TATTOO CONTEST RULES 2018

General Information / Rules

  1. All judges are impartial and unbiased. All entries are considered fairly and equally upon their own merit.
  2. The performing artists remain anonymous until awards are presented; judging is based solely on the technical and artistic qualities of each tattoo.
  3. Tattoos must be complete to enter.
  4. All tattoos entered into the contests must be performed by artists in attendance at the convention.
  5. You can enter in each category with max. 6 tattoos (5 new & 1 old).
  6. Each tattooist can participate with 1 previously done tattoo in each category.
  7. A single tattoo can be registered in only 3 different categories (ie: Best color or best realistic or best of the day)
  8. Unfinished tattoo/s can only be completed and enter into the contest only if a fairly considerable work must be done during the convention.
  9. Both the tattoo artist and the collector must be present to receive their trophies. In the case that either is absent, trophies will be awarded to the runner up.
  10. If you are a judge you may not enter any category you are scheduled to judge. You also may not judge a category that one of your artistic pieces has been entered into. If you need to be excused from judging a specific category an alternate judge will be provided.
  11. Photographers from multiple tattoo and life-style magazines will be present to photograph contest winners and participants. The Cyprus Tattoo Convention reserves the right to publish these photographs for promotional and for documentation purposes.
  12. May the best tattoo win.


Contest Categories

Best Friday, Saturday & Sunday. You must have your tattoo done by an attending Artist that day of the convention.
Black and Grey (Must be only black, grey or white ink used. Tattoos with any color, dots will not be judged in this category)
Color (Any style of tattoo as long as it has bright vibrant coloring)
Realistic (Must be a representation of something)
Blackwork (The term ‘blackwork’ covers everything from ancient sacred geometry to modern abstract ornamental designs to extremely detailed illustrative pieces.)
Dots (Dotwork)
Ornamental (A style of tattooing that is based on decorative design, geometric shapes and body flow.)
Old School (Western or traditional American tattoo style featuring bold black outlines and a limited color palette.)
Best of the Show In this category for a tattoo to be registered; it has to be one of the winners from ‘Best of the Day’ categories.

* Three trophies for each category, except ‘Tattoo of the show‘.

Winners of Tattoo Contests (2017)

Friday 31/04/2017

BEST ORNAMENTAL
1st Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – Ratliner from Proki Tattoo Cyprus
3rd Place – Kris from Karma ૐ Tattoo Limassol


• BEST OLD SCHOOL
1st Place – Nicolas Hasapopoulos from Proki Tattoo Cyprus
2nd Place – George kourmas from Tok Tattoo Studio
3rd Place – POW from Sins & Signs CY

• BEST OF THE DAY (FRIDAY)
1st Place – Alex Fraser from Fionas Tattoo Studio CY
2nd Place – Eric Moreno from LA MUJER BARBUDA
3rd Place – Giannis Mavropoulos from Batanik Ink (Guest at Cozzy Tattoo Crew)


Saturday 01/04/2017

• BEST TRIBAL
1st Place – Christos Zacharopoulos (Christ) from Endangered Species Tattoo CY
2nd Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY
3rd Place – Nicolas Hasapopoulos from Proki Tattoo Cyprus

• BEST COLOUR
1st Place – NAST from Tattooligans GR
2nd Place – Uncl Paul
3rd Place – Giannis Mavropoulos from Batanik Ink (Guest at Cozzy Tattoo Crew)

• BEST BLACK & GREY
1st Place – Alex Fraser from Fionas Tattoo Studio CY
2nd Place – Fiona Fraser from Fionas Tattoo Studio CY
3rd Place – Pambos from P-Style Tattoo Studio


• BEST OF THE DAY (SATURDAY)
1st Place – NAST & PEROS from Tattooligans GR
2nd Place – NAST from Tattooligans GR
3rd Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY

 


Sunday 03/04/2015

• BEST DOT
1st Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – Dave Santos from Domus Art Portugal
3rd Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY

• BEST REALISTIC
1st Place – Fiona Fraser from Fionas Tattoo Studio CY
2nd Place – Fiona Fraser from Fionas Tattoo Studio CY
3rd Place – Ovi from Proki Tattoo studio GR

• BEST OF THE DAY (SUNDAY)
1st Place 9oat from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place Uncl Paul
3rd Place Ivo Stankov from Evolution Tattoo Studio CY


BEST OF THE SHOW

9oat from Sins & Signs CY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Big respect to all the people involved in the creation and making of the awards. Especially to our resident creators:

Antony C
Savvas Koureas (Anexitilon)


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