True, the methods of winning a tattoo design contest aren’t difficult, but they demand accuracy. When a designer enters a custom tattoo design contest, he works with the contest host, who is on the lookout for a never-before-seen tattoo design. The manner in which the artist enters the contest and responds to it will decide whether or not he is capable of winning it.
The first rule of a custom tattoo contest is that the design entry should be absolutely original. If it isn’t, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere, not only is the artist eliminated from the competition, but he loses his professional standing. Such contests are, after all, held to find that unique and exclusive tattoo design, so if an entry does not comply with the contest rules, its designer can be banned from this contest and many more for his unethical behavior. Alternatively, the contest host can give this artist least importance so that he is not given much consideration at future contests.
Setting the price of a design is an important factor here. There is a thin line between overcharging and undercharging for a design by a tattoo designer. By overcharging, the contest host will be least interested in it, but if it is undercharged, he will be disinclined to enter any of his designs into the contest. True quality is sometimes decided by the price fixed for a design and therefore, a lot of thought must go into its pricing. But when the contest host offers the right price for a design, the designer just accepts payment each time his design is sold.
The reason for setting up a custom tattoo design contest is to find that one exclusive tattoo design. However, if an artist submits copied versions of an original seen on another site or elsewhere, he is being dishonest. By doing so, he cheats not just the contest host but himself too. Besides, since originality is the key to winning these contests, it’s absolutely impossible for an unoriginal idea to win a tattoo contest. By entering original tattoo designs to a contest, the latter gains in integrity and becomes the foundation stone for an artist’s professional reputation, besides being a venue for business between the artist and host.
When you consider the entire span of a contest, three tools are essential to win a tattoo design contest: one, to enter only original tattoo designs; two, fixing the right price for a design entry; and three, the designer’s creativity. Any shortcuts the artist takes to win will be easily spotted by the host and his entire career will be in jeopardy. In this business, honesty is a key factor in laying the foundation stone for a sound business reputation for the host and the artist.
The basic tenets for winning tattoo design contests are not difficult to understand, but they must be followed honestly. Creativity within the framework of the contest rules, and original ideas and professional ethics alone, can help to showcase a designer’s designs and allow him to both promote himself and build up the integrity of the tattoo design community.