Mark Armstrong: Euronews

Hundreds of tattoo aficionados gathered over the weekend in Paris for the annual World Tattoo Championship.

The three-day festival, now in its ninth year, is hoping to beat its record of 35,000 visitors in 2018. Many styles of body art have been on display ranging from cartoon characters to Polynesian and tribal designs.

The 420 tattoo artists present were in high demand, with South Korean Bigcat Cid, who specialises in Japanese designs, already fully booked on the first day.

After a short-lived career as a bartender, Bigcat Cid trained as a tattoo artist when he realised he was not satisfied with his own tattoos. …Read More