Organizers believe Eugene tattoo gives visitors a unique experience

Tattoo artist tattoos a client at the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. - The Evergreen Tattoo Invitational hosts hundreds of tattoo artists that are hand-selected to attend the event.

Organizers said they look over thousands of artists' portfolios before inviting hundreds to set up booths and tattoo clients.

The three-day event has brought in crowds of people to watch or get new ink themselves.

"Your modern day art collector, they are collecting tattoos not paintings," Evergreen Tattoo Invitational co-founder, Joshua Carlton said.

Event organizers said this is the best period for the tattoo culture in decades.

"The renaissance of tattooing is happening right now," Evergreen Tattoo Invitational co-founder, Riley Smith said. "We are living through it right now."

Sunday is the last day of the expo; it runs from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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