TATTLAS was a proud sponsor of Magic Ink Tattoo Contest 2017 in Denpasar, Bali and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Playing paparazzi, dancing to Indonesian music, waiting patiently through the judging, we were happy to be there right up to the very end of the day.
2017 Bali Tattoo Contest Winners
Our favorite part was the end of the night when the winning tattoo artists were finally announced and honored on stage.
BEST OF THE BEST
BEST COLOR TATTOO:
Realistic tattoo portrait of a woman who looks like model Cara Delevingne with frangipani flowers and a bluebird made by freelance tattoo artist “MB Tattoo”
Looking for Mas Bowo? We saw this award hanging in the lobby of Team Collective Tattoo Studio, which opened in May 2019 on Jalan Legian across from Mercure Hotel.
2nd Best Color:
Tattoo of a hand holding roses made in a unique style with geometric patterns by Yoga, Homesick Tattoo
3rd Best Color:
Neo-traditional portrait with a gold frame and pink chrysanthemum flower by Rinton Ink, Balinesia Tattoo
BLACK AND GREY CATEGORY
2nd Best Black and Grey:
A female bondage image seen through a frame of broken glass? We’ll have to ask Rah Kris (Krisna), Notorious Ink
Birds and roses by Pukz Tattoo
2nd Best Blackwork:
Bondage tattoo of a topless woman and flowers by Chrysantialyra (Lyra), Altar Tattoo Bali
4th Best Blackwork:
Portrait by freelance Canggu tattoo artist Adi Ariesta (aka Pilgrim Tattoo)
Hundreds of tattoo art entries at the annual one-day Bali tattoo event were judged by a panel of respected industry insiders.
There is not one best artist because we all appreciate (body) art differently.
Ironic update: Prima won the 2018 Magic Ink Tattoo Contest, too.
Hats off to Magic Ink Magazine for organizing another amazing event to showcase Indonesian tattoo artists and their carefully selected panels of judges who recognized some of the most skilled tattoo artists each year.
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This list of 2017 Magic Ink Tattoo Contest winners was compiled by us immediately following the event. Images were shared publicly by the artists and studios.
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