This past weekend @ Cycle City was the first week of the Best On The Block Tattoo Artist Contest. 4 Tattoo Artists that specialized in American Traditional Tattoos competed against time and each other. Given their criteria and rules the moment of the contest only 1 could emerge as the victor.
We got things started bright and early, setting up the brand new Defend Hawaii Pop-Up tent.
Boss man setting up the banners before we set things off!
Above are the 4 Artists that got selected for the American Traditional Category. Each artist brought something unique to the table and show offed their skills impressively.
Lil Chris was 1 of the 4 artists to bless the competition.
Lil Chris getting his canvas ready!The final product completed by Lil Chris
Brian Rios was 1 of the 2 artists that were selected by us here @ Defend Hawaii.
Brian in the zone, envisioning his masterpiece.The final product completed by Brian Rios
The 2 artist to get selected by the Defend Hawaii team was tattoo artist Keir aka Unomaser
Tunnel Vision. Unomaser is focused and going for the win
The final product completed by Unomaser
The 4th Tattoo Artist that was selected was the elegant Lydia.Lydia gets things started off right rocking that Defend Hawaii lanyard! The final product completed by Lydia
And the Winner for the first “Best On The Block” tattoo artist contest was Lydia. Congratulations Girl! Continue to pursue your career as an artist and continue to represent!
That concludes the first “Best On The Block” contest. The next contest will be July 11th, this time the artist will have to specialize in Japanese style tattoos. Be on the look out as we continue to promote for the upcoming contest. And if you or know anyone that would fit well in this contest. Send them over this way!