Ink­ing big for first tat­too ex­trav­a­ganza

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

Tat­toos, mo­tor­bikes and swordswal­low­ing marked the first ever Maid­stone Tat­too Ex­trav­a­ganza set up to show­case the coun­try’s un­sung ink­ing icons.

Thou­sands of hu­man can­vases de­scended on the Detling Show­ground over the Easter Week­end for their lat­est ink fix.

Fraser and Samantha Wil­liams, from Stu­dio Twenty Six in Starnes Court, off Union Street, Maid­stone, spent the past year plan­ning for the in­au­gu­ral ex­trav­a­ganza which wel­comed 4,000 fans.

Fraser, 44, said: “We just wanted to have artists to­gether in a room hav­ing an ab­so­lute scream and put Maid­stone on the map. “We aren’t big play­ers. “We are a small fam­ily-run busi­ness which loves to see peo­ple smile.

“I’m not a tat­too artist, my wife is. With­out my wife this wouldn’t have hap­pened.”

Har­ley David­son lined the show­ground with their trade­mark bikes and artists from across the coun­try re­sponded to Samantha’s calls to ply their trade dur­ing the show.

Pic­ture: Andy Jones FM4742176

Maid­stone Tat­too Ex­trav­a­ganza, with Paul Carter from New Rom­ney with his new tat­too by Mr Roo Tat­too

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