BRIDGE CITY — A workforce method has all the time been a part of what makes Flipper’s Pores and skin Flix a go-to skilled tattoo & physique piercing studio.
The Bridge Metropolis mainstay is thought for unimaginable work, and a latest competitors definitely proved it.
Proprietor Randall Doolittle mentioned it was the primary time Flipper’s entered a workforce on the competitors.
“Conventions are a method for artists to get their title and works out to the general public, in addition to creating connections inside the business,” he mentioned.
Flippers took care of that by accumulating 19 awards on the seventh annual Beaumont Texas Tattoo Expo hosted by Ink Masters Tattoo Present on the MCM Elegante Lodge in Beaumont.
Of the 19 awards, Doolittle took dwelling seven.
“I received a primary and second place for a big black and grey piece,” he mentioned. “I received second and third in an arm and leg, second in lifelike, third in chest and again and one other third in a coverup.”
Seth Morgan of Orangefield received second and third with eagle tattoos.
“I’m identified for my American Conventional tattoos,” he mentioned. “American Custom is daring strains and a fundamental shade palate. Again within the day, there have been solely 5 colours: black, blue, inexperienced, yellow and crimson. That is my first time getting into something in a present, however I’ve been working at expos since I used to be an apprentice. I’ve been tattooing for eight years in all.”
Dixie Deyné from Beaumont received 10 awards, which embody better of day on Saturday and Sunday and Better of Present Coloration.
“I’m identified for my realism tattoos,” she mentioned. “The vary is from human depiction to animals and flowers. I’m versatile.”
Through the weekend, the workforce celebrated apprentice Sarah VonKain’s commencement.
“We awarded her with a cake, scrapbook and plaque,” Doolittle mentioned. “The plaque states that she is welcome to be a tattoo artist and that she has accomplished the anticipated duties. She additionally acquired a tattoo by her mentor, which is me. I tattooed a tattoo machine on her arm in addition to a Kewpie.”
VonKain is thought for her baby-like Kewpie designs.
“Kewpie’s are little mischievous infants that typically put on costumes,” she mentioned. “I’ve tattooed a Kewpie sitting on a hamburger, a Moth man Kewpie and a Kewpie consuming a queso chip.”
Doolittle has owned his store for 21 years and his workforce affords a variety of designs from customized to a flash choice.
The store is positioned at 1060 Texas Avenue in Bridge Metropolis.
Or you’ll be able to view their works on Instagram @tattooflipper, @ svk.tattoos, @sethmorgan, @dixiedeyne and @bodypiercingbymisso.
— By Sierra Kondos