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1st Ever Sturgis Tuesday Tattoo Contest

August 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you coming to the 2017 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™? Do you have a tattoo? Then we have a contest for you!!

Come on down to Rally Point on Harley-Davidson Way and Legendary Main Street on Tuesday, August 8 to register for the SMR inaugural tattoo contest, for your chance to win cash, prizes and more! Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and judging at 6:00 p.m. You know you are always bragging about those tats now let’s see who’s got the best damn tattoo in Sturgis!

Anyone with a tattoo can enter any class there is a charge of $5.00 entry fee which entitles you to enter two categories once you have been admitted to the show. You may only enter one tattoo per class, however you may enter the same tattoo into two different classes as long as the tattoo fits into the class requirements listed below.

Once a class has started judging there will be no late entries.

Judging will be done by a panel of 3 judges. Scoring will be done on a 1-10 scale, based on the overall appearance of tattoo. When applicable: originality, lines, coloring, shading, overall design, flow and movement of the tattoo will all be considered for scoring. In the event of a tie between tattoos they will be re-judged. Overall winner will be choose by the audience.


Size classes:
Small: Must fit within a 3”x 3” area.
Medium: Must fit within a 6”x 10” area.
Large: Larger than 6”x 10” but not a complete arm or leg sleeve or a full back piece.

Arm Sleeve: Must be a complete sleeve, covering both upper and forearm.

Leg Sleeve: Must be a complete sleeve, covering entire leg.

Back Piece: Must cover entire back.

Black & Grey: Must be black and/or gray shades of ink. White ink is
acceptable – NO colored ink.

Oriental: Must be of far eastern design.

Pinup: Must be pinup style art.

Cover-up: Must be a cover-up of an existing tattoo. Must have photo of covered up tattoo.

Horror: Must be a horror style tattoo.

Portrait: Must be recognizable as the person portrayed. Must have photo or other acceptable reproduction of the person depicted. Must be a human subject, no unrealistic character/s such as cartoon art.

Traditional: Must be simplistic traditional art, Neo-traditional art will be judged under the new school class.

New School: Neo traditional, or graffiti influenced tattoos.

Floral: Must resemble flowers or plants.

Color: Can be any style or size of tattoo as long as it has bright vibrant coloring.

Overall body: Can be spread out multiple smaller tattoos (at least 3) up to full coverage.

Prizes include:

Cash, Gift Certificates to the Knuckle, Loud America, Iron Horse, VIP Meal tickets and others fabulous prizes. You have to be there to win!


August 8, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally


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