February 10, 2020 Slideshows

11th Annual Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo 

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Heather Dial, of Eureka, had tattoo artist Jose Moralez create this flower on her shoulder on Friday.
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Haily Renae, of Eureka, signed up for her Friday tattoo with Ted Marks, owner of the local Nor Cal Tattoo shop.
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Tattoo artist Raul Ugarte, of the Roseville (Calif.) Tattoo shop, brought along some of his sample work tattooed on these artifical silicone hands stored inside this glass case.
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Two artifical torsos and this head displayed the work of tattoo artist Jesse Prewitt, of the Roseville (Calif.) Tattoo shop.
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Queen of Hearts candidate Teresa Meyers, of Santa Rosa, removed her blindfold used while domonstrating her origami-making-skills during her talent portion of the beauty contest on Friday.
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Queen of Hearts candidate Electra Gray, of Eureka, showed off her jump-roping skills during her talent portion of the beauty contest.
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During the talent portion of the beauty contest, Queen of Hearts candidate Chelsea Roane, of McKinleyville, demonstrated her basketball skills on a drive to the hoop held out by emcee Talvi Fried on Friday.
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Chelsea Roane, of McKinleyville, was crowned Queen of Hearts on Friday night.
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Due to the lack of participation, event organizer Amy Marks had to recruit two of her shop's employees (Dalton Road House and Andrew (just Andrew)), along with eventual King of Hearts winner tatttoo artist Tye Harris, of Austin, Texas.
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Dre Meza, tattoo artist at Lullaby Lounge in Eureka, worked out of the Kinetik Lounge on one of his clients on Friday night.
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The judges for Friday's Best of Black & Grey looked over another addition to the sleeve of tattoos on Nick Horsley, of Sacramento.
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L.A.-area attoo artist Isela Vasquez wrapped up this Black & Grey portrait of "Slowpoke" who said he too was a tattoo artist from southern California.
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L.A.-area attoo artist Isela Vasquez wrapped up this Black & Grey portrait of "Slowpoke" who said he too was a tattoo artist from southern California.
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Jesse Gonzalez won Best Black & Grey Tattoo on Friday with this work done by his cousin Juan Gonzalez (both live in Salinas). Jesse said he's a fan of Michael Myers, a fictional character from the Halloween series of slasher films.
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Emily Cole, of Eugene, competed in Friday's Best Black and Grey contest with yet another Star Wars characterr tattoo.
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Friday's Best of Day award went to Cody Scott, of Fortuna, who had this work done by tattoo artist Pete Carreno. No one competed in the Best Traditional category on Friday.
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A mix of vendors, including the t-shirt Black Label Market, offered a mix of "flash" designs, art, clothing and glass work.
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Bill Randolph (in red hat), of Coos Bay, won Saturday's Sushi Blue's sushi-eating contest by eating 26 of the 70 sushi on his platter in three minutes.
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The casino's Sushi Blue sushi master Jacob Talbert (left) watched over the 10 contestants who participated in Saturday's sushi-eating contest. Each participant began with 70 pieces of sushi drizzled with habenero-mango sauce.
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Tattoo artist Dylan Jonze began the prep work for the future tattoo portrait of the parents of Eileen Ragain, of McKinleyville, on Saturday.
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Jasmine Huffman, of Blue Lake, cuddles with her son Kingston while getting his portrait tattooed on her calf on Saturday.
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Heather Dial, of Eureka, had tattoo artist Jose Moralez create this flower on her shoulder on Friday.

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