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Tattoo Contest

TATTOO CONTEST INFORMATION

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1st Place and Runner Up Awards will be presented in the following MALE and FEMALE categories:

*Small Color   *Large Color   *Small Black & Grey   *Large Black & Grey  

*Arm Sleeve   *Leg Sleeve   *Back Piece   *Overall   *Tattoo of the Day 

Exclusive tattoo aftercare products donated by H2Ocean as well as a tattoo photo shoot donated by Tiffany Ann Photography will be awarded each day to the artists of Tattoo of the Day.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Any individual may enter any contest providing the tattoo fits into the category chosen.
  • No individual may enter more than three contests.
  • No individual may enter the same tattoo in more than two categories with the exception of Best Overall.
  • Tattoo of the Day MUST have been started AND completed at the expo on the day of the contest.
  • Small Tattoo = 6” or less; Large Tattoo = 6” or more; Back Piece = entire back; Arm Sleeve = shoulder to wrist; Leg Sleeve = ankle to at least the knee cap
  • There is an entry fee of $10.00 per person, per contest entry.
  • Upon registering contestants will be given an entry card with their name, entry number and category. Contestants must have said entry card in order to be judged.
  • Judging for all contests will occur during their designated times in the Judging Room. Registered contestants are responsible for going to the Judging Room during these times for adjudication.
  • A panel of tattoo industry judges will review all contestants in each category and assign a score based on a predetermined point system. 1st Place and Runner Up are determined by the top two highest scores in each category after all points are entered and a total score for each tattoo is calculated.
  • There is no disclosure of tattoo artists and/or studios to the panel of judges for each contest entry in order to ensure a fair judging system based on point system. So please, no sore losers.
  • Finalists and winners will be announced during each day's Awards Ceremony on the Main Stage.
  • There will be no refunds for registrants who do not visit the Judging Room or who visit too late to be seen by the judges.
  • No complete disrobing, not even for photos. This rule is nonnegotiable and is not up for discussion.
  • Tattoo Contest times, categories, etc. are all subject to change without notice due to overall participation, live event scheduling, et al.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

Friday, May 10

Tattoo of the Day only

-Registration for all categories is from 5pm-11pm

-Judging for Tattoo of The Day is from 9pm-10pm

-Awards Ceremony will be held at approximately 10:30pm

Saturday, May 11

Small Color, Large Black & Grey, Arm Sleeve, Overall and Tattoo of the Day

-Registration for all categories is from 12noon-11pm

-Judging for all applicable categories is from 6pm-9pm

-Awards Ceremony will be held at 9:30pm

-Awards Ceremony for Tattoo of the Day will be held at approximately 10:30pm

Sunday, May 12

Large Color, Small Black & Grey, Leg Sleeve,  Back Piece, and Tattoo of the Day

-Registration for all remaining categories is from 12noon-4:15pm

-Judging for all remaining applicable categories is from 1:30pm-4:30pm

-Awards Ceremony will be held at 5pm

-Awards Ceremony for Tattoo of the Day will be held at approximately 5:45pm

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