More than 80 artists from different countries participated in the Trinidad and Tobago Tattoo Fest at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya.
After absence of three years due to the covid19 pandemic, the festival returned to showcase the best talent in the tattoo industry.
More than 300 tattoos were done on June 3 and 4.
Dominic Jaglal, the festival's main organiser, told Newsday after the awards ceremony was over, it was a spectacular weekend.
Jaglal said everything went according to plan and exceeded his expectations.
“I must admit the return of the TT Tattoo Fest has been a success. The organisation was great. I thank everyone who collaborated so the art and industry of tattooing in TT once again showed its growth."
Jaglal said visitors left surprised and excited by what they saw.
“We have very good artists here and those who attended the festival on Saturday and Sunday could appreciate that. The sponsors have been instrumental in making this happen. Thanks to all of them for the support.”
Jaglal said it was a wonderful experience to show the high level of organisation and artistry that exists in TT.
“It is not about making money, it is about showing the talent of the artists we have here both local and foreign, because we show tattoo artists from many other countries. Tattooing is an art is growing and we will continue to support it.”
This year artists from Venezuela, Cuba, St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent, Curaçao, the UK, the US and a large number of local artists participated.
The festival was also an opportunity for many other businesses.
“It has been a wonderful experience. We hope to return next year with more surprises,” Jaglal said.
Black and Grey Small
1 – Brian Tattoo
2 – Byron Tattoo
3 – SG Tattoo Studio
Best Colour Small
1– Body Art & Soul Tattoo
2 – Studio Fx
3 – 868 Inked Up Tattoo
1 – Legendary Inkerz
2 – Byron Tattoo
3 – Trini Ink Tattoos
Most Original Design
Ink Concepts Tattoo Studios
Most improved Artist
1 – Warao Ink (Krip)
2 – Body Art Caribbean
3 – Shadow Inks
Tattoo of the Day
Best Greek Themed Tattoo
AJ Tattoo Studios
Inked N Proud Choice Awards
Warao Ink (Friedel Tattoo)