Second Upstate New York Tattoo Artist Wins ‘Ink Master’
Upstate New York is becoming quite the breeding ground of talented tattoo artists.
We have a lot of great tattoo artists here in the Binghamton area, but how would they measure up against other tattoo artists from all around the United States?
Lauren Marie Wachholder, of Geneseo, New York, won of the 12th season of the TV reality show called 'Ink Master'. The show's season finale aired last night of the Paramount Network.
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Wachholder is co-owner of Atomic Roc Tattoo in Village Gate.
The Western New York woman beat out 17 other competitors for the crown and the $100,000 prize. Besides the title and the huge chunk of cash, Wachholder will also be featured in the tattoo magazine Inked.
If you didn't know, this is the second time within the past two years that an Upstate New York tattoo artist has been named Inkmaster.
Josh Payne, a Newark Valley native and tattoo artist at Alchemist Art Studio in Cortland, was named the season 10 winner of the show. Take a look at some of his work here.
I spent a good half-hour today looking at some of Wacholder's creations on her Instagram page. She made life-like tattoos of birds, lions, cats, dogs, fish, and an awesome tattoo of Clint Eastwood. Check out the photos of her tattoos on her Instagram page by clicking here.