Inkfest returns to Kewstoke

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 June 2014

Tattoo artist Martin Binczewska(left) won Best in Show and Best small black & grey. Artist Dan Stewart(right) won best small colour, both artists are from Avon Tattoo.

Tattoo artist Martin Binczewska(left) won Best in Show and Best small black & grey. Artist Dan Stewart(right) won best small colour, both artists are from Avon Tattoo.

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A TATTOO and music festival is being held in Kewstoke for the third year running.

Art and Soul tattoo artist Matt Drury won best large black & Grey modeled by his receptionist Rachael Hipkin.Art and Soul tattoo artist Matt Drury won best large black & Grey modeled by his receptionist Rachael Hipkin.

Inkfest combines live music with tattoo booths where people can pick up some new body art while enjoying the performances.

Visitors can decide whether to stay for the whole weekend and camp at the site, or just purchase a day pass.

There is music from bands including The Flamin’ Ratrods who play their own rockabilly-based songs.

Joining them will be West Country-based ska band The Communicators, The Splash, Hatebomb and more.

Tattoo artists from all over the UK will be visiting the venue, while there will also be several artists from France, the United States and Sweden.

Paco Rollins, an artist flying from Seattle for the event, said: “I loved the first one so much I am travelling back from the US to attend again this year.

“It is one of the best atmospheres I have come across at a tattoo event and I have attended hundreds. Love the mix of tattooing, bands and fun.”

The event is being held at the Sand Bay Leisure Resort, in Beach Road, from June 13-16.

Tickets, priced from £10 for a day pass to £99 including accommodation and food, are available from www.inkfest.co.uk

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