The plaques don’t lie - our Pro Team members are among the greatest in the world. Bravo!
What inspires me the most is the idea of keeping alive the traditions of my job, the memory of those who made our job possible.
I'm really happy to be representing the Kuro Sumi team!
Based in San Diego, CA. Continuing Pacific Art traditions of his ancestors and blending it with contemporary techniques and style.
There is no experience like the Adam Lakimii experience. Witness the owner of Lakimii Tattoo & Piercing Shop (with over 15 locations worldwide) create greatness in this Olympian-inspired creation – featuring the god of lightning himself.
After over two years, Kuro Sumi returns to the Taiwan Convention with SIX incredible wins from our Pro Team and Young Bloods’ artists, including Best of Back Tattoo Color and Best of Traditional Back Tattoo Color.
The founder of Black Label Tattoo in Pistoia left quite an impression, claiming two awards in Milan, including 3rd for Best of Show!
Alessio used his trademark skills with black and white to create another showstopping realistic tattoo and win bug at the Deauville Tattoo Festival. He took home 1st Place for Realistic Black & Grey. Big congrats, champ!
Capping off the New York Tattoo Convention with a bang. Stefano Galati sweeps the competition collaborating with Carolina Caos Avalle, winning 1st Place for Best Large Color and Best of Show.
The convention triple threat. Asian style specialist CJ Tattoo scored three big wins at the New York Tattoo Convention: 1st Place in Japanese, Best of Day and 1st Place in Black and Grey.
Po Zhang aka “PoPo” was born in China. He grew up in the art industry, creating with his father, then went on to study Fine Art in college. His specialty was oil painting which led him to start tattooing in 2002.
1st Place Best Black and Grey Portrait at the Golden State Tattoo Expo
Tattoo of the Day Black & Grey at the Villain Arts’ Baltimore Tattoo Convention
Tattoo of the Day at the New York Tattoo Convention
Jeong Hyun Kim aka JK was born and raised in South Korea where he went to college to study visual arts. He loves traditional Asian art and culture which gives him inspiration for his art work. He specializes in traditional Japanese style tattoo that he draws by hand. He also specializes in American traditional work as well.
1st Place Best Asian Inspired at the All American Tattoo Convention