Artists of the Year 2014

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Dmitry Babakhin (Russia), specialist in Marquesan style, has been voted Artist of the Year for the second year running by the jury of tatau artists only. Tikiroa (Thailand) who works with traditional hand tools (no machine) is the most popular artist (most voted by the public). See the pictures of the Top 10 in both categories - Artists’ Choice, and Public’s Choice.

TATAU ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2014 (out of 186 Nominees)

ARTISTS’ CHOICE:

  • Winner: Dmitry Babakhin, « Babakhin Tatau », Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2nd: Chris Higgins, « Higgins & Co Tattoo », Eastbourne, England
  • 3rd: Andy Tauafiafi, « Taupou Tatau », Wellington, New Zealand
  • 4th: Shane Gallagher Coley, « Chapel Tattoo », Melbourne, Australia
  • 5th: Fred Frost, « Art Culture Legacy », Salt Lake City, USA
  • 6th: Raniero Patutiki, « Acchiappasogni Tattoo », Genova, Italy
  • 7th: Te Mana Julien, « Te Mana Tattoo », Montpellier, France
  • 8th: Bong, « Humble Beginnings Tattoo », San Jose, USA
  • 9th (tie): Jim Orie, « LightTown Tattoo », Hoogstraat, Netherlands
  • 9th (tie): Steve Ma Ching, « Western Tattoo Studio », Auckland, New Zealand

PUBLIC’S CHOICE:

  • Winner: Tikiroa, « Tiki Tattoo », Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
  • 2nd: Fred Frost, « Art Culture Legacy », Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 3rd: Triggz, "Ulavale Tattoo", Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 4th: Areki Ragusa, « Henua Tiki Tattoo », Lorient (56), France
  • 5th: Steve Ma Ching, « Western Tattoo Studio », Auckland, New Zealand
  • 6th: Dmitry Babakhin, « Babakhin Tatau », Saint Petersburg, NW, Russia
  • 7th: Jim Orie, « LightTown Tattoo », Hoogstraat, Netherlands
  • 8th: Bong, « Humble Beginnings Tattoo », San Jose, CA, USA
  • 9th: Calen Paris, « Corazon Tattoo », Luzern, Switzerland
  • 10th: Andy Tauafiafi, « Taupou Tatau », Wellington, New Zealand

The ranking was calculated according the artists' rankings in every Tatau of the Month competition of 2014.

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