November 22 2014 Latest news:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The art of tattooing was celebrated at a special festival in Norwich.
The sixth annual Norwich Body Art Festival (NBAF) took place at Open on Saturday and Sunday. It saw about 80 tattoo artists demonstrate their skills, with many festival-goers leaving the event decorated in new and unique works of art.
NBAF co-founder Emma Garwood said: “It’s been phenomenal. The quality of the work goes up every year and there are lots of new amazing artists.”
The event also included a solo art exhibition featuring the work of London-based tattoo artist Xed Le Hed who specialises in geometric dotwork, and entertainment throughout the weekend included London’s Voodoo Binmen, dancer/sword swallower Leah Debrincat, burlesque performer Lou Safire, and Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School featuring burlesque performer Luna Rose.
Emma said the whole festival was about spectacle.
“We started the weekend off with a guy tightrope walking across the main hall which looked amazing and it was kind of symbolic of the weekend, that kind of height of performance and spectacle.”