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Tattoo Competitions

Show off your ink on the big stage at the daily tattoo contests. The audience will see all your incredible artwork up close, on a giant TV screen.

Please note there is a $10 registration fee per entry. Tattoo of the Day (all days), Best Multi-Day Tattoo and Tattoo of the Show require a $15 registration fee per entry.

Not a tattoo artist or have some tattoos that were done by artists not exhibiting at our event? Want to have the chance of winning an award for the tattoos you’ve collected over the years? Then Best Male Collector and Best Female Collector are for you!
Enter your tattoos against your peers and share them with the audience and our all star judging panels. Entries for Best Male Collector and Best Female Collector are $15 and you can enter at the Information Office.

Awards marked in Blue are incorporated into the Australian Tattoo Series Award System.

Terms and Conditions:

All tattoos entered must be the work of an artist exhibiting at Rites of Passage. Tattoos completed at the festival (unhealed) are now eligible for ALL competitions.

All tattoos entered into Tattoo of the Day (all days) MUST commence and finish the entered piece/tattoo on the day of the award.

All tattoos entered into Best Multi-Day Tattoo MUST register prior to the event opening on the Friday or Saturday so an official representative can confirm the duration of the tattoo.

All tattoos entered into Best Freehand Tattoo MUST register prior to the event opening on the Friday so an official representative can confirm that no stencil or existing line-work was used.

To find out more information about the 2017 Australian Tattoo Series, Click HERE.