Inked body art takes center stage at London Tattoo Convention

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: A man covered in tattoos relaxes in the sun outside the International London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock on September 23, 2016 in London, England. Hundreds of people will descend on Tobacco Dock in east London today as over 400 tattoo artists from around the world showcase their work on the first day of the 12th International London Tattoo convention. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A man is tattooed at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A visitor poses for a photograph at The London International Tattoo Convention in Tobacco Dock, east London on September 24, 2016. / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Tattoo enthusiast Lasse Risvik poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A visitor with a tattoo covering his head poses for a photograph at The London International Tattoo Convention in Tobacco Dock, east London on September 24, 2016. / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A woman is tattooed at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Tattoo enthusiast Araceli Forever poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A tattoo enthusiast poses at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A woman is tattooed at the International London Tattoo Convention in London, Britain September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: A man receives a tattoo on his shoulder at the International London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock on September 23, 2016 in London, England. Hundreds of people will descend on Tobacco Dock in east London today as over 400 tattoo artists from around the world showcase their work on the first day of the 12th International London Tattoo convention. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Sylwia Butkiewicz, 28 is photographed at the International London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock on September 23, 2016 in London, England. Hundreds of people descended on Tobacco Dock in east London as over 400 tattoo artists from around the world showcased their work on the first day of the 12th International London Tattoo convention. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
An attendee receives a tattoo during The London International Tattoo Convention in Tobacco Dock, east London on September 24, 2016. / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
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LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Body artwork took center stage at the International London Tattoo Convention on Friday, where fans displayed all sorts of colorful and intricate inked creations.

More than 400 international tattoo artists will be practicing their skills in public during the three-day event, which also features entertainers and rock bands taking to the stage.

Organizers expect some 20,000 people to visit the convention.

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