Tattoo Competitions

September 21, 2016 4:41 am Published by


Show off your ink on the big stage at the daily tattoo contests. The audience will see all your incredible artwork up close, on a giant TV screen.

Enter your tattoo and let the industry expert judges decide the best tattoo in the following categories:



  • Best Oriental
  • Best Polynesian
  • Best Oriental
  • Best Dots and Lines
  • Best Neo Traditional
  • Best Traditional
  • Tattoo of the Day* (Friday)


  • Small-Medium Colour
  • Large Colour (over 20cm)
  • Small-Medium Black & Grey
  • Large Black & Grey (over 20cm)
  • Best Portrait/Realism
  • Best Freehand
  • Tattoo of the Day* (Saturday)


  • Best Lettering
  • Best Male Collector / Best Female Collector
  • Best Sleeve (Leg or Arm)
  • Best Collaboration Tattoo
  • Tattoo of the Day* (Sunday)
  • Best Multi-Day Tattoo* (2+ days)
  • Tattoo of the Show*


Please note there is a $10 registration fee per entry. Tattoo of the Day (all days), Best Multi-Day Tattoo and Tattoo of the Show require a $15 registration fee per entry.

* Marked awards are incorporated into the Tattoo Series Award System.
All tattoos entered must be the work of an artist exhibiting in the 2017 Australian Tattoo Expo. Tattoos completed at the festival (unhealed) are now eligible for ALL competitions.
All tattoos entered into Tattoo of the Day (all days) MUST commence and finish the entered piece/tattoo on the day of the award.

All tattoos entered into Best Multi-Day Tattoo MUST register prior to the event opening on the Friday or Saturday so an official representative can confirm the duration of the tattoo.
All tattoos entered into Best Freehand Tattoo MUST register prior to the event opening on the Friday so an official representative can confirm that no stencil or existing line-work was used.

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