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Tattoo Madness Tournament - The Field 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.

We finish up Round 1 with The Field today so scroll down and vote for all 8 matchups.

Be sure to go back and vote on Round 1 of Japanese StyleRound 1 of Realism and Round 1 of Black and Grey. Voting will close on Monday and Round 2 will kick off on Tuesday.

Click gallery below to blow-up the bracket.

timmy b

Tattoo by Timmy B

myke chambers

Tattoo by Myke Chambers 

amanda wachob

Tattoo by Amanda Wachob 

mike cole

Tattoo by Mike Cole 

eva schatz

Tattoo by Eva Schatz

kelly doty

Tattoo by Kelly Doty

jon mesa

Tattoo by Jon Mesa

rose hardy

Tattoo by Rose Hardy

joe capobianco

Tattoo by Joe Capobianco

dotstolines chaim

Tattoo by Chaim Machlev

jime litwalk

Tattoo by Jime Litwalk


Tattoo by Roxx

pietro sedda

Tattoo by Pietro Sedda

duke riley

Tattoo by Duke Riley


Tattoo by Buena Vista Tattoo Club

justin nordine

Tattoo by Justin Nordine