BEST BACK OR CHEST TATTOO WINNERS

 

CONVENTION                                     WINNERS                               TATTOOIST

 

MARCH 1986     NEW ORLEANS, LA.            1st       JOHN MC KENZIE                 BOB ROBERTS

                                                                          2nd     JAMES PRINCE HUGHES       MIKE MALONE

                                                                          3rd      TOM MICHAEL                      JIM WATSON

MARCH 1987    SAN DIEGO, CA.                  1st       DANNY WEAVER                   KARI BARBA

                                                                          2nd     GREG KULZ                             VAUGHN NIGHT

                                                                          3rd      REV. JOHN POTEET                 GARY JACKSON

                                                                          TIE       TRENA MORGAN                    ART DOC BALCH

APRIL 1988      ORLANDO, FL.                       1st       JOHN BOBBY JR                       SHOTSIE GORMAN

                                                                          2nd     MISS TAMURA                         HORIMINO

                                                                          3rd      GARY STEUER                          GREG JAMES

 APRIL 1989 .   ARLINGTON, TX         DIVIDED THIS CATEGORY INTO:

BEST MALE BACK/CHEST TATTOO  AND  BEST FEMALE BACK/CHEST TATTOO

 BEST FEMALE BACK/CHEST WINNERS

 CONVENTION                                    WINNERS                            TATTOOIST

 APRIL 1989 ARLINGTON, TX.                       1st       MISS ISHIDA                      HORITOSHI

                                                                         2nd     CATHY BOWSER                RANDY ADAMS

                                                                         3rd      LISA ROCHUS                     ROY BOY

MARCH 1990  PHILADELPHIA, PA.             1st       LENORE LELLO                    GUY AITCHISON

                                                                        2nd     CONNIE LUCAS                   TATTS TAYLOR

                                                                        3rd      CHRISTINE CARPENTER      RANDY ADAMS

APRIL 1991   GARDEN GROVE, CA             1st       ISOBEL HITCHCOCK            BILL HANNONG

                                                                        2nd     KELLY HART                          KARI BARBA

                                                                        3rd      LAMAR ST JOHN                  LEO ZULETTA

 

APRIL 1992

DISCONTINUED THIS CATEGORY AND MADE IT BEST FEMALE LARGE TATTOO AND KEPT IT
THAT WAY TILL THE APRIL 2000 SAN ANTONIO CONVENTION
 

BEST MALE BACK/CHEST WINNERS

CONVENTION                                  WINNERS                               TATTOOIST

 APRIL 1989 ARLINGTON, TX                     1st       RICHARD CARSON              SUZANNE FAUSER

                                                                       2nd     GARY STEUER                       GREG JAMES

                                                                       3rd      JOHN T DUNHAM               SAILOR MOSES

MARCH 1990 PHILADELPHIA, PA              1st       FLAVIUS WOOTEN              SAILOR MOSES

                                                                       2nd     RODNEY JONKMAN             JEANNE FRITCH

                                                                       3rd      SHAHN P ANDERSON          SCOTT STERLING

APRIL 1991 GARDEN GROVE, CA              1st       JIM BEAN                               TATTOO SUE

                                                                       2nd     PAT RENZE                            KARI BARBA

                                                                       3rd      DIETER OGIDER                   BERNIE LUTHER

 APRIL 1992
DISCONTINUED THIS  AND MADE IT BEST MALE LARGE TATTOO  AND KEPT IT THAT
WAY TILL THE APRIL 2000 SAN ANTONIO CONVENTION
 

REINSTATED THIS CATEGORY IN 2000

BEST BACK PIECE

APRIL 2000 SAN ANTONIO        

ARTIST & PEOPLE’S  CHOICE                    TOP 3  ANGELO SALAZAR                   RICH IVES

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                   TOM SMALL                             SHAHN ANDERSON

                                                                                  TOM ALDERMAN                    MONTIE

PEOPLES CHOICE                                                    JEFF MONTOYA                        RICH IVES

                                                                                  JACQUES PANIZZOLI               MANU

 

 

THEN IN APRIL 2001 IN RENO WE SPLIT THIS CATEGORY INTO TWO CATEGORIES

BEST BLACK & GREY BACK PIECE AND BEST COLORED BACK PIECE

BUT… IN 2017 WE ONCE AGAIN COMBINED THESE TWO CATEGORIES

 

APRIL 2017 ORLANDO, FL

ARTIST & PEOPLE’S  CHOICE                   TOP 2  ALIAN HERNANDEZ                     GREGORIO HERNANDEZ

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                  DEREK SCHLUENDER                   JESSE NEESE

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                 THADDEUS PASKEY                      SHAHN ANDERSON

 

BACK PIECE – GRAY  WINNERS

APRIL 2001 RENO

ARTISTS & PEOPLES CHOICE                   TOP 3  CLAY SMITH                                  MONTE

ARTISTS CHOICE                                                   JOSEPH LANCE                              JACK RUDY

                                                                                BETHRA SZUMSKI                         CAP SZUMSKI

PEOPLES CHOICE                                                  PAT BLACK STORM                       MIKE GODFREY

                                                                                KAPIOLANI LOVE                         SUE MILLER

 

APRIL PHILADELPHIA 2002

ARTISTS & PEOPLES CHOICE                   TOP 2  NATHALIE BOUSQUET                 TOM RENSHAW

                                                                                MIKE WALLS                                 DAWEI ZHENG

 

APRIL 2003 ST. LOUIS

ARTISTS CHOICE                                      TOP 3  THOMAS CARTER                          JUNIOR PURVIS

ARTISTS & PEOPLES CHOICE                               BARRY DUGAN                              DAWEI ZANG

                                                                               ANTHONY RINAUDO                    STEPHANE CHAUDESAIGES

PEOPLES CHOICE                                                 BRAD MILLER                                 JOSHUA CARLTON

 

APRIL 2004 RENO (25TH)

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                      TOP 3  ROGER CHAPMAN                       DA WEI ZANG

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                BRYAN GRIFFITH                        SCOTT  SCHAFER

                                                                                  BREANNE LEAMAN                     MONTE

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   SHAWN FREDERICK                    KEELY TACKETT

 

MARCH 2005 MIAMI BEACH

ARTIST’S CHOICE`                                       TOP 3  JOSHUA PAIGE                             LEA

ARTISTS & PEOPLES CHOICE                                  DAVID KENNEDY                         GLEN FRIESEN

                                                                                  JEAN PIERRE VAINI                       STEPHANE

PEOPLES CHOICE                                                    ELIZABETH DUER                         HARRY AKE           

 

APRIL 2006
CINCINNATI

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                        TOP 3  ALIYA RAHMAN                          MONTE

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                TOBY BORGER                             GLEN FRIESEN

                                                                                  WILLIAM FECHE                           MONTE

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   TAMALE SEPP                                KEELY TACKETT

 

APRIL 2007 SEATTLE                                 

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S  CHOICE                   TOP 3  CANAAN DOZER                           JO JO ACKERMAN

                                                                                  STEVE MICAHEL                            GLEN FRIESEN

                                                                                  NICC STIENMETZ                          AARON BELL

 

APRIL 2008 RENO

ARTIST’S  & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                   TOP 3 RICHARD CONLON                       RICH IVES

                                                                                  MARIO MICHARD                        RICH IVES

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     MICHAEL MORRISEY                   MR SCARY

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   AUDREY SOLLARS                        DWAYNE DIXON

 

APRIL 2009 CONCORD

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 3  NICOLE FOLEY                              KEELY TACKETT

                                                                                  JON GROSS                                     JACK RUDY & GUY AITCHISON

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     SHANE WILSON                           ROB KNIGHT

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   COREY ALAMEDA                        BILL FUNK

 

APRIL 2010 SEATTLE

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S  CHOICE                   TOP 3  CHARLES MAPLE                           TIM CORLEY

                                                                                  VICTOR TACKETT                          TOM RENSHAW

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     RON TRAN                                     AARON BELL

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                    CHARLI HAMILTON                     AARON BELL

 

APRIL 2011 RENO/SPARKS

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 3-4  JESSINIA TACKETT                    KEELY TACKETT

                                                                                  ALEX JOHNS                                  ST MARQ

      TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE J                     RICK & GABE WOOLERY            ST. MARQ

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   ROB SKINNER                               TIM CORLEY

 

APRIL 2012 CINCINNATI

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 3  JIMMY AHFELDT                          BOSSE ANDERSSON

                                                                                  CHRIS BOYLE                                JERRY FROST

                                                                                  STEVE STEWART                            GLEN FRIESEN

 

APRIL 2013 RAPID CITY, SD

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 3  PATRICK TARANTION                  KEELY TACKETT

                                                                                  BRYON OSTLING                          CHAD MARTIN

                                                                                  DEREK SCHLUENDER                   JESSE NEESE

 

APRIL 2014 GARDEN GROVE, CA

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 3  CLINTON INO                               JESS YEN

                                                                                  SCOTT MONGER                           JOHN MONTGOMERY

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     TOMAS DIAZIBARRA                   TONY OLIVAS

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   ANITO THAO                                 LOUIE NARTINEZ

 

APRIL 2015 ORLANDO, FL

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 3  KEVIN COEN                                 ST MARQ

                                                                                  DUSTIN NOLAN                            PAULLY LUNDEEN

                                                                                  BYRON WALLACE                        STEVE LEHMAN

 

APRIL 2016 ORLANDO, FL

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 1  DAMIEN LECKETT                        SHAHN ANDERSON

 

 

APRIL 2017
ORLANDO, FL  WE COMBINED BOTH THE BEST COLORD AND THE BEST BLACK & GREY BACK PIECES

TO JUST ONE CATEGORY AGAIN —– BEST BACK PIECE

 

BEST COLORED BACK PIECE WINNERS

 

APRIL RENO 2001

 ARTISTS & PEOPLES CHOICE                     TOP 3  THIERRY LEBAS                             MANU

                                                                                  DAVID RIVERA                             JEREMIAH BARBA

ARTISTS CHOICE                                                      GLENN CARSWELL                       TOM DONOVAN

PEOPLES CHOICE                                                    GREG ABNEY                                 MONTE

 

APRIL PHILADELPHIA 2002

ARTISTS & PEOPLES CHOICE                      TOP 3  JENNIFER LUPO                            MIKE RUBENDALL

                                                                                  CASSIE SMITH                               MONTE

ARTISTS CHOICE                                                      AMAZON BROWN                       BALD BILL

PEOPLES CHOICE                                                    DARREN WALLACE                      JENNIFER BOHLANDER

 

APRIL 2003 ST. LOUIS

ARTISTS CHOICE                                          TOP 3  TONI ROBINSON                          SHANE HART

ARTISTS & PEOPLES CHOICE                                  ADAM POCIUS                              RICH IVES

                                                                                  ALLEN PUT                                     RICH IVES

PEOPLES CHOICE                                                    MICHAEL TOBY                            JOSHUA CARLTON

 

APRIL 2004 RENO (25TH)

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                         TOP 3  JESSICA HOLDEN                          INDIO REYES

                                                                                  TERI STYLER                                  LEE BURNS

                                                                                  SUSAN SWAN                                MELISSA THOMPSON

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   PASCAL BOYER                             STEPHANE

                                                                                  AMY RANDALL                             MR SCARY

                                                                                  JOSH RIGGIN                                JERON KEENENS

 

MARCH 2005 MIAMI BEACH                   

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                         TOP 3  STEPHANIE SYMANSKI                 BYRON WALLACE

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                STEVIE MEDINA                            RICH IVES

                                                                                  BRENDON HOLGIN                      PORNO JIM

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   JEAN WOHLER .                             HENNING JORGENSEN

 

APRIL 2006 CINCINNATI                          

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                         TOP 3  ADAM ARONICA                          JO JO ACKERMAN

                                                                                  JOSN LOBE                                    TRAVIS KING

                                                                                  LEE MC HENRY                             KEN LEWIS

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   DAWN BREWER                           TRAVIS KING

                                                                                  MARY GARDNER                          VYVYN LAZONGA

                                                                                  JOLENE HALEY                              JO JO ACKERMAN

 

APRIL 2007 SEATTLE                                 

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                         TOP 3  JERRI NORRIS                               CORY NORRIS

                                                                                  KURT GLAFKE                                ANDREA OTELEWSKI

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                AUSTIN MERRILL                          AARON BELL

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   TERI BAILEY                                  JO JO ACKERMAN

                                                                                  MARLA STOLP                               LEE BURNS

                                                                                  SAILOR CAREY CADY                   SHAWN WILLMORTH

 

APRIL 2008 RENO

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S  CHOICE                   TOP 3  DENNIS HANSEN                           HENNING JORGENSEN

                                                                                  BRADFORD SCHNEIDER              MIKE RUNBENDALL

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     BECKY SMITH                               CRYSTAL HAMILTON

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   ALINCE HANSEN                           VYVYN LAZONGA

 

 

 

APRIL 2009 CONCORD

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                         TOP 3  JOHN FAIREY                                CLIFF RAVEN

                                                                                  KELLY MC CLURE                         JAY CHASTAIN

                                                                                  JEFF PUGH                                     JAMES VAUGHN

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   BLU YOUNGS                                JASON TACKETT

                                                                                  CASEY WOODS                             BILL HANNONG

                                                                                  MARION ALSTON                         MISS ANNA PAIGE

 

APRIL 2010 SEATTLE

ARTIST’S  & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                   TOP 3  LYNNE SKARAYK                           GREG JAMES

                                                                                  ZOE COULTER                                JOJO ACKERMAN

                                                                                  CHERI VAN ORDEN                      ERIK PAYNE

 

APRIL 2011 RENO/SPARKS

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S  CHOICE                   TOP 3  TRAVIS FRITZINGER                     CORY NORRIS

                                                                                  MELISSA FLOOD                           HEIDE UNGER

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     MATT HARLAN                              CORY NORRIS

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   AMY KEARNEY                              RICH IVES

 

APRIL 2012 CINCINNATI

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S  CHOICE                   TOP 3  CHRIS BASS                                    DR. CLAW

                                                                                  EVELYNE GREENWALD                DIMITRY SAMOHIN

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     DANIEL CARROLL                        TOM DONOVAN

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   DAVID BROOKS                           DAVE SLOAN

 

APRIL 2013 RAPID CITY, SD

ARTIST’S  & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                   TOP 3-4  CHRIS MOORE                         MATT THRASH

                                                                                  JAY ALMOND                               MATT THRASH

ARTIST’S CHOICE                                                     JEREMIAH AYERS                          JOJO ACKERMAN

PEOPLE’S CHOICE    TIE IN PEOPLE’S                    CROSTONE LEWIS                        BRANDON LEWIS

                                                                                  ABBY STOCKS                                SHAHN ANDERSON

 

APRIL 2014 GARDEN GROVE, CA

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 3  TRAVIS FISHER                              DR. CLAW

                                                                                  PETER SPRADLEY                          JOHN MONTGOMERY

ARTIST’C CHOICE                                                    KIET HONG                                   JESS YEN

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   TERI MONTGOMERY                   JOHN MONTGOMERY

 

APRIL 2015 ORLANDO, FL

ARTIST’S  & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                   TOP 3  CHARLOTTE GUTTENBERG          LISA MURPHY

                                                                                  TAMMIE MITCHELL                     TOM DONOVAN

ARTISTS CHOICE                                                      NICOLE KOSS                                KIMO DOTY

PEOPLE’S CHOICE                                                   AMBER D’HONDT                        JEN CARMEAN

 

APRIL 2016 ORLANDO, FL

ARTIST’S & PEOPLE’S CHOICE                    TOP 2  JAMES LOCKER                             CORY NORRIS

                                                                                  JOSEPH PERRELLO                        ST. MARQ

 

APRIL 2017 ORLANDO, FL  WE COMBINED BOTH THE BEST COLORD AND THE BEST BLACK & GREY BACK

PIECES TO JUST ONE CATEGORY AGAIN —– BEST BACK PIECE