Northern Ireland's biggest tattoo convention is back for its sixth installment this weekend and will return to the Everglades Hotel from the 26th-28th August.
Spanning three days, the Maiden City Ink convention offers the opportunity to get tattooed by award winning artists from across Europe and who specialise in a variety of styles, from portraiture to old school.
Organiser Zac Deeney, from Derry’s Skin Art Tattoo, is hoping for a good turnout. “We really bring tattoo artists to Derry so people can see and experience different styles of tattooing.
“We will have about forty artists attending who put out outstanding work but are completely different in working styles” said Zac.
And although many of the tattoo artists will be able to accommodate walk-in appointments, Zac advises to get there early to avoid disappointment, or better still, you can get in touch with the individual tattooists prior to the convention to book an appointment.
So, whether you want to show off your own ink or to finally take the tattoo plunge, the Maiden City Tattoo Convention will be worth visiting this weekend. Have a look at some of the tattooists on offer below.