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2021
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2021

tattoo artist of the year

The Artist of the Year Leaderboard is intended to be the king of all leaderboards on our site. The Artist of the Year Challenge is exactly what its name implies: it aims to crown the undisputed most skilled and popular tattoo artists of the year. It does this through a specially weighted accumulation of all 3 of the other leaderboards. Put simply, the Artist of the Year Leaderboard is a combination of all of the other leaderboards on our site.
The Artist of the Year Leaderboard is intended to be the king of all leaderboards on our site. The Artist of the Year Challenge is exactly what its name implies: it aims to crown the undisputed most skilled and popular tattoo artists of the year. It does this through a specially weighted accumulation of all 3 of the other leaderboards. Put simply, the Artist of the Year Leaderboard is a combination of all of the other leaderboards on our site.
Rank Artist Points
1 Aleksander Lien 229.7k
2 Daniel Wilson 214.8k
3 Gavin Dunbar 190.8k
4 Ronnie James Urdaneta Barcia 158.2k
5 Brennan Clemance 90.3k
6 Jørgen Schmidt 80.0k
7 Nunzio Tannoia 69.5k
8 Yanoezs Thenu 68.3k
9 Daniel Melaniuk 67.0k
10 Henrique Carmo 65.1k
11 Zydrunas (Zee) Vainauskas 64.2k
12 Kevin Johnson 58.1k
13 Nathan Lavell 57.8k
14 Josh Napier 52.0k
15 WALDEMAR AVARI 47.8k
16 Christopher Swenski 45.3k
17 Jenna Hupalo 44.6k
18 Brett Turner 43.4k
19 Kristina Tafoya 40.7k
20 (Batanik ink) Ioannis Mavropoulos 40.2k
21 Darlan Red 39.1k
22 Dmitrii  Sadchikov 38.9k
23 Megan Wood 38.2k
24 Cody Pappas 36.9k
25 Carlos the Tattoo Artist 36.3k
26 Mr. Sticker  Tattoo 36.2k
27 Bryan W 36.1k
28 Dragisa Jovanovic 36.0k
29 Ryan Tieszen 35.9k
30 Alex Shoy 35.3k
Ranking highly on the Touring Tattoo Artist Cup Leaderboard reflects that an artist is highly decorated and has won many awards at a large number of live tattoo convention Challenges. The Touring Tattoo Artist Cup is also the most heavily weighted leaderboard in respect to its point contribution to Tattoo Artist of the Year. 50% of all points won through the Touring Artist Cup also count for an artist toward the Artist of the Year, making this leaderboard the most heavily weighted of all.
Rank Artist Points
1 Aleksander Lien 229.7k
2 Daniel Wilson 214.8k
3 Gavin Dunbar 190.8k
4 Ronnie James Urdaneta Barcia 158.2k
5 Brennan Clemance 90.3k
6 Jørgen Schmidt 80.0k
7 Nunzio Tannoia 69.5k
8 Yanoezs Thenu 68.3k
9 Daniel Melaniuk 67.0k
10 Henrique Carmo 65.1k
11 Zydrunas (Zee) Vainauskas 64.2k
12 Kevin Johnson 58.1k
13 Nathan Lavell 57.8k
14 Josh Napier 52.0k
15 WALDEMAR AVARI 47.8k
16 Christopher Swenski 45.3k
17 Jenna Hupalo 44.6k
18 Brett Turner 43.4k
19 Kristina Tafoya 40.7k
20 (Batanik ink) Ioannis Mavropoulos 40.2k
21 Darlan Red 39.1k
22 Dmitrii  Sadchikov 38.9k
23 Megan Wood 38.2k
24 Cody Pappas 36.9k
25 Carlos the Tattoo Artist 36.3k
26 Mr. Sticker  Tattoo 36.2k
27 Bryan W 36.1k
28 Dragisa Jovanovic 36.0k
29 Ryan Tieszen 35.9k
30 Alex Shoy 35.3k
Judge's Choice competitions is a type of a challenge where items are not being voted for, but instead are judged by a hand-picked panel of industry leaders. Attaining a winning position in a Judge's Choice Challenge awards a significant amount of points, reflective of the level of difficulty present in winning these Challenges. This leaderboard is weighted at 35% toward Artist of the Year, so 1,000 points won through a Judge's Choice Challenge awards 350 points toward Artist of the Year.
Rank Artist Points
1 Aleksander Lien 229.7k
2 Daniel Wilson 214.8k
3 Gavin Dunbar 190.8k
4 Ronnie James Urdaneta Barcia 158.2k
5 Brennan Clemance 90.3k
6 Jørgen Schmidt 80.0k
7 Nunzio Tannoia 69.5k
8 Yanoezs Thenu 68.3k
9 Daniel Melaniuk 67.0k
10 Henrique Carmo 65.1k
11 Zydrunas (Zee) Vainauskas 64.2k
12 Kevin Johnson 58.1k
13 Nathan Lavell 57.8k
14 Josh Napier 52.0k
15 WALDEMAR AVARI 47.8k
16 Christopher Swenski 45.3k
17 Jenna Hupalo 44.6k
18 Brett Turner 43.4k
19 Kristina Tafoya 40.7k
20 (Batanik ink) Ioannis Mavropoulos 40.2k
21 Darlan Red 39.1k
22 Dmitrii  Sadchikov 38.9k
23 Megan Wood 38.2k
24 Cody Pappas 36.9k
25 Carlos the Tattoo Artist 36.3k
26 Mr. Sticker  Tattoo 36.2k
27 Bryan W 36.1k
28 Dragisa Jovanovic 36.0k
29 Ryan Tieszen 35.9k
30 Alex Shoy 35.3k
Artists who rank highly on this leaderboard have tattoos that are trending often both on our website and on social media. Earning points on the People's Choice Leaderboard are based on the number of votes a tattoo receives, and each vote is then converted into points by our system and put into a prize pool. The higher amount of total votes there are in a Challenges, the more points will be added to the prize pool and awarded to the top artists in the Challenge.
Rank Artist Points
1 Aleksander Lien 229.7k
2 Daniel Wilson 214.8k
3 Gavin Dunbar 190.8k
4 Ronnie James Urdaneta Barcia 158.2k
5 Brennan Clemance 90.3k
6 Jørgen Schmidt 80.0k
7 Nunzio Tannoia 69.5k
8 Yanoezs Thenu 68.3k
9 Daniel Melaniuk 67.0k
10 Henrique Carmo 65.1k
11 Zydrunas (Zee) Vainauskas 64.2k
12 Kevin Johnson 58.1k
13 Nathan Lavell 57.8k
14 Josh Napier 52.0k
15 WALDEMAR AVARI 47.8k
16 Christopher Swenski 45.3k
17 Jenna Hupalo 44.6k
18 Brett Turner 43.4k
19 Kristina Tafoya 40.7k
20 (Batanik ink) Ioannis Mavropoulos 40.2k
21 Darlan Red 39.1k
22 Dmitrii  Sadchikov 38.9k
23 Megan Wood 38.2k
24 Cody Pappas 36.9k
25 Carlos the Tattoo Artist 36.3k
26 Mr. Sticker  Tattoo 36.2k
27 Bryan W 36.1k
28 Dragisa Jovanovic 36.0k
29 Ryan Tieszen 35.9k
30 Alex Shoy 35.3k

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