Tatau Awards 2015-2016: The 10 Best International Polynesian Style Tattooists

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How many times have you asked yourself, “I’d like to get a tattoo?” Surely many!

Often they get stuck for inability to choose the right tattoo artist. Tattoos are a serious matter, are a work of art that will remain indelible forever on your skin to decorating your body.

If you are fond of tribal tattoos, we list the best tattoo artists in the world of Polynesian style, called “Tatau” which literally means “to beat or mark.”

Tatau Awards 2015-2016 is an international competition which involved 222 participants to elect the best 10 tattoo artists of the Polynesian style. They were drawn up two classifications, one voted by the artists, and the other chosen by the public.

We see with all winners of Tatau Awards 2015-2016

ARTISTS’ CHOICE:

Winner: Dmitry Babakhin, « Babakhin Tatau », Saint Petersburg, Russia (574 points)

 

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2nd: Shane Gallagher Coley, « West Side Tattoo », Brisbane, QLD, Australia (514 points)

 

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3rd: Calen Paris, « Corazon Tattoo », Luzern, Switzerland (512 points)

 

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4th: Jeroen Franken, « Seven Seas Tattoos », Eindhoven, Netherlands (510 points)

 

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5th: Chris Higgins, « Higgins & Co Tattoo », Eastbourne, Sussex, England (500 points)

 

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6th: Taku Oshima, « Tribal Tattoo Apocaript », Tokyo, Japan (482 points)

 

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7th: Russell Wilson, « Urban Ink », Hamilton, New Zealand (466 points)

 

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8th: Jean Michel Manutea, « Imago Tattoo », Montreal, QC, Canada (451 points)

 

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9th: Agnieszka Kulińska, « Kult Tattoo Fest », Krakow, Poland (438 points)

 

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10th: Turumakina, « Arts Elemental », Brisbane & Gold Coast, QLD, Australia (419 points)

 

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PUBLIC’S CHOICE:

Winner: Tikiroa, « Tiki Tattoo », Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand (590 points)
2nd: Turumakina, « Arts Elemental », Brisbane & Gold Coast, QLD, Australia (469 points)
3rd: Agnieszka Kulińska, « Kult Tattoo Fest », Krakow, Poland (464 points)
4th: Calen Paris, « Corazon Tattoo », Luzern, Switzerland (455 points)
5th: Dmitry Babakhin, « Babakhin Tatau », Saint Petersburg, Russia (443 points)
6th: Taku Oshima, « Tribal Tattoo Apocaript », Tokyo, Japan (408 points)
7th: Mesake Singh, « Mestup Inks », Suva, Fiji Is. (402 points)
8th: Hohua Mohi, « Kupapa Ink », Rotorua, New Zealand (401 points)
9th: Richard Francis, « Toiariki Contemporary Ta Moko », Rotorua, New Zealand (387 points)
10th: Jean Michel Manutea, « Imago Tattoo », Montreal, QC, Canada (370 points)

 

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What do you think, you like the rankings? Surely you will be spoiled for choice on who get a tattoo!

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