E4’s Tattoo Artist of the Year has just aired its finale, and a Killer Ink sponsored artist has managed to win the top prize!

Massive congratulations are in order to Cumbrian tattooist Luke Sayer - Killer Ink sponsored artist and now the first ever winner of E4’s Tattoo Artist of the Year!

24-year-old Luke managed to hold off stiff competition from fellow Killer Ink artist JJ Jackson, among other talented tattoo artists, to take home the gold.


Viewers saw Luke create a black and grey tattoo of a coil machine for the final episode, while JJ went with a snake/Hannya mask piece.

Perhaps the most memorable moment in the series came when Luke tattooed a steak bake onto a drag queen from Newcastle. I never thought I’d write a sentence like that…

E4’s Tattoo Artist of the Year was hosted and judged by UK tattooist Jay Hutton and international artist Rose Hardy.

Well done again Luke – making us at Killer Ink Tattoo proud!