Vision, imagination, and creativity – the hallmarks of excellent, artist craftsmanship, and we would like our audience to see them live. The 2013 Best Tattoo Contest is one of our favorite and highly anticipated events. Our panel of judges will oversee some of the most fantastic human art work in the following 13 categories:
GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST TATTOO OF THE SHOW!
Prizes will be trophies/Plaques and Cash!!! All entries will be judged on outline, use of color and/or shading,
technical execution, overall appeal, use of space on the body, composition,
Registration for all categories will be held all day up to two (2) hours prior to judging. There will be a $5.00 entry fee per category. This fee applies to all categories, except for "Tattoo of the Show".
Individuals may enter as many categories as possible, however, each tattoo can only be entered once (one category max). A panel of judges will review all tattoos on outline, use of color and/or shading, technical execution, overall appeal, use of space on the body composition and presentation.
There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards with First Place in each categories winning cash prizes and a trophy. All winners will be announced at the event stage.
No entry fee or pre-registration is required to enter in 'Tattoo of the Show' contest. A call for entries will be made one (1) hour before the competition begins. To be eligible for entry, all tattoos must be completed on the convention floor by an artist registered at the convention. Only one (1) winner will be determined. Both the tattoo enthusiast wearing the tattoo and the artist who created the art will win cash prizes and the title of the 'Best Tattoo of the Show'.
Below are tattoo artist shops that scheduled to attend this year's convention.
|Restless Valley Ink||Merced, Ca|
|Bay Area Inkspot ∇||Concord, Ca|
|Calaveras Tat2||Hayward, Ca|
|Tattoos By Billy Dias||Huntington Beach|
|Electric Needle Room||Atwater, Ca|
|Dos Changos Locos ∇||Modesto, Ca|
|Exclusive Ink ∇||Salinas, Ca|
|Separate Ink Tattoo and Piercing||King City, Ca|
|Hard Luck Tattoo||Lodi, Ca|
|Dr. Tattoo Studio||Garden Grove, Ca|
|Hocus Ink||Ceres, Ca|
|Kaos Gallery Tattoo||Hollister, Ca|
|Tatted-up Inc.||San Jose, Ca|
|Ink Fatuation||Bakersfield, Ca|
|Black Rose Tattoo||Stockton, Ca|
|Ink City Tattoo||Stockton, Ca|
|Mrs Katonic Tattoo||Modesto, Ca|
|Vindicated Tattoo||Modesto, Ca|
|Main Street Tattoo||Turlock, Ca|
|Living Ink Tattoo||Tracy, Ca|
|Tattoos by Dustin Shaw||Visalia, Ca|
|Foundation Tattoo Parlor||Modesto, Ca|
|Philthy Clean Tattoo||Berkeley, Ca|
|Royal Dagger||Turlock, Ca|
|Big Checho||San Diego, Ca|
|Tattoos By Adrian "Spider" Castrejon||Anaheim, Ca|
|American Classic Tattoo||Petaluma, Ca|
|Juan Nunez Tattoo||Richmond, Ca|
|Charlie's Tattoo Shop||Santa Ana, Ca|
|Calculated Punkture Studio||Brentwood, Ca|
First row, from left to right: Art work by Matthew Davis, Mario Cordova, Earl Nixon
Second row, from left to right: Art work by Juan Gonzales, Guilllermo, Audie