Tattoo Competitions at Hell City

ENTER YOUR SKIN TO WIN!



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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.





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TATTOO COMPETITIONS & AWARDS
 

 

 



 
 Various times all weekend at the main stage Tattoo Competitions will be held. Registration fee for each category is $15 (Tattoo of the Day is free). A panel of carefully selected tattoo artists will judge the tattoo competition using Hell City special electronic rating methods. 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 piece. All competitions are as impartial as possible. No Sore Losers!! 
 
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Friday Competitions

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

*Best Traditional
*Best Asian Tattoo
*Best New School - NEW CATEGORY!
*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 Competitions

12 pm - 3 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration - $15 per entry- (Register at Main Stage)
3 pm - 6 pm - Competitions - (Main Stage)

*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 Laser removal session)


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 Competitions

12 pm - 3 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration - $15 per entry- (Register at Main Stage)
3 pm - 6 pm - Competitions - (Main Stage)

*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)


 
"ENTER YOUR SKIN TO WIN" CUSTOM HELL CITY AWARDS GIVEN BY SUICIDE GIRLS






LIVE @ MAIN STAGE -
  EVERYDAY

 









Master Tattoo Competition Judges @ HCTF

 
 

COMPETITION JUDGE AT HELL CITY
State Of The Art Tattoo Judging Program used by Hell City Judges!
 

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.

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! 

 

JUDGES AT HELL CITY OHIO 2015

Friday:

Dave Tevenal
Travis Broyles
Brion Norwalk

Saturday:

Dave Tevenal

Mike Riina

 

Sunday:

Timothy Boor

Mike Riina
Al Garcia

 Other Guest Judges::
Brian Geckle

 




 

 

Tattoo Competition Sponsors

THIS YEARS TATTOO COMPETITIONS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

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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!
 




Custom Hell City Trophies

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^HELL CITY TROPHIES^
Designed by Don Pendleton

 
 

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



 




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.
*** You CAN NOT enter your tattoo into more than 2 categories/ You can only enter the same tattoo twice, no exceptions.
*** 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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