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Arapeta Kaiwai (New Zealand) and George Kalodimas (Greece), win the Tatau Awards July 2012

Arapeta Kaiwai (New Zealand) wins the Tatau Masters Awards July 2012 (Artists votes) while George Kalodimas (Greece), wins the Tatau of the Month (Public votes), out of 84 nominees.

Tatau Masters Awards July 2012 (Artists votes)
Here the top ten voted by a jury of over 100 tatau artists:
 

1st: Arapeta Kaiwai, "Otautahi Tattoo", Auckland, New Zealand

-1st: Arapeta Kaiwai, "Otautahi Tattoo", Auckland, New Zealand (31 votes)
-2nd: Josh Elsas , "Island Tat", San Diego, CA, USA (26 votes)
-3rd: Shane Gallagher, "Chapel Tattoo", Melbourne, Australia (24 votes)
-4th: Cees van Nobelen, "Seven Seas Tatau", Ymuiden, Netherlands (20 votes)
-Tie to 5th: Julien, "Te Mana", Montpellier, France (19 votes)
-Tie to 5th: Makalio Folituu, "Tagaloa Tattoo", Papeete, Tahiti, Fr. Polynesia (19 votes)
-Tie to 7th: Calen Paris, "Corazon Tattoo", Luzern, Switzerland (17 votes)
-Tie to 7th: Rob Deut, "Seven Seas Tatau", Ymuiden, Netherlands (17 votes)
-Tie for 9th: Andy Tauafiafi, "Taupou Tatau", Wellington, New Zealand (16 votes)
-Tie for 9th: Jacqueline Spoerlé, "Corazon Tattoo", Luzern, Switzerland (16 votes)
-Tie for 9th: Samuel Morgan Shaw, "Kulture Tattoo", Koloa, Hawai'i (16 votes)
-10th: Paulo Mauia, "Off Da Rock Tattoos", Pago Pago (15 votes)

1st PRIZE:
- 1 portfolio web page on tahititatou.com with link on Worldwide Tatau Artists List.
- 1 year subscription to the Dictionary of Polynesian Tattoo Symbols offered by Tahititatou.com

Tatau of the Month July 2012 (Public votes)

1st: George Kalodimas, "Sake Tattoo", Athens, Greece


-1st: George Kalodimas
, "Sake Tattoo", Athens, Greece (703 votes)
-2nd : Richie Francis, "Toiariki Contemporary Ta Moko", Rotorua, New Zealand (556 votes)
-3rd : Tikiroa , "Tiki Tatoo", Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand (242 votes)
-4 th : Triggz, "Ulavale Tattoo", Honolulu, Hawai'i (234 votes)
-5th : Kenny Brown, "KB Tatau", Milpitas, California (176 votes)
-6th : Arapeta Kaiwai, "Otautahi Tattoo", Auckland, New Zealand (135 votes)
-7th : Paulo Mauia, "Off Da Rock Tattoos", Pago Pago (121 votes)
-8th : Brice, "La Cours des Miracles", Toulouse, France (113 votes)
-9th : Jacob Hanks, "Tattoos by Jacob", The Dalles, Oregon, USA (112 votes)
-10 th : Beau Logo, "Allied Ink Tattoos", Vallejo, California (110 votes)
 

1st PRIZE:
- 1 box of 15 Easytattoo® TATTOO CREAM 50ml offered by MBA (Medical Body Art)
- 1 portfolio web page on tahititatou.com with link on Worldwide Tatau Artists List.
- 1 year subscription to the Dictionary of Polynesian Tattoo Symbols offered by Tahititatou.com


See the pictures of the Top 10 for JUNE 2012


Arapeta Kaiwai, "Otautahi Tattoo", New Zealand

Josh Elsas, "Island Tat", San Diego, California

Shane Gallagher, "Chapel Tattoo", Australia

Cees van Nobelen, "Seven Seas Tatau", Netherlands

Makalio Folituu, "Tagaloa Tattoo", Tahiti

Julien, "Te Mana", France

Calen Paris, "Corazon Tattoo", Switzerland

Rob Deut, "Seven Seas Tatau", Netherlands

Jacqueline Spoerlé, "Corazon Tattoo", Switzerland

Samuel Morgan Shaw, "Kulture Tattoo", Hawai'i

Andy Tauafiafi, "Taupou Tatau", New Zealand

Paulo Mauia, "Off Da Rock Tattoos", Pago Pago

George Kalodimas, "Sake Tattoo", Greece

Richie Francis, "Toiariki Contemporary Ta Moko", New Zealand

Tikiroa, "Tiki Tatoo", Thailand

Triggz, "Ulavale Tattoo", Hawai'i

Kenny Brown, "Unlimited Ink Tattoo", California

Arapeta Kaiwai, "Otautahi Tattoo", New Zealand

Paulo Mauia, "Off Da Rock Tattoos", Pago Pago

Brice, "La Cours des Miracles", France

Jacob Hanks, "Tattoos by Jacob", Oregon

Beau Logo, "Allied Ink Tattoos", California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the 84 nominees here.

Thanks you to all participants, artists and voters and our sponsor MBA (Medical Body Care).

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