All contest entry fees collected will be donated directly to Camp Boggy Creek. Contests are $15 per entry, however Tattoo of the Day & Best of Show are free. Please see below for contest rules and more information. For tattoo contest registration times, location, and tattoo judging times, please check back for our schedule to be announced soon.

** Categories and order of may be subject to change prior to convention date.**

Friday - April 12th 2019

  • Best Fusion - Black and gray tattoo with color added

  • Best Cover-Up - must have stencil free before photo. Can be framed

  • Most Unusual - bring us your strange tattoo, you could win a trophy for it

  • Tattoo of the Day - started and completed same day

Saturday - April 13th 2019

  • Small Black & Gray - smaller than 5"x7"

  • Small Color - smaller than 5"x7"

  • Medium Black & Gray - 5"x7" & larger, smaller than 11"x14"

  • Medium Color - 5"x7" & larger, smaller than 11"x14"

  • Best Chest / Back Piece - entire chest or back

  • Best Sleeve - entire leg or arm

  • Best American Traditional

  • Best Illustrative -new school or neo traditional

  • Tattoo of the Day - started and completed same day

Contest Rules

  •  ​Please be present at least 30 min prior to competing. No refunds if you do not show.

  • All tattoos MUST be fully healed to enter tattoo competitions with the exception of Tattoo of the Day and Best of Show.

  • It will cost $15 to enter each category, however Tattoo of the Day and Best of Show are free to enter.

  • Tattoo of the Day MUST be started and completed by an attending artist of ITAF the day that it is entered.

  • Tattoo of the Day and Best of Show must be properly cleaned and presentable.

  • Best of Show MUST have been tattooed by an attending artist of ITAF at the convention.

Sunday - April 14th 2019

  • Best Portrait - MUST have printed reference photo for comparison, no cell phone pics

  • Best Asian

  • Large Black & Gray  - 11'X14" and larger

  • Large Color - 11"x14" and larger

  • Best Fine Art 

  • Tattoo of the Day

  • Paul Rogers Award - to be presented to an innovator of the industry

  • Best of Show - started and completed throughout convention weekend

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