One factor you possibly can count on in California is a chill setting, thatâs the weekend we had in Pasadena on the Golden State Tattoo Expo, organized by Inked journal and co-hosted by Carlos Torres and Nikko Hurtado. Different headliners have been âInk Masterâsâ Season 8 winner Ryan Ashley Malarkey and distinguished painter Michael Hussar, the latter instructing a determine drawing class to aspiring artists.
Scene360 hit the three-day occasion with unique broadcasts on Instagram, and interviewed tattooer Michela Bottin about her transfer from Europe to america, along with Q&As with Nikko Hurtado who held tattooing workshops on the convention hallâa constructing subsequent to the Pasadena Conference Heart the place the expo was working. Many lots of of tattooists crammed the big expo, the bulk from North America like Joe Capobianco, Phil Garcia, Deano Prepare dinner, and Mark Wade. Russiaâs Mashkow did an incredible portrait on pores and skin, and Australiaâs Chris Showstopper got here to impress by profitable âBetter of Showâ for a photorealistic sleeve.
Above: Tattoo artist Jessi Reyes (aka Drahkula) on the Golden State Tattoo Expo.
Now working in âSoho Inkâ (NYC), Italian artist Michela Bottin brings her colourful artwork to life on a clientâs arm.
Malaysian Arek inks an elaborate again piece that may take 6 classes to finish.
A decorative tattoo being produced by Tom Maggot.
A glance-a-like, âshade realismâ portrait by Poch Tattoos.
Leland Gomez is from Hawaii and specializes within the neo-tribal fashion.
Deanna Smithâs recurring themes are flowers and portraits; on the Golden State Expo she did one thing utterly totally different.
Polynesian-inspired blackwork by Thomas Kuloloia-Juan.
Occasion headliner Nikko Hurtado being interviewed by Adriana de Barros from Scene360.
A stupendous lowrider a part of the âCryptic Tattooâ studioâs sales space setup.
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