A celebration of body art is underway all weekend.
The Knoxville Tattoo Convention features live tattooing by established and upcoming tattoo artists.
They've come from across the country to create permanent art on living canvasses.
The event includes burlesque shows, human suspension and side shows.
Tattoo artists can shop for supplies, and if you are looking to get a tattoo, this is the place to be.
"That's the good thing. People get to come in and they get to see the portfolios, and they get to see the product and stuff, and what we're producing and everything and they can just shop around see who fits them best," said Jerry Bean with Synergy Tattoos.
The three-day event is at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park.
The convention is working with the Scarecrow Foundation to raise awareness to help end hunger.