Above • "It reminds me to keep your head on straight and not to make mistakes," said Luke Jensen, of 801Ink Gallery, sporting a blue jay on the side of his head Friday at the Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center.
Center • "I really love elephants," said Lynnzie Van Leuven, grimacing as tattoo artist Arpil Cornell hits a painful spot on her leg.
Bottom • Dia de Los Muertos figurines from German Rivera and Heart of Mejico were on display at the convention, which features vendors, contests and more than 150 tattoo artists. It continues noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday in Exhibit Hall No. 5; entrance is on 300 West. Admission is $40 for a three-day pass; one-day admission is $20 for adults, $5 for teens ages 12-17; children are free. Visit www.slctattoo.com.