Why Host a Tattoo Design Contest?

Article by Amit

There are several benefits of hosting a tattoo design contest. Whether participants or contest holder, all gain by this, be it an online contest or a live show. The trend these days is to sport tattoos of all sizes, making it a profitable business. Tattoo artists create the design and ink it on the client’s body, and the contest host comes in contact with some fantastic designs and great artists.

The contest host owns the prize-winning designs of the design contest and can convert this contest format into a big business by selling and reselling these designs to many clients. Actually, the contest host makes more out of such events than the artists do. However, artists get the recognition they don’t get anywhere else, not to mention good job offers, once their work is visible in the tattoo world. This is similar to hair stylists who are celebrated for giving fabulous haircuts, or a clothes designer who, after being recognized, is hired by celebrities. Once a tattooist wins a tattoo design contest, he joins an elite group of successful people.

If a host wants an exclusive design for himself and wants to choose from a wide selection at an economical price, hosting a tattoo contest will be beneficial to him. Here, artists participating in the contest bend over backwards to please the host by putting up exquisite designs courtesy of their creative and innovative skills.

Though the host may put out a handsome amount of prize money, it won’t compare with the fees a tattooist charges for a unique custom design tattoo. Artists create beautiful designs for exclusive clients, which they patent. For this, they are paid amazing amounts of money. Naturally, this means they work very hard, often in a team.

Additionally, a tattoo design contest unites various talented tattoo artists under the patronage of its host. The contest host builds a good rapport with all the participating artists, and in the process, has a ready-made team of experienced artists to help him create designs for clients when required. The artists know that they have a mutually dependent relationship with the host and this makes the relationship profitable for both parties.

Clients approach contest hosts for tattoos, and these contest hosts can spot the artist whose tattooing technique can fit the client’s needs. For this, the contest host earns a commission. Many contests encourage live demonstrations of tattoo inking. Often, young models who can’t afford to have a tattoo done offer to have themselves inked. They therefore get a free tattoo.

Tattoos have always been seen as a form of self-expression. Tattoo designs lend themselves to every subject on the face of this earth, so by holding a design contest, a host brings a large number of workable ideas under the umbrella of his site. Isn’t that great? However, if you too want to host a tattoo design contest, it would be wise to be aware of the pros and cons of hosting such a contest, so proceed with caution.

Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients.She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

April 07 2012 01:51 pm | Celebrity Tattoos

Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2008 TattooSafety.info