To register for a contest, please visit the front lobby on the day of the show

If you would like to enter your tattoo in one of the many competition categories, simply sign up at the left side main stage prior to the competitions starting. Registration for each tattoo is $15 which is non-refundable. If you are entering your tattoo, it must be fully healed or it will not be judged, see rules below.

  • No bloody tattoo (make sure it is clean)
  • Make sure not to let the judge know who is your artists
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be given for most categories.
  • You CAN NOT enter your tattoo into more than 2 categories
  • Be sure to be present 30 minutes prior to competing. No refunds for no shows!
  • Tattoos must be FULLY HEALED in order to enter tattoo competitions except for Tattoo Of The Day.

By entering Ink Mania Expo LLC and Ink Mania Tattoo Competitions you release Ink Mania LLC. of any and all legalities stemming from copyrighted tattoos, artwork, material or anything in regards to copyrighted tattoos, photographs, clothing or anything else deemed copyrighted or trademarked.

The competing tattoos will be displayed to the attendees on a large screen and will be announced over a P.A. system to keep attendees informed on details of the competing tattoos.

Friday Contest Schedule

Registration: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Category Contest: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Best of the Day Registration: 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Best of the Day: 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Friday Contest Categories

Best Polynesian / Black work
Best Geometric
Best of the Day

Saturday Contest Schedule

Registration: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Category Contest: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Best of the Day Registration: 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Best of the Day: 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday Contest Categories

Best American / Japanese Traditional
Best Neo Tradictional Tattoo
Best New School Tattoo
Best Bio Mechanical / Organic Tattoo
Best Large Color Tattoo (Bigger then 8×8)
Best Medium Color Tattoo (Smaller Then 8×8)
Best Black & Grey infused w/ color
Best Black & Grey Portrait Tattoo (Need to have original photo)
Best Large B&G Tattoo (Bigger then 8×8)
Best Medium B&G Tattoo (Smaller then 8×8)
Best Small B&G Tattoo (4×4 tattoo)
Best Small Color Tattoo (4×4 tattoo)
Best Realism Tattoo
Best Overall Tattoo Male / Female (Body Suit)
Best Of the Day

Sunday Contest Schedule

Registration: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Category Contest: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Best of the Day Registration: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Best of the Day: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Sunday Contest Categories

Best Cover up Tattoo (Have photo of old tattoo)
Best Water Color Tattoo
Best Lettering
Best Of the Day
Best over all
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