The Great British Tattoo Show 2023
room Alexandra Palace
directions Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, London, Greater London
GREAT BRITISH TATTOO SHOW 2023
London’s Calling! We’re back this year with another edition of the much anticipated Great British Tattoo Show. We return to the Great Hall of the iconic Alexandra Palace for 2 whole days of tattooing, entertainment, live music and loads more! This year we’re focusing on the best tattoo artists from across the globe with a few little surprises along the way!
Bring your pocket money too, as we’ll have plenty of traders on site selling tempting trinkets Wanna chill out? No worries, we know tattooing can get tiring! Grab an ice-cold Brother Cider, chill on our sofas and get chatting to some like-minded cool people all under one roof. So, what are you waiting for? Come on in! No egos, no bullsh*t, just good vibes, awesome artists and you guys.
See you at the Palace!
Best Avant-Garde sponsored by Wholesale Body Jewellery
Colour or mono, abstract, distorted reality, brushwork, expressionist, linework, geometric and experimental.
Best Blackwork is sponsored by Pulse Light Clinic
The strong presence of black ink, line work, geometric, and symmetry.
Best Traditional sponsored by Dermalize Pro
Colour or mono is defined by the presence of a long-established, traditional tattoo. Includes but is not limited to traditional depictions of the nautical, gipsy, roses etc.
Best Oriental is sponsored by C&P Medical
Colour or mono, excellent depiction of oriental, including but not limited to traditional koi and Japanese Oni masks.
Oriental bodysuits or sleeves entered into this category will be the only tattoos judged that have not been worked on at the show.
A strong presence of colour, watercolour, and vivid tones with impact.
Best of Saturday sponsored by Cheyenne Professional Tattoo Equipment
Only winners of the Saturday categories will be judged for Best of Saturday.
Best Neo-Traditional sponsored by Wholesale Body Jewellery
Colour or mono, bold lines, the revival of traditional tattoo style.
Best Realism is sponsored by Dermalize Pro
Colour or mono, portraits, wildlife, hyper-realistic detail.
Best Black & Grey is sponsored by Tattoo Insure
May be a wide variety of subjects but must exclusively be black and grey.
Best of Sunday sponsored by Cheyenne Professional Tattoo Equipment
Only winners of the Sunday categories will be judged for Best of Sunday.
Best of Convention sponsored by Starr Tattoo Supplies
Self-explanatory – your tattoo is the victor of all and may take its rightful throne in the Great British Tattoo Show’s Hall of Fame.