7:00 PM — 7:45 PM : WORST TATTOO (WINNER receives a $200 cover-up!)
9:00 PM — 10:00 PM : TATTOO OF THE DAY
12 - 4 pm: Tattoo Competition Registration - $10 per entry - Register at Main Stage
4 - 6pm - Competitions - (Main Stage)
- Best Black and Grey Portrait
- Best Color Portrait
- Best Chest-piece
- Best Female Sleeve
- Best Male Sleeve
- MOST UNUSUAL
- Best BOOK TATTOO
- Best NEW SCHOOL
- TATTOO OF THE DAY
1 - 4pm: Tattoo Competition Registration - $10 per entry - Register at Main Stage
6 - 9pm - Competitions - (Main Stage)
- SMALL Black and grey
- MEDIUM Black and grey
- LARGE Black and grey
- SMALL Color
- MEDIUM Color
- LARGE Color
- Best WATERCOLOR
- Best POLKATRASH
- Best TRADITIONAL
- TATTOO OF THE DAY
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- Main Line ARTISTS and their work cannot be entered in any contest.
- We are hosting this event and don’t think its fair to be in the running.
- ALL tattoo contest ENTRY FEES are $10 per person, per tattoo entered.
- Official Judging area will be at the stage.
- You may ONLY enter the same individual tattoo in one category with a fee of 10$ per entry in separate categories
- With the exception of TATTOO OF THE DAY, where no fee is required
- EACH CONTESTANT must sign up at the Main Stage
About the artist
Matthew Dutton was born in Winter Park Florida and now resides in Chattanooga Tennessee. He is a graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in BFA 3D Sculpture. He currently lives and works in Chattanooga TN.
Matthew Dutton is a multidisciplinary artist whose works employ a hybrid of visual symbols and found objects to create a feral aesthetic through economy of intervention which shares affinities with outsider art, art brut, and neuvre invention - a category of art Jean Dubuffet rationalized as "..of comparable power and inventiveness to Art Brut, but their greater contact with normal society and the awareness they had of their art works precluded their inclusion within his strict Art Brut category.”
His personal artwork includes both painting and sculptural techniques. Currently, Matthew is working on a grouping of interesting sculptural creatures that embody a simultaneous sense of attraction and repulsion. These sculptures are intended to conjure emotions playing on morbid curiosity and uncanny experiences. The animal – human hybrid ‘Phigments’ are dreamlike creatures that inhabit domestic vignettes and are often presented interacting in juxtaposition with familiar objects one might find in their own home.