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Rob Halford will open Hell Bent For Leather: An Art Exhibition, before the jackets are auctioned off for Dio's charity.

Few bands have as distinctive an on-stage look, or incredible album artwork as Judas Priest. To celebrate their iconic role in heavy metal, London's Parliament Tattoos have enlisted the finest tattoo artists around to hand-paint a collection of leather jackets using specially designed acrylic leather paint.

Taking as their inspiration Priest's epic album covers, as well as their personal favourite song titles, tattoo artists such as Grime, Jondix, Scott Move, Gregory Whitehead, Xam, and more, have spent hundreds of hours painstakingly transforming a collection biker jackets into works of art.

A collection of Judas Priest album covers
A selection of Judas Priest's visually striking album covers.

Taking time off from the studio where Judas Priest are slaving away on their 18th album, the metal god himself Rob Halford will be opening the exhibition on a special preview night at Parliament Tattoos' headquarters on 27th April, before the entire show goes public from 5th - 10th May at Camden's Provender Building.

The free exhibition will then move on from its stint in London to the prestigious Brighton Tattoo Convention on 13th & 14th May where the jackets will exhibit alongside more than 300 world class tattooists, including several of the artists participating in the Hell Bent for Leather exhibition.

The Hell Bent For Leather flyer
The official event flyer.

Following the events, the jackets will be auctioned off online to benefit both The Teenage Cancer Trust and the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund - both extremely worthy causes, close to the hearts of Judas Priest. The band hopes to raise as much money as possible for the two charities.

Exhibition dates:

Free public exhibition
5th - 10th May 2017
Opening Party: 5th May
Times: TBC
Location: Provender Building
The Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road
London
NW1 8AH

The Brighton Tattoo Convention
13th & 14th May 2017
Location: The Brighton Centre
Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2GR
For more Information visit: www.brightontattoo.com

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