In every contest the artist will receive a plaque.
Tattoo of the day: two awards each day, one for color and one for black and gray. This tattoo must be done from start to finish on the convention floor the day of the contest, no exceptions. If you had it outlined before, sorry, you’re out! This award goes to the artist who did the tattoo as the award includes a tattoo machine.
Best of Show - Best of Show will be chosen from all Best of Day winners.
American Traditional; Male and Female, Two awards for each. Must be determined to be American Traditional at registration.
Back Piece; Male & Female, Must be at least 75% coverage of back as determined at registration.
Black and Gray Portrait, Must have picture to go along with your tattoo so judges can determine how accurate the portrait is! NO color in this category! The only exception is white highlights.
Black and Gray Large, Size will be determined at registration. Must be all black and gray with no color.
Black and Gray Small, Size will be determined at registration. Must be all black and gray with no color.
Color Large, Three awards. Size will be determined at registration.
Color Portrait, three awards, must have picture to go along with your tattoo so judges can determine how accurate the portrait is! This is color portrait and includes, people and animals.
Color Small, Three awards. Size will be determined at registration.
Cover Up. Both in person or photographs of before & after healed (MUST BE CLEAR PHOTOS) or in person (NOT A LIVE COMPETITION).
Overall; Male & Female, Will be judged on overall coverage and quality of work.
Sleeve; Male & Female Categories, Must be at least a 3/4 arm coverage sleeve as determined at registration. Can include chest.
Traditional Oriental; Male & Female, Two awards for each. Must be Oriental Design as determined at registration.
(These tattoos must be completed from start to finish at the expo, no exceptions! Award will go to the artist.)
Artist Only Categories
Best Booth, One award for the best looking and laid out booth at the show.
Color Flash, Two awards will be given. Must be in street style format, no bigger than 11x17.
Black & Gray Flash, Must be in street style format, no bigger than 11x17. Two awards. No color allowed!
Fine Art, Three awards will be given for fine art pieces submitted.
Skate Deck, Three awards for best custom skate deck.
Female Contestants Only Please!
Girls dress up in your best old school pin-up fashions for a chance to win Miss Pittsburgh Pin-Up and walk away with $500.00 in cash!
Contest begins 8pmPrizes:
- 1st Place $500.00 & trophy
- Runner Up $200.00 & trophy
- Third Place $100.00 & trophy
- Most Patriotic $100.00 & trophy
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Register at the registration desk!
Pittsburgh Pin-Up is a $30.00 entry fee