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 Ho Kilpatrick

Ryan Ho Kilpatrick is an award-winning journalist and scholar from Hong Kong who has reported on the city’s politics, protests, and policing for The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, TIME, The Guardian, The Independent, and others