FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Residents are welcoming over 200 artists at the local tattoo festival hosted at the Grand Wayne Center.

August 11-13, featured artists are coming from all over the world to participate in the Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival, organizers said in a release. More than just tattoos will be focused on as local shops and artists will have featured booths. Tattoo artists will be booked ahead of time, but walk-in appointments are also going to be offered at the event.

Organizers at the festival say that tattooing has evolved so much over the years. At the festival this weekend – organizers and artists welcome people curious about the tattoo world and those who need some new ink.

“If you want to get a tattoo, you can get a tattoo here,” said Quinn Hurley, director of operations, Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival.

One of the local tattoo artists is Garrett Weber, a tattoo artist at Studio 13 in Fort Wayne. Weber’s specialty is traditional but with a twist.

“Traditional tattooing a little bit more light hearted, a lot of frogs and skulls and things with cowboy hats on I don’t know not necessarily a niche but I like drawing them,” Weber said.

Tattoo competitions will happen at the end of each day, varying in category, one featuring a tattoo of the day. The event is family-friendly, but you do have to be 18 or older to get tattooed at the festival.

The cost of tickets is $30 for a one-day admission ticket and $65 for a whole weekend pass. The festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the event and to purchase your tickets head to Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival’s website.