I got this email from Kevin. Don’t know if you heard.
Regards, Bill DeMichele
EDMONTON/PHOTOGRAPHS BY LESLIE LYNN (www.leslielynnphotography.ca)
Here’s a selection of various prize-winning tattoos. The “trophies” were Tyson McAdoo skateboard decks! Cool.
By the way… click on images to enlarge and MANY MORE PHOTOS FROM ALBERTA BOUND (both Edmonton and Calgary) COMING THIS WEEK!
P.S. Click images to enlarge.
THE 101 MOST INFLUENTIAL
PEOPLE IN TATTOO LIST
Tattooing has undergone enumerable changes over the last few years. An infinite number of shops and products have flooded the market. The fact is, this ancient art form just ain’t what it used to be. Old-style, toss-the-dirty-needles-in-a-bucket tattoo shops down by the waterfront have been replaced by artfully conceived showplaces, complete with rugs on the floor, TV monitors and state-of-the-art sound systems. No more bricks through the windows of competing shops. Las Vegas, Nevada, for example, once off-limits to expansion, is now home for over two hundred purveyors of the art form. So, what with new shops still opening every day and the road leading farther and farther away from its sources, what holds the industry together, in these times of watered-down overabundance ? The people on this very list, that’s who. Each person, here enshrined, has made a significant contribution to the relevance and historic importance of the 5,000-year-old art form. From Number 101 to Number 1, may their importance never be diminished and their contributions never be forgotten.
Click for 101 LIST
Guaranteed MADE IN ENGLAND
One that you did or was done unto you.
Send in a digital image of your Most Humorous Tattoo and win a #000 Iron Telephone Dial Micky Sharpz classic tattoo machine (courtesy Micky Sharpz USA)! The ultimate color-shader tatting iron. Hand crafted in England. Oil-blued cast iron frame. This machine is individually numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Entries will close in a couple of weeks, so send your high-rez digital image entries to email@example.com. Please include the artist’s name and shop and city. Finalists will be voted on by viewers, to determine the top three vote-getters. First prize is the Iron Telephone Dial machine. Second and third vote-getters will receive beautiful Micky Sharpz T-shirts.
***Winning Bid: $200
These two, wonderful books were won by Gary Stanley from Birmingham, England in our Edition Reuss Japanese-style Tattoos Contest. Gary thought it would be a great idea for us to auction off the prizes and give the money to our favorite charity. Great idea! Our favorite charity is Friends in Deed, “The Crisis Center for Life-threatening Illness” in New York City. So, to win these two books (valued at $275) from Edition Reuss (“Tattoo in Japan” and “Black Tattoo Art”), simply email your silent bid to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (it’s tax deductible!), and I will post the high bid every day, at the top of this page. Keep bidding higher, until the books are yours. Some lucky bidder will end up with these two terrific tattoo volumes and help a great cause, at the same time!
FROM MAURY ENGLANDER (New York City, USA) Graven Images
As per attached: Maury pictured here recently while photographing the annual pilgrimage of The Good Sisters of St. Harley. Usually a cloistered order, the Sisters are quite shy and are rarely photographed, and never by men. Maury was honored as being the first man admitted into their midst. That might explain the smile. His smile, anyway.