Tattoo Contests

CATEGORIES

 

BEST OF DAY — (FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY) – YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TATTOO DONE BY AN ATTENDING ARTIST THAT DAY OF THE CONVENTION.

 

BLACK AND GREY — TATTOO MUST HAVE ONLY BLACK, GREY OR WHITE INK USED. TATTOOS WITH ANY COLOR WILL NOT BE JUDGED IN THIS CATEGORY.

 

COLOR — ANY STYLE OF TATTOOS 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.

 

TRADITIONAL — WESTERN OR TRADITIONAL AMERICAN TATTOO STYLE FEATURING BOLD, BLACK OUTLINES AND A LIMITED COLOR PALETTE.

 

BEST OF SHOW — IN THIS CATEGORY FOR A TATTOO TO BE REGISTERED, IT HAS TO BE ONE FROM ONE OF  THE ‘BEST OF DAY’ CATEGORIES.

 

GENERAL INFO & CONTEST RULES

 

  1.  ALL JUDGES ARE IMPARTIAL AND UNBIASED. ALL ENTRIES ARE CONSIDERED FAIRLY AND EQUALLY UPON THEIR OWN MERIT.

 

  1. THE PERFORMING ARTISTS REMAIN ANONYMOUS UNTIL AWARDS ARE PRESENTED: JUDGING IS BASED SOLELY ON THE TECHNICAL AND ARTISTIC QUALITIES OF EACH TATTOO.

 

  1. TATTOOS MUST BE COMPLETE TO ENTER.

 

  1. A SINGLE TATTOO CAN BE REGISTERED IN ONLY THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES (I.E.: BEST COLOR OR BEST REALISTIC OR BEST OF DAY).

 

  1. UNFINISHED TATTOO/S CAN ONLY BE COMPLETED AND ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST ONLY IF A FAIRLY CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WORK IS DONE DURING THE CONVENTION.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. MAY THE BEST TATTOO WIN!

 

CONTEST SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

Friday

  • Lettering
  • Ornamental
  • Best of Day

 

Saturday

  • Black   and Grey
  • Color
  • Realistic
  • Traditional
  • Best of Day

 

Sunday

  • Black Work
  • Portrait
  • Fantasy
  • Mayan
  • Best of Day
  • Best of Show