Contest Schedule

Friday

Judging begins at 7:00 pm awards to follow immediately after judging.
Sign-up begins at 3:00 pm in the entrance area
Small Color (up to 6 inches)
Small Black and Grey (up to 6 inches)
Most Realistic
Most Unusual
Best New School

Best Tattoo Of The Day Award - Sign up at 9:00 PM at stage. Judging at 10:00 PM

 

Saturday

Judging begins at 6:00 pm awards to follow immediately after judging.
Sign-up begins at 2:00 pm at the entrance area.
Medium Color (6inches to 12inches)
Medium Black and Grey (6inches to 12 inches)
Best Arm Sleeve
Best Full Back piece
Portrait (must have picture)

Best Tattoo Of The Day Award - Sign up at 9:00 PM at stage. Judging at 10:00 PM

 

Sunday

Judging begins at 5:00 pm. Awards to follow after all judging.
Sign-up begins at 1:00 pm at the Expo admissions area.
Large Color (over 12 inches)
Large Black and Grey (over 12 inches)
Best Chest Piece
Best Old School Traditional
Best Full Leg

BEST OF SHOW AWARD
This award is given to the best tattoo that was made over the weekend at the Expo.

Sign up at 7:00 pm. Judging to follow immediately (approx 7:30)
(This year we will be awarding the Best of Show Artist with a custom made tattoo Machine).

3 days of Tattoo Contests

ALL TATTOO CONTEST WINNERS RECEIVE A PLAQUE FOR
THEMSELVES AND THEIR ARTIST

THE BEST OF SHOW WINNER (For the best tattoo made at the
Old School Tattoo Expo) receives a trophy and special prize plus a
custom made Old School tattoo machine for their artist.

If you would like to enter your tattoo in one of the many competition
categories, simply sign up at the sign-up desk prior to the competitions starting. 

If you are entering your tattoo, it must be fully healed or it will not be judged. 

Registration for each tattoo is $10.00 non refundable. 
Tattoo of the Day registration is $5.00 
non refundable.

Judging is done by a panel of carefully selected professional tattoo artists or leaders in the tattoo community using a point system for creativity, placement and execution. Judging is done as fairly as possible. All competitions are as impartial as humanly possible. No sore losers please!! All decisions are final. The organizers, hotel and staff reserve the right to refuse any person or any tattoo, for any reason to be allowed to enter, compete or display a tattoo at the Expo or on hotel property.

Sign-up for each category will be on the same day of that categories contest. You may enter as many times as you wish, in as many categories as you want.

 

CONTEST FINE PRINT

BY ENTERING ANY TATTOO COMPETITION YOU AGREE 
TO ALL TERMS AND
 CONDITIONS OFThe St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo

Winners will receive a plaque for themselves and a plaque for their artist. 
Names of the winners will also be provided to all media covering the event and photographs will be taken.

The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo is not responsible for any damaged items entered in competitions, or hurt feelings resulting from competitions.
 
By entering The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo Tattoo Competitions you release. The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo 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.
 
The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo 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 The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo, 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 The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo harmless.
 
Any and all photos taken of tattoos at The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo by official The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo photographers are solely the property of The St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo.
 

ALL CONTESTANTS ARE REQUIRED TO READ AND SIGN THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT

 

LIABILITY RELEASE FORM

I, do for myself, studio, and associates do hereby release, forever discharge and agree to hold harmless the St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo and the Hotel in which the event is held and the directors, agents, servants, contractors, and employees from any and all liability, claims, or demands for personal injury sickness or death, as well as property damages and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred by the undersigned that occur while said is participating in this event.

Furthermore, I hereby assume all risk of personal and client injury, sickness, death, damage and expense as a result of participation in this event.

I agree to examine and follow all pertinent laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, and regulations by the state and St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo. I am responsible for all costs and liabilities arising from the use of patented, trademarked, copyrighted or serve mark materials, equipment, processes or creative rights.

Only the St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo will display, license, sell and merchandise all event items. St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo has the authority to approve or disapprove of all displays, promotions, sales, or merchandising of the products or services presented by me. Any of these things that are disapproved of by the St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo will be removed from the premises and may be expelled from the event.

I agree I own and have permission from my tattoo artist to display and have all tattoos photographed, video taped or otherwise documented for any and all purposes.

By entering the Holiday Inn and St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo, I agree to release all liability to any photographer within the premises that may capture and display the tattoo images or my likeness in any manner.

Illegal drugs, controlled substances, weapons, and racially or sexually offensive merchandise will not be permitted at this event.

I cannot sell, give or offer for sale any pictures or accounting of this event for publication without the written permission of St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo. This includes any interviews or photo sessions not supplied by the St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo.

I am responsible for any and all taxable sales of services or products sold at this event.

St Louis Old School Tattoo Expo reserves the right to terminate the license/contract granted by this agreement for good cause and in said event, I agree to waive and forego all claims for damages and recourse of any kind.

 

RULES OF THE ST LOUIS OLD SCHOOL TATTOO EXPO

* You MUST BE 18 to get tattooed, you must sign a release form and provide a valid ID to get tattooed. All tattoo artists must verify age and have a signed release form before starting any tattoo procedure.

* We're all at The St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo as a family of the flesh, please leave your attitudes and ego's at the door and treat each other as one. This festival thrives on good times and great people.

* There are NO REFUNDS on presale tickets, admissions, raffles,seminars, or competitions.
* ENTER THE OLD SCHOOL TATTOO EXPO AT YOUR OWN RISK! If you are easily offended, please do not enter.

* No food or drinks on tattoo artists tables, please respect the artists portfolios and don't get food on or spill your drinks on the artists properties.

*No preemies allowed! Infants must be carried, please no strollers due to heavy traffic congestion.

*Kids 10 and under get in HALF PRICE (not including preemies)

*Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

*The St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo reserves the right to deny entrance to anyone we deem necessary.

*The St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo reserves the right for expulsion from the convention at any time or for any reason without refund.

*Attendees must wear wristbands at all times, no wristband=no entry. Never share wristbands with anyone; this will be cause for expulsion. Artists must wear or have on their person the Vendor Wristband when entering or exiting the Ballroom.

*Press Passes are available for TV & Radio stations, Newspapers, and Industry Magazines only. No professional cameras allowed without a Press Pass.

*NO SOLICITING! No handing-out fliers, postcards, samples or business cards anywhere inside the show or anywhere within the convention area.

*Violators of admission rules will be removed from the fest without refund.

*BY ENTERING THE ST LOUIS OLD SCHOOL TATTOO EXPO, YOU AGREE TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEO TAPED AND/OR RECORDED FOR ANY AND ALL ADVERTISING AND FUTURE OLD SCHOOL TATTOO EXPO MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS.