The BAUM FEST has fulfilled the expectations that its organizers had about an event that increases each year in visitors and participants. On the 5th, 6th and 7th of October, about 18,000 people visited Hall 8 of this emblematic fairground. This fact corroborates that the art of tattooing and urban culture continues to rise.
That practically all the tattoo exhibitors were full during the three days of the tattoo show has been one of the most outstanding data by the organizers. In fact, one of the claims is, without doubt, the line-up of artists, who are among the best in the world. The 300 tattoo artists, from 32 countries, have made more than 1,000 tattoos, and most of them have tattooed large pieces.
Many could watch or get a tattoo from some of the most important international artists such as Deborah Cherrys, author of the poster of this year’s Convention, Ryan Ashley Malarkey, known for her appearances in the North American program of the Paramount chain «Ink Master Angels», also the North American Teresa Sharpe, specialist in color realism, Alisha Gory arriving from the USA, as well as Jenna Kerr directly from London and Viviana Calvo, emerging artist of the national scene.
The artists who have supported the initiative «Tatuadores por la Paz» have been tattooing throughout the weekend at the «Stand of Tattoo Solidarity». Thanks to them, it has been possible to raise 3,000 euros, in addition to the 600 euros collected by the youtuber stand Jordi Wild, who has been collaborating throughout the Convention, raising funds through the sale of his clothing line WILDSTYLE.
All the amount raised – a total of 3,600 euros – will go to the NGO «Por una sonrisa lo doy todo» with the aim of supporting the new humanitarian aid project in the Syrian refugee camp in Tripoli (Lebanon).
So far, the initiatives promoted by this project have managed to educate young people and orphaned children, giving them the option of retaking their sporting practices thanks to football.
Among the most outstanding shows, all of which are related to art and urban culture, one could highlight the extreme sport that has been carried out in the EXTREME area. On the last day of the convention, the seventh edition of Breaking BBoy Battle & Allstyles was held, a competition that has established itself as one of the best within the urban dance circuit nationwide, in addition to the «Money 4 trick» BMX championship, InLine and Skate. The Break area, with its competitions, has gathered more than 300 participants from all over Spain and Europe.
The Baum Fest Bike Show, already consolidated in the peninsula, featured in this 2018 edition an exceptional jury composed by Francesco Mattioli (Italy), member of the International Master Bike Builders Association; Kirk Taylor (USA), American builder of the Custom Design Studios workshop in California; Frank Burguera (Spain), Technical Instructor of Harley-Davidson University Europe.
In parallel, numerous artists have continued to paint on the body of a Ferrari 458 Italia car that will circulate for a month in Barcelona.
The mechanical section of the SALESIANS DE SARRIÀ EPSS school was also present in the Junior Biker Build-Off (Jung’s buttery), where young builders have carried out their work on motorcycles donated by some of the best brands in the market during the three days of the convention.
The afternoon of October 7th has been throbbing again with more interesting offers: a concert by Lolita’s Sisters, the shibari bondage show, the exhibition of graffiti by the hand of Montana Colors, the exhibition of Sumi-e in charge of Alberto Castiñeira, and bodypainting.
Tattoo Contest «Best of the Day» – Friday, October 05
Best work of the day
1st – Melani from Barcelona, tattooed by Cristian Kasas from Suiza.
2nd – Edgar Millán from Barcelona, tattooed by Lea of studio Black Ship Tattoo from Barcelona.
3rd – Judith from Barcelona, tattooed by Javier Franko of studio Bhorn Tattoo from Barcelona.
Tattoo Contest «Best of the Day» – Saturday October 6
Best work of the day
1st – Paula Orge from Galicia, tattooed by Lea from studio Black Ship Tattoo from Barcelona.
2nd – Bittor Fernández from Bilbao, tattooed by Benjamin Laukis from Australia.
3rd – Simon from Italy, tattooed by Mystik from studio Harpoon & Highwater from Australia.
Tattoo Contest «Best of the Day» – Sunday October 7
Best work of the day
1st – Ignacio from Barcelona, tattooed by Dani Martos from studio Demon Tattoo from Lleida.
2nd – Víctor Matías, from Brasil tattooed by Javier Franko from Bhorn Tattoo from Barcelona.
3rd – Yesica from León, tattooed by Cristian Kasas from Suiza.
Tattoo Contest Sunday October 07 «Best of the Show»
Ignacio from Barcelona, tattooed by Dani Martos from Demon Tattoo studio from Lleida
Winners and finalists of baum fest 2018:
- Freshit, in the Breaking category.
- Concrete, in the Allstyles category.
- Carpe Diem, in the Coreografía category.
- Jonhyfox, in the Mejor Bboy of huddle category.
- Kinnapers, in the Kids Allstyles category.
- Good Vibes, in the Kids Breaking category.
More than 300 dancers have passed through the BAUM FEST.
- 1st classified: Pol Diaz
- 2nd classified: Lluc Brunet
- 3rd classified: Pau sala
- 4th classified: Marc Diaz
- 5th classified: Cora Brunet
- 6th classified: Pol Gerra
Competition High Air: Erick Ponce
Best of Show: Julian Inorreta
Best of Show: Nacho Marmol
Best of Show Money For Trick Skate: Jordan Zapatila
ART ON WHEELS
Once again the best bodywork designs have taken place in the premises of Fira Barcelona, leaving as winners:
Category Café Racer/ Scrambler
1st – Jordi Soldevila, name of the motorbike Darkus Madness 598
2nd – Voodoo Garage, name of the motorbike “Prometheus”
3rd – Voodoo Garage, name of the motorbike “Rapture”
Category OEM Modified
1st – Under Ground Motorcycles, name of the motorbike “Low Razor”
2nd – VintageSpeed Shop-BSWparts, The name of the motorcycle does not appear
3rd – Unidad Métrica, The name of the motorcycle does not appear
Category Retro Modified
1st – El Lavadero, name of the motorbike “La Vasca”
2nd – Sarmi Garage, name of the motorbike “R 100 Bandage”
3rd – Jimpe Motors, name of the motorbike “Jimpe 02 Ducati Kafespecial”
Category Free Style
1st – Crazy Dreams, name of the motorbike “Atlantis”
2nd – Gustavo Caldas, name of the motorbike “Pride of Utah”
3rd – Free Custom, name of the motorbike “Chopper No Name”
Category Best of Show
Crazy Dreams, name of the motorbike “Atlantis”
Category Best of Paint
Under Ground Motorcycles, name of the motorbike “Low Razor”
Winner Category Best of Pain
Javier Lara Txeki painted by Ito’s Dreams