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Tattoo convention in NYC

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This weekend, some of the country’s best tattoo artists are in Brooklyn, where they are showing off their best art work.

The Urban Tattoo Convention is being held in Sunset Park.

Many people showed up to become human canvases for the hundreds of artists who are skilled in various forms of tattooing.

The event also gives them a chance to showcase their skills and gain recognition among their peers.

The Urban Tattoo Convention is the only organization in America designed to serve as a platform for tattooists of diverse ethnicity to showcase their wide variety of talent and artistic skill. 

The UTC was founded in 2009 by Al Fliction, a Brooklyn based tattooist who had experienced segregation within the tattoo industry and at various tattoo conventions around the nation. UTC has featured an extensive range of artists who are skilled in various forms of tattooing including but not limited to: black and grey, new school, portraits, tribal, and typography.

The Urban Tattoo Convention's mission is to empower tattooist from diverse cultural heritages to showcase their art and tattooing skill set. 

The convention runs through Sunday night.

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