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 have been tattooed at this years convention. 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 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 winner of Best in Show 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