It Was An Ink-Stained Weekend In Deep Ellum As The Elm Street Fest Took Over The Neighborhood.

For whatever reason, it's the bands tend to get the top billing at the Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival. But, make no mistake, the 50 or so international tattooers who travel to Dallas for the weekend-long deal are quite the draw themselves.

And this year, those artists got the chance to ply their crafts in the festival's new main setting of The Bomb Factory. As the marathon “13” session went on over at the festival's namesake shop a couple of blocks away and as the bands of the fest's undercard performed over at Three Links, many of the festival's participating tattooers took up shop along the cavernous new Deep Ellum venue's balcony.

See also:
Flash Forward. // Quiz: What Friday The 13th Tattoo Should You Get?
Buzzing. // The Sights and Sounds of the 2015 Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival.

There, set to a soundtrack of bands performing on the venue's stage to the crowds out on its floor, these artists pricked and prodded their paying clientele all weekend long, applying permanent designs that will be flashed proudly for years.

Photographer Karlo X. Ramos was on hand to capture this scene all weekend long. Check out his shots of the Elm Street Fest's tattoo action below.



















All photos by Karlo X. Ramos.

8091_2

8091_3

8091_4

8091_5

8091_6

8091_7

8091_8

8091_9

8091_10

8091_11

8091_12

8091_13

8091_14

8091_15

8091_16

8091_17

8091_18

8091_19

8091_20

8091_21

8091_22

8091_23

8091_24

8091_25

8091_26

8091_27

8091_28

8091_29

8091_30

8091_31

8091_32

8091_33

8091_34

8091_35

8091_36

8091_37

8091_38

8091_39

8091_40

8091_41

8091_42

8091_43

8091_44

8091_45

8091_46

8091_47

8091_48

8091_49

8091_50

No more articles
X