2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Body Art Stories: Athletes, Tattoos, and Instagram

Sunday, March 13
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Four Seasons
Ballroom CD
98 San Jacinto Blvd

With over 75 million photo tags on Instagram, tattoo art is an important part of the visual stories that are captured everyday on the platform. In parallel, tattoo culture in sports is front and center like never before. From global superstars like LeBron James and David Beckham, to emerging stars like Sydney Leroux and Conor McGregor, athletes are showing off their body art like never before. Sports fans are also getting into the mix with personal ink inspired by their favorite athletes. This panel will explore how athletes, their tattoo artists, and sports fans are using Instagram to share their ink and personal stories.

Hashtags: #sxsw #SXsports


Andrew Owen at SXSW

Andrew Owen

Community Events Lead


Andrew Owen is the Community Events Lead for Instagram where he oversees the team curating live content for major events on the platform. Prior to joining Instagram in early 2014, he served as Mana...

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Kaillie Humphries at SXSW

Kaillie Humphries

Olympic Athlete

Team Canada

Kaillie Humphries is a Canadian bobsledder and the reigning Olympic champion in the two-woman at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. Humphries is also the two-time defending overall World Cup champi...

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Randy Harris at SXSW

Randy Harris


Tattoos By Randy

Randy Harris is the founder and owner of Tattoos by Randy in Atlanta, Georgia. He started in the tattoo game at the age of 29 and quickly built a name and reputation for detailed and complicated pi...

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