Tattoo lovers show off their extreme inkings at annual conventions in LA and Russia

TATTOO lovers have been showing off their impressive inkings at annual conventions in LA and Russia this weekend.

This year marks the sixth Siberian Tattoo Festival in Novosibirsk, Russia, while stateside tattoo fanatics have been celebrating all things body-art at the LA Tattoo Convention in Long Beach, California. Read more.

Germany: Belarussian ornament tattoos on offer at International Tattoo Convention

Belarus ornamental and oriental tattoos were on offer at the International Tattoo Convention, taking place at Arena Berlin, in the German capital. Among the participants at the popular event there were two tattoo studios from Belarus. Read more.

Danes show support as world’s oldest tattoo shop fears shutdown

'Tattoo Ole’, located at Copenhagen's historic Nyhavn and possibly the world’s last remaining tattoo shop still at its original location, is facing closure. The owner of the building and the owner of the tattoo shop are engaged in a legal battle, with the former having ended Tattoo Ole’s lease. The tattoo parlour will be converted into a kitchen for the restaurant that occupies other floors of the building, say the owners of the tattoo business. Online petitions as well as support groups have been started by supporters of Tattoo Ole to spread the word and gain as much opposition to the shutdown as possible. Read more.