8 Hour Challenge

The 8 Hour Challenge includes all of the following conditions, and they must be agreed to before booking:

  • Only 1 person can complete the challenge per session. A session may not be shared between candidates.
  • The entire session must be focused on the same limb or trunk area of the candidate’s body. Multiple tattoos may be completed, provided it is on the same limb or trunk area.
  • This session includes preparation and stenciling time (this may include designing when a candidate has not arrived with designs for the session).
  • Candidates who would like their artist to design their piece prior to the booked session may be expected to pay a design fee. You can read more about design fees here: Custom Design Services. This is not always applicable.
  • Unlimited rest breaks are available to the artist and to the candidate (the more you rest, the more sensitive the area being tattooed becomes). However, all breaks (apart from 1 meal break) are limited to 10 minutes. 1 meal break is available and is limited to 30 minutes.
  • For the meal break: all candidates are expected to eat their meal and be ready to continue after 30 minutes. Candidates must arrive prepared on the day with adequate food and drink to last them through the 8 hours. If candidates intend on eating takeaway, we recommend that candidates ask a friend to bring food for them. Please note that there is no food outlets within close walking distance that are open on a weekend.
  • Candidates must be over the age of 18 years and must present proof of age to the artist.
  • A deposit of $100 must be paid to the studio in order to confirm all bookings.
  • Refunds of deposits are ONLY available if the candidate provides the studio with 48 hours notice of a booking change or booking cancellation.
  • Candidates who fail to turn up to their booked session without 48 hours notice are not eligible for a refund and cannot use their original deposit for a new booking.
  • Any candidate who attempts the 8 Hour Challenge, and chooses to leave before the 8 hours is fulfilled, must pay the studio the $700 regardless of a win or a forfeit.
  • If the challenge is cancelled by the artist due to an emergency, then the candidate is charged for the hours used at the hourly rate. This is the only exception to the rule of paying $700.
  • Rogue Ink reserves the right to refuse a booking request if our artists believe that the tattoos being requested in a challenge would take less than 8 hours to complete. If an artist anticipates less than 8 hours on a requested session, the candidate will be offered a normal booking at the hourly rate instead.
  • If the artist has completed the set piece earlier than expected, the artist is to offer more work for the same limb. If no more work is desired by the candidate, then the challenge may end with a success to the candidate.
  • Artists will not continue to perform tattooing on a candidate who has fainted, due to legal obligations. It is important for candidates to be prepared and eat well before arriving.
  • Rogue Ink is not responsible for reminding candidates of their upcoming appointments. Candidates are expected to keep up with their own calendars.
  • Candidates who attend this session should be properly rested, properly fed, have all important medication with them, and should restrain from blood thinning substances such as alcohol for 24 hours prior.
  • Some medical conditions and or the consumption of alcohol, Aspirin and other blood thinning substances will increase swelling, pain and bleeding at the tattoo site, dilute tattoo ink, stop ink from staying in your skin, and make it too difficult for artists to work with. Excessive bleeding at the tattoo site can result in a cancellation from the studio, with the candidate still having to pay the $700.
  • Tattoo artists, for the health of the candidate and the tattoo itself, should  refuse to tattoo over skin conditions such as: rashes, hives, acne, moles, eczema, dermatitis, burns, scabs and other wounds. Skin must be in good condition and clear at the time in order to receive tattoos.
  • Candidates who successfully complete the challenge will:
    • Be provided with an 8 Hour Challenge promotional t-shirt.
    • Be added to our 8 Hour Challenge Hall of Fame.