Is your tattoo from the best artist in the world? Prove it!

The San Diego Tattoo Invitational Artists Competition will be on stage Friday & Saturday evening. All of the competition awards are designed by El Rana of Italy.


  • Best Sleeve
  • Best Leg
  • Best Back
  • Best Portrait
  • Best Ornamental or Tribal
  • Best Overall Male and Female


  • Contest Begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • Sign up is located at the registration booth on Friday or Saturday, from 12-4 pm only.
  • $10.00 entry fee (CASH only) for each person.
  • The contest will be judged by a panel of three judges not associated with SDTI. Judges will grade each tattoo from 1-10.
  • Awards will be handed out out after all categories of that day are done.
  • Each winner from each category will receive a machine from onamission machines and a custom trophy
  • Best sleeve, leg and tribal will be judged on Friday
  • Best portrait, back, best over male and female on Saturday