JA Media are proud to present the first ever tattoo based challenge TV production on local television – ‘Malta’s Ultimate Tattoo Challenge’.
The competition will start airing as of January 2023 on a weekly basis on ONE Tv every Monday at 2115hrs.
The cast will be formed by host and co-host Luke Magri and Denise Gafa, as well as 3 respected tattoo artists as judges: Dylan Mad Tatter, Tetinu and Kri8or.
The panel will also be joined by the celebrity opinions of chefs Daniel Borg Cardona and Sean Gravina, as well as technical opinionist Anabelle Calafato from Skin Label.
The objective of this show is to elect Malta’s Ultimate Tattoo Artist, who will be up to win a cash prize of €5,000. The winner will also represent Malta at one of the most prestigious Tattoo Conventions in Europe later in 2023.
The show will have six stages and 12 episodes: first, an audition showcasing the portfolio to the judges and then a shortlist of 18 applicants who will submit a freehand challenge on paper.
They will then be shortlisted to 12 and divided in to 3 groups of 4 according to their preferred type. They will be submitted to a challenge suggested by the judges on human canvas. Only 1 out of 4 will make it through.
The semifinal will see the 3 competing artists once again taking on a human canvas challenge, with 1 of them being eliminated. The final will see 2 artists competing on human canvas as per their preferred style.
This show will also bring to the fore the artistry behind tattooing to a wider Maltese audience, showing the complexities and breaking stigmas in the process. TAG YOUR FAVOURITE TATTOO ARTIST BELOW as applications close on the 30th of November 2022!
Find the application form here.