In every contest the artist will receive a plaque.
Tattoo of the day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, three awards each day, one for color, one for black and gray, and one for hybrid. This tattoo must be done from start to finish on the convention floor the day of the contest, no exceptions. If you had it outlined before, sorry, you’re out! This award goes to the artist who did the tattoo as the award includes a tattoo machine
BEST OF SHOW WILL BE PICKED OUT OF THE TOP 3 OF TATTOO OF THE DAY AND AWARDED EACH DAY.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
Sleeve, Male & Female, two awards for each sex. Must be at least a 3/4 arm coverage sleeve as determined at registration. Can include chest.
Back Piece, Male & Female, two awards for each sex. Must be at least 75% coverage of back as determined at registration.
Overall, Male & Female, one award for each sex. Judged on overall coverage and quality of work.
Color Portrait, three awards, must have picture to go along with your tattoo so judges can determine how accurate the portrait is! This is color portrait and includes, people and animals.
Black and Gray Portrait, three awards, must have picture to go along with your tattoo so judges can determine how accurate the portrait is! Must contain NO color! If it has even one color you will be in the color portrait category, the only exception is white highlights.
Black and Gray Large, Three awards. Size will be determined at registration. Must be all black and gray with no color.
Black and Gray Small, Three awards. Size will be determined at registration. Must be all black and gray with no color.
7th Annual My Tattoo F’n Sucks Award, this contest is for the worst tattoo at the show. One award and a gift card to get your tattoo covered or repaired!!!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14
Color Large, Three awards. Size will be determined at registration.
Color Small, Three awards. Size will be determined at registration.
American Traditional, Male and Female, Two awards for each. Must be determined to be American Traditional at registration.
Traditional Oriental, Male & Female, Two awards for each. Must be Oriental Design as determined at registration.
Cover Up. Both in person or photographs of before & after healed (MUST BE CLEAR PHOTOS) or in person (NOT A LIVE COMPETITION).
JUDGING WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 14TH AT 4PM
Artist Only Categories
Best Booth, one award for the best looking and laid out booth at the show.
Color Flash, must be in street style format, no bigger than 11x17. Two awards.
Black & Gray Flash, must be in street style format, no bigger than 11x17. Two awards. No color allowed!
Fine Art, there will be three awards given out.
Skate Deck, Three awards for this popular and growing category.
JR DC Pin-Up, Girls only category, Ages 15 & Under.
Saturday evening at 6pm
Female Contestants Only Please!
Girls dress up in your best old school pin-up fashions for a chance to win Miss DC Pin-Up and walk away with $500.00 in cash!
Over $1,000.00 in total cash and prizes
Judging will start at 6pm
There are no rules for this contest except one...Look goodPrizes:
- 1st Place $500.00 & trophy
- Runner Up $200.00 & trophy
- Third Place $100.00 & trophy
- Most Patriotic $100.00 & trophy
REGISTRATION DEADLINE WILL BE AT 5PM SATURDAY EVENING
Register at the registration desk!
DC Pin-Up is a $30.00 entry fee