ROCKSTAR INKED UP TOUR AT KNOWN GALLERY

December 11 2013 . 10:15pm


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Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The fans have spoken and voting is officially closed for the Rockstar Energy Drink can art contest and the Miss Inked Up model competition, both part of the Inked Up World Tour 2013 presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, the Sullen Art Collective, and Tattoo Magazine.

The INKED UP WORLD TOUR is a global celebration of the tattoo lifestyle that combines 12 top tattoo artists, 12 top tattoo conventions, a Rockstar Energy Drink can art contest with a $25,000 purse, a Miss Inked Up model contest, and a Keep A Breast cast exhibit to create a truly unique, yearlong program supporting the art and culture of tattooing.

The tour culminates on December 7, 2013 at the official wrap party and group exhibition at Known Gallery, one of the most influential street and contemporary art spaces in Los Angeles. The Rockstar Energy Drink can art contest winner will be announced and art from each of the 12 artists will be on display, including the 12 Keep A Breast casts. All are invited to the public viewing from 9-11pm where artwork will be available for purchase.

“Appreciation of art is subjective. Technique is not. The Inked Up Tour is a gathering of world class talents sharing amazing commissioned art and technique ,” said Ryan Smith, co-founder and Creative Director for Sullen Clothing and the Sullen Art Collective. “Sullen was in the unique position of having long standing collaborative relationships with both Rockstar and Tattoo Magazine. This tour gave all our brands a collective platform to share an art-driven lifestyle movement and its defining artists with a world of fans. Not only those audiences native to the tattoo culture, but to a worldwide audience focused on modern art, contemporary presentation and unique movements in the evolving global arts culture.”

The Inked Up Tour artists have solidified themselves as both master tattooers and contemporary artists. Each artist was drawn from the Sullen Art Collective global family of artistic talents, with each receiving an invitation to showcase both their original art and tattoo skills at tour stops around the globe.

Photos: Willie T

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