2023 RI Tattoo Awards

Motif’s RI Tattoo Awards are coming back on April 18! Join us in celebrating the local tattoo artists around Rhode Island. The event will take place once again at Narragansett Brewery in PVD. See a video of last year’s shenanigans at The night will include “Ink Master” season two winner Steven Tefft, an awards ceremony, live judging of human canvases, raffles, local artwork, live music and FREE “Hi Neighbor” tattoos! Sponsored by R1 Indoor Karting and Narragansett Brewery.

Submissions are open now!

Tattoo artists – send in you work! There are cash and in-kind prizes. One image per category per submission. Please make sure submission images are labeled with which category they belong to and include which shop you’re affiliated with Please have all submissions in by Monday, March 6, through Instagram, FB or by emailing!

Come on out and celebrate with us on April 18! Event is 6pm-10pm!

No matter whom you select in each category, we feel it’s important to recognize and appreciate just how much creativity, vitality and talent is represented in our area.

See the FB event page – maybe even help us with head count by telling us if you plan to come!

See the results of the 2022 Tattoo Awards

See a video from the event last year

Categories are:

Overall: Color
Overall: Black and Grey
Line Work
American Traditional
Calligraphy / Typography
Cover Up (please provide before and after)
Other (open to suggestions)