25TH ANNUAL MOTOR CITY TATTOO EXPO
Tattoo Revue|Issue 187
BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN. FEBRUARY 28th - MARCH 1st, 2020.
Ernie Bustamante

This was the 25-year anniversary of the Motor City Tattoo Expo. Notable long-term artists in attendance were Bob Tyrrell, Marshal Bennett, Big Ceeze, Ron Russo, Abey Alvarez, Durb, Myke Chambers and Stelios. Dr. Blasphemy was the master of ceremonies.

Best of Day Friday Black & Gray - Josiah Johnson

Best of Day Friday Color - Phil Garcia

Best of Day Saturday Black & Gray - Robbie Latos

Best of Day Saturday Color - Jesse Vickers

Best of Day Sunday Black & Gray - Jesse Vickers

Best of Day Sunday Color - Shannon Gamerl

Best of Show Black & Gray - Camilo P.

Best of Show Color - Goran Micic

Top 3

Black and Gray Small:

• Tucan -Sicklife -Dayton Rim

• Abey Alvarez -3 Foot Radius -Skull

• Tucan - Sicklife - Aztec Water God

Black and Gray Medium:

• Unclaimed - Contestant Name: Merina Viviano -Tiger portrait

• Tucan - Sicklife - Dayton Rim/Impala

• Soloman - Wealthy Street Tattoo -Grand Rapids - Memorial Photo of Brother

Black and Gray Large:

• Tucan - Sicklife - Aztec God of Water

• Tucan - Sicklife - Virgin Mary

• DB - Impressions Body Gallery Cleveland -Octopus

Color Small:

• Steven Compton -Trippy Pokemon

• Ty McEwen - Bio-Organic Foot

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