Second Place: The Nightmare Before Christmas by Diana Ferrer, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Third Place: (TIE) Fish and Flowers Tattoo by Roxy Carrillo, Los Angeles
Third Place: (TIE) Sheer Innocence by Natalie Wolfe Wargo, Johnstown, Pa.
Honorable Mention: Vietnam, Forever in My Heart by Hahn Lisa Doan, Victorville, Calif.
Honorable Mention: Tiger and Cub by Ernestine Martin Luke, Stockton, Calif.
Honorable Mention: Freedom Through Hip Hop by Angie Roman, Chicago
Honorable Mention: Dreaming of Pirates by Julie Ventura, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.
A drum roll is just the thing to introduce this year’s winning nail mural. Rock ’n’ Roll was the theme of the remarkable 3-D mural submitted by Kazuko Tomiyama of Tokyo, who says simply that she loves classic rock. A salon owner and a tech of 12 years, Tomiyama spent the better part of two days working on the mural. The hardest part, she says, was sculpting the lead singer, particularly the arms.
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