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Here's a contest for tattooists looking to share their realism work and also get the chance to win prizes that could help further their craft:
The Nikko Color Contest is a collaboration between portrait phenom Nikko Hurtado, Sullen Clothing, Tattoo Artist Magazine and Fusion Tattoo Ink.
The contest is on Sullen Facebook, where artists can post up their color portrait tattoos and the fans will vote on the best. The winner will be chosen by Nikko Hurtado himself, Ryan Smith of Sullen Clothing and Kent from Tattoo Artists Magazine. Submissions are being accepted until May 2nd and the finalists will be posted May 11th. The winner will be chosen May 16th. That lucky artist will receive a FREE Nikko Fusion Ink Set, Nikko DVD, Sullen Clothing gear, a feature in TAM Blog and more.
Good luck to all you talented readers!
Nikko Hurtado tattoo via Twitter.
Criminality, ownership, and even secret codes among spies -- tattoos in ancient Greece largely served these purposes and it was rare to look at them as any kind of attractive adornment. In Greece today, however, there is an explosion of artful tattoos that defy the ancients and decorate their descendants in ways that have caught the attention of the international tattoo community.
One such Greek artist is Sake, of Sake Tattoo, -- a studio that has been beautifying Athens (and clients well beyond) since it opened in 2005. Sake's notable style, developed since he began tattooing in 2001, is color bombed portraits framed in graphic backgrounds, influenced by his long graffiti history. [You can still find him burning walls with his graffiti crew, the Till Death Squad.] While Greece remains a gorgeous vacation destination, here's an added reason to take a trip.
See more of Sake's work here.
See the full size images of the tattoos in the montage above on our Flickr page.
Realism wunderkind Nikko Hurtado of Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia, CA has teamed up with Sullen Clothing for a pretty spectacular sweepstakes: up to five hours of free tattoo time with Nikko; $500 worth of Sullen Clothing; a hotel for one night; and a feature on Sullen TV.
All you have to do is go to Sullen's Facebook page, become a fan by clicking Like, and then click the sweepstakes link. That's it. Nothing crazy. They're not asking you to tattoo every Facebook friend on your arm.
The contest ends August 1st. More details here.
I'm generally not a fan of promotional tattoo giveaways but Nikko is an exceptional artist and this is an opportunity to book some of his limited time for free. And get some sweet swag! I'm a fan of Sullen's The Collective apparel line with its designs from top tattooists including Nikko.
Nikko has a very distinct flavor to his color realism, often exhibiting a cartoon and comic edge. And I particularly love the ethereal backgrounds that give his portraiture a flow with the body.
For more on Nikko's work, check his online portfolio and Facebook page.