After enduring hours of pain, there is truly no better feeling than the rush of seeing your beautiful new tattoo and thinking "it was totally worth it"

The 5th Annual Lubbock Tattoo Expo's first day had some absolutely gorgeous work entered in the "Tattoo of the Day" competition with the winner being this absolutely stunning snake:

Via NeverEnding Memories Photography

Here's a gallery of even more incredible work. If you are looking for some gorgeous new ink, the Lubbock Tattoo Expo continues on Sunday, February 3rd.