Tattoo Competition

Details for the London Tattoo Convention Competition Awards

Presented by:
Miki Vialetto

Saturday 13 January 2018 Share this page

The London Tattoo Convention is proud to present the 14th edition of our highly anticipated Tattoo Competition.

This year the Tattoo Competition Stage will showcase 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 – and we are thrilled to introduce TWO brand new award categories to the show!

Our very special guest and judge, the legendary tattoo artist Mark Mahoney, will be dishing out an award for the best dressed booth over the weekend.

And for the first time, the new ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be chosen by you the public; with voting taking place during the lead-up to the convention, we can’t wait to find out which tattoo has been crowned the crowd’s favourite!

Always well-attended, the Tattoo Competition is a highlight of the convention, with artists and clients displaying jaw-dropping skin-inked artworks up on stage. Our specialist judges will determine which lucky artists walk away with a coveted prize trophy, created according to convention tradition by silversmiths El Rana. Inspired by religious iconography and featuring genuine 'ex-voto' motifs, these coveted awards will take pride of place in the lucky winner's studios.

We are honoured to be joined by a phenomenal judging panel of tattoo experts. This year, world-famous artists Filip Leu, Mark Mahoney, Luke Atkinson and Tin Tin will be filling the score sheets – joined by the sensational Fuel Girls handing over the trophies.

Unigloves will once again sponsor our 'Best of Show' award and will be offering the individual winner a chance to design a new limited-edition box for their 'Select Black' range.

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)


  • Best Backpiece/Coverage
  • Best Colour
  • Best Realism
  • Best of Show (for tattoos completed Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the convention)
  • Mark Mahoney’s ‘Best Booth’ Award – Winner Announced
  • The People’s Choice – Winner Announced

The artwork on display is sure to be phenomenal; don't miss it!

Saturday Competition Times

  • Cut off for entry is at 16.00pm
  • Pre-Judging 16.30pm -17.30pm
  • Competition 18.00pm

Sunday Competition Times

  • Cut off for entry is at 14.00pm
  • Pre-Judging 14.30pm -15.00pm
  • Competition 16.00pm

Please note that to enter the competition, your artist must be present to collect their awards (they do not have to be tattooing at The London Tattoo Convention but must be available on site).

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