TOP tattoo artists from around the country will take over a Clacton holiday park at the weekend.

The East Coast Tattoo Expo is an annual convention which brings the top tattooists together.

Now in its ninth year, the convention will be held at Highfields holiday park in Clacton on November 17 and 18.

It will feature live tattooing competitions, exhibitions and an awards ceremony celebrating the top artists in the country.

Organiser Sonya Trusty, from Red’s Tattoo Parlour in Colchester said: “We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built as the must-do show for artists and public.

“Everyone is welcome and we are really looking forward to it again this year.

“Each year we choose a charity, and this year we will be helping East Anglian Children’s Hospice, which we think is a very worthy cause.”

BBC3 may also be filming at the event.

Tickets are available at