Severn tattoo artist to compete on Spike reality show 'Ink Master'

The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore-area's tattoo artistry is about to get a big showcase.

Owner/artist Halo, 30, of the Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery in Severn, is set to compete on Season 4 of Spike's reality competition show "Ink Master." He's one of 17 tattoo artists hoping to win $100,000.

According to a press release, "Ink Master" challenges "focus on different tattooing techniques, such as shading, line and proportion, and styles including photorealism, Tribal, American traditional, and pin-up.  Not only will contestants face a tough panel made up of Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and renowned tattoo  artists Chris Nunez (“Miami Ink”) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo)."

Halo (real name: Sean Patrick), who has nine years experience tattooing, is the only Maryland artist competing this year. He's also a cancer survivor. Here's a little bit more about him, according to the Spike press release:

"After winning more than 150 awards within the past four years for his artistry and tattooing at 200 conventions last year, Halo joins the cast confident and ready to claim his next prize. But this artist is more than just a winner in his art work, he's a successful shop owner, but more importantly a cancer survivor. After his diagnosis Halo set out to break the rules by going a holistic approach to treat and cure his illness. He also set out to make is imprint on the tattoo industry, working 24/7 practicing his craft and building a name for himself with his realism and new skool work."

For more information on Halo, check out his website at or follow him on Twitter, @tattoosbyhalo.

Season 4 of "Ink Master' premieres at 10 p.m. Feb. 25.

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