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 of the Best - MA TATTOO

The overall contest winner: this black and grey tattoo portrait of a bearded old man with an erupting volcano

by Prima, Tattoo Artist/Owner at MA TATTOO BALI

COLOR CATEGORY

Best Color Tattoo: Mas Bowo

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 place color by homesick tattoo denpasar

2nd Best Color:
Tattoo of a hand holding roses made in a unique style with geometric patterns by Yoga, Homesick Tattoo

3rd place color Balinesia tattoo

3rd Best Color:
Neo-traditional portrait with a gold frame and pink chrysanthemum flower by Rinton Ink, Balinesia Tattoo

Alien John Lennon Tattoo by Endry Dharma 4th place color tattoo

4th Best Color:
New School John Lennon Tattoo Portrait by Endry Dharma for Notorious Ink

BLACK AND GREY CATEGORY

Best Black and Grey Tattoo

BEST BLACK N’ GREY:

Dark image tattoo portrait of a mummy woman

by Turah Ink Tattoo for Notorious Ink

2nd place black and grey notorious ink

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

3rd place black and grey blacky house of ink

3rd Best Black and Grey:
Portrait tattoo with Balinese Barong Mask by Blacky Ink, House of Ink

BLACKWORK CATEGORY

magic ink tattoo contest best blackwork pukz

BEST BLACKWORK:

Birds and roses by Pukz Tattoo

2nd place blackwork by altar tattoo

2nd Best Blackwork:
Bondage tattoo of a topless woman and flowers by Chrysantialyra (Lyra), Altar Tattoo Bali

3rd place blackwork dodoyesyou

3rd Best Blackwork:
Animal Skull Tattoo by Dodo Yesyou for Rude Boy Tattoo

4th place blackwork ariemartin adi ariesta

4th Best Blackwork:
Portrait by freelance Canggu tattoo artist Adi Ariesta (aka Pilgrim Tattoo)


Judges

Hundreds of tattoo art entries at the annual one-day Bali tattoo event were judged by a panel of respected industry insiders.

Contest judges

(Left to right:) Ed of Bodhi Custom Tattoos and Supplies, Marmar Herayukti of Hellmonk Tattoo, Joky Fluke of Luxury Ink Baliand Chris Showstoppr (award-winning Australian tattoo artist).

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. 

MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT 

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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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