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Tattoo Madness Tournament - Black and Grey Round 1

This is our favorite month of the year for one simple reason: March Madness, well, and booze-soaked St. Patrick’s Day. While we love filling out brackets for the NCAA Tournament and throwing our paychecks into more pools than there are in the state of Florida we still crave more competition; specifically we want a bracket tournament that is more our style. With this in mind, we created the 2014 Inked Tattoo Madness Tournament.

We took 64 tattoo artists and threw them into a bracket divided by four different styles of tattooing: Japanese Style, Black & Grey, Realism and The Field. The Field consists of a grab bag of tattoo styles including Traditional, New School, Watercolor and many more. There is no seeding in the tournament as we entered the names in at random. When picking a tattoo to enter in the tournament we went through each artist’s online portfolio and picked the first tattoo that made us drop our jaws in awe.

Throughout the month of March we will put up posts with a series of matchups pitting two artists against each other so you can vote for a favorite. The winner moves on to the next round in the bracket while the loser goes home. On April 7 we will announce the winner of the 2014 Inked Tattoo Madness Tournament as chosen by your votes.

Round 1 of Black and Grey begins today so scroll down and vote for all 8 matchups.

Be sure to go back and vote on Round 1 of Japanese Style and Round 1 of Realism.

Click gallery below to blow-up the bracket.

brian gonzales

Tattoo by Brian Gonzales

carl grace

Tattoo by Carl Grace

corey miller

Tattoo by Corey Miller

josh duffy

Tattoo by Josh Duffy

paul booth

Tattoo by Paul Booth

tye harris

Tattoo by Tye Harris 

pete the thief

Tattoo by Pete the Thief


Tattoo by Antonio Todisco

danny lepore

Tattoo by Danny Lepore

big gus

Tattoo by Big Gus


Tattoo by Freddie Corbin

jun cha

Tattoo by Jun Cha


Tattoo by Jose Perez Jr.

rob richardson

Tattoo by Rob Richardson

carlos torres2

Tattoo by Carlos Torres 

fernie andrade

Tattoo by Fernie Andrade