Jessica Scott of Psychocity tattoo shop in Kamloops works on a client. She is among an international cross-section of artists who will converge on Victoria this weekend for the Van Isle Tattoo Expo at the Victoria Conference Centre. The event goes Friday through Sunday and is part trade show, part competition and is open to the public. Photo contributed

World of tattoos comes alive in Victoria this weekend

Van Isle Tattoo Expo features international collection of artists

A cross-section of more than 100 local and international tattoo artists are in Victoria this weekend for the Van Isle Tattoo Expo.

The event, being held at the Victoria Conference Centre, is part trade fair, part competition as professionals in the industry gather to spotlight their talents and show the public what’s new in the world of body art.

Keegan Jolliffe, one of the organizers of the event along Nanaimo artist Ryan Scarpino and Jordan Pringle, publisher of West Coast Ink magazine, says the Expo not only offers people a chance to come down and get inked, but to check out a variety of vendors and talk options with some of the most creative people in the industry.

The artists will have their work judged to be in line for awards to be handed out on Sunday.

The Expo runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, which is a 19-plus event, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $15 a day or $35 for the whole weekend. Visit Van Isle Tattoo Expo on Facebook for more information.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Premier promises to make Juan de Fuca Marine Trail a priority

Group says trail needs increased investment and attention

Police warn businesses of counterfeit American money in Victoria

United States Secret Service investigate with VicPD

Program helps families on tight budgets afford healthy foods

Nutritional coupon program allows participants to buy more fruits, vegetables

Sidney seeks transparency over proposed Beacon building

First significant redevelopment along main street is a five-storey structure

Salmon returns remain low on some South Island rivers

DFO officials say more fish returning after slow start

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

More than 20,000 pounds of garbage removed from riverside homeless camps

Two camps taken down last week on the banks of the Fraser and Chilliwack rivers

Suspect in Revelstoke standoff killed himself: RCMP

Mohammadali Darabi, suspect in the Calgary homicide of his roommate, was stopped in Revelstoke

Clinton visits Vancouver, applauds Trudeau, celebrates Democrats’ win in Alabama

Clinton told crowd she cheered when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed the country’s first gender-balanced cabinet.

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

Victoria water main break forces closure of George Jay elementary for the day

City crews were able to restore water service to school by mid-afternoon

Vikes make bid to host national men’s basketball championships in 2019

Langford, Bear Mountain join UVic bid for nationals

Bomb detonated in Kamloops neighbourhood

Kamloops RCMP are investigating after an improvised explosive device was detonated Wednesday morning

Choir director adds orchestra baton for Messiah performance at University of Victoria

Victoria Symphony Orchestra to perform holiday classic with community choir

Most Read