See: Ink Girls at the Annual New York City Tattoo Convention

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This weekend, tattoo artists and enthusiasts from around the world convened at the Roseland Ballroom for the 17th annual New York City Tattoo Convention. Body-art aficionados showed off colorful sleeves and inked-up torsos to compete for Best Tattoo in a variety of categories, including Best Tattoo of the day (awarded to a tattoo done at the convention), Best American Old School, and Best Portrait, as well as the title of Miss Inked Up 2014. Click through our slideshow to see portraits of this year’s contenders, shot by Dina Litovsky.

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