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Tribal fusion tattoo by Evan Beers.
Selfie with Evan Beers. Evan tattooed his own head and face. Watch the video here.
This past weekend, the Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan was flooded with beautiful tattooed bodies at the Empire State Tattoo Expo, repping the diversity of tattoo collectors in NYC and beyond.
The main attraction was an international All-Star tattoo artist line-up, gathered together by a stellar tattooer himself, Stefano Alcantara, for the Inked-organized show. Paul Booth curated a fine art exhibit as part of the event, and Paul also treated a lucky contest winner to a collaborative tattoo with famed Nikko Hurtado. There were the convention staples of sideshow, burlesque, vendors and competitions -- with some exceptional pieces on view during the contests, such as the Best of Show winner by Randy Engelhard, shown below.
From my book signing table, I grabbed some people from the convention floor for my signature bad iPhone shots, sampled above, and I stole a few photos posted below from the Expo's Facebook page, which has many more pictures to view. On Instagram, check #nyempirestatetattooexpo for more scenes from the show.
Cover-up tattooed by Tim Kern at the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational.
This morning, my tattoo news alert was blowing up with mainstream media coverage of tattoo events across the US. This past weekend, three major conventions took place: the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational in Springfield, Oregon; the Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit, Michigan; and the West Texas Tattoo Convention in San Angelo, Texas.
The Evergreen Tattoo Invitational received a lot of local press coverage, particularly for a first convention, which was organized by Joshua Carlton and Riley Smith. The more extensive coverage came from The Register-Guard, which posted this video (below), as well as some photos from the convention floor. You can also find a slideshow from Evergreen at Komonews.com.
Tattoo above by Randy Engelhard, winner at the Motor City Tattoo Expo.
The Motor City Tattoo Expo celebrated its 19th year as Michigan's most popular convention. The Detroit News covered the event, as did MLive, which also has a sizable slideshow of images from the show. As with other convention coverage, there was an emphasis on the tattoo TV reality stars in attendance.
For the West Texas Tattoo Convention, K-San news offered this video, featuring a quickie interview with Oliver Peck.
I'll be covering my hometown NYC Tattoo Convention, March 7-9.
The last decade has seen an evolution of portrait tattoos -- whether they be hyper-realistic or conveyed through a surrealistic lens. Artists throughout the world have dedicated their craft to mastering this difficult tattoo style with explosive results.
In Germany, one such artist specializing in this genre is Randy Engelhard of Heaven of Colours studio. Tattooing since 2001, Randy began working in all styles until he came to color portraiture about five years ago, inspired by his mentor Boris Zalaszam and other realism wunderkinds including Mike De Vries and Roman Abrego. Film and animation characters make up a great deal Randy's portfolio as well as personal portrait tributes of his clients.
Now clients need not travel to Zwickau, Germany for work. Randy will be doing his first guest spot in NYC at Sacred Tattoo from August 13th to the 18th. [His rate is $250/hour.]
If you're interested in an appointment, email Kevin@SacredTattoo.com.