Inking big for first tattoo extravaganza
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.
Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza, with Paul Carter from New Romney with his new tattoo by Mr Roo Tattoo