Tattoo contests – Amsterdam Tattoo Convention 2018

The contests are divided in the following categories and open for the visitors
(participating is possible also with “old” tattoos):

Friday 2/11/2018

19.45-       LETTERING/TEXT tattoos & BACK-PIECE tattoos (registration till 19.30)
21.30-       BEST OF DAY (registration till 22.15)

Saturday 3/11/2018

17.15-       COLOR tattoos & OLD SCHOOL tattoos (registration till 17.00)
19.00-       ORIENTAL tattoos & DOT work tattoos (registration till 18.45)
21.30-       BEST OF DAY (registration till 22.15)

Sunday 4/11/2018

15.00-       SLEEVES tattoos & TRIBE / TRIBAL (incl. “black works”) tattoos (registration till 14.45)
17.00-       BLACK &GRAY (registration till 16.45)
18.15-       BEST "tattooed"/painted wooden shoe (registration till 18.00) – just for stand holders!
18.30-       BEST OF DAY (registration till 19.00)
19.45-       BEST OF SHOW (competition between 3 best of days)
Will only take place when all 3 winners are present.

The participant must register at the info stand (5,00 euro’s). The participant will get a number.
At a certain time he/she must be present next to the stage. At that time the participant will be
called to the stage and the jury will look at the tattoo.

Every category must have at least 10 participants to proceed.

The tattoo will be judged for design, artwork, composition, placement, proportion and originality.
After the judging the 3 best judged tattoo’s in the category will be called to the stage.
ONLY then the participant can reveal the name of the artist. The artist will receive an award (1st & 2nd places).

Rules for participating:


  1. The name of the artist MUST NOT be revealed until after the judging (to prevent any favoritism
    or personal preferences).
  2. Participating costs 5,00 euro’s.
  3. Participating automatically authorizes taking pictures and publishing on our convention websites,
    Facebook, Instagram, tattoo magazines, etc. – without any right of compensation.
  4. Best of day category: the tattoo must be completely made on that day.

NOTE: every visitor who gets tattooed at the convention can pick up a free tube of Bepanthen
after-care ointment at the information stand.
This is an action of Bepanthen/Bayer Health-Care and Coldskin tattoo supply.