We’ve got some fantastic entertainment both Saturday and Sunday at this year’s Tattoo Freeze. When you’re not getting tattooed, be sure to head to our main stage for a feast of festivities!
Your Tattoo Freeze ticket gives you unlimited access for both days including access to our sister show Camper Mart on Sunday where VW Campers are displayed.
Skin Deep Tattoo Competitions
Fiercely contested, forever popular and the high point of any tattoo convention, the Tattoo Contests will be returning once more over the weekend.
The weekend offers artists and clients the chance to enter, giving our esteemed panel of judges the incredibly hard task of choosing a winner.
Gunning for one of our coveted awards?
Make sure you’ve got your timings down and don't miss out - judging takes place on the main stage.
If you have any questions about judging, contact email@example.com
Rules & Guidelines:
Only tattoos done at the convention can enter the awards*
All entrants must be registered to enter. Registration forms can be found at the info stand.
Tattoos can only be entered into one category.
The winners from both days will be entered into the Best of Convention category on Sunday.
No tattoo studio/artists T-shirts to be worn in front of the judges.
Judges will not be made aware of any artist’s studio or identity.
Judging will take place on stage in the Arena on the ground floor.
*Oriental bodysuits entered into Best Oriental will be the only tattoos judged that have not been worked on at the show.
Saturday 2nd February
Best Avant-Garde sponsored by Studio 18 Body Jewellery Ltd
Colour or mono, abstract, distorted reality, brushwork, expressionist, line work, geometric and experimental.
Strong presence of black ink, line work, geometric, symmetry.
Best Traditional sponsored by Pulse Light Clinic, Laser Tattoo
Colour or mono, defined by the presence of a long-established, traditional tattoo. Includes but is not limited to traditional depictions of the nautical, gypsy, roses etc.
Best Colour sponsored by Pulse Light Clinic, Laser Hair
A strong presence of colour, water colour, vivid tones with impact.
Best of Saturday sponsored by .tattoo
Only winners of the Saturday categories will be judged for Best of Saturday.
Sunday 3rd February
Colour or mono, bold lines, revival of traditional tattoo style.
Colour or mono, excellent depiction of oriental, including but not limited to traditional koi and Japanese Oni masks.
Best Realism sponsored by Pulse Light Clinic, Cool Sculpting
Colour or mono, portraits, wildlife, hyper realistic detail.
Best Black & Grey
May be a wide variety of subject but must exclusively be black and grey.
Best of Sunday sponsored by .tattoo
Only winners of the Sunday categories will be judged for Best of Sunday.
Best of Convention sponsored by Jungle Tattoo Supplies
Self explanatory - your tattoo is the victor of all and may take it's rightful throne in the Tattoo Freeze Hall of Fame.
Aurora Starr Burlesque
Aurora Starr Burlesque
The multi-talented pyro mistress!
Aurora Starr loves to incorporate danger and decadence, merging her love of Circus, Burlesque and Variety to create unique and spectacular stage show.
Don’t miss her, performing on the Tattoo Freeze stage, Saturday and Sunday.
Body Wax Stunts
Incredible body wax stunts with the luscious Lucinder!
It’s getting hot in here! Lucinder will be performing her incredible body wax act at the show, be sure to catch a glimpse!
The circus is coming to town!
Get the whole family involved and start clowning around at Tattoo Freeze with professor Elmo and his Panic Family Circus.
With a long list of activities including traditional u Punch & Judy, circus skill workshops as well as educations shows, there is something for the whole family to enjoy!
The circus only rolls into town on the Sunday of Tattoo Freeze, so be sure to visit!
Chiqui Love will tantalize you with her floor work and amazing pole performance acts. Strength, skill and seriously sexy! Performing on the Tattoo Freeze stage Saturday and Sunday.
The amazing Femmes Cartel!
Femmes Cartel are a UK based duo specialising in fire, aerial and acrobatics. Combining their array of skills with erotic and innovative choreography this duo have created the perfect blend of performance art
Scalextric Rally Challenge
Can you top the leaderboard?
Coming to Tattoo Freeze the WSR Scalextric Rally Challenge with its technical infield, drift corners, Goodwood chicane, a flyover and fast straights. It's a highly addictive competitive time trail where competitors compete for the fastest lap to take the title... It's all about the LEADERBOARD!
The first 12 laps are recorded on the board, then it's a knockout competition with the fastest laps replacing the slowest lap times. All lap times are recorded electronically. We run a PA system commentating on real time co-pilot navigational tips like a real rally car.
Certificates are awarded for the top 12 fastest laps and a prize given to the winner. Every competitor gets their best lap time recorded on a sticker.
Set your record, Sunday only at Tattoo Freeze!
Suzie Sinfest Burlesque
The wonderful Suzie Sinfest will be performing her beautiful burlesque act at Tattoo Freeze this year. Be sure to be front and centre and don’t miss out!
Performing on the Tattoo Freeze Stage, Saturday and Sunday.
It's not just your skin that gets inked at Tattoo Freeze!
We're thrilled to welcome the awesomely talented Peter from Cartooniez to the show.
Peter will be giving the Jazz Events VW Crafter a brand new look at the show, covering it in doodles, cartoons and whatever his mind can think of!
We can't wait to see our brand new tattooed van, ready to take to our 2018 conventions!
See it Sunday only!
For those looking for something a little less permanent...
Our wonderful resident face and body paint artists are back!
Less painful and not quite as permanent, for those not ready to take the plunge into tattooing, we'll have face and body painting!
The super talented team from Rainbow Faces return on Sunday, creating some incredibly colourful creations at Tattoo Freeze.
Suitable for all children (and adults!), take a trip over to Rainbow Faces' stall and get colourful.
You'll also find a whole world of creative artwork, with their artists working tirelessly to create real life works of art on humans!
Be sure to watch their creations transform throughout the day.