Tattoo Competitions

Tattoo Competitions & Awards

 Hell City Tattoo Festival 2019 "The Rapture"!

“Enter Your Skin to Win” custom Hell City Tattoo Festival awards!

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. 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.

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 be posted in Hell City website photos. Custom Hell City awards will be given to winners by Official Hell City Hotties.

All competitions are as impartial as humanly possible. No sore losers please!!

LIVE @ MAIN STAGE – EVERYDAY

  

Hosted by Emcee Superfly Jeff Solin! 

Competition Schedule

 

Friday

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

4 pm – 6 pm – Competitions & Awards – (Main Stage)
Tattoo Awards Given after each category is finished being judged – Awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main Stage)

*Best Asian Tattoo
*Best New School
*Best Biomech / Organic
*Most Unusual / Weird
*Best Traditional

* Tattoo Of The Day Contest
* People's Choice Tattoo Of The Day Contest!

9 pm – 10 pm – *Tattoo Of The Day Contest & People's Choice Tattoo Of The Day Contest! – one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main Stage)
10 pm – Tattoo Awards Given – one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main Stage)

 

Saturday

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

3 pm – 6 pm – Competitions – (Main Stage)
Tattoo Awards Given after each category is finished being judged – Awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main Stage)

*Best Small Color
*Best Small Black & Grey – (includes tribal)
*Best Arm/Leg Sleeve
*Best Backpiece / Chest Panel
*Worst Tattoo

* Tattoo Of The Day Contest
* People's Choice Tattoo Of The Day Contest!

9 pm – 10 pm – *Tattoo Of The Day Contest & People's Choice Tattoo Of The Day Contest! – one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main Stage)

10 pm – Tattoo Awards Given – one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main Stage)

 

 

Sunday

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

3 pm – 6 pm – Competitions – (Main Stage)
Tattoo Awards Given after each category is finished being judged – Awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (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
*Best Wet Painter
*Top 3 Hell City Hotties Winners

* Tattoo Of The Day Contest
* People's Choice Tattoo Of The Day Contest!

6 pm – 7pm – Tattoo Of The Day Contest & People's Choice Tattoo Of The Day Contest – one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main Stage)

7 pm – 8 pm – Tattoo Awards Given – one of a kind custom HC awards given to winners by Hell City Hotties – (Main stage)

 

 

 

 

New Judges Choice Voting System at Hell City Tattoo Competitions

New and innovative approach to tattoo competition judging at Hell City 2019!

The all new Hell City judges choice voting system is an exciting NEW way to judge today’s modern action packed tattoo competitions with judges voting LIVE for their top tattoo choices that take the mainstage to compete as they all enter their skin to win. This all new system will be implemented into Hell City 2019, with the same crucial judging criteria that defines who are clearly the top winners. This LIVE tattoo competition voting system makes judging each tattoo fluent, precise and allows the winners the be declared right when each category has been judged with custom awards being given out by the official Hell City Hotties after every category!

The carefully selected judges every day will critique their favorite tattoos that get presented to them, studying every aspect from linework, to shading, to composition, to color solidity and many more aspects to nominate their top favorite tattoos in each category to 1st. Awards will now be given immediately after each category gets judged, making the results nearly instant, making the LIVE interaction of the judging, the audience and competitors an exciting experience!

Also, we are adding a whole new tattoo competition category called the “People’s Choice Tattoo Of The Day” Award that will be awarded by the audience and their favorite tattoo of the day that is done that day at Hell City and voted upon by the crowd of Hellions. This will be a NEW second award from the audience to award the first ever “People’s Choice Tattoo Of The Day”, this may be a completely different winner from the judges “Tattoo Of The Day” award as it’s crowd favorite.

 

Want to be a tattoo competition judge at Hell City?

“Hellaciously Good Judges”

If you would like to be in official tattoo competition judge on the Hell City main stage this year please reply with the following information for your chance to join the other tattoo judges in front of the crowd of Hellions to judge all of the amazing tattoos they get entered into this year‘s tattoo competitions!

A panel of carefully selected tattoo artists will judge the tattoo competition. 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.

Want to be a judge at Hell City?
TO JUDGE PLEASE EMAIL US AT INFO@HELLCITY.COM

JUDGES AT HELL CITY OHIO 2019


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JUDGES AT HELL CITY PHOENIX 2019


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Hell City Hotties

Official Tattooed Trophy Girl Models of The Hell City Tattoo Festival!


The “Hell City Hotties” are the official trophy girls handing out awards to the winners on the main stage along with an amazing collection of other beautiful tattoo models, while at the same time getting great exposure over the entire festival weekend. The winners of the Hell City Hotties contest will join all the other lovely women from various modeling groups within the tattoo industry and community. These tattoo models will be joining the rest of the “Hotties” within the tattoo industry and community. These tattoo models are turning up the heat on the Hell City mainstage joining the other “Hell City Hotties” during the mainstage contest this year!

Voters will be choosing the top 10 girls from both the Midwest as well as West Coast for the Ohio and the Phoenix festivals, giving these beautiful tattooed women the opportunity to get on the Hell City main stage to hand out trophies as well as presenting various awards throughout the weekend. This is your chance to come meet other top tattoo models in the tattoo industry and get your chance to join them on the Hell City mainstage.

ENTER TO BE AN OFFICIAL HELL CITY HOTTIE 2019 - CLICK HERE!

 

  

  



  • EMAIL YOUR INFO TO: info@hellcity.com

 

CONTEST RULES AND INFO:

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.
*** 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.














HellCity Contest winners 2019 Phoenix, AZ 


Friday Phoenix 2018 Best Traditional Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 2 Gaige Parolicy 183.62 J Espinosa leg
2 9 Kristina Vasic 177.22 2533 Mario G tiger/snake/thigh
3 6 Jason Williams 174.62 2520 Mikey Starrat right calf

Friday Phoenix 2018 Best Asian Tattoo Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 6 Dale usnier 185.93 2510 Anthony romero Left thigh
2 5 mark wolf 182.94 2504 derrick jefferson back/sleeve/chest
3 10 Austin Scott 178.24 2525 Paulo Right full sleeve

Friday Phoenix 2018 Best New School Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 1 josh green 167.11 2511 big greg left thigh
2 3 erin wannamaker 153.03 scotty munster left inner thigh
3 4 haiie Henricks 149.89 2521 Mark Durant rght inner calf

Friday Phoenix 2018 Best Biomech / Organic Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 1 matt driscoll 185.68 2494 ron earhart chest piece
2 6 Clay Weaver 183.17 2507 Jason Athoney Left full sleeve
3 9 lacy SInger 173.55 2523 Nick Lawrence left leg sleeve

Friday Phoenix 2018 Most Unusual / Wierd Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 4 Diamond Dolia 158.85 2506 Hollist full leg sleeve
2 12 sarah kochishen 141.19 2530 brandon bracamonte right ankle
3 3 Jason Windhem 136.47 2505 Jonny Solary bondage/rib peice

ToTD Friday Phoenix 2018 Tattoo of The Day Friday Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 24 Weldon hunt 170.35 Matt driscoll Right cankle

Saturday Phoenix 2018 Best Small Color Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 21 rowan magennis 224.61 2609 Tray Rose
2 4 Daniel luna 221.83 Dillon loos Side on his left calf
3 17 Kelly graff 221.59 Rember A Painted face

Saturday Phoenix 2018 Best Small Black & Grey - (includes tribal) Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 38 Faith patterson 253.88 2635 Syrus slay Upper arm
2 8 Jerrod gonzalves 247.98 Andy pho Side on inner upper left arm
3 34 Marcus Rad 239.15 2625 Manuel flowers Sunglasses

Saturday Phoenix 2018 Best Arm/Leg Sleeve Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 39 Jake ingersoll 281.88 2662 Andy pho Predator
2 10 Pawel T 281.24 levgen Mortal combat arm
3 9 Pawel T 280.82 levgen Star wars on leg

Saturday Phoenix 2018 Best Backpiece / Chest Panel Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 12 Archie 276.67 2611 Sivak Black and grey cock head
2 9 Dale turner 267.54 2608 Rob forrer Cemetery back piece
3 10 Amanda baily 255.71 Rob forrer Space woman

Saturday Phoenix 2018 Worst Tattoo Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Description
1 5 Damien bailey 1671.6 2661 Upper back

ToTD Phoenix Saturday 2018 Tattoo of The Day Saturday Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 21 Lauren dunman 275.66 2673 Matt murray Upper left thigh

Sunday Phoenix 2018 Best Large Color Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 4 Austin Scott 259.21 2693 Paulo Right arm color
2 22 Tyler cooper 257.66 Rob forrer
3 10 Blame soltz 249.24 2711 Rember Woman on right upper forearm

Sunday Phoenix 2018 Best Large Black & Grey - (includes tribal) Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 13 Rember orellana 271.65 Carlos torres Two chicks on right abs
2 17 Chris fryer 258.07 2729 Brandon albus Hellraiser
3 9 Brandon medford 252.12 Angel renosa Right leg statue

Sunday Phoenix 2018 Best Portrait - (color or b&g) Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 29 Oscar cifuentes 238.37 2728 Steve Wimmer Stomach
2 25 Jacob ignersoll 235.92 2718 Any fho Arm
3 28 Chris fryer 234.03 2727 Brandon albus Emmitt smith

Sunday Phoenix 2018 Best Overall Female Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 5 Melody daily 236.33 Guy atchinson Everywhere
2 4 Monica Brito 221.39 Rob forrer Full body
3 3 Jan MArie 215.12 Chris Caball Everything

Sunday Phoenix 2018 Best Overall Male Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 3 Billy jack 225.5 Shitloads Everywhere
2 2 Brandon albus 216 2725 Rember Quinn hernandez Chick on right side of chest
3 4 Tyler cooper 212.25 2756 Rob forrer Everywhere

ToTD Sunday Phoenix 2018 Tattoo Of The Day Sunday Phoenix 2018
Place Id Name Score Image Artist Description
1 17 James Riley 232.45 Matt stebly Hip