date_range 16 - 17 SEP, 2023

8th Bulgaria Tattoo Expo

room Hall 3 – National Palace of Culture

directions Bulevard “Bulgaria”, 1463 Ndk, Sofia, Bulgaria



Bulgaria Tattoo Expo 2023

Hello there

We’re happy to invite you to the 8th edition of the Bulgaria Tattoo Expo, which will be held on September 16-17, 2023 in the National Palace of Culture – Sofia, Bulgaria. We will be glad to have you at our event – an unforgettable and full of inspiration expo of artists from the country and abroad. Our mission is to create a creative environment for the Creators of this ancient but also contemporary art that has left traditions and marks on the body and soul of humankind. You will be able to present your works to our public in competitions covering a huge range of styles. You will get the chance to be inspired by each other and develop skills and create ever higher value.

Bulgaria Tattoo Expo is an event with various tattoo competitions. The categories in which you will have the opportunity to present your creations are the following:

Day One – Saturday (September 16)

1. “Best “Monochrome” /Black and Gray, Back and white, Gray wash technique, regardless of size and without the presence of any color other than Black, white, and/or gray/

2. “Best “Color Tattoo” /any color tattoo, regardless of size, that does not fall into other categories/

3. “Avant-garde tattoos” / Line Work, Dot Work, geometry, minimalism, trash polka/.

4. “Neo-Traditional” – /color or monochrome palette without size limitation/.

5. “Lettering” /Color or black/gray, regardless of size and position/

6. “Best of Saturday” – Tattoos in this category must be started and completed within the Saturday day by participant/s (including collaborations started and completed on Saturday) in the exhibition, the winner will participate in the category “Best of Bulgaria Tattoo Expo.”

Day Two – Sunday (September 17)

1. “Traditional” /Color or black traditional style without limitation in themes and size/

2. “Japanese/Oriental” /Color or black, dragons, fish, samurai, etc. no size limit/

3. “Realism” /Realistic tattoos without limitation in themes, colors, and size, including portraits/.

4. “Fantasy” – any “non-standard” representation of people, faces, animals, flowers, inanimate objects, fantasy, abstract interpretations, or distorted reality, regardless of size.

5. “Collaboration” – Work, the work of more than one artist, started at the expo and completed at the expo; may only compete in this category.

6. “Best of Sunday” Tattoos in this category must have been started and completed within the Sunday day by entrant/s (including collaborations started and completed on Sunday) in the show, the winner will participate in the category “Best of Bulgaria Tattoo Expo.”

7. “Best of Bulgaria Tattoo Expo” – The two winners from Saturday and Sunday + the two-day collaborations (made during the event) + the two-day sessions (made at the event) participate in this category.

Information about the competition The winner of the “Best of Bulgaria Tattoo Expo” category gets free participation in the Bulgaria Tattoo Expo 2024!

And this year, we are prioritizing the work during the event. That’s why there will be awards, which will be mainly focused on these categories – “Best of Saturday”, “Best of Sunday” and “Best of Bulgaria Tattoo Expo”. All award winners in these categories will receive prizes from our sponsors, and first-place winners will receive additional prizes.

Prices for participation in Bulgaria Tattoo Expo 2023:

Small stand / 2 x 2 meters/ – 360 BGN / around 185 EURO Double stand /4 x 2 meters / – 720 BGN / around 368 EURO

Triple stand / 6 x 2 meters / – 1020 BGN / around 522 EURO

A participant added to a full stand without changing its size has to pay extra – BGN 180 / 92 EURO.

*Like any stand larger than a double, the price per m2 (square meter) is 85 BGN. with VAT as the minimum size you can add is 4m2.

*All prices are in BGN and include VAT

Every year we give out specially made event plaques to each winner. And in the new year, we will remain true to ourselves and create unique awards, and real works of art. For another year, we will give away many prizes from our partners to tattoo artists and tattoo fans. And in addition, we have prepared new games for even more fun.

We will take care of a good mood and share fun moments with a rich show program and music and DJ program. On the days of the event, you will be able to enjoy dance and art performances by artists from the country and abroad.

As the tradition goes, the Crazy Tattoo contest will be held this year as well. So we will again have participants who will show us their crazy tattoos! Anyone can enter the contest, no matter if the tattoo was done on the days of the event or 100 years ago. It’s important to meet the conditions of the contest and that’s it. In the course of the organization of the Bulgaria Tattoo Expo 2023, we will also announce other entertainment contests in order to contribute to the good experience of all guests.

You know that a good event means good food and drinks. We know things can always get better, and precisely for this reason, during Bulgaria Tattoo Expo 2023, we will delight you with more variety and unique food and beverages. Stay tuned for more info. We will add some cozy tables so you can enjoy the food as well as the view from the terrace.

See you at the Bulgaria Tattoo Expo VIII!

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