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Inside the Texas Showdown Festival in July

The days of tattoos only being for sailors and bikers are long gone, as everyone is loving the personal statements that they can make with body art. You might even be surprised to find your own mother sporting a hidden tat. If you love tattoos, tattoo culture, and great music, then head down to El Paso, Texas for The Texas Showdown Festival.

The Texas Showdown Festival is a three-day festival that runs from July 13th to the 15th at the El Paso County Coliseum. At the festival, you will find well over 200 of the best tattoo artists from around the country, including the famous LA Ink TV star Amy Nicoletto. This is the perfect opportunity to get a brand new tattoo done by one of the great artists of today. What goes along with tattoos better than body piercing? You’ll also find plenty of vendors offering body piercings for every imaginable part of the body! Of course, tattoos and piercings aren’t all you can find–there is also plenty of other entertainment!

The main concert stage will feature some great musical acts that are free to see with the purchase of your festival tickets. For Friday’s events this year, the lineup includes bands such as Mushroomhead, Crown of Malevolence, All That Bleeds, Aura Lynn and more. Saturday is the biggest day for music with over 10 bands gracing the stage. Saturday’s lineup includes Hawthorne Heights, Dirty Mexican Zoe, Bowling for Soup, Authority Zero and more. Sunday, the final day of the event you’ll see Static-X, Days Of The New, Suicide Romance and others.

If tattoos and tons of live music sounds good, throw in some insane shows and you have one great night! There are human suspension shows, midget wrestling from the Half Pint Brawlers, A carnival-style freak show, and the entire cast of Animal Planet’s TV show Pit Bulls & Parolees. There are also tons of vendors selling bikes, kennels, clothing and more. You can also check out the food vendors, offering up some of Texas’ best grub.

The Texas Showdown Festival is sure to be a fabulous weekend. Don’t forget to get your tickets early in case the event sells out!

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