WILDWOOD – About 8,000 people attended the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash at the convention center this weekend, a three-day celebration of ink.
There were booths set up by tattoo artists and other vendors from the region. There were sideshow performers, tattoo contests, and many other entertainment options at the event.
The main draw was the tattoo artists, who were more than 150 and kept busy with customers.
Matt Miranda from Forked River was among them. His right leg was to be decorated with a Celtic symbol. It would sit alongside an upside-down smiley and the Deathly Hoos symbol.
According to him, his friend and he had done their tattoos during the Navy. He described a smiling face but this one is gone, being replaced with one that was completed by a professional.
Jarehd Herbert is a South Jersey resident and works for Upscale Ink Studio. He was in the process of preparing the area for the new tattoo.
Many of those present had children, many who said that they have spent a few days in Wildwood or visit the town regularly.
This event was presented by Villain Arts and Rebel Image Tattoo for many years.
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