The Korean tattoo convention ‘Inspire Tattoo Awards 2023 Persona’ (hereinafter referred to as the awards) will be held at Rolling Hall in Hongdae on Saturday, June 10th. This is the third event since 2019. It is a tattoo event that judges and awards tattoo models by tattoo artists of various styles on stage.
A tattoo artist needs a blood worker to express his design as a tattoo. This becomes a medium that shows the worldview of the artist, like an actor who is like the alter ego of a film director. The subtitle ‘Persona’ was added to reflect the nature of the awards, in which tattoo models were on stage before tattooists. Since the origin of the term is a mask, Korean masks were applied to posters, trophies, and goods.
The competition is divided into 12 categories by genre and size, and the best models and tattooists are finally awarded. The judges consist of 10 famous tattoo artists in Korea, including Horikaka, Stilo, Hongak, Shin Jeongseop, Hanseul, Hani, Kajin, Ryuhon, Judas, and Linjin. A total of 38 winners are selected by judging from various perspectives of each judge. You can watch the tattoos of the models and the voting process while standing. Trophies and prizes are given to winners, official certificates are given to participants, and various prizes such as Fireball whiskey, artist wear, Liusel Korea and Healing Gree tattoo care are provided to visitors.
Organizer ‘Tattooist Habit (real name Seok Joon-myeong)’, author of the book ‘How to Become a Tattooist’, planned the awards based on her experience in winning numerous tattoo conventions abroad. He said, “According to the current law, it is not possible to set up booths and show live tattooing in Korea like overseas, but tattooists need a place to communicate and enjoy. The goal of the event is to give artists a chance to make themselves known, honor and motivation through judging and awards, and a harmony between new and old tattoo artists. We are waiting for the day when tattoos become legal as soon as possible and outstanding domestic tattoo artists can freely show their skills externally.” He announced that he had established a corporation as ‘Inspire Tour Wars Co., Ltd.’ for credible events and future investment attraction and sponsorship.
The ticket booth for the ‘Inspire Tattoo Awards 2023 Persona’ will open on Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 PM at Rolling Hall in Hongdae. An exciting festival in Tatooine with DJ Roha is expected. More information can be found on the Inspire official website.
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