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28TH AUG - 4TH SEP
Michael is 26 years old and drawing has been his passion for all of his life. From the moment he discovered the art of tattooing he understood his vocation and this is why he started practicing on skin from the very young age of 17. With 9 years already under his belt, he is specializing in realism and makes his tattoos come to life with lots of details and textures. Only last year he won 3 international awards with second place best of realism in the Netherlands and first place best of realism in Greece as well as second place best black and grey. He has worked on famous footballers and rap artists and he is ready to put his mark on your body. Coming out beautiful Crete, Greece and for the first time in Dubai, UAE the exceptional artist Michael.
2ND AUG - 30TH SEP
Karen has always been interested in art, drawing and making murals used to be her hobby until she started her tattoo journey, then tattooing became her lifestyle. She loves to travel the world and do what she knows best. Whether you want a super traditional tattoo with thick crispy lines or a small one, delicate and full of details, she is ready to draw on your body a lifetime memory. From the land of coffee Bogota, Colombia the traditional artist Karen González Valdés.
12TH AUG - 18TH JUL
Eleonoras style is a combination of neo-traditional and sketchy art and her designs usually depict powerful female faces, inspired by mythology and fantasy. She creates all of her designs from scratch and she enjoys working with her guests, to create personalized and unique designs that they will wear with pride. Either is color or black and grey, she does everything with style!!! Coming out of beautiful Athens, Greece the charismatic artist Eleonora.
2ND AUG - 7TH AUG
Born in 1990, raised in the Crocetta district of the city of Cinisello Balsamo but of Peruvian origins, his career as an artist drew inspiration from the Chicana culture. The Chicano tattoo style is a form of non-verbal communication exposed in a romantic, passionate, strong way. It was born in the Latin quarters and later developed into Hispanic gangs and American prisons. Being a style born in barrios and prisons, the symbols used are very strong and raw and represent the Gangster's philosophy of life, the man and woman they wear, their passion and reality, the spirit of survival and adaptation in a thousand unfavorable conditions, pride, machismo, love and hate, good and evil. Jean immediately jumped on this style sure of what he wanted to do in the future. In fact, in recent years he has collected a lot of experience from his rather difficult past and today he is becoming more and more popular every day and is taking a leading place among his competitors. He customizes drawings and specializes in the faces and portraits of people and objects. Coming out of cosmopolitan Milan, Italy where he currently resides, the authentic Chicano artist Jean Carlos Ayala.
26TH JUL - 1st AUG
Lia enjoys the challenge of doing different styles of tattooing, ranging from mandala to realistic black and grey pieces which she admits to be her favorite. She has been practicing tattooing for more than 10 years and she can draw inspiration from anything beautiful such as woman portraits or life like animals full of energy. Next to tattooing her other passion is digital painting, which she describes as the best invention after sliced bread! Coming out of the beautiful city of Kozani, Greece, the versatile artist Lia.
16TH JUL - 23RD JUL
Sloan Purple is a true art aficionado with an academic background in Graphic Design. She follows and appreciates art in every form, though her biggest love remains the art of tattooing which she has been doing professionally for over five years now. Her passion is to travel and expand her skills and knowledge in tattooing - so other than Dubai Hills Tattoo, you can find her at the largest conventions in Europe or at her own studio in one of the most scenic towns of Greece, Porto Heli.
11TH JUL - 30TH JUL
Pakholyk is 28 years old and he started his journey in tattooing back in 2010. As he describes it “The first time the needle in my hands touched the skin of another person; I could not imagine myself doing anything else. This is the only completely understandable and natural activity for me.” His quest for a unique technique, led him into exploring different styles ranging from abstractionism to realism and from dots to lines. His fame grew steadily, mostly thanks to his ornamental and graphic works and in particular the fire mandalas, which literally radiate light on the human body and impress the most difficult judges with their beauty. By honing his skills he went on to win multiple awards at renown conventions around the world in the styles of dotwork and ornamental. For the most chic and timeless tattoos that embody your most original ideas in his own unique style - coming out of Vinnitsa, Ukraine the charismatic artist Pakholyk.
8TH JUL - 30TH JUL
Maria is 21 years old and her first experience in tattooing came only three years ago. Since then her love for the art grows with every guest that she meets and every story behind the design that she draws. If what you want is straight lines charged with positive energy, Maria is the artist that you’ve been looking for. Most of her guests trust her with their first tattoo and she returns it with listening to their ideas and thoughts and then translating them into a picture that signifies important moments of their lives or just simply a beautiful drawing on their bodies. Coming out of cold Vinnitsa, Ukraine and into the desert heat of Dubai once more, the delicate artist Maria.
2ND MAR - 8TH MAR
Eva has had a passion for arts since she was a child. She started tattooing in her spare time until tattooing won her over and became a long term affair soon after. Her style is predominantly with bright colors, that is: Disney, anime, fantasy, realism. Without neglecting the black and gray realism that she also enjoys and feels comfortable. Her work has been recognized in a lot of competitions, such as in Porto, Portugal 1st place in two Portrait categories, 1st place Valencia, Spain in two color categories, 1st place Benidorm, Spain in two color categories and 1st place Alicante, Spain in three color categories. Coming out of Valencia, Spain the colorful artist Eva Ferrero.
13TH FEB - 18TH FEB
Jaer is an international tattoo artist with a degree in Art & Design. His knowledge in the field has been recognised by many of the tattoo conventions in Asia, Europe and Latin America where he functions as a judge. His style is inspired by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and modern street art. Coming out of Moscow, Russia the unique artist Jaer.
13TH FEB - 18TH FEB
Ksu is an international tattoo artist coming out of Moscow, Russia. Her passion is tattooing anything difficult like art reproduction, embroidery or extremely detailed small tattoos. Her tattoo career started while she was still a student at the faculty of graphic design in Moscow, which helped her a lot in applying different styles in tattooing until she eventually found her own. Out of the cold Moscow and for the first time in the warm Dubai, the phenomenal artist Ksu Arrow.
4TH FEB - 10TH FEB
Though she hasn’t been in the tattoo industry for a very long time, Lime has managed to capture the attention of many with the super fine line tattoos that she delivers to her guests. She gives meaningful drawings or letters to her guests that look so perfect as if they came out of a printer. Coming out of Seoul, Korea the impressive artist that is Lime.
25TH JAN - 1ST FEB
Nataly graduated from the Institute of Artistic Drawing in Moscow and almost immediately she immersed herself in the tattoo industry by 2011. She enjoys working on big pieces and despite that her favourite style being colour realism, she would occasionally enjoy working on a black n grey piece. When she is not tattooing, you will find her doing special effects make up for movies or just expressing her creativity in various unconventional ways. Coming out of Moscow, Russia and for the first time in Dubai, the spirited Nataly Ruby.
25TH JAN - 1ST FEB
Kate is a graduate of academic drawing courses and has been in the tattoo industry since 2009. With a plethora of skills, she is able to undertake different styles from realism and linear works to old school, oriental and more with great results. Her multi style approach and impressive work, has led her to enjoy a great amount of loyalty from her guests who usually rock more than one of her works on their body. She loves travelling and although she has been operating her luxurious studio in Moscow, you will typically find her guest spotting at all the best studios around the world. Coming out of Moscow, Russia and for the first time in Dubai, UAE the talented Katerina.
2ND DEC - 7TH DEC
Diego Alvarez comes from the scenic town of Luarca at the north coast of Spain, where he runs his studio known as the ‘Kraken Tattoo Studio’. From a very young age Diego has been experimenting with different forms of art, until he discovered tattoo and everything changed. He immediately knew that this was his calling and he never looked back. His passion for tattooing led him into exploring many different styles effectively diversifying his skills, though to this day his favorite style is realistic pieces in black and grey; sometimes with a touch of color. Wether you like large scale or minimal tats,
you just have to tell him your story and he’ll capture it on your skin.
14TH NOV - 20TH NOV
Serbia has always been a fertile ground for extraordinary talents like Novak Djokovic and Vlade Divac in sports, Emir Kusturica in film direction and Mila Jovovic in the big screen. Coming out of the white city Belgrade, Serbia, the name ‘Igor Giovanelli’ has been on the lips of the tattoo world connoisseurs for more than 20 years. Not a stranger to the tattoo enthusiasts either, as he has been aggressively snatching awards from major tattoo conventions in Europe with his undeniably skillful application of his Black & Grey realism style. His natural habitat is cold, therefore you typically find him in places such as Germany and Denmark where he is doing guest work for many years. First time out of the cold and in the desert of Dubai, ladies and gentlemen the veteran Igor Giovanelli for the first time ever in Dubai, UAE.