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Body modification enthusiasts gather at Venezuelan Tattoo Convention

Attendees included the Guinness World Record holder for the most-stretched earlobes.

By Ben Hooper

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Venezuelan Tattoo Convention 2015 in Caracas said more than 400 body modification artists participated in the event.

The four-day event, which began Thursday, featured hundreds of tattoo artists showing off their work alongside famed body modification enthusiasts, including Kala Kaiwi, a Hawaiian who holds the Guinness World Record for having the most-stretched earlobes, which measure 4.3 inches in diameter.

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The attendees also included a Mexican artist dubbed "Vampire Woman" for the way she has used tattoos, piercings, sharpened teeth and other body modification techniques to make her face resemble that of a mythical being.

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