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Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok October 23, 2014.

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Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tattoo artist Sun Lan tattoos image of horse with wings on back of client Li Sheng ahead of upcoming Chinese lunar New Year at studio in Beijng...Tattoo artist Sun Lan tattoos the image of horse with wings on the back of her client Li Sheng ahead of the upcoming Chinese lunar New Year at her studio in Beijng January 19, 2014. Li, the 28 year old office worker said the year of horse gave him a idea of having the horse tattoo on his back and it took 6 days to have the tattoo on his back. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on January 31 this year. Picture taken January 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Li Sheng, a 28-year-old office worker in China, had the image of a horse with wings tattooed on his back, ahead of the lunar new year. The new year, which falls on Friday, welcomes the year of the horse. 

A woman shows her tattooed body during the first International Hong Kong China Tattoo Convention in Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The tattoo artists from around the world will participate in the convention which runs from October 4 to 6. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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A woman shows her tattooed body during the first International Hong Kong China Tattoo Convention. Tattoo artists from around the world will participate in the convention which runs from October 4 to 6. 

A man grimaces as he gets a tattoo done on the opening day of the International London Tattoo Convention. The convention brings together tattoo artists from around the globe, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK.

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A man grimaces as he gets a tattoo done on the opening day of the International London Tattoo Convention. The convention brings together tattoo artists from around the globe, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK.

Edinburgh Tattoo parade through Glasgow...Ministry of Defence handout photo of dancers from Mexico parade through the streets of Glasgow as performers from the Edinburgh Tattoo presents a flavour of this summerís event.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 6, 2013. See PA story SCOTLAND Parade. Photo credit should read: Mark Owens/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Mexican dancers from Edinburgh’s Royal Military Tattoo parade through the streets of Glasgow. 

Musicians from Mexico take part in a working rehearsal at Redford Barracks for the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 31, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The year's Tattoo runs from the 2- 24 of August with highlights including performances from Mongolia, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Oman and New Zealand, along with traditional favourites, including the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Scots Guards, The Royal Irish Regiment and The Royal Tank Regiment and the Band and Bugles of The Rifles.

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Musicians from Mexico on Wednesday take part in a working rehearsal at Redford Barracks for the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s Tattoo runs from August 2 – August 24, and includes performances from Mongolia, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Oman and New Zealand.