Best of Virginia

Want to shine a spotlight on your favorite tattoo artist in Virginia??

This is your chance to nominate and choose who deserves the title of “Best of VA.” 


Only artists with a valid License to Tattoo in Virginia issued by DPOR will be qualified to compete. Tattoos in photos submitted must have been completed between June 15th, 2018 – June 15th, 2019.

Submissions are open from June 28th, 2019 – September 14th, 2019 at midnight. The winner will be announced on Sunday 15th, 2019 at 4:00PM.


Winner chosen via online votes by general public.

PRIZE – $500 cash and a Cheyenne Hawk Machine.


Winner chosen by Jesse Smith, Kenny Brown, and various well-respected artists in the tattoo industry.

PRIZE – $1000 cash and a FREE half booth at next year’s Richmond Tattoo & Arts Festival. Tattoos will be Judged on: Current body of work taking into consideration: saturation, line quality, smoothness, composition, color theory, respect of light, legibility, creativity, and fit on body.


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