Friday, 5th October 2018

  • 16:00Doors Open
  • 20:00 Closing of Competition Registrations
  • 21:00 – Tattoo Competitions
  • Best Black & Grey (Outside Convention)
  • Best Traditional (Outside Convention)
  • Best of the Day
  • 23:00Doors Closed

Saturday, 6th October 2018

  • 10:00Doors Open
  • 20:00 Closing of Competition Registrations
  • 21:00 – Tattoo Competitions
  • Best Colour (Outside Convention)
  • Best Avant-Garde (Outside Convention)
  • Best of the Day
  • 23:00Doors Closed

Sunday, 7th October 2018

  • 10:00Doors Open
  • 18:00 Closing of Competition Registrations
  • 19:00 – Tattoo Competitions
  • Best in Show – Traditional
  • Best in Show – Avant-Garde
  • Best in Show – Colour
  • Best in Show – Black & Grey
  • Best of the Day
  • 22:00Doors Closed

Rules & Regulations

This category includes : New School, Black Work, Water Colour, Trash Polka, Mandalas, Geometric & Dot Work

Black & Grey
This includes tattoos made with black, grey and white inks, however 1 accent colour will be permitted as long as this does NOT make up more than 10% of the whole tattoo.

This category includes : Classic Traditional, Neo-Traditional, American, Japanese and Neo-Japanese

In this category, only full colour tattoos that do not fall in the other categories will be permitted.


  • Entry in the competitions is FREE of charge.
  • Only artists participating in the convention will be allowed to enter the competitions.
  • A Tattoo can only be entered into 1 category.
  • All tattoos must be started and finished at the convention, except for the “outside convention” categories.
  • All ‘outside convention’ category entries must be fully healed.
  • Tattoos must be finished and entered into the correct category. If the judges think the tattoo is not in the correct category, it will be disqualified automatically.
  • Tattoos need to be properly cleaned and presented (Not bloody/seeping etc.)
  • The timetable is final. There will be no extension of time unless there are extraordinary reasons beyond the convention’s control. Please do your homework properly regarding the time needed to complete your work.
  • Participants that are late for judging will be disqualified.
  • Applications forms for the competitions will be available from the front ticket desk during the days of the convention.
  • All judges votes are final.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.