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Body art: 16 brilliant portraits of people at Dublin's Tattoo Convention

‘Surely there had to be some very interesting characters attending,’ I thought. I was not disappointed.”

MORE THAN 60 artists from around the world gathered in the Red Cow Hotel on Hallowe’en weekend this year to celebrate Dublin’s 13th annual tattoo convention.

Hundreds of people came to the venue for the body art, bands and other entertainment.

Photographer Donal Moloney had other ideas though. He was after interesting subjects for his own personal project.

“Sometimes I search for interesting events around the country but occasionally I’ll find one just down the road,” he said.

“After a few emails and some arm twisting, I managed to secure a tiny corner of the room where I could set up a makeshift studio. ‘Surely there had to be some very interesting characters attending,’ I thought. I was not disappointed.”

Here are 16 of brilliant, resulting portraits:

Pete, Dublin

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Rostislav, Russia

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Joe, USA

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Umberto, Italy

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Titch, Ireland

 

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Tony, Ireland

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Helena, Finland

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Paddy, Ireland

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Justin, England

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Jenny, aka The Pink Lady, Ireland

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Friday, USA

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Anonymous

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Ray, Ireland

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Jo, Northern Ireland

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Daniella, Italy

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Ross, England

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All photos by Donal Moloney. See more of his work on his website and his Facebook page

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