Global Tattoo Awards - Tenth edition

🌟 Excitement in the air! Introducing our prestigious international jury for the 10th edition of the Global Tattoo Awards. 🏆✨ We are more than honored to have these world-renowned artists evaluate and recognize excellence in the art of tattooing. 🖋️ Meet our distinguished judges: 1️⃣ Eliot Kohek 2️⃣ Julian Sibert 3️⃣ Silvano Fiato They each bring their unique experience and insight to the world of tattooing, and we can't wait to see what selections they will make for our well-deserved winners.

Awards for Artists

10 years of recognizing artists' work

The Global Tattoo Awards, international and annual artistic awards, are held yearly to showcase emerging and established talents of any age, gender, or nationality.

Since its creation in 2012, Global Tattoo Awards has aimed to initiate or strengthen international artists' careers by providing them with a solid reference that they can add to their careers.

Each year, we have a jury composed of 3 tattoo artists of the highest level and renown.


This year we have 21 categories and 59 awards in total.


The winner of the "Best Edition" category will be the cover of our special edition plus a 6 pages interview where he will show all his art to the whole world. We will also edit and distribute his biographical book under our label GTM—a hardcover book so he can tell his story to all our readers.

"The first prize winner will be our next special edition cover plus a 6-page interview where he will show all his art to the world. In addition, we will publish his biographical book in hardcover and promote it worldwide."

All tattoos submitted to the Global Tattoo Awards will be published in our special GTM Awards book.

Our cover awaits you


Global Tattoo Magazine issues the participating artists an official certificate, whether they are finalists or not, in recognition of their artistic merit. This certificate is issued in 5 different languages. It gives the artists who receive it international recognition and prestige.

The contest is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following disciplines:




1. BEST EDITION - Cover of Global Tattoo Magazine + interview of 6 pages + Biographic Book


















18. INITIATION (from 0 to 3 years tattooing)





All tattoos submitted to the Global Tattoo Awards will be published in our special GTM Awards book.


We gave out 59 prizes in total, (3 prizes per category, 1 prize for first place, 1 prize for second place, and a prize for third place.)

All participants receive a certificate of presentation to the awards.

Your artistic talent deserves to be recognized internationally!

Global Tattoo Magazine gives you the means!

Finalist network

The finalists of all editions of the Global Tattoo Awards are part of a strong international network. Since 2012, dozens of artists from around the world have been privileged and fortunate to be finalists for the prestigious Global Tattoo Awards. But the story does not end there! Together, the artists in this network constantly share professional artistic opportunities around the world. What if you also had the opportunity this year to become part of this exceptional network?

Thanks to this network, your artistic career will take a decisive turn!

Questions and answers



This award is for you!

Global Tattoo Awards aims to discover and promote talented artists, some still unknown and some established, on the international tattoo scene. It constitutes a platform for discovery and is open to all professional artists, regardless of their age, nationality, or place of residence. The award is open to all tattoo artists.


What are the conditions?


  • There is no age limit to submit an application
  • Open to tattoo artists, both amateurs and professionals
  • Without distinction of nationality
  • Open to tattoo artists from all countries of the world


How do I present my tattoos?

Everything is done through the Global Tattoo Magazine website and your email.

What is the deadline to register?

To participate, you must register in at least one category, and before access to it is closed.

No additional time will be granted.

One tip: No complete your registration on the last day! Every year some candidates panic on the previous day. For example, if you have a last-minute technical problem, we cannot do anything for you.

What do you do with my data and photos?

Global Tattoo Magazine guarantees that you will not be asked for personal information if it is not helpful for the study of your application.

All the content of your application will remain private and confidential. You will remain the sole owner of the copyright related to the photos and information contained in your application.

You must send absolutely nothing to our publisher by post

Registration fee


Your career is on the next level!

Global Tattoo Magazine grants all registered artists a nominative certificate of artistic merit corresponding to the year of participation, whether or not they are finalists. 

It gives the artists who receive it international recognition and prestige.

Global Tattoo Awards is a unique occasion to be part of the professional and international tattoo circuit and gain worldwide visibility.

How does the jury make the selection?

The jury will study all the works presented. They expect tattoo artists to meet specific criteria, which may seem subjective but relevant.

For example, the jury will consider the following points: the originality of the tattoo, the technical mastery, the coherence of the work, the freshness, the novelty, and the message conveyed by some tattoos.


Send us a photo of your work.