Downtown Bristol hosts 2021 State Street Tattoo Fest

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tattoo artists from all over the nation came out to participate in the annual State Street Tattoo Fest in Bristol.

Artists from as far West as Washington and Colorado came to the Bristol Tattoo Company to join in on the festivities.

“Because of 2020, we postponed the shop till 2021, and thankfully, we were able to have the show this year. I think it’s been great,” Justin Brown, Bristol Tattoo Co. Owner said. “Everyone’s been busy, everyone’s been tattooing, a lot of people in and out and getting some new tattoos.”

According to Brown, 70 tattoo artists from all over the country were available for walk-in tattoo opportunities.

The festival wrapped up around 6 p.m., and plans for the next one are already in the works.

Other events at the festival included a pin-up contest, live entertainment, tattoo competition and plenty of vendors.

Sponsors included the Bristol Tattoo Co., AXYS Rotary, BC Tattoo Supply, Lost State Distilling, The Birthplace of Country Music Bristol, The Bristol Hotel, 99.3 X and more.

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