Blackpool tattooists make their mark with awards scoop

Tattoo artists from Revival Tattoo Studios scooped 13 awards
Tattoo artists from Revival Tattoo Studios scooped 13 awards
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A Blackpool tattoo parlour has won the most awards given to a single tattoo studio at a convention in America.

Mark Stephenson, 41, who owns Revival Tattoo Studios on Whitegate Drive, entered The Wild Wood Tattoo Beach Bash in New Jersey with six tattoo artists.

They joined 500 tattoo artists and spent three 16 hour days tattooing customers at the huge convention centre, which hosted 40 categories.

And they scooped a huge 13 awards.

Speaking back on English soil, Mark said: “I am very proud.

“It was amazing. It has never been done before.

“To go out there and win 13 awards, it is unheard of, especially from the UK.

“The guy who runs the convention came out to congratulate us.”

Tattoo artist Henrique Carmo won third place Best Chest Piece category, Don Taylor won third place Medium Colour category Female, Milan Polak won fourth place Best Of Saturday Black And Grey category and fourth Place Best Of Sunday Colour category, Max Adamek won first place Best Of Saturday Colour category and third place Colour Infused Black and Grey category.

Anastaysiya Bortnik won first place Best Hand Tattoo category, third place Medium Colour category and fourth place Best Of Day Black and Grey Friday, Nelson Sacramento won first place Best Of Day Friday, first place Best Medium Colour, second place Best Traditional Category and second Place Best Of Show.

The show took place 10-12 August.