Competitions & Awards

Rules & Requirements

  • There will be a $10 entry fee for each tattoo submitted for healed competitions
  • Tattoo of the day and will be free to enter and must be done only at the convention. All other categories must be COMPLETELY HEALED.
  • The ONLY way to enter BEST OF SHOW is to place in one of the Tattoo of the Day categories.
  • ALL categories will be awarded in first, second, and third place.
  • Back piece entries must be at least 75% coverage. Sleeve entries must be at least 50% coverage.
  • For small tattoo categories are considered 5″ x 8″ or closest to that size. 
  • For portraits, you MUST have a refence picture to show at registration.
  • Entry for tattoo competitions Friday & Saturday between 6:00-7:45 at the t-shirt booth, judging starts at 10:00 and awards immediately after each category.
  • Entry for tattoo competitions Sunday between 3:00-4:45 at the t-shirt booth, judging starts at 5:00 and awards immediately after each category.
  • Tattoo of the Day and Best in Show will be the last categories each day. This is for late entries so everyone has a chance to enter.
  • We will accept late entries for tattoos being done at the convention, as long as judging for that category hasn’t started.
  • Black and Grey tattoos are to have absolutely NO COLOR. We have a Color Infusion category that will be black and grey and color mixed.
  • There are no refunds for no shows, so make sure you line up at the right times!
  • All tattoos entered into any category will be determined eligibility at registration.
  • If you are busy, we will have staff walking around preregistering for tattoo categories.
  • We will be having a Friday the 13th category this year since it falls on those dates! Entries may be healed or fresh for this category.

Trophies and plaques will be awarded, along with over $10,000 in cash and prizes!

Absolutely anyone can enter any healed tattoos done anywhere as long as they match the category they are entering. If you enter any of the fresh categories, they MUST BE DONE AT THE CONVENTION. You are allowed to enter no more than 2 categories per tattoo.