By: time warner cable | posted in Cable television show |
Date: February 26th, 2012
I been watching Ink Master the past couple of weeks and the final episodes are coming out real soon. So far my favorite tattoo artists of the show are Tommy and Shane.
I don’t usually watch TV because I think it’s a waste of my time, let alone reality TV shows but I love watching amazingly talented artists competing against each other and seeing beautiful artwork.
I’ll keep you posted on who is the winner of Ink Master.
Shane O’Neill is the winner of Ink Master season 1 and won the $100K. Second place winner is Tommy Helm.
Shane O’Neill’s final tattoos
See the final tattoos from the final episode here, Ink Master final.
An American guitarist who plays in the alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction and cover band Camp Freddy. He has also played with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Panic Channel, and many others.
A tattoo artist whose whole life revolves around tattooing. He began tattooing when he was just 19 years old in his hometown of Dallas, TX and has perfected his precise and traditional tattooing style making him one of the best and well-known ‘old school’ American style artists.
Has over twenty years of experience tattooing clients across the globe. Fans will remember him from his days opposite Ami James on “Miami Ink” where the tattoos accompanied the shop drama.
Al Fliction is a leading artist/entrepreneur in the exploding urban tattoo market who owns and operates two unique boutiques, hosts tattoo parties in his custom-made RV and co-founded the first and only urban tattoo convention in the world. He has over twenty years of graffiti, airbrushing and tattooing experience and his work and life story have been featured in XXL, The Source, Don Diva and Urban Ink magazines.
Bili Vegas has been passionate about art since he had the dexterity to hold a crayon in his hands and cover himself in finger paint. As a child living in New York, he experienced the many museums and galleries the city had to offer. He also spent lots of time at his brother-in-law’s tattoo shop, which exposed and introduced him to many of the biggest names in tattooing, igniting his passion for the art.
Brian Robinson AKA “B-Tat”
Brian Robinson is a street-savvy, competitive, fast-talking and no-nonsense tattoo artist. Robinson originally aspired to become an art teacher after graduating from the State University of Delaware and a graphic design internship at Disney. However, his life and plans changed.
As a child, Heather Sinn had a passion for art and could often be found painting and drawing. She believes her love of tattooing is a just a grown up version of that passion. As one of the few females in a mostly male-dominated profession, Heather was often discouraged from pursing her craft.
With talent and a wicked sense of humor coupled with southern charm, James Vaughn is the ultimate triple threat. Vaughn got his first tattoo when he was 12. It was a cross that he still has on his hand. From that moment, he was hooked on tattoos and the art of tattooing. Vaughn specializes in neo Japanese and old school traditional tattooing styles.
Jeremy Miller learned the art of tattooing while stationed in Abilene, TX, serving in the United States Air Force. Miller is known for his new school realism that has the precision and contour of a high-density photograph. A perfectionist by nature, he often has trouble looking at his own work because all he sees are the countless ways that he could have done better.
Josh Woods’s early career as a musician led him to a fascination with tattoos. After achieving moderate success with his band, Woods chose to follow his true passion – to become a tattoo artist. With apprenticeships at shops with artists in Buffalo, NY and Atlanta, GA, Woods has worked hard to make a name for himself and is known for his use of bold, bright colors and a “cartoony,” illustrated style of tattooing.
Lea Vendetta was born in Paris, France and is an accomplished tattoo artist who has worked all over the world. Vendetta has been painting professionally for more than 15 years and has been tattooing since 1996. Her work often pays tribute to Paris and her love of the art deco style. Her paintings have been exhibited in France, New York, Los Angeles and Florida and her tattoo work has been featured in tattoo magazines both nationally and internationally.
Shane O’Neill is a self-taught and extremely confident tattoo artist. A graduate of the University of Arts in Philadelphia, O’Neill began his career first as a professional illustrator before making what he called the “natural transition into tattooing.” He is recognized as one of the best portrait and realism tattoo artists currently out there.
Tommy Helm has been living a life of art since he was a child. As a teen, he created murals, painted jackets and worked with oil paints, which translated into him pursing art as a career. He graduated from FIT and decided that the corporate world was not for him.
Episode 1 Elimination Tattoo: Coverups
Episode 2 Elimination Tattoo: Tribal Tattoos
Episode 3 Elimination Tattoo: Black and Grey
Episode 4 Elimination Tattoo: Photo Realism
Episode 5 Elimination Tattoo: American Traditional
Episode 6 Elimination Tattoo: Pinups
Episode 7 Elimination Tattoo: Portraits
Episode 8 Elimination Tattoo: 18 hour Tattoo
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