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Tattoo Tuesday

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 

Come on down to Rally Point on Harley-Davidson Way and Legendary Main Street on Tuesday, August 8 to register for the SMR inaugural tattoo contest, for your chance to win cash, prizes and more! Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and judging at 6:00 p.m. You know you are always bragging about those tats now let’s see who’s got the best damn tattoo in Sturgis!

Anyone with a tattoo can enter any class there is a charge of $5.00 entry fee per categories once you have been admitted to the show.  

Once a class has started judging there will be no late entries.


Arm Sleeve: Must be a complete sleeve, covering both upper and forearm.

Leg Sleeve: Must be a complete sleeve, covering entire leg.

Back Piece: Must cover entire back.

Black & Grey: Must be black and/or gray shades of ink. White ink is
            acceptable - NO colored ink.

Oriental: Must be of far eastern design.

Pinup: Must be pinup style art.

Cover-up: Must be a cover-up of an existing tattoo. Must have photo of covered up tattoo.

Horror: Must be a horror style tattoo.

Portrait: Must be recognizable as the person portrayed. Must have photo or other acceptable reproduction of the person depicted. Must be a human subject, no unrealistic character/s such as cartoon art.

Traditional: Must be simplistic traditional art, Neo-traditional art will be judged under the new school class.

New School: Neo traditional, or graffiti influenced tattoos.

Floral: Must resemble flowers or plants.

Color: Can be any style or size of tattoo as long as it has bright vibrant coloring.

Overall body: Can be spread out multiple smaller tattoos (at least 3) up to full coverage.


Prizes include:

Cash, Gift Certificates,VIP Meal tickets and others fabulous prizes.   You have to be there to win!




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