CONTESTS

Contests For The Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival



TATTOO CONTESTS

Tattoo contests are $10.00 to enter.

All contest entries must be submitted ONE HOUR prior to judging on the day of that particular contest. If you are entering “Tattoo of the Day,” you can work on the tattoo up until the time of  judging.  However, you must register the tattoo by 6:00 PM. If you’re entering in “Best of Show,” you can register any time before 6:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies awarded in all categories except “Tattoo Of The Day”,“Best of Show,” And “Best Booth.”  There will be one award given for each of these categories.

Friday

  • Best Traditional (Judging begins at 7:00pm)
  • Best Black Work (Judging begins at 7:00pm)
  • Best Japanese (Judging begins at 7:00pm)
  • Best Nautical (Judging Begins At 7:00pm)
  • FREE Tattoo of the Day :Started And Finished day of : (Judging begins at 9:00PM)

Saturday

  • Best Color Portrait (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • Best Small Color (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • Best Large Color (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • Best Small Black and Grey  (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • Best Large Black and Grey (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • Best Black and Grey Portrait (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • FREE Worst Tattoo Contest Sponsored by Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal (Judging Begins Around 4:15pm)
  • Miss Hampton Roads Pin-Up Girl Contest (Judging begins at 6:00pm)
  • FREE Tattoo of the Day : Started and Finished day of (Judging begins at 9:00pm)

(Small tattoo  6″ or smaller) (Large tattoo – 6″or bigger)

Sunday

  • Best Sleeve Arm or Leg (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • Best Back Piece (Judging begins at 3:00pm)
  • Best Military Inspired Tattoo (Judging Begins At 3:00pm)
  • Best Booth (Judging begins at 2:00pm)
  • FREE Kids Temporary Tattoo Contest (Judging Begins Around 4:15pm)
  • InkAddict Contest Winners Announced (Around 5:00pm)
  • FREE Tattoo of the Day : Started and Finished day of  (Judging begins at 7:00pm)
  • FREE Best of Show (Judging begins at 7:00pm)

Rules and Regulations

  • All tattoos must be fully-healed except for “Tattoo of the Day” and “Best of Show.”
  • You must be present at time of judging or you will be disqualified.
  • “Tattoo of the Day” must be started and completed on day of judging.
  • “Best of Show” must be started and completed throughout the weekend.
  • No complete disrobing. No exceptions!

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