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Interview by: Tuesday 13 August 2019
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Tattoo Competition: Handmade Awards by El Rana

Take a sneak peek at the exquisite awards up for grabs in our much-anticipated Tattoo Competition...

Each year the Tattoo Competition Stage showcases some of the most spectacular tattoo artwork in the world, offering visitors a chance to see the best tattoos created over the course of the convention weekend.

According to convention tradition, Italian silversmiths El Rana handcraft the awards for our lucky winners. This year, El Rana have created a new collection of intricate awards inspired by religious iconography. 

We are excited to reveal that this year's award ceremony will be led by the sensational Cervena Fox. Our amazing sponsors Unigloves will be supporting our 'Best of Show' award with a year's free supplies for the winner, and world-renowned tattoo artists Mark Mahoney, Filip Leu, Titine Leu, Tin Tin and Luke Atkinson will form the judging panel.

We are pleased to announce the following competition categories for the weekend:


Best Black and Grey

Best Ornamental

Best of Day (for tattoos completed Friday & Saturday at the convention)

Saturday competition times:

Cut-off for entry is at 16.00pm

Pre Judging 16.30pm -17.30pm

Competition 18.00pm


Best Backpiece/Coverage

Best Colour 

Best Realism

Best of Show (for tattoos completed Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the convention)

People's Choice Award - Winner Revealed

Mark Mahoney's Best Booth Award - Winner Revealed

Sunday Competition Times:

Cut-off for entry is at 14.00pm

Pre Judging 14.30pm -15.00pm

Competition 16.00pm

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