Dozens of tattoo artists from around the world converged on Kowloon Tong over the weekend for the third annual Hong Kong International Tattoo Convention.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
The event brought over top tattoo artists from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, mainland China, Europe, the United States, Britain and South Africa — as well as talents from local studios.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
Studios from around the region brought along living samples of their work while some visitors had walk-in sessions with the artists.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick/HKFP.
Competitions were held to determine some of the best work completed by the artists on site, and each evening saw live performances by local bands.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.
Photo: Vickie Liang/HKFP.

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Ryan Kilpatrick

Ryan Kilpatrick is a local writer, journalist and editor. Formerly National Online Editor for the That's magazine group in China, his work on the history and politics of the region has earned him the CEFC Award in Modern China Studies and has also appeared in China Economic Review, Asian Studies Review, China Green News, e-International Relations, Shanghaiist and various publications at his alma mater, the University of Hong Kong, where he is currently enrolled in the Master of Journalism programme.