Mertim is a distinguished fine artist from Turkey.

His paintings are sold all over the world and we are lucky enough to call him our resident portrait and realistic tattooer here at Valhalla Tattoo.

Mertim specialises in realistic black and grey tattooing and portraits.

Mertim’s training at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy, Istanbul, has prepared him well for a career in portraiture, and in the eight years that he has been living in Sydney he has been selected as a finalist in all the top portrait exhibition here: the Archibald Prize; the Doug Moran Portrait Prize; and the Black Swan Art Prize. In addition he has hung in other regional shows like the School of Visual Arts, New York, with an Honorable Mention; and the Sydney Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize, Winner; and Highly Commended .  He won the Kennedy Art Prize in 2017 with his portrait of Manu Feldel., and won the Hunters Hill Art Prize two years in a row 2017 and 2018.


Black and Grey Tattoos 

Valhalla Tattoo Bondi Junction

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