Presenting the Gonzaga Tattoo Convention Contests
All the contest, except the Best Tattoo 365 and Best COVER UP, must be fully performed during the convention and only by registered tattoo artists having proper stand.
Each tattoo artist registering for the different contests, must indicate the place where he/she will perform his/her tattoo works, so that they can verify if there are any tattooed part previously made in studio.
During the contest, they WILL NOT say the name of the artist or studio performing the tattoo.
The reason why there is no category subdivision between the Best Black & White and the Best Color contests is for giving space and evidence to what in our view are the innovations of this Convention; in fact we believe the technical and artistic skills of a tattoo artist and the definition of a “good work” are independent from the style a tattoo is created.
The panel of judges will be composed of 5 jurors: 3 tattoo artists and 2 experts (press officers of the field, illustrators/painters); each judge will have a personal evaluation form in order not to be influenced by any other view.
The 3 judges as professional tattoo artists, will evaluate (with a score from 1 to 10) according to three specific items:
- LINES (or absence of lines in case of realistic tattoos)
- COLOURING AND SHADE
- TATTOO ANATOMICAL SETTING
The 2 judges as experts will evaluate the works with a single score, with no item distinction, always ranging from 1 to 10.
NB: The pictures requested for the Best Tattoo 365 contest must be sent
minimum 15 days before the convention takes place
at the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
by indicating as SUBJECT: BEST TATTOO 365 CONTEST