Tattoo Contest/Winners 2016

Always well-attended, the contests are considered the top moment and culmination of this event. Those on Sunday are always overflowing with the emotions, hopes, work and creativity of Tattooists and their clients.

The International London Tattoo Convention is sponsered by Select Black by UniglovesTattoo Life, Tattoo Supplies UK.

Saturday 2016 Competition:

Black & Grey:
1st: Matheiu Varga - Vagas Ink France
2nd: Matt Jordan - Ship Shape Tattoo NZ
3rd: Justin Burnout Tattoos- UK

1st: Gakkinx- 
2nd: Omar Santos- Italy/NL
3rd: Ryan Smith Tattooist- UK

Best of Day: Friday & Saturday
1st: Zhanshan Li - China
2nd: Doctor Pepper - Greece
3rd: Ink Famous - Slovakia

Sunday 2016 Competition:

Best Colour:
1st: Alex Rattray - Red Hot and Blue Tattoo - UK
2nd: Kid Kros - Casa Occulta - Croatia
3rd: Benjamin Laukis - The Black Mark - Australia

1st: Steve Butcher - Ship Shape Tattoo - NZ
2nd:Danny Martos - Demon Tattoo - Spain
3rd: Oscar Largo - Mao Y Cathy Tattoo - Spain

1st: Diau Bo - Diau An Tattoo - Taiwan
2nd: Tomas Vaitkunas - Eddy Tattoo - Lithuania
3rd: Tony Hu - Chronic Ink - Canada


Sunday 2016 Competition:

Best of Show:
From Studios:  Ship Shape Tattoo - Ship Shape Tattoo NZ Immaculate Chaos Collaborative UK - Last Rites NY - The Black Mark Tattoo Studio Australia 

1st: Matt Jordan - Steve Butcher - Jak Connolly - Sam Barber - Yomico Moreno - Benjamin Laukis 
2nd: Jordan Croke - Second skin Tattoo UK
3rd: Steve Butcher - Ship Shape Tattoo



Competition/Entries Gallery 2016



The 12th London International Tattoo Convention, the most exciting, anticipated, spectacular and resoundingly successful celebration of body art in the world, has been confirmed for the weekend of 23/24/25 September 2016 at Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London E1W 2SF.

Over 400 of the world’s finest, most prestigious and elite tattoo artists have already been accredited to showcase their sensational talents in public at this exhilarating extravaganza presented by Tattoo Life Magazine, including stars such as Tim Hendrix of NY Ink fame and Japanese legend Shige. Click on here for the full list of prominent artists already announced to be working in a dazzling diverse range of styles over the weekend.
The FIRST EVER 2000AD ART EXHIBITION, featuring original artworks from the finest illustrators of the UK’s oldest and most iconic comic, will be on display, and attendees will be able to purchase numerous prints, books and other 2000AD merchandise at the convention. The full list of famous artists and illustrators who are set to be present at the exhibition, meeting fans and signing their unique prints, will be announced in due course.
Numerous other unforgettable collaborations of the arts are set to excite the eyes, including inspirational exhibitions from Joe FentonGraham HumpreysChris Guest, Christopher Lovell, Haris Nukem and Jim Philips’ The Art Of God Machine.
The Fuel Girls, the electrifying, original and best fire-breathing tattooed acrobatic dance troupe in the world, will return to star as the resident performers on the ‘Fuel Stage’, which will also boast the debut appearance of the dynamic new Circus Of Men troupe and much more.
Also new for this year is the ‘Pyrohex’ stage, hosted by the London based high octane pyro-fire-aerial performance group Pyrohex, who were such a hit at 2015’s tumultuous convention that they’ve now got their very own podium. Watch jaws drop as the sensational Cervena Fox, Shelly D inferno, Rebecca Crow and Sununu Hernandez amaze with their latest group act with fire.
The ‘Tattoo Life’ Competition stage will host new Tattoo Competitions for Saturday and Sunday, with a brand new catwalk allowing the public and press to fully appreciate and capture the tattoo competition entrants’ high caliber skin – inked artworks.


Friday and Saturday’s Main headline bands Orange Goblin, Raging Speed HornThe Broken ChordsWillie and the Bandits, will perform on the Main Stage, other bands such as The Urban Voodoo Machine and King Kurt can be seen in the Voodoo Crypt will host other bands and the winners of the Miss Pinup UK and International Competitions on Friday and Saturday during the day.
Stunning international models such as Jessica Wilde, Karla LambertBibiana Atada, Lauren Brock, Eric Liyah Kane and Elegy Ellem will be signing merchandise and posing for pictures at their own stands in the Vaults near the Fuel Stage and Pyrhoex Stage areas and with in the Vaults wall you can shop until you drop with diverse vendors and traders market, which will as ever be packed with head-turning alternative stuff you just won’t find anywhere else.
The usual wide-ranging selection of food and drink which will be on offer, including a massive choice of real ales, ciders, craft beers and cocktails, plus everything from Mexican to freshly cooked Malaysian foods, German Sausages, gourmet burgers and vegetarian options.

Don’t delay in making plans to immerse yourself in the most sublime, thrilling weekend on the planet. Advance tickets, priced at £20 for Friday, £30 for Saturday, £25 for Sunday or £50 for a weekend pass, are available to purchase via Admission for visitors under 14 is free, provided they are accompanied by an adult.