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Ink Masters Tattoo Show

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Photo by Meredith Seaver

Tattoo artists provided portfolios of their artwork for potential customers to look through.

The Brazos Center hosted the Ink Masters Tattoo Show Feb.1-3. Everyday the expo included tattooing, piercings,temporary tattoos, etc. The third annual event hosted over 140 award-winning artists specializing in all varieties of body art.

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  • A stencil is the first step to this cover up done by tatt2johnny13.

  • Addiction Tattoo Studio out of Amarillo came down for the tattoo show.

  • Not only were artists on display, the ink they use was being sold too.

  • An artist creates a design for a customer featuring the chemical structure of estrogen.

  • A tattoo artist from Crooked Crows Tattoo works to complete a honeybee on a tattoo.

  • Artist RaeLa Ornelas completes the tattoo of the name Sophia on a customer.

  • Veteran owned and operated Cats Customs Tattoo Shop stenciled the skyline of Houston and began working on the tattoo.

  • Local artist Jason Calvin works at the Legacy Tattoo Lounge.

  • Kilted Raven Studios travelled from Nevada, Missouri to participate in the show.

  • Stencils are crucial to the tattoo process so artists have a map of where the lines will go due to the contours of the body.

  • Tattoo artists have multiple needles for different aspects of the tattoo including outlining, shading and coloring.

  • Business administration graduate student Jahmal Manning sat with tattoo artist Conrad Garcia from Golden Rose Tattoo from San Antonio. His tattoo took under two hours to finish and included the eye of Ra and an ankh.

  • Local Sweetie Petey from Legacy Tattoo Lounge continues to work on the leg of a customer.

  • A customer receives her estrogen shaped tattoo from an artist at the Crooked Crows Tattoo Booth at the Ink Master Show after he finished sketching it.

  • Prior to shading, both customer and artist tend to take brakes.

  • Business administration graduate student Jahmal Manning was finished being tattooed after about two hours with artist Conrad Garcia of Golden Rose Tattoos from San Antonio.

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