Contest Rules

 

All Decisions Are Final

Best Of Show: Tattoo must be done at the show; Win 1st place or "Best" in another category and must be done by an attending Artist/Studio.

Time stamped Photo must be taken Before and After tattoo is finished (photo and date stamp will be done by Ink and Art associates)

Tattoo Of The Day: Tattoo must be done at the show by attending Artist/Studio

Time stamped Photo must be taken Before and After tattoo is finished (photo and date stamp will be done by Ink and Art associates)

Portrait Categories: Must be shown with Original Photo of subject

Black and Grey: Color pallet is black and greywash with minimal white (highlights) Opaque and Black and White tattoos are not accepted.

Traditional: Color pallet must be limited to Primary colors and Black.

Neo-Traditional: Traditional images/composition done with an extended color pallet (Primary and Secondary colors)

Theme Categories: The theme must be the main focus of the piece (ex: Best Skull = Focal point is a SKULL)

Small Categories: No larger than 5 1/2"x4 1/4" or 1/4 of a standard sheet of paper.

Medium Categories: Larger than Small Category (listed above) but no larger than 8 1/2''x5 1/2'' or Half a sheet of standard paper

Large Categories: Larger than above Medium Category

Sleeve: Leg or Arm - No less than 1/2 coverage will be judged

Torso: No less than 50% coverage on Back, Ribs, Chest or Stomach will be judged