MOST HUMOROUS TATTOO CONTEST… ENTRIES CLOSE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18th
VOTING BOOTH OPENS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21st
You can win a Micky Sharpz Telephone Dial Tattoo Machine (or a groovy Micky Sharpz T-shirt, for the second- and third-place winners). Submit your Most Humorous Tattoo photo! Click on CONTEST for the rules and regs.
HUMOROUS TATTOO CONTEST!
Entries will close soon (Friday, February 18th) … so be sure to send in your Humorous Tattoo photos before the deadline. For more information and rules (where to send the photos, etc.), click on the CONTEST button…
Voting begins on Monday, February 21st.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Tattooed People and Their Pets Contest ended last night, and the winners of the three-volume EDITION REUSS set, “Black & GreyTattoo,” and two cool hoodies from MEAT (for cats and dogs) are….
DEADLINE IS MONDAY JANUARY 10th!
Win the three-volume Edition Reuss Black & Grey Tattoo books (1,008 pages, 860 full-page/full-color photographs, 22 pounds, $550 value). To enter, simply send in your photo to the TATTOOED PEOPLE & THEIR PETS CONTEST. Photos can be one or more people with one or more pets (of any kind). Email photos to me at email@example.com on or before Monday, January 10th. Images will be displayed on this Blog, and the readers will vote for their favorite. Here’s some sample photos from the three books:
EDITION REUSS ENTRANTS
In case you missed the entries in the Edition Reuss Japanese-style Tattoo Contest #2, here they are. The winner, who received the most votes from our readers was, of course, Gary Stanley from Birmingham, England (scroll down for a letter and more pix from Gary). P.S. Click images to enlarge.
Thank you very much for inviting me to enter the competition. I cant believe that I won! Well, I guess I must be doing something right. Anyway, as you asked, I having added some more photos of recent work and also wrote a little about myself, too. I would like to ask something from you, if I may: I would like to auction or raffle the books on your site and have the money go to a charity of your choice, as, at this time of year, I think the money raised would be better put to a good use than simply being a book on a shelf. If you could do that for me, I would be very grateful. I’ve been so frustrated trying everything to get a name for myself in this trade, so I would like to ask if you would print some information about me on your online magazine, as this would be a Christmas present that I would like. Either way, please sell the books for a charity, please. The studio I work from is in Birmingham, England, and is the former Micky Sharpz studio, now named Tattooz. I started working here fifteen years ago on a three-year apprenticeship, working under Steve Hartnoll and Richard Pearson, with a little help along the way from Micky Sharpz. I have only really started working with a Japanese influence over the last three years, as Richard left to open his own studio. He tattoos mainly Japanese style and, since a lot of people still come here looking for Japanese work, I wanted to learn, so I started eating, sleeping and sh*ting Japanese art, as I needed to learn quickly. It’s now become an obsession! I know I have lots to learn, but am looking forward to it. In the early new year, I will be starting new pieces which, in the Japanese tattoo world, don’t get used much, but I like the rarer characters, as I hope people realize there’s more to Japanese mythology than dragons and koi. I am not knocking koi and dragons, it’s just that there’s so much more. I’m hoping the New Year brings more great tattoos and, hopefully, I will have time to make more tattoo machines and paint some more ideas. Take care and have a great Christmas and New Year’
819 Stratford Road
Sparkhill, West Midlands
Note: We will be auctioning off the two wonderful Edition-Reuss books that Gary won and donating the money to our favorite charity, Friends in Deed, “The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness,” in New York City. I will keep you posted.—Editor
ENTER YOUR PHOTO AND WIN BIG!
Win the three-volume Edition Reuss Black & Grey Tattoo books (1,008 pages, 860 full-page/full-color photographs, 22 pounds, $550 value). To enter, simply send in your photo to the TATTOOED PEOPLE & THEIR PETS CONTEST. Photos can be one or more people with one or more pets (of any kind). Email photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Images will be displayed on this Blog, and the readers will vote for their favorite.
The winner of the Edition Reuss Contest #2, Japanese-style tattoos, is (with over 50% of the vote)… GARY STANLEY from STIGMATA TATTOO ART in BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND. Congratulations, Gary. Your prize, a copy each of Black Tattoo Art and Tattoo in Japan, will be out to you in a short while. Please write us a note, tell us about yourself and your shop and… send us some more photos! Your fans await!
Win the three-volume Edition Reuss Black & Grey Tattoo books ($550 value) for sending in your photo to the TATTOOED PEOPLE WITH THEIR PET CONTEST. The readers will vote on their favorite. Click on CONTESTS (to your right) for rules. Send photos to email@example.com.