All categories are shown in judging order, all submissions have to be in by 3pm and judging will start at 5:00pm

Awards ceremonies will commence at approximately 7:00pm each evening.

Awards will be in the same order apart from Best of Show (as voted by the public) and Best of Show, with Best of Show being awarded to close the convention.


Judged and awarded Saturday

The Duel
Best Small Black and Grey
Best Small Colour
Best Old School / New School
Best Apprentice
Best Blackwork
Best Portrait
Best of Saturday

Judged and awarded Sunday

Best Healed Tattoo
Best Large Colour
Best Large Black and Grey
Best Female Composition
Best Large Tattoo Piece
Best of Sunday
Best of Show
Best of Show – as voted by the public

Rules of submission:

A) Tattoos done before the Convention can be submitted to ONE category only - ‘BEST HEALED TATTOO’ they cannot be entered into the Best of Day or Best of Show categories.

B) Tattoos done at the Tatcon convention can only be submitted to ONE category this does not include Best of Day or Best of Show.

C) We will only accept entries, for any category, from artists/studios that are attending the convention in a working capacity with their own booth. We will not accept entries of any kind from artists not attending the convention.

D) While submitting your entry you must complete and return the registration form, (before time stated on the form) supplied on the day. You will receive a number, and only that number will be announced to the judging panel, and to the public.

E) It is the artists’ responsibility to ensure work is entered in the correct category; any submissions that do not fall within rules will not be scored by judging panel. Judges decision on this is final.

F) For all submissions into any category the model must be available for judging at judging time, pictures will not be accepted. 

G) Qualifying conditions for Best of Show and Best of Day categories: Must be done at this year’s convention, and model MUST attend judging.




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