The sixth annual Tattoo Arts Festival is in Denver this weekend

Sword swallowing, body piercings and a long lineup of prolific tattoo artists will be in town for the 3-day festival.
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Amanda Wachob tattoos Laura Reiter at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Feb. 15, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The annual Denver Tattoo Arts Festival returns for its sixth iteration this weekend at the Colorado Convention Center.

The three-day festival, running from July 21-23, will feature a long list of artists and vendors within the tattoo community as well as live entertainment from sideshow acts, "Ink Master" special guest artists and tattoo contests.

Tickets are $23 for a day, or $45 for a three-day pass. Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Notable live entertainment include human suspension crew Cenobyte Suspension, award-winning international circus sideshow duo Reggie Bügmüncher, piercer, performer and model Verona Fink, comedy variety performer and Ringling Brother's star James Maltman and "America's Got Talent" sideshow duo and sword swallower Captain and Maybelle.

Attendees will also be able to meet a number of special guests from the "Ink Master" television series, including Season 10 winner Josh Payne, MTV's "How Far is Tattoo Far" Courtney Raimondi and North Shore Tattoo Co. Alexandra Fische.

A tip if you plan to get inked at the festival: If you wish to be tattooed by your preferred artist, it is advised to reach out to the artist personally. Some artists do not take appointments at shows and only take walk-up clients.

The festival will go from 2-11 p.m. on Friday, 11-11 p.m. on Saturday and 11-8 p.m. on Sunday.

For a full list of special guests, artists and vendors, click here.

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