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Tattoo Competitions

Friday Categories – 8PM:

Best Oriental
Best Polynesian
Best Dots and Lines
Best Traditional
Small Colour (Less than 30cm)
Small Black & Grey (Less than 30cm)
Runner Up Tattoo of the Day Friday
Tattoo of the Day Friday

Saturday Categories – 8PM:

Best Neo Traditional
Large Colour (Greater than 30cm)
Large Black & Grey (Greater than 30cm)
Best Realistic Portrait (Photo Reference)
Best Lettering/Script
Runner Up Tattoo of the Day Saturday
Tattoo of the Day Saturday

Sunday Categories – 4PM:

Best Freehand
Best Sleeve (Leg or Arm)
Best Collaboration Tattoo
Best Realism
Runner Up Tattoo of the Day Sunday
Tattoo of the Day Sunday
Runner up Best Multi-Day Tattoo
Best Multi-Day Tattoo (2+ days)
Tattoo of the Show (Only TOTD’s & Multi-Day Winners eligible)

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 Sleeve (Leg or Arm) is the category for you, entries are $15 and you can enter at the Information Office.

Terms and Conditions:

All tattoos entered (apart from Best Sleeve) 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 commence and finish over 2 or more days at the festival.

All tattoos entered into Best Freehand Tattoo MUST provide photographs of the client canvas empty to be eligible to win this category.

In the event that your entered tattoo does not meet the criteria provided, your tattoo may be scrapped from the competition and there will be no refunds given.