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Rio de Janeiro Gets Inked With Tattoo Week

Posted: Jan. 7th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Rio Tattoo Week

Tattoo Week Rio just finished up and it brought tattoo and piercing artists from around the world to exhibit their needle-bound work throughout 170 stands. Getting inked is a trend with growing popularity in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro in particular, and this festival was a great place to see some of the best skin art in the world.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following hot on the heels of the New Year’s celebrations, Tattoo Week Rio starts on Friday, January 4th and will bring together some of the world’s finest body artists for a festival celebrating all things ink and body art related. The event, which will also include live music shows, will take place over three days at Pier Mauá on Avenida Rodrigues Alves in Centro.

Anyone who has visited Rio knows tattoos and body art are a common sight among locals and visitors. Beach culture, fashion and shifting perspectives have helped fuel a dramatic rise in the number of people getting tattoos or piercings.


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