Tattoo Artist Contest



The #PIAE, Defend Hawaii, Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii, and Cycle City Ltd. are hosting three separate tattoo contests, that will offer hefty prizes as well as an advancement to a Winner’s Round at this year’s Pacific Ink & Art Expo!! Mark your calendars, first round isJUNE 20TH.
DEFEND HAWAII is looking for TWO quality TATTOO ARTISTS to compete in each round where the winner will receive $1,000.00 CASH, an Eternal Ink sponsorship, and a Defend Hawaii Design Contract + Prize Pack. The category for Round 1 is AMERICANA/TRADITIONAL. Special guest judges will differ each round, along with all the grindz (food) that will be available during each event.
Contest Rules: Artists will be given a 4-hour time frame to draw AND complete the tattoo. Details will vary per round, but will be based on category. Three judges will watch start to end and give final tallies to announce contest’s winner on stage.
If you consider yourself a fine tattoo artist, or know someone who is, have them apply to us at by submitting at least 3 examples of hand drawn sketches, 3 examples of completed tattoos, and a list of your/their social medias! With this much up for grabs, you’ll want to be a part of this! 5 lucky artists will selected out of all entries, and we’ll hold a special social media vote to select the TWO that will compete onJune 20th for the americana/traditional round.
Special Thanks to Eternal Ink, HI Renaissance Tattoo Supply, and Sailor Jerry!

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