LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A 3-day festival that brings tattoo artists from as far away as London is in Longview this weekend. The festival features more than 200 tattoo artists. Thousands of East Texans are flocking to Longview to get in line to get a permanent mark etched into their skin. Event Coordinator Carl Murray says it's turning the Maude Cobb Convention Center into one big tattoo parlor.
"This is like the oldest, greatest, latest fashion trend. This art has been around forever and it's illustrations on your body and expressions of your art and how you may feel." - Carl Murray, Ink Life Tattoo and Music Festival, Event Coordinator.
The festival also includes concerts, it lasts until until Sunday.