BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Resorts World Casino will provide space this weekend for some of the top artists whose canvas is the human body as it hosts a tattoo festival that is expected to draw participants from around the world.
United Ink Productions, a New York based tattoo company, will present its 2017 No Limits Tattoo Expo on Friday through Sunday at the casino, which is located at 110-10 Rockaway Blvd. in Jamaica. Guests will be able to get tattooed by more than 250 world renowned artists from across the globe.
The show will enable both aficionados and first timers to get tattoos from the top artists and will spare visitors from having to do research on an artist’s background and legitimacy.
In addition to live tattooing, body painting, tattoo contests and burlesque dancers, United Ink is providing live entertainment, including sword swallowing, glass walking and aerial performances.
“Our entertainers have years of experience performing at tattoo shows around the world,” the company said in a statement regarding the event. “We take great pride in offering our guests the chance to experience our performers many talents and skills.”
In addition to the lineup of tattoo artists and live entertainers, UnitedInk will present its Artist Hanger & Fusion Project, which allows aspiring or experienced artists to gain exposure for their work to a larger audience. The exhibit, which will feature nine artists, will raise money for a variety of charities.
The 2017 No Limits Tattoo Expo will also have more than 30 vendors and tattoo suppliers, which will offer a variety of goods, from shop necessities to the latest merchandise and apparel.
The show runs from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $25 to $50.
United Ink Productions was created in 2012 and has since been recognized for putting on some of the best tattoo expos in New York City and Long Island, specifically Jamaica and Garden City.
“This leading tattoo expo is committed to helping you have the best tattoo experience possible,” the company’s website reads. “We consistently strive to help you look and feel your very best. Whether you’re a tattoo artist, a tattoo enthusiast or a tattoo supplier, United Ink Productions has a temporary and permanent solution for you.”
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