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The 6th Siberian Tattoo Festival at Podzemka Loft Park in Novosibirsk, Russia on August 20, 2017. (Photo by Kirill Kukhmar/TASS)

The 6th Siberian Tattoo Festival at Podzemka Loft Park in Novosibirsk, Russia on August 20, 2017. Tattoo lovers have been showing off their impressive inkings at annual conventions in LA and Russia this weekend. This year marks the sixth Siberian Tattoo Festival in Novosibirsk, Russia, while stateside tattoo fanatics have been celebrating all things body-art at the LA Tattoo Convention in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Kirill Kukhmar/TASS)
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21 Aug 2017 07:36:00
Once applied, the designs are washed using warm water and cow dung. Herbs are applied to promote faster healing. (Photo by Ronny Sen/WaterAid/The Guardian)

For more than 2,000 years, women from the Baiga tribe in the highland district of Dindori, in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state, have been tattooed. Sumintra, 25, from Bona village, has the markings across her forehead, legs and arms. The women who work as tattoo artists are knowledgable about the different types of designs and pigments preferred by various tribes, and their meanings are passed to them by their mothers. The tattooing ‘season’ begins with the approach of winter. (Photo by Ronny Sen/WaterAid/The Guardian)
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19 Aug 2017 08:48:00
The winner of the Miss Tattoo Brazil 2014 contest, Bruna Barros, shows a tattoo that says 'My body, my rules' during Tattoo Week, the largest convention of art in the skin of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 July 2017. A tattooed woman beauty pageant, the new trends and techniques of the tattoo world, body piercing and the environment of the art of definitively painting the body, are all due to be addressed during the seventh edition of the “Tattoo Week Sao Paulo“. (Photo by Sebastiao Moreira/EPA)

The winner of the Miss Tattoo Brazil 2014 contest, Bruna Barros, shows a tattoo that says 'My body, my rules' during Tattoo Week, the largest convention of art in the skin of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 July 2017. A tattooed woman beauty pageant, the new trends and techniques of the tattoo world, body piercing and the environment of the art of definitively painting the body, are all due to be addressed during the seventh edition of the “Tattoo Week Sao Paulo“. (Photo by Sebastiao Moreira/EPA)
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19 Jul 2017 08:30:00
A man works on a tattoo during the 8th Expotattoo Colombia Fair in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 14, 2017. (Photo by Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP Photo)

A man works on a tattoo during the 8th Expotattoo Colombia Fair in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 14, 2017. The event – which is in its eighth year – attracted plenty of colourful characters. (Photo by Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP Photo)
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16 Jul 2017 07:47:00
A tattoo artist applying ink on a girl' s arm during the 2017 Moscow Tattoo Festival at Moscow' s Amber Plaza Shopping Center in Moscow, Russia on April 1, 2017. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS)

A tattoo artist applying ink on a girl' s arm during the 2017 Moscow Tattoo Festival at Moscow' s Amber Plaza Shopping Center in Moscow, Russia on April 1, 2017. Tattoo artists from all over the world take part in the event. The festival' s program includes a tattoo contest, body taping art marathon, masterclasses, round table discussions and conferences. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS)
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02 Apr 2017 10:16:00
One of the invited artists, Tom Storm, works on the arm of Kerrie Hibbert at the 2017 Tattoo Collective event at the Old Truman Brewery in London, England on February 17, 2017. (Photo by PA Wire)

One of the invited tattoo artists, Tom Storm, works on the arm of Kerrie Hibbert at the 2017 Tattoo Collective event at the Old Truman Brewery in London, England on February 17, 2017. (Photo by PA Wire)
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20 Feb 2017 00:06:00
Traditional sculptures by Chin tribe in, Mindat, Myanmar, November 2016. (Photo by Teh Han Lin/Barcroft Images)

Traditional sculptures by Chin tribe in, Mindat, Myanmar, November 2016. In the mountains of Myanmar lives a tribe where the women have taken a unique approach to their beauty regime by decorating their faces with tattoos. The Chin people in the remote mountain town of Mindat, have been marking women in the area with intricate face tattoos for centuries. (Photo by Teh Han Lin/Barcroft Images)
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28 Dec 2016 07:01:00
Ave, 4 years-old, of the United States, paints on her father's hand during the International Tattoo Convention Bucharest 2016 in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, October 16, 2016. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo)

Ave, 4 years-old, of the United States, paints on her father's hand during the International Tattoo Convention Bucharest 2016 in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, October 16, 2016. Prominent tattoo artists from across the world displayed their skills in the Romanian capital over the weekend. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo)
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18 Oct 2016 12:33:00