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Art-N-Ink Festival taking place this weekend at South Point

Art-N-Ink Festival taking place this weekend at South Point

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

If you are looking for some new ink, you might want to head to the South Point this weekend.

The Art-N-Ink Festival is taking place Aug. 8 through 10. The festival features some of the best artists in the tattoo industry both locally, nationally and internationally.

That's not all though. The three-day festival also has live entertainment, burlesque shows, tattoo contests, pin-up fashion, classic cars and more.

Some of the featured artists include:

Daniel Rocha from “Seven Tattoo:” Local artist Rocha is known for doing guest spots at studios, special events and expos around the world.

Roman Abrego from “Artistic Element:”  Award winning artist Abrego made his artistic debut on Spike TV’s “Ink Masters,” and is considered one of the best color artists in the world.

Fonzy from "Greaskull Tattoo Alley:” Fonzy offers a very unique talent and is considered to be one of the best airbrush artists and tattoo artists in the world.

Big Sleeps from "Letters to Live By:" Known for custom script writing and urban artwork, Big Sleeps specializes in creating masterpieces on a variety of mediums from skin to traditional canvases.

Rich Pineda from "Rich Pineda Art:" With custom oil paintings hanging in many private collections and galleries around the world, Pineda is considered one of the best abstract and color artists in the tattoo industry.

In addition, tattoo artist Abrego has donated a 1969 Dodge Charger to benefit the Fxck Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated raising awareness and educating others about the importance of early cancer detection. The 1969 Dodge Charger, valued at $80,000, will be given away during a raffle drawing on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Wait, there's more. There will also be a beer festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8.  Guests will enjoy complimentary samples from more than 15 brewers, including Alaskan Brewery, Ninkasi Brewery, Abita Brewery, Woodchuck Brewery, Craft Brew Alliance and Anheuser-Busch. Each brewery will offer a variety of samples to enjoy as guests watch body paint and tattoo contests. All beer festival guests must be 21 years of age and provide a valid form of identification.

And, if that was not enough, Metal Mulisha and Fitz Army will host three-days of speed and excitement during a freestyle motocross (FMX) showcase. The action will offer 60 minutes of nonstop entertainment, including back flips, lazy boys, superman seat grabs, cliffhangers, whips, nac nacs, can cans in a must-see aerial assault. The FMX event will take place Friday through Sunday with the main event on Saturday evening.

The Art-N-Ink Festival will take place Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Individual tickets are on sale and start at $17.  For more information, click here.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.