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Tattoo Competitions 

Entry cost:

Healed: $15

Tattoo of the day: $20

Best in show: $20

 

 OUR COMPETITIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL TATTOO ARTISTS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN ATTENDING ARTIST! 

All tattoos must be fully healed to enter competition, with the exception of tattoo(s) of the day competitions.

 

All "tattoo of the day" entries must be started and finished on the day of the competition you are entering.

All tattoo of the day entries must be started and finished on the day of the competition you are entering.

You must state your intent to register the morning of the competition & show your blank canvas! 

Tattoo of the day are for work from single artists, not collabs.

 

Competitions will start PROMPTLY at the times listed and categories will follow the published order. Competition times for each category will depend on the number of participants who enter each category.

 

PLEASE REPORT TO THE COMPETITION AREA AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE COMPETITION, IF YOU HAVE ENTERED A COMPETITION. No refunds will be given for missed competitions.

 

Any categories with an * have more information at the bottom.

Please note the sizes of tattoos and see notes below.

Competition Key & Size Guide

*Animated Characters: cartoon characters, anime, Disney, Marvel, DC, etc… any type of ANAIMATED character

*Black & Grey: a tattoo with the predominant use of black ink and washes/ any tattoo that contains less then 50% of opaque ink. If the tattoo has 50%+ opaque, please enter in color categories or the opaque comp on Sunday.

*Zak Lucas Fund Overall Best of Day: 100% of the proceeds from this competition will go to towards a fund for Zak Lucas’s daughter. Any amount can be donated to compete; minimum is $20. ONLY 1 WINNER. The competition will be judged by his friends and family/former shop. Award will read “Best Black & Grey” 

*BEST of the Treasure Coast: Must work in Indian River, St Lucie, Martin County or Palm Beach County to enter; winner artist work location will be verified upon receipt of award.

*BG Opaque: Any tattoo using more than 50% of opaque ink, no size restrictions

*Most Creative: bring whatever you got, we are looking for a unique piece that

you didn’t find on Pinterest; watercolor, trash polka, bg color fusion, etc…

*Best in Show: can be any tattoo that was completed at the expo any day Friday-Sunday

*Best Overall Collab: can be any tattoo that was completed at the expo any day Friday-Sunday

Micro: no larger than 3x3

Small: no larger than 4x4

Medium: no larger than 8x8

Large: larger than 8x8, NO sleeves, full backs or chests, torsos etc.… this is for individual pieces, sleeves and full coverage of body pieces should be in their categories.

Sleeve: Leg or arm; FULL sleeves inside/outside of arm or leg

Sized tattoos: small, med, large; we will provide references to determine sizes of tattoos. Tattoos must fit inside the size reference perimeters to be entered.

Large tattoos cannot be sleeves, chest, or back pieces etc…, please enter those tattoos in the categories for those tattoos. This category is for large standalone pieces.

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