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One of the most outstanding events in the world of tattoo culture – 12th International Tattoo Convention 'Tattoo Collection 2016' will take place on 20-22 May at Art-factory Platforma in Kyiv. This big art event will be dedicated to the art of tattoo, piercing and body-art.

One of the most outstanding events in the world of tattoo culture – 12thInternational Tattoo Convention 'Tattoo Collection 2016' will take place on 20-22 May at Art-factory Platforma in Kyiv. This big art event will be dedicated to the art of tattoo, piercing and body-art.

The contest of tattoo paintings by artists from different countries – Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Italy, Romania, Poland, Denmark, and the United States – will be held within the scope of the festival. The capital prize for this hard-fought competition is grand prix of the convention – the award 'Golden Machine'. The program of the convention also stipulates the best tattoo design and body-art contests. Those artists, who would like to improve their professional level, will be able to take part in artistic tattoo, permanent make-up and piercing masterclasses. Matt Gone, the most tattooed man in the world, who earned a nickname Chess Man, will visit 12th International Tattoo Convention 'Tattoo Collection 2016' for the first time under the auspices of the art studio 'Tattoo Planet'.

This American, who is already a legendary personality, will become a special guest of the international event, exclusively for the convention. There is no blank space on Matt’s body: even his tongue and genitals were not left without inks, – he is fully covered with tattoos. This guy even has inks in his eyeballs – he started covering his body with tattoos twenty years ago, and he hasn’t stopped yet. Despite the fact that many ordinary people look at Matt with surprise and consider him crack-brained, he keeps telling that he’s happy the way he is. Of course, he is also included into the Guinness Book of Records as the most tattooed man on the planet.

'My name is Matt Gone. I am a special guest of the art show at the convention Tattoo Collection in Ukraine, which will be held from 20 till 22 May. I will be there during all three days of the event and everyone will have an opportunity to take a picture with me. Come everybody,' – Matt Gone. Therefore, guests of the convention will have a unique opportunity to see Chess Man face to face, with your own not tattooed eyes!

Artists, rock bands, as well as dance, theatre and sport collectives are invited to the convention. 'Tattoo Collection' will embrace Street Food Festival that will provide yummy delicacies for visitors and guests, exposition of American retro cars from Old Car Land, Biker Pub from Docker Pub, and beauty contest from ALEXX. Besides that, Federation of extreme kinds of sport will held competitions and championships. Impressive evening and night programs with fire show, not to mention street art, body art contest, stage plays, programs for children, knights tournaments and bikers show will be entertaining elements aimed to make the atmosphere of the event even more fascinating. 

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