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NEW CONTEST FORMAT

VISION. CRAFT. CREATIVITY.

We are excited to bring completely new format of judging.

We believe in a fair system that rewards vision, craft and creativity over status and recognition.

 

PRINCIPLES

VISION

Only the best artists push the boundaries of what is possible and introduce new styles and elements.
This is what underpins our VISION principle.

CRAFT

To win any of our accolades an artist needs to demonstrate true CRAFTMANSHIP with his or her tools.

CREATIVITY

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza brings together many great artists in the business.
Those who wish to capture the judges’ interest must demonstrate their imagination and CREATIVITY.

FREEDOM STATEMENT

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza. The organisers of the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza, aim and commit to providing a harassment-free, accessible, and pleasant event experience with equity in rights for all.

We want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe. Moreover, we will do our best to accommodate specific needs. We cannot promise to solve every issue, but will try our best.

If you feel that we have failed in our promise or you have been discriminated against by other participants, we would like to hear from you.

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NEW RULES

We are proud to introduce completely new rules to judging

REASONS FOR A CHANGE

In 2018 we are introducing new rules to our tattoo competition.
We believe that these rules will deliver greater clarity, fairness and transparency and are based on our three overriding principles.

VISION. CRAFT. CREATIVITY.

CATEGORIES

There are 24 categories you can register your piece of art. See details below.

JUDGES

There will be approximately 5 -7 judges from different fields of art background, like photographers, art gallery workers and such like, including some international tattoo artists.

ANONYMITY

Judges are not allowed to ask who has done the tattoo. Judges are not allowed to discuss amongst each other the artwork.

SCORING

Each judge will have 5 badges with Tattoo & Art Extravaganza logo. These badges will be progressively awarded to 5 favourite contestants. They can give maximum 2 badges to one contestant, if they think the work deserves it. Whoever has received the most badges is the winner.

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Tattoo & Art Extravaganza Judges’ Badge

TROPHIES

Trophies will be delivered at the designated time by organisers. See Schedule.

CATEGORIES

TATTOO AWARDS


BEST COLOUR Large

WINNER

Sponsored By

The Flying Mullet Alehouse


BEST COLOUR Large

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

World Famous Ink


BEST COLOUR Medium

WINNER

Sponsored By

Origin Mega Cress Ltd


BEST COLOUR Medium

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

Origin Mega Cress Ltd


BEST COLOUR Small

WINNER

Sponsored By

World Famous Ink


BEST COLOUR Small

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

Kiwi-Czech Painting


BEST B&W
Large

WINNER

Sponsored By

Visual Intelligence


BEST B&W
Large

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

Action Sports Direct


BEST B&W
Medium

WINNER

Sponsored By

Hustle Butter Deluxe


BEST B&W
Medium

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

Bohemian Tattoo Supply


BEST B&W
Small

WINNER

Sponsored By

Kiwi-Czech Painting


BEST B&W
Small

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

BOP Packaging & Shop Supplies


BEST REALISTIC

WINNER

Sponsored By

Spring Street Cafe


BEST REALISTIC

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

Spring Street Cafe


BEST ORIENTAL

WINNER

Sponsored By

Premier Productions


BEST ORIENTAL

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

Bay Venues


BEST NZ
THEME

WINNER

Sponsored By

CJ Kearns Limited


BEST NZ
THEME

RUNNER UP

Sponsored By

CJ Kearns Limited


BEST OF SATURDAY

MALE

Sponsored By

Ash Rewita – Teasr


BEST OF SATURDAY

FEMALE

Sponsored By

World Famous Ink


BEST OF SUNDAY

MALE

Sponsored By

Cheyenne Tattoo Equipment


BEST OF SUNDAY

FEMALE

Sponsored By

Living Business


BEST OF SHOW

MALE

Sponsored By

Bohemian Tattoo Supply


BEST OF SHOW

FEMALE

Sponsored By

Bohemian Tattoo Supply


BEST INDIGENOUS

MEDIUM / LARGE

Sponsored By

Art + Body

WEARABLE ARTS

Wearable arts awards will be awarded in the following categories


BEST OF DAREFUL AWARD

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Sponsored By

Pacific Palms Resort


BEST OF DAREFUL AWARD

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Sponsored By

Toi Ohomai


BEST OF DAREFUL AWARD

ADULTS

Sponsored By

Bohemian Tattoo Arts


MISS TATTOO

1ST PRIZE

Sponsored By

Action Sports Direct


MISS TATTOO

2ND PRIZE

Sponsored By

Bohemian Tattoo Supply


MISS TATTOO

3RD PRIZE

Sponsored By

The Incubator Creative Hub


BEST OF DAREFUL AWARD

OVERALL

Sponsored By

The Incubator Creative Hub


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

OVERALL

Sponsored By

The Rock


BEST OF EXTRAVAGANZA AWARD

OVERALL

Sponsored By

Oliver’s Feet

VISION. CRAFT. CREATIVITY.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

Check the timetable so you don't miss out on interesting sessions.
Tattoo Contest
Open to Public
Wearable Arts Contest
Open to Performers

OUR SPONSORS

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution. Please checkout their pages for their latest offers on equipment and services

KEY PARTNERS

TOI-OHOMAI

SPONSORS

Oliver's Feet
The Incubator Creative Hub
Kale Print
Pete Luxford Photography
A & J Demolition
Hustle Butter
Young Read Woudberg
World Famous Tattoo Ink
Spring Street Cafe
Bohemian Tattoo Supply
Tauranga City Council
Kiwi-Czech Painting
Creative NZ
Cheyenne Professional Tattoo Equipment