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Ink Master Winner

By: time warner cable | posted in Cable television show |
Posted on: Feb 26, 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.

Ink Master winner season 1 is Shane O’Neill
Shane ONeill

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
Shane O'Neill 12 hr tattoo
Shane O'Neill final tattoo closeup
Shane O'Neill final tattoo

See the final tattoos from the final episode here, Ink Master final.

Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro

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.

Oliver Peck

Oliver Peck

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.

Chris Nunez

Chris Núñez

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

Al Fliction

Age: 42
Hometwon: Brooklyn, New York
Eliminated: Episode 3

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

Bili Vegas

Age: 29
Hometwon: New York City, New York
Eliminated: Episode 5

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

Brian Robinson AKA “B-Tat”

Age: 30
Hometwon: East Orange, New Jersey
Eliminated: Episode 1

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.

Heather Sinn

Heather Sinn

Age: 40
Hometwon: Boca Raton, Florida
Eliminated: Episode 6

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.

James Vaughn

James Vaughn

Age: 38
Hometwon: Asheboro, North Carolina
Eliminated: Episode 8

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

Jeremy Miller

Age: 27
Hometwon: Austin, Texas
Eliminated: Episode 2

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

Josh Woods

Age: 30
Hometwon: Nashville, Tennessee
Eliminated: Episode 7

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

Lea Vendetta

Age: 40
Hometwon: Boca Raton, Florida
Eliminated: Episode 6

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 ONeill

Shane O’Neill

Age: 39
Hometwon: Middleton, Delaware
Winner: Ink Master

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

Tommy Helm

Age: 38
Hometwon: New York City, New York
Eliminated: Episode 8

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.

Elimination Tattoo

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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There are 17 comments for Ink Master Winner

  1. Vic says:

    No way Tommy should have won

  2. ruth says:


  3. Peg Leg says:

    Tommy should have taken this all the way…he got a raw deal from the judges…..

  4. rockstar says:

    this shows first mistake is advertising they have the 10 (or whatever number) of the WORLD'S BEST tattoo artist…c'mon, really?

    • tonya says:

      in there eyes they are some of the best everyone has there own styles and everything they can be good at one thing but not others and i think this show shows their weaks and strengths

  5. Shelly says:

    No way the judges must be friends with Shane, All he did was black and white, he showed no other talent the show was suppose to be about tattoo artist that are well round. he couldn't do anything els. he stayed in his save zone the entire time TOMMY should of won he at least showed different things and left his safe zone. now Tommy is one man i would go to anytime i want a new tat. NOT Shane.

  6. Jesse says:

    What a rip-off Tommy is and will always b the true winner of Ink master according to the ink- sinkers Tommy's Tattoo Rock!!!!

  7. valencp says:

    Tommy was robbed! Who is the blonde chosen for Tommy's final canvas? I need to know her…

  8. Joe says:

    Shane is the winner bc he was the most consistent artist and his tattoos are top notch.

  9. Alyssa says:

    Hell no!! Tommy should have won. He did the better tattoo. He can do anything u ask with no problem. Shane doesn't even know what he's doing. He drew a damn red skull on the final 6 hr tattoo. This BS

  10. Dane says:

    Tommy should have won! Shane was great but did to much black and white. No Trophy, whats up with that!

  11. Nicole says:

    Ok well I think that Tommy should have one because he was the one putting in all the effort to try and be better than he was. Doing the pin up for his last one should of hit the judges square in the face. Shane stayed where he was comfortable the WHOLE SEASON and when he did color at the end, he fell. Shane may know more techniques to tattooing but Tommy was the overall winner in doing a variety of different art work not just black and grey all the time and not the same styles.

  12. johnny says:

    Tommy really got robbed, there was no point in waisting 18 hours making tattoos for a finaly if Tommy was gunna lose because of a mistake he did earlier in the season, that’s why he did a girl for his final tat, to redeem himself and I’m sure everyone can agree he really redeemed himself, that tat was badass, those judges couldn’t stop talking about Tommys tattoos and he still lost? I think everyone should bitch and complain to make sure those judges don’t come bak on the next season, who knows how much more ppl there gunna rob

  13. chase says:

    just so all u guys know your opinion doesn't matter because your not a judge. shane won because the judge's thought he was better then tommy so get over it.


    Thank you chase. Couldnt say it better! ++++I think shane did way better over all in all the episodes..regardless of the colors he used.

  15. Tonya says:

    Just because shane didnt do color the whole time doesnt mean that he doesnt because he did do color and the judges choose who was the best and if chris nunez says he is the best then he is i just look at his work and he isnt bad i would let him tat on me. and as of tommy is pretty good as well does more color maybe but the ppl have spoken.

  16. Mr G says:

    what is HOMETWON? Thank goodness that wasn't tattooed on a human canvas!

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