Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

DETROIT (WWJ) - Skin should be heeling for the approximately 5,000 people from all over the world who visited Detroit for the Motor City Tattoo Expo.

Mike DeBoer drove in from Chicago to get tattooed. WWJ caught him walking around the convention with his shirt off… but from a distance, you’d have had no idea he wasn’t wearing one.

DeBoer has tattoos all over his body.

Mike DeBoer shows off a fully inked leg.

Mike DeBoer shows off a fully inked leg.

“I started getting tattoos pretty much as soon as I turned 18,” said DeBoer. “If I had to put an hourly guess into it I’d probably say I’ve got at least 300-400 hours into me.”

DeBoer was nominated at the expo for best chest and best leg sleeve. He says the body art is worth every penny.

Downriver Tattoo Artist C.J Jones was one of those featured at this weekend’s event.

“A lot of long hours…

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