At Aliens Tattoo School, we are brimming with pride over the stellar performances of our sponsored students at this year’s Kula festival. The 2nd edition of Kula Worldwide was a celebration of cultures, art forms, and expressions. At its heart, Kula Worldwide champions the idea that art, in all its forms, can bridge gaps between people from all walks of life. Here, tattoo artists from different continents gather to display their work, ranging from intricate traditional tribal patterns to modern, avant-garde designs. It's not just a competition but a celebration of skill, creativity, and the deeply personal narratives that each tattoo holds.
Through the Convention Sponsorship Program, Aliens Tattoo School catapults its students into the limelight of the tattoo world. This program is a launchpad to nurture the future professionals of tattoo art. It's a ticket to the big leagues for our budding artists, allowing them to go head-to-head with seasoned pros at high-profile tattoo festivals and competitions.
Our students, trained through rigorous tattooing courses and tattoo artist courses at Aliens Tattoo School, stood out with their exceptional skills. They have been through comprehensive tattooing classes, mastering the basics of tattooing and beyond. Our tattoo schooling philosophy emphasizes not just the technical skills of tattooing but also the artistry and creativity behind each design, as evident in their success at the festival.
The fruits of this program are evident in the plethora of awards and recognition our students have garnered every year. Each accolade showcases support and guidance provided by the mentors at Aliens Tattoo School. The Convention Sponsorship Program acts as a catalyst, propelling our students to acclaim in the tattoo industry, arming them with the skills, exposure, and confidence to etch their mark in the world of body art.
At Kula Worldwide 2024, here are the students who have represented Aliens Tattoo School and won awards:
Shivani Adhikari - Best Emerging Talent / Best Blackwork
Shivani has quickly paved her way to become one of the most sought after artists. She joined the Diploma Course in Tattoo Art at Aliens Tattoo School in 2021, where she thrived in a supportive and enriching environment. In 2022, she began her internship with Aliens Tattoo, a pivotal step in sharpening her artistic skills and gaining valuable industry experience. Her journey led her to become a full-time artist at Aliens Tattoo Bangalore, where she quickly gained prominence for her work.
At Kula 2024, Shivani's talent shone brightly as she clinched 2nd place in the Best Tribal, Geometric, and Blackwork category, alongside being honoured 1st place as the Best Emerging Talent.
Hasththa Praveen - Best Black and Grey Large
Hasththa, a cherished mentor at Aliens Tattoo School, brings over a decade of expertise to the table in the world of tattoo artistry. His journey with Aliens Tattoo School began with the Diploma Course in Tattoo Art in 2022, where his exceptional skills quickly garnered attention. His talents shone through at the Goa Tattoo Convention, where he also claimed victory. After being consistent with his exceptional work, he was hand picked to represent Aliens Tattoo School at Kula 2024, where his artistry was further celebrated as he secured 1st place in the Best Black and Grey Large category, dazzling everyone with a magnificent Buddha tattoo.
Tarun Rawat - Best Colour Large
Tarun, originally hailing from Dehradun, has carved a unique niche for himself in the world of tattoo art. He began his journey at Aliens Tattoo School in 2022 with the Diploma Course in Tattoo Art, leading him to his current position at Aliens Tattoo Chandigarh. Known for his exceptional talent in bringing Anime and cartoon-themed tattoos to life, his tattoo which competed for the highly competitive Best Colour Large category, stood out for its exceptional use of color, composition, and thematic depth, securing the 3rd place.
Pratik Patkar - Best Realism
Pratik is the beloved lead mentor at Aliens Tattoo School, whose beginnings at Aliens Tattoo School began with the Diploma Course in Tattoo Art in 2018. Following the inception of Aliens Tattoo School, he emerged as one of the pioneering mentors, playing a pivotal role in shaping the school's educational framework. His association with the school has seen him actively participating in numerous tattoo conventions, proudly representing the institution under the Convention Sponsorship Program and securing multiple awards. Pratik's entry at Kula 2024, a stunningly realistic tattoo paying homage to Albert Einstein, was a masterpiece of detail and precision, earning him the 3rd place in the Best Realism category.
Sunny Ghandat and Pratik Patkar - Best Collaboration
Raising the standard at the previous Kula convention, Sunny Ghandat once again made a remarkable impact at this year's edition of Kula. After beginning his journey with Aliens Tattoo School with the Diploma Course in Tattoo Art in 2022, he has already set a high benchmark at last year’s edition of Kula. He returned this year with a formidable presence, ready for another winning streak. Amidst a sea of talent and creativity at the Kula convention, Sunny and Pratik’s work stood out, ultimately earning them the highly esteemed Best Collaboration award. This accolade was a recognition of not only their individual talents but also their exceptional ability to work together, creating something truly extraordinary.
Our booth was a standout attraction and a central hub for artistic inspiration and creative expression. Far from being just a display space, it was an arena of activity, where ideas flowed as freely as the vivid ink used by our artists. Quickly becoming the talk of the festival, it became a key focal point for networking, learning, and sharing among the most influential and emerging names in the industry. It was a celebration of artistry in its most lavish form, a clear demonstration of the skill and vision of our team, and a striking showcase of our dedication to leading the way in the ever-evolving world of artistic innovation.
Aliens Tattoo School also marked its presence with the largest group of artists at the convention. Through our Convention Sponsorship Program, we have provided a valuable platform for our students to participate in the festival and make a mark in the tattoo industry, showcasing the high caliber of education received in our tattooing courses and tattoo artist courses.