Tattoo artists from around the country came to Springfield for The Evergreen Tattoo Invitational. The 3-day event was full of workshops, competitions and plenty of new art for those who see their skin as a canvas. Attendees caught up with old friends, shared ideas and discussed the latest trends in this growing market.
Yallzee, who flew in from Puerto Rico, shows off his body tattoos to the judges during the full body competition held during the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational, Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the Willamalane Center in Springfield.
Samantha Arguello, from Taos, NM, has the letters PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect) tattooed on her face by Manny Sanchez.
Peruvian, Rebel Hernandez, creates a work of art on the arm of Springfield resident, Caitlin Stunich.
Portlanders, Sasha Erickson and Ashley Kern, check out the work of others during the Tattoo Invitational.
Blake Ellison of Eugene gets another tattoo from Rest, an artist with High Priestess Tattoo parlor in Eugene.
"Getting tattoos makes me feel good, even the pain feels good," said Ellison.