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Christmas Inked…

December 16th, 2010 by

Thankfully at this time of year, the good ‘ol charity wagon seems to run along pretty steadily.  I’ve said it time and time again, but tattooists have regularly proven themselves to be some of the most generous and giving people out there.  Every year around this time, there’s never any shortage of charitable events or drives that are headed up by folks who tattoo or who have a connection to folks who tattoo.

Such is the case down in El Paso where event promoter Michael Fierro has conjured up a nice little tattoo competition called Christmas Inked, in which the proceeds will all be donated to the El Paso Rescue Mission.  Aside from inviting local bands and DJs to play, Fierro has also managed to wrangle up a celebrity judge for the tattoo competition by inviting LA Ink’s Amy “My Face is Painted On” Nicoletti.  Nicoletti will be joined at the judges table by local tattoo artists Sin and George Galindo.

In addition to her duties as judge, Nicoletti will sign autographs at Finch’s Timeless Tattoos on Wednesday December 22nd and on the 23rd, she’ll tattoo from 9-4 at Finch’s (by appointment only), before heading off to Christmas Inked to judge the competition.

The entry fee for the Christmas Inked competition is $5, with $100 cash prize in each of the five categories: Latino, colour, portrait, tribal and religious.  Competitors are also asked to bring one live specimen in order to showcase their work to the judges.  Admission to Christmas Inked is $15, though you can get five dollars off the ticket price if you bring a donation in the form of non perishable food items, clothing, toys or new hygiene items.

Sounds like a good time.  Best of luck to everyone who enters the competition!

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