Pro Ink Awards

Injecting the best tattoo talent into your Instagram feed with a new theme every week!

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About the Awards

What is the Pro Ink Awards?

It’s the ultimate celebration of tattoo artistry, aiming to spotlight the most talented artists by showcasing their incredible work to a global audience of ink lovers. Every week, we’ll bring you new and exciting themes featuring the best tattoos from around Instagram that will inspire and amaze you.

How it Works

Share your work, get likes, win prizes!

Participating in the Pro Ink Awards is easy and fun! Here’s how you can get involved:

    1. Pick a Theme: We spotlight a different tattoo theme each week.
    2. Submit Your Work: Send us a DM on Instagram to enter.
    3. Get Featured: We will select the best submissions for voting.
    4. Vote and Win: Like your favorite tattoos, share with your followers to get more votes. The artists with the most likes win epic prizes, and the top three winners of the season will win personalized trophies and bragging rights!


Send us your best and show up the rest!

  • We will select a weekly winner based on the number of Likes on the post during the voting period.
  • Each four-week contest is called a block. After the four weekly themes are completed and winners are selected, there will be one week of voting for the block winner.
  • During the voting week for each block vote for your favorite to choose the block winner.
  • We will announce the block winner via Instagram Story and Post at the end of that week (Friday).
  • We will DM the winners to coordinate their prizes.
  • The week, after the final awards we’ll announce the next four themes for the new block.
  • Follow us, like, comment, and vote!

Block 1 Themes

4 weeks of stunning styles to spice up your socials.

These four themes are live in our current competition block. The winners of each theme will go head to head at the end of the block to decide the winner. Then we’ll do it again with four new themes.


Mythical Creatures

Submissions Close: July 5
Voting: July 8 – 12

Red carpet

Pop Culture Icons

Submissions Close:  July 12

Voting: July 15 – 19

Abstract shape

Abstract Expressions

Submissions Close: July 19
Voting: July 22 – 26


Nature's Wonders

Submissions Close: July 26
Voting: July 29 – Aug 2


Great prizes to reward excellent art every month!

At the end of each four week block, we’ll award each of the following prizes. At the end of the season we’ll award trophies to the top three entries overall.

ribbon 2

2nd  Place

6 Months

of Tattoo Studio Pro
+ exclusive merch

ribbon 1

1st  Place

1 Year

of Tattoo Studio Pro
+ exclusive merch

ribbon 3

3rd  Place

3 Months

of Tattoo Studio Pro
+ exclusive merch


Four blocks make up a season.

The block winners will compete against each other for one final vote to determine the season winners. The season winners will be awarded trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.


Season 1 Themes

Themes to fit every artistic style.

We’ll be showcasing a diverse range of themes, ensuring there’s something for everyone. The only rule for choosing a category is simple: if you believe your work fits, send it in!



Mythical Creatures


Pop Culture Icons


Abstract Expressions


Nature's Wonders



Japanese Traditions


Watercolor Works


Space Exploration


Sleeve Stories



Tribal Legacy


Vintage Vibes


Futuristic Visions


Chest Canvases



Costal Creations


Musical Melodies


Timeless Classics


Leg Legends


The rules of the game. AKA the fine print.


  • Open to all tattoo artists globally aged 18 and above.

Submission Criteria:

  • All submissions should be sent via Instagram DM.
  • Ensure the picture of the tattoo is in high resolution.
  • All submissions for a theme must be delivered by Friday of the previous week.
  • Tattoos must be original works created by the submitting artist. If the work is being nominated by a third party, the artist must be identified in the submission.
  • Include the category the submission is being entered into.
  • Artists must follow @tattoostudiopro on Instagram.

Content Guidelines:

  • Submissions must adhere to Instagram’s content policies.
  • No offensive or inappropriate content will be accepted.


  • Votes are counted as Likes on the Instagram post during the voting period.
  • The voting period is specified in each weekly theme announcement.


  • Winners will be contacted via Instagram DM to coordinate delivery.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.


  • You grant Tattoo Studio Pro the right to share and promote your work on our social media channels and website by submitting.

Join us, get inspired, and showcase your talent to the world!