Hopping up from the tattoo chair and onto her leather wedge heels, bodybuilder and bartender Abbey Harris admired her latest life commitment: a bumblebee-yellow daisy sprouting up her hipbones.
Body ink can be beautiful, meaningful, or just plain fun (or all three!). But at the end of the day, if you're getting a tattoo, you want something you'll always love. It is fairly permanent, after all.
You know the old saying: if you love something, ink it permanently on your skin. At the Star Wars Celebration convention in London this year, fans of the franchise lived up to these wise words, queueing for tattoos of droids, Jedi, and Sith Lords alike. Amongst the stands hawking T-shirts and toys, more than a dozen tattoo artists from around the world turned up to ink the crowds. Although most of them were fully booked up before the convention's doors even opened, cruising their makeshift tattoo parlors made for a compelling spectator sport — even if it was a little bloody for some tastes.
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