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Color Tattoo Contest Finalists and Voting Booth!

voting-boothVOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TODAY!

Thanks to everyone who entered the color tattoo contest. Not everyone made the finals, but the ones who did would love to have your vote, so they can win a copy of “Tattoo Road Trip—The Best of Oregon” or “Tattoo Road Trip—The Best of the Southwest” (out in May). Remember, the voting booth is calibrated to accept only one vote per person… so vote wisely. The voting booth is open for two weeks and closes on Friday, May 2nd.

FINALISTS

• Robert Rodriguez, Murda Ink 3, North Babylon, New York

• Andy Clemer

• Danny Gordey, Ink Machine Tattoo, Edmonton, Alberta

• Brandon Breedon

• Shaun Nel, King’s Avenue Tattoo, Massapequa, New York

• Gianni Orlandini from Grosseto, Italy

• Javi, Tattooed Theory Customs, Hialeah Gardens, Florida

• Anthony Hunter, Victorian Tattoo, Honolulu, Hawaii

• Kenny Reynolds, Big Bear Tattoo, St. Peters, Missouri

• Bob Bayer, Big Bear Tattoo, St. Peters, Missouri

• Chris O’Donnell, King’s Avenue Tattoo, Massapequa, New York

• Julio Arroyo, Victorian Ink, Elizabeth, New Jersey

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Written by Baxter

April 19th, 2014 at 7:31 am

Posted in Contests,Vote Today!

Tattoo Road Trip Color Tattoo Contest

WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY!

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TATTOO ROAD TRIP—THE BEST OF THE SOUTHWEST (Arizona and New Mexico)

By Bob Baxter and Mary Gardner

Thirty hand-picked tattoo shops and the work of over one hundred artists are included in this book showcasing the blossoming body art communities in New Mexico and Arizona. Displayed are over 600 color photos of tattoo artistry. Trendsetting artists create a wide range of tattoo art in motifs as diverse as the men and women who receive and appreciate them. The artwork ranges from the small to the large. Classic black and white artistry and modern full color work are featured. Themes captured include natural scenes, animals and birds, flowers, nautical scenes and symbols, Oriental motifs from dragons to geishas, portraits of loved ones, religious art, Day of the Dead motifs, occult symbology, and much more. The artists and their shops are also featured. For anyone with an appreciation of tattoo artistry, this book is for you.

Available May 2014 |  Size: 12″ x 12″ | 612 color photos | 304 pp | Binding: hard cover  | $80COVER-crop-8001-226x300

TATTOO ROAD TRIP—THE BEST OF OREGON

By Bob Baxter and Mary Gardner

It is said that Oregonians have more body art per capita than any state in the union. Bob Baxter and his wife, Mary Gardner, have carefully vetted and selected forty-four of the best shops out of hundreds in their home state in order to expand and improve their already vast online tattoo shop directory. Spending three months on the road and traveling nearly a thousand miles, they visited each location, interviewed the owners, and photographed the shops’ finest and most loyal clients. The result is the fifth installment in the Tattoo Road Trip series, a captivating, regional tattoo compendium and day-by-day account of the couple’s adventures on the road in the Beaver State, from top to bottom, along the coast and inland. This one-of-a-kind collection of tattoos and tattoo artists is an essential component to the enthusiast’s understanding of the tattoo scene in this majestic Pacific Northwestern state.

Size: 12″ x 12″ | 908 color photos & 29 drawings | 320 pp | Binding: hard cover  | $80

CONTEST RULES

1. Enter your original Color Tattoo, any subject, any size, any color. Multiple entries are okay.

2. Contest is open to the artists who did the tattoo or the collector who wears it (even if they are already featured in one of the Tattoo Road Trip books).

3. Send hi-rez  JPEG images to baxter@tattooroadtrip.com. Type “Tattoo Contest” in the subject line or send to: Tattoo Road Trip, Box 69, 2149 Cascade, Suite 106-A, Hood River, OR  97031.

4. Include artist name, shop name, city, state and phone number of the artist who did the work.

4. Entries close Friday, April 18th.

5. The Voting Booth will open on Monday, April 21st, 2014 and remain open for two weeks and close on Friday, May 2nd. (At this time all the artwork will be posted, along with the artist and shop names.)

• First Prize: Autographed copy of “Tattoo Road Trip—”The Best of the Southwest”

Second Prize: Autographed copy of “Tattoo Road Trip—”The Best of Oregon”

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Written by Baxter

March 30th, 2014 at 10:45 am

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Eric Johnson’s Prize from Waste of Talent

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It was hard fought all the way, but Eric Johnson of No Guts No Glory Tattoo, in Lincoln City, Oregon, made a last-minute dash to the finish line and was declared the winner of our Tattoo Flash Contest, back in January. Winning a custom-made, hand-tooled, leather tattoo presentation portfolio (valued at $450), from Heather Bleser at Waste of Talent, Eric and Heather collaborated on the final design. After a record-breaking number of votes, here’s a photo of the hand-made, custom-designed portfolio that Eric won. Cool, eh?

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Written by Baxter

March 11th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Posted in Contests

Trent Valleau Wins Portrait Tattoo Contest!

TRENT GETS THE MOST VOTES!

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Trent Valleau. from Taste of Ink in Austin, Texas, wins a free booth at the Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festivalin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Good going, Trent!

(Click HERE for photos of all the finalists)

• Second Prize: A  copy of  Guy Aitchison’s hardcover book “Organica.”
Josh Qualiotto, Artistic Element, Los Angeles, California

• Third Prize: Greeting card collection (40 cards, all different) from TattooedStuff.com.
Brent Severson, Skin Gallery, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

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Written by Baxter

March 8th, 2014 at 10:12 am

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Tattoo Road Trip Portrait Tattoo Contest Finalists

SORRY, VOTING IS OVER

Vying for the first  prize of a free booth at the Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival (May 30th-June 1st), in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, are the following shops, all members of our Tattoo Shop Directory (which means you can click on the shop name and go directly to all their contact information). We wish to thank Steve Peace for his gracious donation, as well as his offer to donate, in a future contest, a free booth at his next Alberta Bound Tattoo Arts Festival (October 17th-19th in Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Some of you might remember that in the many reviews we did of Peace’s shows over the years, we repeatedly called them the “best tattoo conventions in the U.S. or Canada”). If you are one of his convention artists, you will never be treated better. That’s a fact.

We would also like to thank the many artists who entered the contest, including those who did not make the cut. Because we want to send the very best artist to the Edmonton event, we trust that the winner will be decided by the quality of their artwork rather than their social networking skills. In any case, we look forward to spirited competition. Good luck to all!

Voting Booth closed Friday, March 7th.

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Note: The Voting Booth is calibrated for one vote per person, so vote wisely. Voting Booth closed Friday, March 7th.

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Written by Baxter

February 24th, 2014 at 10:10 am

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Win a Booth at the Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival!

PORTRAIT TATTOO CONTEST!

Welcome to our monthly contest for a chance to win a booth at the May 30th-June 1st Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This contest is open to Tattoo Road Trip Directory members only.

Note: To ensure the quality of the participants, this contest is open only to shops and artists who we have vetted and are members of our Tattoo Shop Directory. If you are not currently a member and would like to apply, please click HERE and fill out the application form.

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RULES

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1. Enter a Portrait Tattoo, any subject, any size, black-and-gray or color. Multiple entries are okay.

2. Send hi-rez  images to baxter@tattooroadtrip.comType “Tattoo Contest” in the subject line. If entering by snail mail, send to: Tattoo Road Trip, Box 69, 2149 Cascade, Suite 106-A, Hood River, OR  97031.

3. Include artist name, shop name, city, state and phone number (only TRT Directory members, please) with each entry.

4. Entries close Friday, February 21st, 2013.

5. Voting Booth opens Monday, February 24th and closes Friday, March 7th.

• First Prize: A booth ($600 value) at the Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

• Second Prize: A  copy of  Guy Aitchison’s hardcover book “Organica.”

Third Prize: Greeting card collection (40 cards, all different) from TattooedStuff.com.

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Written by Baxter

February 3rd, 2014 at 12:44 pm

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Eric Johnson Wins Tattoo Flash Contest

A MAD DASH TO THE FINISH LINE

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Winner Eric Johnson

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Winning Flash

It was hard fought all the way, but Eric Johnson of No Guts No Glory Tattoo, in Lincoln City, Oregon, made a last-minute dash to the finish line and is declared the winner of a custom-made, hand-tooled, leather tattoo presentation portfolio (valued at $450), from Heather Bleser at Wasted Talent. After a record-breaking number of votes were cast, coming up close behind was newcomer Jess Gallagher, while third-place finisher, Rob Rodriguez, from Murda Ink 3, in West Babylon, New York, wins a world famous tattoo machine from Micky Sharpz USA.

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January 11th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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Flash Contest Finalists and Voting Booth

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE

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First Prize

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Second Prize

This time, the entrants come from both artists and fans of tattoo flash. Although only bona fide tattoo artists (who work at actual tattoo shops) are eligible for the Micky Sharpz tattoo machine prize, please vote for your favorite and we’ll sort out the prizes later.

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The Voting Booth closes on Friday, January 10th.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three vote-getters on Saturday, January 11th.

• First Prize: Custom, hand-tooled leather tattoo portfolio from Waste of Talent.

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Third Prize

• Second Prize: World-famous Micky Sharpz “Hybrid” tattoo machine.

• Third Prize: “Mommy’s New Tattoo—A Bedtime Story for People” by Levi Greenacres.

FINALISTS

Douglas Lamb, Tattoo 42, Beaverton, Oregon • Bryan Gomes  • Eric Johnson, No Guts No Glory, Lincoln City, Oregon  • Jimmy Hall • Mikey Fish Hook, Station 1 Tattoo • Patrice Pamphile, Murda Ink 3, West Babylon, New York • Steve Thomson, Classic Tattoo • Rob Rodriguez, Murda Ink 3, West Babylon, New York • Jess Gallagher

>>> Images are scattered, so vote carefully and vote once per artist! <<<

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Written by Baxter

December 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Posted in Contests,Vote Today!

Win a Micky Sharpz Tattoo Machine!

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FINALISTS AND VOTING BOOTH WILL BE POSTED ON

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30th!

Entries close Friday, December 27th

Click HERE for rules.

 

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Courtesy Triangle Tattoo and Museum

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Written by Baxter

December 18th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Posted in Contests

Tattoo Flash Contest Entries Extended!

ENTER TODAY!

We didn’t receive whole lot of entries this time (Understandable, as tattoo artists are pretty busy during the holidays). A shame, because the prizes are terrific (a $450 custom portfolio and a $400 tattoo machine). Not to worry. We’re going add more time, post the final images, count votes and award the winner with a custom-made (your design), hand-tooled leather photo portfolio from Wasted Talent and a Micky Sharpz tattoo machine to the runner-up. Fantastic prizes.

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RULES

1. Enter your original Old School Traditional Flash, any subject, any size, any color. Multiple entries are okay.

2. Send hi-rez  images to baxter@tattooroadtrip.com. Type “Tattoo Contest” in the subject line. If entering flash sheet, make copy (don’t send original artwork) and send to: Tattoo Road Trip, Box 69, 2149 Cascade, Suite 106-A, Hood River, OR  97031.

3. Include artist name, shop name, city, state and phone number.

4. Entries close Friday, December 27th, 2013.

5. The Voting Booth will open on Monday, December 30th, 2013 and remain open for two weeks and close on Friday, January 10th. (At this time all the artwork will be posted, along with the artist and shop names.)

6. Prizes will be awarded to the top three vote-getters on Saturday, January 11th.

• First Prize: Custom, hand-tooled leather tattoo portfolio from Waste of Talent.

• Second Prize: World-famous Micky Sharpz “Hybrid” tattoo machine.

• Third Prize: “Mommy’s New Tattoo—A Bedtime Story for People” by Levi Greenacres.

P.S. If the winner of the tattoo machine is not a legitimate tattoo artist or shop, they will receive an alternate prize. Not to worry, we’ll figure it out.

Click HERE for Voting Booth!

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Written by Baxter

December 7th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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