Tattoo Convention Coming To The Meadowlands

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — One of the world’s largest skin and body modification conventions is coming to the Meadowlands.

Celebrity tattoo artist Mario Barth is bringing “Inked Out New Jersey” to Secaucus from Sept. 23 through Sept. 25.

Barth, who is known as the “King Of Ink” and has done work for Lenny Kravitz, Sylvester Stallone, Tommy Lee and Usher, is covered with tattoos from his neck to his toes.

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“When you mark yourself and you put a specific mark on you it changes your appearance for the rest of your life,” he said.

A large dragon tattoo covers Barth’s  back. Horitoshi One, a renowned Japanese artist, spent a total of 215 hours working on the piece using the traditional Tebori style of tattooing – the ancient art of hand-poking the needle.

“It was 2 years straight, every six weeks in Tokyo for 7 to 10 days,” Barth said.

The convention will give the public an opportunity to be tattooed by the world’s top artists from around the globe.

The first day of the convention will offer free admission to firefighters, EMS, police and military personnel.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Ice-T and his wife Coco will make an appearance at the festival.

For more information or to reserve tickets click here.

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  • Jimmy

    Right where it belongs.

  • Shelly

    I have 3 tattoos. My first one was right after my grandson was born. It’s a yellow rose stem – 4 roses – with a banner running thru it with my name, my daughter’s name, and my 2 grandkids. The second is over my heart – a heart with a banner running thru it with my initials. The 3rd one is a silver bullet w/Bob Seger written thru it. I said I never wanted a tattoo cuz I didn’t know what I would want to live with the rest of my life. Now I’ve got 3 and want at least 1 more. My future son-in-law is a tattoo artist so I’m sure I’ll get at least that 1 more.

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