We have a number of tattoo awards up for grabs for the artists of our show. There are a total of 8 categories to be judged. The contest will be judged by 4 experienced tattoo artists. In order to enter the work in to the contest you must be one of our invited artists working at the show. Work entered in to the Best in Show category must have been completed on the day, but for all other categories the tattoo can have been completed prior to the day. Judging will take place at approximaitely 6pm on the day. The categories in to which you can enter are as follows. Please note each tattoo can be entered in to Best in Show (if it has been completed on the day) and ONE other category.

The deadline for entries will be 5.00pm. Entry forms for the tattoo competition will be made available on the day. Please complete it and take it along to the judging area. 

Here are the categories:

  • Black & Grey
  • Colour
  • Traditional
  • Blackwork
  • Realism
  • Avant Garde
  • Best of Show
  • Best All Round Artist
Best All Round Artist will be judged prior to the show. The artist that we, as the organisers, feels is the most skilled across an array of styles will be awarded "Best All Round Artist".

The winners of both Best in Show and Best All Round Artist will win a one off hand built coil machine by multi-award winning artist and world-famous machine builder Kev Shercliffe, alongside their trophies.

Staffordshire Tattoo GatheringAwards