The contest rules

These Contest Rules are an integral part of the Participation Application of the Tattoo Show 2019

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The following definitions are used in the text of the rules:

  • «Exhibitor» - a participant booking a booth on the Tattoo Show 2019. A booth rent application, including names of participating artists (hereafter Artists) must be confirmed by the Organisers before 01 April 2019.
  • «Nomination» - a contest of tattoos of the same size / style / theme.
  • «Work» - a tattoo submitted for the contest.
  • «Model» - a person on whom the work is done.
  • «Master» - a tattoo artist who created the work.
  • «Applicant» - a person who submitted the work for the contest. It can be either a master or a model.

1. GENERAL TERMS

1.1 The Exhibitors' works compete in the nominations free of charge. For other applicants, the registration fee is 500 (five hundred) rubles for each work submitted for the contest.

1.2. Each Master can submit not more than 3 (three) tattoos in each Nomination.

1.3. Each work can be submitted only in one nomination.

1.4. All registered works are mandatory tested for compliance (moderated) and may be rejected by Organizers at a low professional level of performance or non-compliance with these rules, or transferred to another Nomination without the consent of the Applicant.

1.5. The nomination for which less than 5 works are submitted is considered void. This nomination is withdrawn from the contest and the works can be transferred for other nominations.

1.6. In nomination for which less than 10 works are submitted only 1 (one) prize is awarded.

1.7. Models should be exhibited at the time of the nomination contest.

2. NOMINATIONS

2.1. THE GRAND PRIX
This contest involves the works that won first places in Tattoo Show 2019 nominations (excluding the BEST OF DAY winners). The presence of the master and model at the time of the nomination contest is obligatory (otherwise the work is withdrawn from the contest).

2.2. THE BEST OF SHOW
This contest involves the works that won the first places in the BEST OF DAY. And also the works created during one (or several days) of the Tattoo Show 2019 by one (or several masters).

2.3. THE BEST OF DAY (3 days)
This contest involves the works created within one day of the Tattoo Show 2019 in the following styles: realism, black & gray, traditional.

2.4. THE BIG TATTOO
This contest involves only fully healed, large works (back, torso, "suit") created by one master.

2.5. THE SLEEVE
This contest involves only fully healed sleeves (arm, leg) created by one master.

2.6. THE COVER-UP
This contest involves only the works overlapping the old tattoo created by one master. Be sure to have a photograph of the old tattoo before overlapping.

2.7. THE COLOUR REALISM
This contest involves only fully healed tattoos created by one master in PHOTOREALISTIC manner.

2.8. THE BLACK & GREY REALISM
This contest involves only fully healed works created by one master in a photorealistic manner using black, white and gray ink. The works which have less than 5% of the tattoo area in a different color are also included ( the final decision is taken by the organizing committee). The nomination also covers the works in the TRESH-POLCA style.

2.9. THE COLOR / NEW SCHOOL/ NEOTRADITIONAL TATTOO
This contest involves only fully healed full-colour works created by one master in NEW SCHOOL/ NEOTRADITIONAL style.

2.10. THE BLACK & GREY TATTOO
This contest involves only fully healed works created by one master, using black, white and gray ink. The works which have less than 5% of the tattoo area in a different color are also included ( the final decision is taken by the organizing committee).

2.11. THE PORTRAIT
This contest involves only fully healed portrait-works created by one master. All styles are accepted. The portraits of not well-known characters should be supported by the original photo.

2.12. THE ORNAMENTAL TATTOO
This contest involves only fully healed works created by one master in ethnic/modern ornament styles.

2.13. THE ORIENTAL TATTOO
This contest involves only fully healed works created by one master in the oriental style.The image should comply with traditional standards and plot.

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