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Thousands of tattoo enthusiasts attend Rio de Janeiro artist event

Thousands of tattoo enthusiasts attend Rio de Janeiro artist event

Tattoo week in Rio de Janeiro kicked off on Saturday with over 1000 artists.

The three-day event offers a wide range of public events.

One attendee of the special event is Marcelo Ribeiro, the second most tattooed citizen of Brazil.

About 96% of his body is covered with tattoos.

The event includes 220 stands and organisers expect 25,000 people to participate. 

Brazil has about 200,000 tattoo studios.