Print out one of our templates below, then fill in the body with your Art work.
There are 8 categories, show us what you can do!
Enjoy this contest, allowing tattooist & artist to show the world what they are best at.
Previous contest entrants are welcome to come in & pick up one of our Collectors Body Art Design Posters for “FREE” (only while stocks last) Posters exclusive to Underground Arts & National Tattoo Museum normally retail at $15 each, limited run of 2000 male & 2000 female.
Terms and Conditions
The 2017 Tattoo Bodysuit Design Contest will be run through our Sponsor, The Ultimate Gallery.
No Glitter or reflective paper is to be used. All designs must cover 80% of body. Entries can be A4 to life size. Entry into the annual ‘Underground Arts Tattoo Art Contest’ means I will accept the terms and conditions of theultimategallery.com and the decisions of the judges. I acknowledge that theultimategallery.com will take every precaution to protect my artwork but understand that theultimategallery.com will not be responsible for acts beyond their control. I grant theultimategallery.com the right to photograph my artwork for publication, marketing or promotional use. Also to release my contact details to the media. My entry will become the property of The Ultimate Gallery. I (the artist) retain the right to use copies of my images as I see fit.
*Your design will be judged untampered with, but copies of the artwork will be altered to fit our templates as end result.
Any artworks that arrive late will automatically become the 1st entries in next years contest.
Dates – times
Entries are due no later than 12pm 1 August 2017.
Send your artwork to us either by emailing a high resolution scan of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your artwork off to the tattoo museum @ 187 Vivian Street, Wellington and you could be in to win some great prizes!
The organizers reserve the right to alter, amend or remove prizes. See the main competition page for current prizes.
You, the public, are the judges, you can vote online on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TattooBodysuits/ and “like” your favourite.
1 vote per person.
There is also a “Tattooists choice” where professional tattoo artists may vote.
The Indigenous/Origins category allows you to explore your indigenous core (or anyone elses) this is where you will need a little knowledge to craft a full tribal bodysuit! Celtic, Egyptian, Japanese, Greek – the possibilities are endless!! Examples at the top of page.
The Contemporary category gives you the freedom to exhibit your creative expressions from head to toe…anything goes – dragons, fairies, portraits, biomech, sci-fi…the list goes on…but please stick to one theme. Examples at the top of page.
BEST FUSION BODYSUIT DESIGN – This is our newest and most exciting contest to date as it involves more than one artist, representing themselves and their studios. These are donated to different tattoo museums of the world to support them for their great efforts.
Underground Arts Tattoo Shop Wellington
The Ultimate Gallery
National Tattoo Museum of New Zealand
Alkmaar Tattoo Centre (Netherlands)
Alkmaar Tattoo Convention