Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
PHOTOS: Getting inked at the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention
featured

PHOTOS: Getting inked at the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention

  • Updated
  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}
20210706_new_tattoo_1

Julio Pacho, right, with Black Sheep Brooklyn in Brooklyn, N.Y., works on Hunter Garriets of Council Bluffs during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_2

Liv McElroy, right, with Eternal Tattoo in Fremont, Neb., works on her mom, Thleen Blood of Bellevue, Neb., during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_9

Lyndon Lapp, left, with Eternal Tattoo in Omaha works on Miclain Knott of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_4

Joseph Delaparra, right, with Award Winning Tattoo Society in Mundelein, Ill., works on Kelly Bergman of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_3

Mike “Big Mike” Hill, right, with Flesh to Fantasy in Bellefontaine, Ohio, works on Sherri Badura of Loup City, Neb., during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_5

Danny Vasquez with Timeless Tattoo in Los Angeles works on Gabi Thompson of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_6

Eugenio Garza, right, with Eternal Tattoo in Fremont, Neb., works on Sophea Johnson of Des Moines during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_7

Danny Vasquez, right, with Timeless Tattoo in Los Angeles works on Gabi Thompson of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

Support Local Journalism

Your subscription makes our reporting possible.
{{featured_button_text}}
20210706_new_tattoo_8

Joseph Delaparra with Award Winning Tattoo Society in Mundelein, Ill., works on Kelly Bergman of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_10

Lyndon Lapp, left, with Eternal Tattoo in Omaha works on Miclain Knott of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_11

Cassidy Teal, left, with My Style Tattoo in Ogden, Utah, works on Dejah Meyer during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_12

Liv McElroy, center, with Eternal Tattoo in Fremont, Neb., smiles as she works on her mom, Thleen Blood of Bellevue, Neb., during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_13

Julio Pacho with Black Sheep Brooklyn in Brooklyn, N.Y., works on Hunter Garriets during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_14

Joseph Delaparra, right, with Award Winning Tattoo Society in Mundelein, Ill., works on Kelly Bergman of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_15

Julio Pacho with Black Sheep Brooklyn in Brooklyn, N.Y., works on Hunter Garriets of Council Bluffs during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_16

Erik Clark of St. Louis, part of the Body Mods by Shawn team, peruses the products of a jewelry vendor during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_17

Danny Vasquez with Timeless Tattoo in Los Angeles shows off his own ink as he works on Gabi Thompson of Omaha during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

20210706_new_tattoo_18

Eugenio Garza with Eternal Tattoo in Fremont, Neb., works on Sophea Johnson of Des Moines during the Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention at the Mid-America Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The three-day show featured more than 50 tattoo and piercing artists, clothing, artwork and jewelry vendors from across the country, as well as music and other entertainment. The convention was a good opportunity for area tattoo lovers to get fresh ink, have work done on existing tattoos or simply draw inspiration from the variety of artists in attendance.

The business news you need

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News

News Alert