Tattoo Contests

Below you will find the full schedule of tattoo contests and categories (subject to change):

The 15th Annual Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester, NH USA on July 28 – 30, 2023.

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Contest Info

All contestants must pay a $5 entry fee (per category) at the Expo in order to participate.

Cash prizes and plaques are being awarded!

Please read our tattoo contest rules (below) before entering a contest at the Expo.

Tattoo Contest Rules
Photo of a leg tattoo

Contest Schedule

5:00pm – 11:15pm
Tattoo Contest Registration Timeframe

11:30pm
Tattoo Contest Judging Begins

Plaques are awarded to both the winner and the artist that designer the winner’s piece.

Contests run in the order below:

Best Cover Up*
*Photo of previous tattoo must be presented

Best Half Sleeve 
Arm or Leg

Best Floral
Standard Contest

Tattoo of the Day
1st Place – $100 cash prize!
2nd Place – $50 cash prize!

11:00am – 3:15pm
Tattoo Contest Registration Timeframe

3:30pm
Tattoo Contest Judging Begins

Plaques are awarded to both the winner and the artist that designer the winner’s piece.

Contests run in the order below:

Best Black and Grey
Small (4” x 4”)
Medium (8” x 8”)
Large (12” x 12”)

Best Color
Small (4” x 4”)
Medium (8” x 8”)
Large (12” x 12”)

Best Traditional
Small (4” x 4”)
Medium (8” x 8”)
Large (12” x 12”)

Best Portrait Color
Standard Contest

Best Portrait Black and Grey
Standard Contest

Best Body Piercing
Standard Contest

9:45pm
Tattoo of the Day Contest Registration Ends

10:00pm
Tattoo of the Day Contest Judging Begins

Tattoo of the Day
1st Place – $100 cash prize!
2nd Place – $50 cash prize!

12:00pm – 6:45pm
Tattoo Contest Registration Timeframe

7:00pm
Tattoo Contest Judging Begins

Plaques are awarded to both the winner and the artist that designer the winner’s piece.

Contests run in the order below:

Best Sleeve
Arm or Leg

Best Chest Piece
Standard Contest

Best Back Piece
Standard Contest

Best Horror Color
Standard Contest

Best Horror Black and Grey
Standard Contest

Best Body Suit
Standard Contest

Tattoo of the Day
1st Place – $100 cash prize!
2nd Place – $50 cash prize!

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Dates + Times

Fri. July 28, 2023

5:00pm – Midnight

Sat. July 29, 2023

11:00am – Midnight

Sun. July 30, 2023

12:00pm – 8:00pm

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1 Day Pass: $15
(or $20 at the door)

2 Day Pass: $20
(or $25 at the door)

3 Day Pass: $25
(or $30 at the door)

Tickets available for purchase
at the door all weekend long.

Location

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