Shepparton Custom Bike, Car and Tattoo Show has again proved a hit with ink and vehicle fans, with visitors coming from as far as Leicestershire, England to attend the event.By Ashleigh Williamson
Gone are the days of the basic ship and anchor tattoo.
The Shepparton Custom Bike, Car and Tattoo Show again proved modern body ink is genuine art.
Show publicity co-ordinator Craig Veysey said people from as far as Leicestershire in England and Tasmania attended the event on Saturday.
Mr Veysey said the show had about 12 tattoo event categories.
‘‘Everything from best back, best arm, best leg, best oriental,’’ he said.
‘‘With young people these days, every second person has a bit of drilling on them.’’
Mr Veysey said tattoos were judged on criteria such as colour, creativity, design, detail, originality and theme.
‘‘It’s a lot different than the old anchor and sailing ship on the side .
‘‘A lot of tattooists these days are actually artists in their own right.’’
The show has run for more than 20 years and Mr Veysey said more flash cars and motorcycles than usual filled the Overlander Hotel.
Pale Rider, Bone Dry, Mick Coates and The Allnighters and the Angels tribute show, Darkroom, offered musical entertainment.
‘‘We’re always refining the show and getting bigger and better (musical) acts,’’ Mr Veysey said.
Money raised from the event will go to the McAuley Champagnat Programme, a Notre Dame College initiative that started in 2006 to engage and retain students who struggled to fit into normal schooling.
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The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Murray and Campaspe shire have decided to withdraw membership from Committee for Echuca-Moama.
Rochester Motorsport Complex will host the third round of the Golden Power Series karting championships on the weekend.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Seymour College P-4 students delight in their new surroundings.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
Heathcote Health is finalising its service plan.
Barooga Sports Club chief executive officer Greg Ryan recently celebrated 30 years of service surrounded by friends, family and past and present staff.
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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