Man with horns implanted in forehead joins tattoo aficionados at Brussels body art convention | Daily Mail Online

The international body art convention kicked off yesterday as tattoo artists and aficionados from across the globe descended on Brussels.

The three-day event is being held in a former industrial site, now named Tour & Taxis, in the heart of Belgium’s capital city. 

Rolf Buchholz, from Germany, was among the visitors showing off their body art and he proudly displayed his 480 piercings and the horns implanted into his forehead. 

Attendees at the event, that runs from November 8 to November 10, are often enticed by the chance to be tattooed by ‘the world’s finest tattoo artists on the planet,’ according to the convention’s official website. 

Any tattoos completed at the gathering can then be entered into the convention’s own award ceremonies which give prizes in categories that include Best Graphic, Best Healed and Best of Show.

Day tickets for the event cost €30 (£26) and also include access to a range of entertainment such as graffiti battles, wrestling matches and bike shows.

Rolf Buchholz (pictured), from Germany, was among the visitors at the international body art convention as he proudly displayed his 480 piercings and the horns implanted into his forehead

The three-day event is being held in a former industrial site, now named Tour & Taxis, in the heart of Belgium’s capital city. Pictured: One woman shows off her full-back, colour tattoo of an Egyptian pharaoh

Day tickets for the event cost €30 (£26) and include access to a range of entertainment such as graffiti battles, wrestling matches and bike shows. Pictured: A man with a top teeth grill, facial piercings and tattoos appeared to be enjoying himself at the event

Attendees at the gathering, that runs from November 8 to November 10, are often enticed by the chance to be tattooed by ‘the world’s finest tattoo artists on the planet,’ according to the convention’s official website

Any tattoos completed at the gathering can then be entered into the convention’s own award ceremonies which give prizes in categories that include Best Graphic, Best Healed and Best of Show. Pictured: One woman shows off her tattoo sleeves and hand art

Dozens of tattoo-supply stores have set up stalls at the convention to sell to the hundreds of people that attend. Pictured: One scantily-clad, tattooed model posed on a motorcycle at one of the bike shows  

Tattoo artists and aficionados from across the globe, including from Bosnia, Croatia and Lithuania, all descended on the convention in Brussels. Pictured: One man displays a nipple piercing along with his full-body, colour tattoo of a face being torn in two 

The convention encourages people to show their ‘real selves’ by adding tattoos to their body. Pictured: Three tattoo artists all working simultaneously on a man’s partially complete, fully-back tattoo 

Man with horns implanted in forehead joins tattoo aficionados at Brussels body art convention

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