Paris Body Art Expo (copy)

A tattoo artist works on a client during the 2018 Body Art Expo. The expo returns Friday through Sunday, with 20% of proceeds going to area high school art departments.

Paris’ second body art expo will feature tattoo artists such as Edgar Chavez and Aleah Lauren, and 20% of profits will be donated to four local high school art departments.

The expo will be at Love Civic Center from Friday through Sunday. A single day pass is $15, and a weekend pass is $35. The expo will run noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

With support from the City of Paris, Texas Inked Magazine and Vitalitree Aftercare, the best tattoo done each day will win the artist a brand new tattoo machine from Hardlife Rotaries. Best of show will win the Paris Body Art Expo Belt, as well as $1,000 cash.

Macon Atkinson is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6963 or

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