No Full Sleeve or Full Back tattoos in the
Large Black/Grey & Large Color Categories!
All Portait tattoos must be entered in Portrait/Realistic!
Registration for ALL LIVE CONTEST CATEGORIES
will be held 1 1/2 hours prior to judging each day. No registration
will be accepted once judging begins!
There will be a $5.00 entry fee per category.
This fee applies to ALL categories EXCEPT Tattoo of the Day.
Any individual may enter as many categories
as they have appropriate tattoos, however, a tattoo may only
be entered in any one (1) category.
A panel of judges will review all tattoos
and assign a score based on a pre-determined point system. All
points are entered into a computer and a total score for each
tattoo is calculated. First, Second and Third place are determined
by the three (3) highest scores in each category.
Winners in ALL LIVE CONTEST CATEGORIES will
be announced shortly after each contest session.
First place contestants & artists receive hand-crafted
plaques. First, Second & Third place winners, as well as
the artists responsible for the work, will receive certificates.
TATTOO OF THE DAY
The Tattoo of the Day Contest will
be held on Friday (10PM), Saturday (10PM) and Sunday (6PM). There
is NO entry fee and NO pre-registration. A call for entries will
be made one (1) hour before the competition will begin. To be
eligible for entry, all tattoos must be completed on the convention
floor by an artist registered at the convention. Only one (1)
winner will be determined. The winning enthusiast receives $100
cash and a hand crafted plaque. The artist who applied the tattoo receives a custom sculpture from Goatus Art, a custom tattoo machine from Faithful Irons, ink from Fusion Ink, $200 Critical Tattoo Supply Gift Certificate, a set of Ron Meyers Greywash Ink and merchandise from Tony Ciavarro's SlowDown Clothing. Both the artist and enthusiast will receive certificates.