a participant to create a complex face of a cat during the Russian Tattoo Expo in the second Sokolniki exhibition and convention center in Moscow

An ink lover bares his chest while a tattoo artist makes a design at the Russian Tattoo Expo in Moscow. Almost his entire chest and neck is decorated with gray and colorful designs

An ink lover bares his chest while a tattoo artist makes a design at the Russian Tattoo Expo in Moscow. Almost his entire chest and neck is decorated with gray and colorful designs

An ink lover bares his chest while a tattoo artist makes a design at the Russian Tattoo Expo in Moscow. Almost his entire chest and neck is decorated with gray and colorful designs

The event attracts some of the best tattoo artists from all over the world. A tattooed man waits patiently while he adds another design to his arm
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The event attracts some of the best tattoo artists from all over the world. A tattooed man waits patiently while he adds another design to his arm

The event attracts some of the best tattoo artists from all over the world. A tattooed man waits patiently while he adds another design to his arm

A tattoo artist carefully draws a design on the neck of a woman during the Russian tattoo exhibition. The exhibition offers workshops and a competition between artists to celebrate the best handiwork. The woman's neck and arms are almost completely filled with gray ink

A tattoo artist carefully draws a design on the neck of a woman during the Russian tattoo exhibition. The exhibition offers workshops and a competition between artists to celebrate the best handiwork. The woman's neck and arms are almost completely filled with gray ink

A tattoo artist carefully draws a design on the neck of a woman during the Russian tattoo exhibition. The exhibition offers workshops and a competition between artists to celebrate the best handiwork. The woman's neck and arms are almost completely filled with gray ink

A woman shows off her detailed leg tattoo that extends from her ankle to her thigh at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow

A woman shows off her detailed leg tattoo that extends from her ankle to her thigh at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow

World-famous tattoo artists celebrate their best work while customers go under the needle
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World-famous tattoo artists celebrate their best work while customers go under the needle

A woman shows off her detailed leg tattoo (left) that extends from her ankle to her thigh in the Sokolniki Exhibition and Congress Center in Moscow while looking at another woman with a design on her neck. World-famous tattoo artists celebrate their best work at the exhibition while customers go under the needle

A tattoo artist fills the contours of a design on a woman's back during the exhibition as she stares out while undergoing intense pain. Ink enthusiasts travel the world to get the very best to complete their designs

A tattoo artist fills the contours of a design on a woman's back during the exhibition as she stares out while undergoing intense pain. Ink enthusiasts travel the world to get the very best to complete their designs

A tattoo artist fills the contours of a design on a woman's back during the exhibition as she stares out while undergoing intense pain. Ink enthusiasts travel the world to get the very best to complete their designs

A woman observes the talented tattoo artist while working with the ink on her leg. People at the exhibition are in pain for hours to make their tattoo idea a reality

A woman observes the talented tattoo artist while working with the ink on her leg. People at the exhibition are in pain for hours to make their tattoo idea a reality

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A woman observes the talented tattoo artist while working with the ink on her leg. People at the exhibition are in pain for hours to make their tattoo idea a reality

One woman closes her eyes while she tolerates the pain of the tattoo needle in her neck while another woman (left) admires her designs on her fingers

One woman closes her eyes while she tolerates the pain of the tattoo needle in her neck while another woman (left) admires her designs on her fingers

One woman closes her eyes while she tolerates the pain of the tattoo needle in her neck while another woman (left) admires her designs on her fingers

Two women smile when they have new tattoos at the exhibition at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow

Two women smile when they have new tattoos at the exhibition at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow

Two women smile when they have new tattoos at the exhibition at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow

Another brave woman undergoes a long process of having one of the talented artists at the exhibition complete her tattoo on her arm
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Another brave woman undergoes a long process of having one of the talented artists at the exhibition complete her tattoo on her arm

Another brave woman undergoes a long process of having one of the talented artists at the exhibition complete her tattoo on her arm

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