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 category is $10 (non-refundable), Tattoo of the Day and Best of Show entry is $20.

  • 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.
  • Be sure to be present 30 minutes prior to competing. No refunds for no shows!
  • Tattoos may be healed or fresh to enter tattoo competitions.

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.

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 ORIGINAL FLASH SHEET
BLACK AND GREY ALL SIZES
COLOR ALL SIZES
AMERICAN PRIDE
WORST TATTOO [1st PLACE ONLY]
MOST UNUSUAL [1st PLACE ONLY]

TATTOO OF THE DAY

Saturday Contest Schedule

Registration: 12:00pm Р7:00pm
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

 SMALL BLACK AND GREY [UNDER 8X8]
LARGE BLACK AND GREY [OVER 8X8]
SMALL COLOR [UNDER 8X8]
LARGE COLOR [OVER 8X8]
AMERICAN TRADITIONAL
JAPANESE STYLE
BEST SLEEVE [ARM OR LEG]
BACK PIECE
HAND,NECK,FACE
COLOR PORTRAIT
BLACK AND GREY PORTRAIT
NEO TRADITIONAL / NEW SCHOOL
ORNAMENTAL / GEOMETRIC
FLORAL
COVER-UP [MUST HAVE BEFORE PIC]

TATTOO 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

BLACK AND GREY ALL SIZES
COLOR ALL SIZES
OVERALL FEMALE [1st PLACE ONLY]
OVERALL MALE [1st PLACE ONLY]
BEST COLLABORATION [1st PLACE ONLY] 2 TROPHIIES

TATTOO OF THE DAY
BEST OF SHOW

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