Tattoo convention draws artists from across the world

Tattoo convention draws artists from across the world
[Source KSWO]
[Source KSWO]

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-If you are a tattoo lover you may want to head out to Apache Casino Hotel in Lawton this weekend.


The hotel is hosting Inkin' Oklahoma, a tattoo convention featuring over 50 artists from around the world.


"It's like a giant tattoo shop," said Tracy Scianneaux.


Tracy Scianneaux is one of the artists.


He said he's been tattooing for 22 years and specializes in realism tattoos.


The reaction a person gives after seeing their tattoo looks just like a photograph they picked out is his favorite part.


"When they're sitting down at the beginning of the tattoo they say this will be their only one, but by the time they are getting out the chair they have three more picked out," said Scianneaux.


Which was exactly what Tori Bryant said.


"Especially when you are at a convention with all these great artists you never know," said Bryant. "I may walk out her with another sleeve."


The event features internationally known tattoo shops like World Famous, 247 Ink and artists from Ink Master.


Bryant said she's waited all year for her appointment with Ink Master tattoo artist Bryan Stephens.


She said the convention is something Lawton needed.


Which is also why organizers said they put on the event.


"I mean there's so many other people that love tattoos and just bringing all these artists from across the country to one location I think just bring Lawton together and lets them see how much pride we can show in them," said Bryant.


Scianneaux sends a message those who are considering attending the event.


"Come on out, said Scianneaux. "It's a good time, even if you don't get tattooed come on out and meet the artists and come get a tattoo!"


The event continues Saturday from 11:00am until 11:00pm.

And you can also catch them on Sunday from 11:00am until 8:00p.m.
You can buy tickets at the door for 20-dollars.

Weekend passes are 45 dollars and military gets a discount.


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