Events & Itinerary

Contests & Awards


Contest judging will be judged at 5 PM,

Entries may be fresh or healed.

Artist MUST be present to receive award!

Each day, there will be a Tattoo of the Day, which must be started and completed THAT DAY; Judging will begin at 8 PM.

Best of Show entries must be started and completed during the event; Judging will begin at 9 PM.

Tattoo contests are
$10.00 to enter

All contest entries must be submitted ONE HOUR prior to judging on the day of that particular contest.

If you are entering “Tattoo of the Day,” you can work on the tattoo up until the beginning time of judging. However, you must register the tattoo by 6:00 PM.

If you’re entering in “Best of Show,” you can register any time before 6:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Rules & Regulations

  • Fully healed tattoos may be entered into any contest except for
    “Tattoo of the Day” and “Best of Show”.
  • You must be present at time of judging or you will be disqualified.
  • “Tattoo of the Day” must be started and completed on day of judging.
  • “Best of Show” must be started and completed throughout the weekend.
  • No complete disrobing. No exceptions!

InkBattle Tattoo Championship

Filling out this online application does not guarantee you a booth, but allows us to review your your tattoo portfolio.

We will email you an invoice and all booth forms after approval.

Deposits are non refundable.

Incomplete applications will be rejected!


Best Small Color

Best Medium Color

Best Large Color

Best Large Color

Best Medium B/G

Best Large B/G

Best Darkskin Small Color

Best Darkskin Large Color

Best Darkskin Small B/G

Best Darkskin Large B/G

Best Painting

WORST Tattoo

Tattoo of the Day




Best Small Color

Best Medium Color

Best Large Color

Best Small B/G

Best Medium B/G

Best Large B/G

Best Realism

Best New School

Best Neo Traditional

Best Biomechanical

Best Japanese

Best Geometric/ Ornamental

Best American Traditional 

Best Darkskin Geometric

Best Darkskin Realism

Best Darkskin Traditional

Best Darkskin Coverup

Best Black and Grey Portrait

Best Color Portrait

Best Watercolor

Best Color Infused Black & Grey

Best Morph

Most Unusual

Tattoo of the Day



Best Piercing Combo

Best Cover Up

Most Patriotic

Best Lettering

Best Chicano/ Mesoamerican

Best Neck / Hand

Best Arm Sleeve 

Best Leg Sleeve 

Best Back

Best Chest/Torso 

Best Collaboration

Best Looking Artist Booth

Best Looking Vendor Booth

Most Creative Booth

Best “Vegas” inspired tattoo

Best Overall Male

Best Overall Female

Best Male Darkskin 

Best Female Darkskin 

Tattoo of the Day



Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

Huntsville’s first Inaugural Huntsvegas Tattoo Expo will be held at the

Von Braun Center on July 15th – 17th, 2022.

The event will be held between 2pm-11pm on Friday, 12pm-11pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Can I get tattooed at the show?

Yes! The show will be full of talented artists with a range of unique styles to choose from.  Walk-ins are welcome, but it is highly recommended that you contact the artist of your interest ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

 Some artists will book the entire weekend before the show begins. 

 For more information on our featured artists, please click here to view artists portfolios.  This page contains an up-to-date list of all artists that will be attending the event, along with links to locate their work, and also how to contact them to book an appointment.

 All bookings will be handled individually by each artist.

You must be 18 years or older to get any tattoo or piercing at the show.

How do I join a tattoo of the day contest?

You can sign up for any tattoo contests at the awards booth, in front of the stage.

Entry to any contest is $10, and the artist must be present at the show to enter.

Do I need to bring a printed ticket?

To attend the event as a customer (not an artist or vendor), please show your PayPal receipt to the door clerk, either from your phone or printed off. 

Otherwise, you can purchase a wristband  at the door!

Will there be food or drinks at the event?

Yes, The VBC will be hosting food and drink concessions, as well as a cash bar.

All food and drinks must remain outside of the artists procedure area.

How do I become a sponsor?

Click here to view our sponsorship opportunities. 

Email us at for more questions

Subject – “sponsor”

How do I become a volunteer?

Email us at for more information / Subject – “volunteer”