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Tattoo Competitions at Hell City Tattoo Convention

 

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TATTOO COMPETITIONS & CUSTOM AWARDS


   


Various times all weekend Tattoo Competitions will be held. If you would like to enter your tattoo in one of the many competition categories, simply sign up at the main stage prior to the competitions starting. It is $15 per tattoo entry. You can register at Main Stage. Registration for each tattoo is $15 which is non refundable & Tattoo of the Day is free if you are an attending Hell City artist! If you are entering your tattoo, it must be fully healed or it will not be judged, see rules below. Hell City uses state of the art computer judging programs that judge different artistic aspects of tattoos. Hell City along with Solin Systems has developed this web based service for judging competitions accurately and fairly! This software has been such a succes that various tattoo conventions and other trade shows are using this system for their own competitions of all types, from tattoos to cars, to toys, to any style of competition that needs to be judged. Hell City helped pioneer this state of the art technology to judge tattoo competitions this way. A panel of carefully selected tattoo artists will judge the tattoo competition. The competing tattoos will be displayed to the attendees on our giant big screens and will be announced over a P.A. system to keep attendees informed on details of the competing pieces. Live results will also be published over RSS. All competitions are as impartial as humanly possible. No sore losers please!! Winner will receive custom Hell City Awards, given by Official Suicide Girls, as well as taking their place on the "podium of death" for magazine and website photography.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INNOVATIVE COMPETITION SCORING SYSTEM AT SOLINSYSTEMS.COM

 

SEE CONTESTANT INFO & RULES BELOW


 


 


 

7 pm Saturday -
Sailor Jerry Contest Winners announced!


Sailor Jerry Tattoo Artists
Joey Knuckles
Billy White

Don't miss the Sailor Jerry drink specials all weekend as well as Sailor Jerry Happy Hours and the giant Sailor Jerry Party Saturday night starting at 6pm till the gates close. Don't miss the Sailor Jerry Rum parties at the Big Bar on 2! Keep your eyes peeled for the Sailor Jerry Hula Girls walking around the fest and the parties, register to win a free Sailor Jerry tattoo and don't forget, all first place competition winners get a free bottle of Sailor Jerry Rum!


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Tattoo Competition Judges @ HCTF

 
Experienced Judges will join us again this year to judge the hundreds of amazing tattoos that will enter to win one of a kind awards. Their expert opinion and outlook on the art of tattooing is respected worldwide, which really makes them "One Hell Of Good Judges" at this years tattoo competitions! We always carefully choose the perfect judges every year at Hell City, which has brought legendary artists to the main stage for some intense tattoo judging! Be sure to say Hello tothe tattoo judges as they'll be joining the Hellions all weekend long!
 

 
Phoenix, AZ Judges: 


 Friday:

  • The Enigma
  • Conan Lea
  • Toby Gehrlic
     

Saturday:

Sunday:

  • The Enigma
  • Conan Lea




 

 


 

 

 



A POUND OF FLESH TATTOO BATTLES



 

A Pound of Flesh - Tattoo Battle Competition

 

  5 Tattoo Artists will  becreating tattoos using "A Pound Of Flesh" hands and arms to be judged by a panel of select artists. These tattoos will be Black and Grey only but can be any style or subject matter.

"A Pound Of Flesh" will distribute the hands to the artists for stencil application starting Friday. All artists stencils or sketches have to be ready before the competition starts at the main stage at 1pm Saturday & Sunday.

Tattooed hands will be displayed all day at the main stage in the ballroom.
Winners announced during award ceremony Saturday at 10pm and then on Sunday at 7pm.



SATURDAY 1pm - color tattoos

ATTENDING TATTOO ARTISTS WILL VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE TATTOOED POUND OF FLESH

SUNDAY 1pm - black & grey
ATTENDING TATTOO ARTISTS WILL VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE TATTOOED POUND OF FLESH


WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
1 box of True Tubes
1 box of True Grips
1 product from APOF

1 Deathless Cord

1 Skull Shoppe Skull
1 Hell City Film / DVD



Saturday & Sunday
1 pm - 2 pm


HC Main Stage




 

 

 



 

 




*Friday*

12 pm - 4 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration - $15 per entry- (Register at Main Stage)
4 pm - 6 pm - Competitions
  - (Main Stage)

 
FRIDAY COMPS:

*Best Traditional
*Best Asian Tattoo
*Best Fusion
*Best Biomech / Organic
*Most Unusual / Weird
*Tattoo Of The Day Contest

  9 pm - 10 pm - *Tattoo Of The Day Contest - (Main Stage)

10 pm - Tattoo Awards Given - one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Official Suicide Girls - (Main Stage)

 


 


*Saturday*

12 pm - 3 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration - $15 per entry- (Register at Main Stage)
1 pm - 2 pm - A Pound Of Flesh / Synthetic Hand Tattoo Battle - (Main Stage)
3 pm - 6 pm - Competitions
- (Main Stage)

SATURDAY COMPS:

*Best Small Color

*Best Small Black & Grey - (includes tribal)

*Best Arm/Leg Sleeve

*Best Backpiece / Chest Panel

*Worst Tattoo
"Worst Tattoo" Winner receives a FREE session from
DELETE LASER

9 pm - 10 pm - Tattoo Of The Day Contest - (Main Stage)

10 pm - Tattoo Awards Given - one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Official Suicide Girls  - (Main Stage)

 



*Sunday*

 

12 pm - 3 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration - $15 per entry- (Register at Main Stage)
1 pm - 2 pm - A Pound Of Flesh / Synthetic Hand Tattoo Battle - (Main Stage)
3 pm - 6 pm - Competitions
- (Main Stage)

SUNDAY COMPS

*Best Large Color
*Best Large Black & Grey -
(includes tribal)
*Best Portrait - (color or b&g)
     *Best Overall Female
     *Best Overall Male
*Artist of Show

6 pm - 7pm - Tattoo Of The Day Contest - (Main Stage)

7 pm - 8 pm - Tattoo Awards Given - one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Official Suicide Girls -
(Main stage)


BY ENTERING TATTOO COMPETITIONS, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING

HELL CITY TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 LIVE @ MAIN STAGE -  EVERYDAY

BOTH KILLUMBUS & PHOENIX FESTIVALS

 



 

 


 

Tattoo Competition Sponsors

THIS YEARS TATTOO COMPETITIONS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

OFFICIAL COMPETITION & TROPHY SPONSOR of HELL CITY








 

 


 

 



 

 
State of the Art Judging Program
 
Hell City uses state of the art computer judging programs that judge different artistic aspects of tattoos. Hell City is the only tattoo convention using this technology to judge tattoo competitions in this way. This state of the art judging makes all contestants judged fairly and accurately! A panel of carefully selected tattoo artists will judge the tattoo competition. The competing tattoos will be displayed to the attendees on a large screen and will be announced over a P.A. system to keep attendees informed on details of the competing tattoos.







 

 

Podium O’ Death

Those who take home Hell City awards will take their place upon
the Hell City Podium O’ Death during the awards ceremonies. Contest
winners will also be photographed on the Podium O’ Death for magazine
coverage and post Hell City website photos. Custom Hell City awards will be given to winners by Official Suicide Girls!


   

 


 

 

* Official Trophy Girls of Hell City *

SUICIDE GIRLS SET THE MAIN STAGE ON FIRE!



 

Hellions! Welcome the incredibly sexy women of Suicide Girls as the official trophy girls of Hell City! These vixens will be handing out all the custom awards to the lucky winners throughout the festival weekend. Don't miss your chance to meet all the Suicide Girls at their booth and possibly get your photo taken with all of them on the podium of death!



 





NEW CATEGORY AT HELL CITY

 
"BEST FUSION"
CATEGORY

     

BEST FUSION - Black n' Grey w/ Color Tattoos

Hell City presents a brand new category, Black & Grey/ Color Fusion! This new category recently added to our tattoo competitions was brought to us by our fellow artists Juan Salgado and Ryan Hadley! This new category will invigorate a new judging approach to viewing a fusion of both color with black and grey tattooing. Now both schools can finally be at peace! Time to express your skills and give this elegant style a home and standing point in competitions. We think it would be interesting to see what has been done and can be done with this new tendency. It can be adapted to any style so no more limits.



 

 

 


 



Custom Hell City Trophies

 
OFFICIAL COMPETITION & TROPHY SPONSOR of HELL CITY







 
 
  

^HELL CITY TROPHY TABLE^





^HELL CITY TROPHIES^
Designed by Don Pendleton

 

 



^HELL CITY MEDALLIONS^

 

 

Hell City Columbus 2014 Tattoo Competition Winners:

 

 

 

 

Best Large Black & Grey - (includes tribal)

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Jesse F

Josh Duffy

2

Tye Perry

Josh Duffy

3

Tye Perry

Carlos Torres

 

 

 

Best Large Color

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

mark strong

Theresa Sharpe

2

Jessica Brown

Frank Linatra and Robert Kane

3

Robyn Bransdale

Matt Lamdin from Iron Clad Tattoo

 

 

 

Best Portrait - (color or b&g)

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Alex A

Stefano

2

Todd Torres

Randy Engelhard

3

Jesse Mule

Lefty Colbert

 

 

 

Best Overall Female

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

erin Wannacher

 

2

Stephanie Gunner

 

3

Teresa Sharpe

 

 

 

 

Best Overall Male

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Tye Perry

 

2

Jesse mule

 

3

Jeremiah Rothschild

 

 

 

 

Tattoo Of The Day Sunday

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Heather Granger

DJ Tambe

 

 

 

Best Small Black & Grey - (includes tribal)

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Alex A

Stefano 20 yr old guy

2

Chuck Greenberg

Josh Duffy

3

Tye Perry

Carlos Torres

 

 

 

Best Arm/Leg Sleeve

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Bryan cope

Carol cunningham

2

Rich Schneider

Adam France

3

Bill Mahoney

Nikko Hurtado

 

 

 

Best Backpiece / Chest Panel

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Tye Perry

Carlos Torres and Josh Duffy

2

Jessie fraustl

Josh huffy

3

Jake Farris

Theresa sharpe

 

 

 

Best Small Color

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Ashley keever

Josh hibbard

2

Christa Zurich

Kelly doty

3

Rudy bonilla

Timmy b

 

 

 

Worst Tattoo

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Greg Blankenmaker

 

 

 

 

Tattoo of The Day Saturday

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Adam Connors

Frank Linatra

 

 

 

Best Fusion

 

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Alex Ariasti

Sirde

2

Megan Strickler

Rich Cook

3

Josh Fink

Jeremiah Barba

 

 

 

Tattoo of The Day Friday

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Eric

Dominick

 

 

 

Best Biomech / Organic

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Logan Johnson

Luke Cole

2

Chuck Greenberg

Ty McEwen

3

Kevin Trissel

Ryan Dearringer

 

 

 

Most Unusual / Wierd

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Jessica Brown

Frank Linatra and Robert Payne

2

Chadd Voshel

Nathan Evans

3

zak prell

frank lanatra/tanae whitfeld

 

 

 

Best Asian Tattoo

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Scotty Whitacker

Josh Payne

2

Meg Alley

Anthony Dubois

3

Scotty Whitacker

Josh Payne

 

 

 

Best Traditional

 

Place

Name

Artist name

1

Laney Norman

Phil Deangelo

2

Andrew Langland

Phil Newman

3

Alex Livi

Myke Chambers

 




 

Contestant Info & Rules:

BY ENTERING TATTOO COMPETITIONS, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING
HELL CITY TERMS & CONDITIONS


***1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be given for most categories. 1st place winners also receive an Official HC Medallion in addition to their custom award!

***Contest registration is at the main stage prior to competitions.

***It will cost $15 to enter each category. The entry fee is NON REFUNDABLE!! Tattoo Of The Day is free to enter!!

***Be sure to be present 30 minutes prior to competing. No refunds for no shows!

***Tattoos must be FULLY HEALED in order to enter tattoo competitions except for Tattoo Of The Day.

***Tattoo Of The Day tattoos must be properly cleaned up and presentable (i.e. not seeping or bleeding).

***Tattoo Of The Day is free to enter! You must have your tattoo done by an Attending HC Tattoo Artist that day of the fest.

***Tattoo of the Day will have only one trophy that will be given daily.

***Worst Tattoo Winner will recieve a free laser removal session.

***Best booth award will be given on Sunday. This category has only one trophy awarded.

*** Hell City is not responsible for any damaged items entered in competitions, or hurt feelings resulting from competitions….
 
*** By entering Hell City and Hell City Tattoo Competitions you release Hell City Ltd. of any and all legalities stemming from copyrighted tattoos, artwork,
material or anything in regards to copyrighted tattoos, photographs, clothing or anything else deemed copyrighted or trademarked.
 
*** Hell City Ltd. is not legally responsible for attendees falsifying artist information upon registration or during competitions.
 
** If a tattoo artist or creator of tattoo artwork does not want their work to be entered in competitions, photographed, displayed or any other visual
appreciation at Hell City, it is their legal responsibility to let the client/ wearer know this and take appropriate actions to ensure that the client does not
enter competitions. The client takes full responsibility for future legalities stemming from such an issue and holds Hell City harmless.

*** Any and all photos taken of tattoos at Hell City by official Hell City Tattoo Festival photographers are solely the property of Hell City Ltd.

 



     



 


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