Hooks, horns and hair-raising body art - it's all in a day's work for the participants at the third international tattoo convention in Medellin, Colombia.

If all-over body tattoos and devil horns do nothing for you - how about the spectacle of men and women suspending themselves from the ceiling, hoisted by what look like meat hooks through their shoulders?

Your mother probably won't approve.

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    GRAPHIC CONTENT: Venezuelan Emilio Gonzalez (L) puts a hook on the back of a customer during the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    GRAPHIC CONTENT Venezuelan Emilio Gonzalez (L) puts a hook on the back of a customer during the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Colombian artist Cain Tubal performs during the third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Venezuelan Emilio Gonzalez performs during the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man shows a tattoo on his eyes during the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    GRAPHIC CONTENT A man with hooks through his back performs at the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    GRAPHIC CONTENT A woman with hooks through her back performs at the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Colombian artist performs during the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    GRAPHIC CONTENT A woman with a hook through her back whatches a performer man hang in the air with hooks also in his back during the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    GRAPHIC CONTENT A woman with hooks through her back performs at the Third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Colombian artist Cain Tubal performs during the third International Tattoo Convention in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)