Tattoo Contests

Categories

    Ornamental: “Any decorative design: geometric, ornamental, body flow, dots.”
    Traditional: “American/Neo: any variety of the traditional style tattoos”
    Lettering: “Any style of font, large or small”
    Best of Day Friday: “Tattoo needs to be started and finished on Friday during convention hours” 
    Color (large): “Any tattoo larger than 8″ x 8″ full color.”
    Color (small): “Any tattoo smaller than 8″ x 8″ full color.”
    Black and Grey (large): “Any tattoo larger than 8″ x 8″ black, white, and grey; no color”
    Black and Grey (small): “Any tattoo smaller than 8″ x 8″ black, white, and grey; no color”
    Realistic: “Photo realistic tattoo of a person, place or object; includes portraits”
    Best of Day Saturday: “Tattoo needs to be started and finished on Saturday during convention hours”
    Best of Day Sunday: “Tattoo needs to be started and finished on Sunday during convention hours”
    Best of Show: “Any tattoo that is started and finished during the show within the three days of the convention”

 

General Info & Contest 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. A single tattoo can be registered in only three different categories (I.E.: best color or best realistic or best of day).
  5. Best of day and Best of show must be fresh tattoos, all other categories (large color etc.) must be healed when presented for judging. 
  6. If you are a judge you may not enter any category you are scheduled to judge. You also may no 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.
  7. Photographers from multiple tattoo and lifestyle magazines will be present to photograph contest winners and participants. Mayan mayhem tattoo & music festival reserves the right to publish these photographs for promotional and documentation purposes.
  8. May the best tattoo win!

Contest Schedule (Subject to Change)

friday

  • lettering
  • ornamental
  • traditional
  • best of day

Saturday

  • black and grey (small)
  • black and grey (large)
  • color (small)
  • color (large)
  • realistic
  • best of day

Sunday

     
  • best of day
  • best of show

CONTEST PRIZES

Best of Show

Mayan Mayhem Tattoo & Music Festival Championship Belt
2020 Booth Package for Mayan Mayhem Tattoo & Music Festival (includes booth and room for 4 nights).
Sullen clothing suitcase and care package of Sullen shirts
Value - $5,000

Best of Day

Mayan Mayhem Tattoo & Music Festival Championship Belt
Sullen clothing suitcase and care package of Sullen shirts

All Other Categories

First Place - Gold Medal
Second Place - Silver Medal
Third Place - Bronze Medal