Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival
This past weekend hundreds of people turned out at the Palmer Events Center in Austin for the 16th annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival. Here are some of the artists we caught tattooing and convention-goers showing off their award winning ink.
The Star of Texas sticker selection didn't disappoint
Rock of Ages artists gather to hold up the latest copy of Texas Inked Magazine, No. 08: The Black Issue, where you will find work from all three inside! (From L to R, Keenan Bouchard, Katja Ramirez, Thomas Hooper)
The best coffee table art book a person could ever want, by Thomas Hooper (pictured in the previous photo on the right).
Texas Inked Pro Team Artist Matt Kurth of Beaumont shows off two awards he picked up this weekend with his beautiful wife Peyton by his side.
One of Matt's awards, 2nd place Traditional
And another, 3rd place Traditional
Amazingly realistic artwork done by the incredibly talented artist Jamie Mahood of Electric 13 Tattoo in Austin.
Jamie Mahood of Electric 13 Tattoo in Austin.
Pins and stickers from Electric 13 Tattoo in Austin
Armando Mena tattooing. Outside of convention, you can find him at Crimson Veil Tattoo in El Paso. His work is also featured in the current magazine issue!
One of the best parts of conventions outside of the buzzing of needles is pouring over tables and tables of artwork.
Dallas artist Ejay stays focused on the task at hand. Pardon our pun.
Dallas artist Ejay puts down precise line work.
There was a very impressive display set up from Souveneir Jewelry! Can we have them all?
David Poe working hard on a new tattoo right below a faceless masterpiece by Jay Joree. That's a very lucky leg. Find David at Moon Tattoo Studio in Austin.
Artwork by David Poe
Machine close ups
If you ask us, Star Wars costumes would have been much more interesting if they had all been as decorated as this.
Black Mass Tattoo of Austin sets up the most wonderfully dark booth.
Black Mass Tattoo artist and co-owner Clamore Wolfmeyer
T-shirt, prints and other art by Clamore Wolfmeyer
Black Mass Tattoo artist and co-owner Tony Colón
A beautiful print by Tony Coló
Triple Crown artists staying busy
Nick Wallerstedt of Triple Crown in Austin. Another artist featured in the current issue of Texas Inked Magazine.
Books and prints by Nick Wallerstedt
Supremely talented Dallas artist Danny Elliot of Rebel Must Tattoo
Another Rebel Muse artist, Adam Mir. His work is so incredible, you'd never believe he's only a second year tattooer!
Flipping through the portfolio of Dallas tattooer Dominik Cichowski
Placement is key
A gorgeous display of prints made by Tita Jewels of Little Pricks Tattoo Studio in Austin
Texas Inked Pro Team artist Jay Joree undoubtedly creating another one of her faceless masterpieces. Find her in Dallas at Third Eye Gallery
T-shirts and sticker designs from Jay Joree
Joey Ortega from Triple Crown Tattoo in Austin working on a beautiful shibari lady with flowers
Triple Crown artist Michael Williams working hard on a new piece
Dovetail Tattoo from Austin set up a pretty impressive booth filled with talented artists and tons of amazing art
Amazingly executed and detailed macabre prints by Niki Urban, an up and coming apprentice at Dovetail Tattoo in Austin. We can't wait to see her tattooing at the convention next year!
Austin artist Briza Camacho from True Blue Tattoo
Tank Girl working on a beautiful luna moth shin piece. Find her at True Blue Tattoo in Austin
A little more sparkle never hurt anyone
There was a lot of great pieces up for grabs from Lucky Mac who tattoos out of Amillion Tattoo in Austin
Lucky Mac of Amillion Tattoo in Austin
Another Amillion Tattoo artist Drew Cottom
Mindzai Creative never misses a convention! This design & print shop located in Austin tackles everything from pins, stickers, prints, screen printing and more. Go see them for all your printing needs.
Eternal Republic Tattoo Supply
A beautiful back piece waiting to be entered into the contests
Another impressive back piece. With so much great work, we have no envy of the judges jobs!
We fell in love with the detailed engravings on these Turnermade tattoo machines from Wichita, Kansas
Artist Juan Martinez of Precisely Veiled Tattoo in Killeen whose specialty is Geometric Dotwork
Travis Johns from Precisely Veiled Tattoo in Killeen
Matthew Rosas from Axis Tattoo in Corpus Christi
Matthew Casarez from Axis Tattoo in Corpus Christi
Sticker selection from Depiction Tattoo Gallery in Arlington
John Clark looks relaxed as he works. Find him at Depiction Tattoo Gallery in Arlington
Owner & artist at Depiction Tattoo Gallery in Arlington, Samantha Frederick flashes a smile as she works
Tattooer Jon Zig from Wizard Castle Dragon Tattoo in Austin
Just a taste of the dozens of album covers created by the supremely talented Jon Zig of Wizard Castle Dragon Tattoo in Austin
Back piece in progress by Jeff Ensminger whose private studio is called Speak of the Devil Tattoo in Austin
Tye Harris stays focused. Faces In The Dark, Kyle, Texas
Morgan Egan of Classic Tattoo in San Marcos getting ready to start a new piece. She specializes in the most beautiful florals!
Belzel Books has an incredible array of goods. Located in Austin, and ships worldwide!
Promo materials for Tattooed Gloves, a Tattooer vs Tattooer amateur boxing event that raises funds for True South Relief and serves as the official after party of the Star of Texas Tattoo convention.
Photographs courtesy of White Moth