TATTOO CONTEST RULES 2019

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 Small (Must be only black, grey or white ink used. Tattoos with any color, dots will not be judged in this category) – Smaller than A4
Black and Grey Large (Must be only black, grey or white ink used. Tattoos with any color, dots will not be judged in this category) – Larger than A4.
Color Small (Any style of tattoo as long as it has bright vibrant coloring) – Smaller than A4
Color Large (Any style of tattoo as long as it has bright vibrant coloring) – Larger than A4.
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 (2018)

Friday 30/04/2018

BLACKWORK

1st Place – Prokopis from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – Matt Leblack from Bad Choices Tattoo Club
3rd Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY

 

• BEST OLD SCHOOL

1st Place – POW from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – Hasapis from Bad Choices Tattoo Club
3rd Place – Mikey Boy from Rise ‘N’ Shine Tattoo Club & Endangered Species Tattoo

 

• BEST OF THE DAY (FRIDAY)

1st Place – POW from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – NAST from Tattooligans GR
3rd Place – Ratliner from Bad Choices Tattoo Club


Saturday 31/04/2018

• BEST ORNAMENTAL

1st Place – Ratliner from Bad Choices Tattoo Club
2nd Place – Matt Leblack from Bad Choices Tattoo Club
3rd Place – 
Baroque Rococo from Sixteen Rounds Tattoo Studio

 

• BEST COLOUR

1st Place – POW from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – NAST from Tattooligans GR
3rd Place – POW from Sins & Signs CY

 

• BEST REALISTIC

1st Place – Elie Achkar from Dark Ink Tattoo Lebanon
2nd Place – Prokopis from Sins & Signs CY
3rd Place – Theodoros Spanides from Open Mind Tattoo Club GR

 

• BEST OF THE DAY (SATURDAY)

1st Place – Ilias 9oat from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – NAST from Tattooligans GR
3rd Place – Pambos from P-Style Tattoo Studio


Sunday 01/04/2018

• BEST DOT

1st Place – Matt Leblack from Bad Choices Tattoo Club
2nd Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY
3rd Place – Spiros Savva from Chris Mallas Tattoo Studio

 

• BEST BLACK & GREY

1st Place – Alex Fraser from Fionas Tattoo Studio CY & Body Art Tattoo Studio Paphos
2nd Place – Ivo Stankov from Evolution Tattoo Studio CY
3rd Place – NAST from Tattooligans GR

 

• BEST OF THE DAY (SUNDAY)

1st Place – Max Pniewski from Southmead TattooStudio
2nd Place – PEROS from Tattooligans GR
3rd Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY


BEST OF THE SHOW

Ilias 9oat from Sins & Signs CY


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

Antony C
Savvas Koureas (Anexitilon)
Skullmade Creations 

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