The Tattoo Competition: Judges Announced!

By Posted in - General News & Tattoo Artists on March 2nd, 2018 0 Comments A bodysuit by Josh Fisher is put before the judges

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Tattoo Competition judges…

The Tattoo Collective are very excited to present the 2018 Tattoo Competition.

Our expert panel of judges from the tattoo community will decide which lucky artists and customers take home our beautiful custom-made prizes, handcrafted by El Rana in Italy.

This year we are lucky to be joined by Grace Neutral, George Bone and Joe Spaven on the judging panel.

A sneak peek of the 2018 tattoo competition awards designed by El Rana

A sneak peek of the 2018 tattoo competition awards designed by El Rana

London-based Grace Neutral is a hand-poke tattoo artist, model and TV presenter. Grace hosted ID Magazine’s ‘Beyond Beauty’ series, travelling the world to reveal the differing cultural beauty standards adhered to across the globe, and currently presents the Viceland series ‘Needles and Pins’.

Portrait of Grace Neutral by exhibiting photographer Mark Leaver

Portrait of Grace Neutral by exhibiting photographer Mark Leaver

Grace will be joined by George Bone, one of London’s longest-standing tattoo artists. George has been tattooing since he was 16 years old, and opened his studio ‘George Bone Tattoos’ in 1973; he has a wealth of experience and is one of London’s finest. He is an expert in solid, bold Japanese style tattooing.

George Bone via William Glen, WGPhotography

George Bone via William Glen, WGPhotography

Completing our line-up for 2018 is Joe Spaven, a tattooer based in Milton Keynes, who has been making waves in the industry with his beautiful Japanese work. Joe will also be exhibiting at The Tattoo Collective, with pieces from his inspiring ‘100 Paintings’ project.

Joe Spaven tattooing at The Tattoo Collective 2017

Joe Spaven tattooing at The Tattoo Collective 2017

The tattoo competition is proudly sponsored by Unigloves. Unigloves are suppliers of the UK’s finest medical-grade gloves, with the ‘Select Black’ range designed specifically for tattoo artist use.

Categories and timings are as follows:

 

SATURDAY 17th MARCH: 5.00pm – 7.30pm

Best Colour

Best Black and Grey

Ornamental

Best of Day

SUNDAY 18th MARCH: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Realism

Backpiece/Coverage

Best of Show

We can’t wait to see what amazing artwork will be taken to the stage this year!

Don’t delay in making plans to visit The Tattoo Collective, March 17th & 18th at The Old Truman Brewery.

Advance Tickets are now on sale; get yours today!

 

 

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