2016 Skin Deep Tattoo Contest

  • City Tattoo Removal Colour Winner & Skin Deep Magazine Best of Saturday
    Liam Jackson at Studio 31
    City Tattoo Removal Colour Winner & Skin Deep Magazine Best of Saturday
  • City Tattoo Removal Colour Runner Up
    Gabriel Jamorski at New Ink Order Tattoo
    City Tattoo Removal Colour Runner Up
  • Jungle Tattoo Supplies Realism Winner
    Rachel Honeywell at Gothika Tattoo
    Jungle Tattoo Supplies Realism Winner
  • Jungle Tattoo Supplies Realism Runner Up
    Sorin Cacio of Sorin Cacio Tattoos
    Jungle Tattoo Supplies Realism Runner Up
  • Skin Shots Blackwork Winner
    Kat Robertson of Studio 9
    Skin Shots Blackwork Winner
  • Skin Shots Blackwork Runner Up
    Jonny Rayner at Ministry of Ink
    Skin Shots Blackwork Runner Up
  • Tattoo Master Oriental Winner
    Josh Fisher at Factotum
    Tattoo Master Oriental Winner
  • Tattoo Master Oriental Runner Up
    Craig Cardwell at Phat's Tattoo Studio
    Tattoo Master Oriental Runner Up
  • Pulse Light Clinic Avant Garde Winner & Skin Deep Magazine Best of Sunday
    Dave Martin at Madhouse Tattoo
    Pulse Light Clinic Avant Garde Winner & Skin Deep Magazine Best of Sunday
  • Pulse Light Clinic Avant Garde Runner Up
    Saso Dudic at Tavci Tattoo
    Pulse Light Clinic Avant Garde Runner Up
  • Suicide Bunny Chestpiece Winner
    Adam Williams at Electric Lady
    Suicide Bunny Chestpiece Winner
  • Suicide Bunny Chestpiece Runner Up
    Paulo Madeira at Fallen Angels
    Suicide Bunny Chestpiece Runner Up
  • City Hair Removal Black & Grey Winner
    Adam Thomas at Marked One Tattoo
    City Hair Removal Black & Grey Winner
  • City Hair Removal Black & Grey Runner Up
    Ash Lewis at Immaculate Chaos
    City Hair Removal Black & Grey Runner Up
  • Best of Convention
    Liam Jackson at Studio 31
    Best of Convention

Tattoo Jam has seen some of the highest standard of tattoos being judged, and this year will be no exception! On both the Saturday and Sunday there are tattoo competitions to enter, and these are judged on the main stage. 

Please note, the awards for 2016 are changing and now only work tattooed at Tattoo Jam 2016* is eligible for entry.

Saturday 6th August

City Tattoo Removal Best Colour
A strong presence of colour, water colour, vivid tones with impact.

Jungle Tattoo Supplies Best Realism
Colour or mono, portraits, wildlife, hyper-realistic detail. 

Skin Shots Best Blackwork
Strong presence of black ink, line work, geometric, symmetry

Tattoo Master Best Oriental 
Colour or mono, excellent depiction of oriental, including but not limited to traditional koi and Japanese Oni masks. *Oriental bodysuits entered into this category will be the only tattoos judged that have not been worked on at the show. 

Skin Deep Magazine Best of Saturday
Only winners of the Saturday categories will be judged for Best of Saturday. 


Sunday 7th August

Pulse Light Clinic Best Avant Garde
Colour or mono, abstract, distorted reality, brushwork, expressionist, line work, geometric and experimental. 

Suicide Bunny Best Chestpiece 
A tattoo of any composition, but must be placed on the subject's chest.

City Hair Removal Best Black & Grey 
May be a wide variety of subject but must exclusively be black and grey.  

Skin Deep Magazine Best of Sunday
Only winners of the Sunday categories will be judged for Best of Sunday. 

Starr Tattoo Supplies Best of Show 
Self-explanatory - your tattoo is the victor of all and may take its rightful throne in the Tattoo Jam Hall of Fame