List of nominations in Tattoo Contest

4 of May

1. Best small tattoo

A tattoo made in any and is not bigger than 10 sm x 10 sm. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Subjective impression
- Details
- Integrity of work

2. Best large tattoo

A tattoo made in any style are on 2 different parts of a body. For instance 2 legs, 2 arms, an arm amd a holder, a back and a sholder and other variations. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Dynamics
- Subjective impression
- Time spent for the sessions
- How much time has gone since the last session

3. Best cover up

An old tattoo has to be complitely covered up by a new one. The pic of an old tattoo has to be represented, models without it will be disqualified. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Subjective impression
- Dynamic and details
- Integrity of work

4. Best portrait

All styles are welcome. The pic can be either a portrait with real facial features or some made up details. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Dynamic and details
- Integrity of work
- Stylistic matching / resemblance to the original
- Subjective impression
Comment from Founder: a portrait tattoo can be performed in such styles as realism, caricature, retro, impressionism, steampunk or any other style.

5. Best photorealistic

Tattoo that depicts objects or objects existing in reality, showing them exactly in the same form as they exist in nature. Photographs or other images transferred to the skin by direct, accurate and detailed copying without any additions dictated by the artist's imagination in favor of the possible enhancement of the impression of the work.
The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / volume / special effects
c. Dynamics
- Stylistic matching / resemblance to the original
- Subjective impression

6. Best Biomechanic

Tattoos made in the style of "biomechanics", both black and gray, and colored. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / transfer effect 'volume', etc. special effects
c. Dynamics
- Application technique
- Stylistic conformity
- Subjective impression

7. Evil Tattoo (Horror/Darkside style)

The distinctive feature of this nomination is creepiness in any shape and form. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / volume / special effects
c. Dynamics
- Subjective impression

8. Best of Day

The best work done from beginning to end during the first day of the festival. Tattoos, partially made before the festival for participation in the nomination, are not allowed. This nomination is divided into different styles. The works are evaluated on the basis of the criteria of it's sub-nomination. A tattoo made before the convention can not be registered.
- Ornamental
- Black and White
- Colour
- Realism

5 of May


1. Best black and white

Monochrome tattoo. Any styles of tattoing allowed. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / volume / special effects.
c. Dynamics
- Subjective impression

2. Best old school.

Ahh, classic! The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Subjective impression
- Details
- Integrity of work

3. Best new school.

The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Subjective impression
- Details
- Integrity of work

5. Best colour tattoo

Tattoo in any style made in color. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Application technique
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / volume / special effects.
c. Dynamics
- Subjective impression

7. Best of the day :

The best work done over day two; or which was started at day one and finished at day two. Tattoos, partially made before the festival for participation in the nomination, are not allowed. This nomination is divided into different styles. The works are evaluated on the basis of the criteria of it's sub-nomination. A tattoo made before the convention can not be registered.
- Ornamental
- Black and White
- Colour
- Realism


6 of May



1. Best crazy tattoo

The peculiarity of this style of tattoo is the insane abnormal subtext of the picture. Often funny, vulgar, thrashy, breaking principles of aesthetics tattoo drawing. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Subjective impression.
- Application technique / Cleanliness of execution.
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing.
b. Plastic / transfer effect 'volume', etc. special effects.
at. Dynamics.

2. Best ornamental

The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
-Technical of application
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / volume / special effects
at. Dynamics
- Stylistic match
- Subjective impression

Comment from Founder: Ornamental tattooing can be a symbolic description of the world or simply a decoration of the body. This style includes: Polynesian tattoo, Maya tattoo, Celtic, Indian, Maori, Slavic ornamental tattoos, geometry, tribal.

3. Best dotwork
Dotwork is a technique of tattooing in which small, distinct dots are applied in patterns to form an image. The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
-Technical of application
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / volume / special effects
at. Dynamics
- Stylistic match
- Subjective impression

4. Best trash Polka

Tresh-polka is a mixture of realistic tattoos and graphics, performed in the most contrasting colors (the most popular is red and black). An analogue of a collage made from photographs, drawings and clippings with text. The tattoo itself expresses protest or reflects social injustice

The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
-Technical of application
- Compositional components:
a. Detailing
b. Plastic / volume / special effects
at. Dynamics
- Stylistic match
- Subjective impression

5. Best japanese tattoo
A tattoo made in the classic Japanese style.

The works are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria in priority order:
- Subjective impression
- Dynamic and details
- Integrity of work
- Time spent on sessions and how much time has gone since the last session

6. The best worse tattoo

If you regret and ashamed of some ink you have, this nomination is for you! The prize is 3000 rub from our partner to get a cover up!

7. Best of the day

The best work which is made over day three; or which was started at any other day of the convention and finished at day three. Sounds confusing, isn't it. Basically the tattoo made over the convention. Tattoos, partially made before the festival for participation in the nomination, are not allowed. This nomination is divided into different styles. The works are evaluated on the basis of the criteria of it's sub-nomination. A tattoo made before the convention can not be registered.
- Ornamental
- Black and White
- Colour
- Realism

GRAND PRIX!



Only tattoos that won in nominations within the convention. If a model doesn’t come on the last day then the tattoo takes off.

NEW NAME OF THE FEST!



This nomination is a personal prize from our founder Olga Nazimova. Every year she awards the most interesting, progressive and talented exponent of the festival. This is our own tradition: to honor young talents and encourage them to continue their creative path.

Good luck guys! Smash it! It’s gonna be sick !