So, what is a tattoo contest like? You sign up, go backstage, get a numer, get looked at up close by the judges, then get up on stage and flaunt whatever you've got. The popular vote is cast by folks like me who were snapping pics, and trying to somehow take notes on which was my fave for each category.

copyright 1994 Rae Schwarz
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all images in this presentation are © 1994 Rachel Schwarz.
all images shown in this section were taken at the 1994 NTA
convention held in South San Francisco, CA, USA
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