King Richard's Faire to hold Tattoo Contest

From: PR Works
Published: Tue Sep 06 2005

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Show off your ink in King Richard’s Tattoo Contest! On Saturday, September 24th (rain date September 25th), King Richard’s Faire, the popular New England Renaissance Festival held in Carver, Mass., will hold a Tattoo Contest. Contest judges, who also happen to be extremely talented tattoo shop owners and artists, will select the winners.

Prizes will be awarded in five categories:

• Best Renaissance Tattoo
• Most Creative Tattoo
• Most Romantic Tattoo
• Most Exotic Tattoo, and of course,
• Most Regrettable Tattoo

Each of the five winners of the Tattoo Contest will receive a free tattoo from one of New England’s premiere tattoo parlors as well as accompany the King and his royal court onto the Dais for the 5 p.m. Joust.

Judging will take place on the King’s Stage at 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Contestants should line up at the stage just prior to the contest.

Need ideas as to what may qualify for the Best Renaissance Tattoo? During the 16th century, brute strength and valor were esteemed, as were the "darker" arts of sorcery and witchcraft. Just look at the types of animals and weaponry revered, such as pythons, tigers, jaguars, falcons, crossbow, daggers, swords, shields and you’ll begin to get the picture. Fantasy creatures such as demons, wizards, warlocks and sorcerers were also admired during this time for their "mystical" ways.

Participating tattoo parlors include Living Art Studio, Northampton, MA; Tiki Tattoo, Mansfield, MA; Black Diamond, Abington, MA; Shawn McCarron, Kaleidoscope Tattoo and Art, Cambridge, MA; Fu Tattoo, N. Dartmouth, MA; and Flesh Ink, Salisbury, MA;

For Tattoo Contest rules and Faire info, visit the website at

Extra Special Event Days
King Richard’s Faire revelers are encouraged to participate in several other side-stitching special event days such as:
• Cleavage Contest on September 10th
• Turkey Leg Eating Contest on September 17th
• Princess and Prince Contest on October 1st
• Men In Tights Contest on October 8th

A vivid recreation of a 16th century marketplace at festival time, the 24th season of the King Richard’s Faire begins September 3rd and runs through October 23 and boasts new talent, unique performances and plenty of drama for the whole family. From sword fighters and gypsy dancers to knights jousting on horseback, King Richard’s Faire promises entertainment galore. Need something to do between shows? How about perusing Artisan wares at more than 50 specialty booths offering children’s costumes, crystal art, wood carvings, stained glass, medieval swords, jewelry and many other unique items. Hungry? Munch on a giant turkey leg, work through a rack o’ ribs, enjoy tasty New England clam chowder or the Queen’s Strawberry Shortcake and more at the Royal Food Court.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m., including Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays.

For the schedule of events, contest rules or to obtain Internet coupons for a $1 discount on adult admission as well as special coupons for $3 off adult admission during Labor Day weekend, visit the King Richard’s Faire website at

A Renaissance Faire to Remember
As New England’s most popular fall event, King Richard’s Faire draws over one hundred thousand revelers every year by offering something for the whole family to enjoy. From performances by actors, dancers, puppeteers, jugglers, minstrels, mimes, magicians and musicians to the unique hand-made wares crafted by artisans on the premises, audiences have been delightfully entertained for over twenty-four years.

Spanning 80 wooded acres in Carver, Mass., this recreation of a 16th century marketplace at festival time showcases entertainment by royalty and beggars, highwaymen and guards, knights and wenches, swordsmen and soothsayers throughout each day.

Patrons are challenged by the Royal Games such as archery, the test of strength, the axe throw and many more! Watch knights jousting on horseback, beggars eating mud, as well as the Royal Zoo, which houses rare leopards, lions and tigers. Eat and drink like a king while the Royal Chef satisfies many palates with his authentic "Renaissance" delectables and brews.

King Richard’s Faire is located on Route 58 in Carver, Mass. For more information visit the website at

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