The Seaside Tattoo Show celebrates body modification June 10-12.

"I got a tattoo in Oxnard with my mom's permission. Diaz has tattoos covering over 70% of her body.

Diaz's first recollections of tattoos were not pleasant, but she altered her mind when she saw more women with body modifications.

"I was intrigued that a woman could distinguish herself unique and utilise self-expression to define herself.

Whether it's hair colour, piercings, or bodybuilding. Diaz: "There are various physical alterations."

Diaz likes tattoos and body modification so much that she's arranged many tattoo events, including this weekend's three-day Seaside Tattoo Show.

Diaz is a freelance writer who attends two or three tattoo conventions a month.

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