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Best Animal Encounter 2023

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Best Animal Encounter 2023 Winner:

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Marvel at every creature of the ocean without getting wet! From playful penguins to fierce-looking sharks, this amazing aquatic world is educational and fun... the highlight of downtown Gatli... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Parrot Mountain & Gardens

Best Arcade 2023

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Best Arcade 2023 Winner:

NASCAR SpeedPark

Yes, we’re the Best Deal in the Smokies. Race into NASCAR SpeedPark for high-octane family fun on 8 go-kart tracks, bumper boats, family and thrill rides and mini golf. Our Unlimited Ride Wristband allows guests all day access... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Dave & Busters

3rd Place:

Arcade City

Best Axe Throwing 2023

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Best Axe Throwing 2023 Winner:

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park

Family-friendly adventure park in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee featuring a zip line roller coaster, ropes course, logger sport activities, free-fall bungee jumps, access to popular restaurants, movie theater, and more fun ...

2nd Place:

Gatlinburg Axe House

Best Bowling 2023

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Best Bowling 2023 Winner:

NASCAR SpeedPark

Yes, we’re the Best Deal in the Smokies. Race into NASCAR SpeedPark for high-octane family fun on 8 go-kart tracks, bumper boats, family and thrill rides and mini golf. Our Unlimited Ride Wristband allows guests all day access... [Business Info]

Best Car Show 2023

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Best Car Show 2023 Winner:

Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Originating in Gatlinburg, TN in the 70s, the Pigeon Forge Rod Run has been promoted by MCS Promotions since 1991. The spring show was added in addition to the fall show in 1995. The Pigeon Forge Rod Run has proven to be one of the most respected longstanding events in the area.

Best Escape Room 2023

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Best Escape Room 2023 Winner:

Smoky Mountain Escape Games

Rated number #1 on TripAdvisor, Smoky Mountain Escape Games aims to please! We currently have 5 escape games and will be completing an additional one very soon! Fun Pigeon Forge family friendly Escape Game Room attraction which re... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

The Great Escape Room

Best Festival 2023

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Best Festival 2023 Winner:

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

The annual Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival in Townsend, TN offers family friendly activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, food trucks, beer tents, and a spectacularly colorful display of hot air balloons in the sky. [Event Info]

Best Go Karts 2023

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Best Go Karts 2023 Winner:

NASCAR SpeedPark

Yes, we’re the Best Deal in the Smokies. Race into NASCAR SpeedPark for high-octane family fun on 8 go-kart tracks, bumper boats, family and thrill rides and mini golf. Our Unlimited Ride Wristband allows guests all day access... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

The Track

3rd Place:

FunStop Family Action Park

Best Guided Tours 2023

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Best Guided Tours 2023 Winner:

The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour

This ain’t your average bus tour! Ever wonder if you qualify to be a hillbilly or a redneck? Do you know the difference between Mountain Dew, White Lightning and Moonshine? If you’re ready to hoot n’ holler and bust-a-gut, ... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Pink Jeep Tours

3rd Place:

Ghost Walk Of Gatlinburg

Best Horseback Riding 2023

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Best Horseback Riding 2023 Winner:

Cades Cove Stables

Come and explore the wilderness of Tennessee as it appeared to some of America’s first settlers, from the saddle. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters!

Best Indoor Attraction 2023

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Best Indoor Attraction 2023 Winner:

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Marvel at every creature of the ocean without getting wet! From playful penguins to fierce-looking sharks, this amazing aquatic world is educational and fun... the highlight of downtown Gatli... [Business Info]

Best Mini Golf 2023

Best Mini Golf 2023 Winner:

Hillbilly Golf

Two unusual miniature golf courses that are packed with mountain hazards such as moonshine stills, outhouses, rocky walls and native plants. Hillbilly Golf Gatlinburg is an unforgettable experience.

2nd Place:

Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini Golf

3rd Place:

NASCAR SpeedPark

Best Mountain Coaster 2023

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Best Mountain Coaster 2023 Winner:

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Welcome to Rocky Top Mountain Coaster! We're the Longest Coaster in Tennessee, and were Voted the #1 Best Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge for 2022 & 2023! Located across from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge; our coaster is over nin... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

3rd Place:

The Coaster At Goats On The Roof

Best Museum 2023

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Best Museum 2023 Winner:

TITANIC Museum Attraction

Everyone knows the name TITANIC, everyone knows TITANIC hit an Iceberg, everyone knows TITANIC sank, but there is so much more to her story! With over 400 real TITANIC artifacts valued at over four-million dollars, our permanent, ... [Business Info]

Best Rafting 2023

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Best Rafting 2023 Winner:

Rafting in the Smokies

One day here makes a lifetime of memories! Whether high in the treetops or down in the rapids, get ready for action-packed outdoor adventure! Take in Rafting, Zip Lining, Ropes Challenge Course, Rock Climbing Wall and a 150 foo... [Business Info]

Best Ride 2023

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Best Ride 2023 Winner:

Gatlinburg SkyLift

Best Show 2023

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Best Show 2023 Winner:

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Billed as the Smokies' Most Fun Place to Eat, Dolly Parton's Stampede is a restaurant and show like no other. Watch as 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and friendly ... [Business Info]

Best Water Park

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Best Water Park Winner:

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

Soaky Mountain Waterpark is a 50-acre waterpark located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. It opened in 2020 and includes the Avalaunch, a first-of-its kind watercoaster; Soaky Surge, a 35,000 sq. ft. wave pool capable of genera... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Wilderness At The Smokies

3rd Place:

Club Wyndham Smoky Mountains Lodge

Best Zipline 2023

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Best Zipline 2023 Winner:

Smoky Mountain Ziplines

Take your family to new heights at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. Flying through the trees at up to 25 miles per hour is an exhilarating experience you will never forget.

Best Asian Food 2023

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Best Asian Food 2023 Winner:

Little Tokyo Restaurant

Little Tokyo Restaurant is located at 2430 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge in suite 212.

2nd Place:

Sakura Japanese Buffet

3rd Place:

Nagano Japanese Grill

Best Bar 2023

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Best Bar 2023 Winner:

Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

Pigeon Forge's only family sports grill has been a best kept secret by the local residents for years. Blue Moose serves a variety of casual American fare from the juiciest angus beef burgers, award winning jumbo chicken wings in s...

3rd Place:

Margaritaville

Best Barbecue 2023

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Best Barbecue 2023 Winner:

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Our pit master smokes ribs, chicken, sausage, beef and pork to make it mouthwatering. Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge. This is Bruce Johnson’s first restaurant in Pigeon Forge which began over 30 years ago, and it remains f... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Boss Hogg's BBQ

3rd Place:

Corky's Ribs & BBQ

Best Breakfast 2023

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Best Breakfast 2023 Winner:

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant proudly holds the rank of Sevierville’s Oldest Restaurant and is fully committed to guest satisfaction.

2nd Place:

Flapjack's Pancake Cabin

3rd Place:

Crockett's Breakfast Camp

Best Brewery 2023

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Best Brewery 2023 Winner:

Smoky Mountain Brewery

Located in Lumberjack Square, the Smoky Mountain Brewery is convenient to both the Parkway and Wears Valley Road. Smoky Mountain Brewery always has six flagship beers on tap in addition to some seasonal specialties.

2nd Place:

Gatlinburg Brewing Company

3rd Place:

Iron Forge Brewing Co.

Best Burger 2023

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Best Burger 2023 Winner:

Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

Pigeon Forge's only family sports grill has been a best kept secret by the local residents for years. Blue Moose serves a variety of casual American fare from the juiciest angus beef burgers, award winning jumbo chicken wings in s...

2nd Place:

Five Guys

3rd Place:

Mel's Diner

Best Coffee Shop 2023

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Best Coffee Shop 2023 Winner:

Black Rifle Coffee Company

Black Rifle Coffee Company is located at 1836 Parkway in Sevierville, TN.

2nd Place:

Dunkin Donuts

Best Distillery 2023

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Best Distillery 2023 Winner:

Ole Smoky Moonshine

Ole Smoky Moonshine is Appalachian born and bred. The Ole Smoky families are among the first to step foot in the Smoky Mountains. Like other families, we have honed the art of whiskey making in order to survive during tough economic times.

2nd Place:

Sugarlands Distilling Company

3rd Place:

Old Forge Distillery

Best Fine Dining 2023

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Best Fine Dining 2023 Winner:

Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon

Our hand cut steaks are cooked over an oak fire, making our steaks voted “Best Steak” year after year! A great location brings you fantastic Texas-size steaks, mouth-watering seafood as well as chicken and grilled pork chops. ... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

The Peddler Steakhouse

3rd Place:

The Chop House

Best Italian Food 2023

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Best Italian Food 2023 Winner:

Mamma Mia's Italian Restaurant

Mamma Mia's Italian Restaurant is located at 2467 Boyds Creek Highway in Sevierville, TN.

3rd Place:

Olive Garden

Best Mexican Food 2023

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Best Mexican Food 2023 Winner:

No Way Jose's Mexican Cantina

Both No Way Jose’s locations in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer the same delicious food in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.

2nd Place:

El Paso Mexican Restaurant

3rd Place:

Cancun Mexican Grill & Bar

Best Moonshine 2023

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Best Moonshine 2023 Winner:

Ole Smoky Moonshine

Ole Smoky Moonshine is Appalachian born and bred. The Ole Smoky families are among the first to step foot in the Smoky Mountains. Like other families, we have honed the art of whiskey making in order to survive during tough economic times.

2nd Place:

Sugarlands Distilling Company

3rd Place:

Tennessee Legend Distillery

Best Pizza 2023

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Best Pizza 2023 Winner:

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Gourmet Ingredients. Wood fired. Hand-Crafted Dough. World Class Pizza + arcade in Pigeon Forge. A 550 degree wood fired oven, handcrafted dough, and homemade sauces combine to make this the best pizza you've ever eaten. If you... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Mellow Mushroom

Best Southern Food 2023

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Best Southern Food 2023 Winner:

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant proudly holds the rank of Sevierville’s Oldest Restaurant and is fully committed to guest satisfaction.

2nd Place:

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen

3rd Place:

The Old Mill Pottery House Café

Best Steak 2023

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Best Steak 2023 Winner:

Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon

Our hand cut steaks are cooked over an oak fire, making our steaks voted “Best Steak” year after year! A great location brings you fantastic Texas-size steaks, mouth-watering seafood as well as chicken and grilled pork chops. ... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Texas Roadhouse

3rd Place:

The Peddler Steakhouse

Best Sweets 2023

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Best Sweets 2023 Winner:

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen is located in the Village Shoppes in Gatlinburg, TN at 744 Parkway.

2nd Place:

Funnel Cake Factory

3rd Place:

Aunt Mahalia's Candies

Best Winery 2023

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Best Winery 2023 Winner:

Apple Barn Winery

The Apple Barn Winery offers a unique twist on wine: instead of grapes, they use locally grown apples to handcraft the wine on-site! Let the family-friendly staff show you some true Southern hospitality.

2nd Place:

Mountain Valley Winery

Best Wings 2023

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Best Wings 2023 Winner:

Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

Pigeon Forge's only family sports grill has been a best kept secret by the local residents for years. Blue Moose serves a variety of casual American fare from the juiciest angus beef burgers, award winning jumbo chicken wings in s...

3rd Place:

Wild Wings Cafe

Best Bed & Breakfast 2023

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Best Bed & Breakfast 2023 Winner:

Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn & Spa

If you thrive on those unique Southern Comforts, the Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn and Spa are right down your alley. The Inn rests atop a sea of lush, rolling Tennessee hills, standing proud over the valleys, with views of the s... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Creekwalk Inn at Whisperwood Farm

3rd Place:

Mountain Harbor Inn

Best Cabin Rentals 2023

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Best Cabin Rentals 2023 Winner:

Timber Tops

Whether you are looking for a quick weekend getaway or planning a family vacation or reunion, Timber Tops offers cabin rentals in the areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with many luxurious amenities and options to make your next... [Business Info]

Best Campground 2023

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Best Campground 2023 Winner:

Camp Margaritaville RV Resort

Surrounded by the attractions and outdoor recreation of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains, Camp Margaritaville RV Resort is the perfect hub for a great mountain adventure! The RV sites are the be... [Business Info]

3rd Place:

Cove Creek RV Resort

Best Condos 2023

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Best Condos 2023 Winner:

Club Wyndham Smoky Mountains

A retreat from the everyday, Club Wyndham Smoky Mountains provides a host of activities to get your heart racing. Relax by the outdoor or indoor pool. Prepare a great family meal with the help of the on-site grill area. Surround y...

3rd Place:

Cherokee Lodge Condos

Best Hotel 2023

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Best Hotel 2023 Winner:

The Inn on the River

The Inn On The River located on the main Parkway in the heart of action packed Pigeon Forge. We offer 128 newly renovated interior corridor guest rooms on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. All rooms feature Serta® Perfect Sle... [Business Info]

Best Luxury Camping 2023

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Best Luxury Camping 2023 Winner:

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday

The Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday is a popular campground located on Veterans Boulevard in Pigeon Forge, TN. Open year-round, the campground welcomes guests to the beautiful Smoky Mountain region for adventures in all season... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Gateway to the Smokies RV Park & Campground

3rd Place:

Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort

Best Resort 2023

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Best Resort 2023 Winner:

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

Built around the rich traditions of storytelling, family and togetherness, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa is just minutes from Dollywood’s award-winning theme parks.

3rd Place:

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg

Best RV Resort 2023

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Best RV Resort 2023 Winner:

Camp Margaritaville RV Resort

Surrounded by the attractions and outdoor recreation of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains, Camp Margaritaville RV Resort is the perfect hub for a great mountain adventure! The RV sites are the be... [Business Info]

3rd Place:

Gateway to the Smokies RV Park & Campground

Best Adventure Rentals 2023

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Best Adventure Rentals 2023 Winner:

Jeep Rentals In The Smokies

3rd Place:

Bluff Mountain Adventures

Best Antique Store 2023

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Best Antique Store 2023 Winner:

Antique Mall

This antique store is located at 1386 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN.

2nd Place:

Bears Valley Antiques

3rd Place:

Rivermill Antique Mall

Best Boutique 2023

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Best Boutique 2023 Winner:

Goose Creek Boutique

Goose Creek Boutique is located at 2854 Goose Gap Road in Pigeon Forge, TN. The boutique prints custom tees for special occasions, events, businesses, stores, & more.

2nd Place:

The Cowboy Way

3rd Place:

Jolene's on Bruce Street

Best Catering 2023

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Best Catering 2023 Winner:

Buddy's Bar-B-Q

Buddy's slow-cooked, hickory-smoked BBQ is served fast and is perfect to feed a crowd. Pick up an easy family dinner after a long day or a picnic in the mountains!

2nd Place:

Cracker Barrel

3rd Place:

Chubby's Restaurant

Best Event Venue 2023

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Best Event Venue 2023 Winner:

The Inn at Christmas Place

Experience the old-world charm and elegance of a picturesque Bavarian hotel. The Inn at Christmas Place is your destination for a warm and memorable experience. Located in Pigeon Forge, on the Parkway within walking distance to al... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Smoky Mountain Convention Center

3rd Place:

Music Road Hotel & Convention Center

Best General Store 2023

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Best General Store 2023 Winner:

Three Bears General Store

Welcome to Three Bears General Store, a family-friendly attraction located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our store is a one-stop-shop for all your shopping needs, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for vis... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Moon Pie General Store

3rd Place:

Ole Country Store

Best Home Decor Shop 2023

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Best Home Decor Shop 2023 Winner:

The Incredible Christmas Place

Nestled in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, lies a unique destination that captures the essence of Christmas all year round: The Incredible Christmas Place. This enchanting emporium is more than just a store; it's a celebrati... [Business Info]

3rd Place:

A Long Story Short Co.

Best New Business 2023

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Best New Business 2023 Winner:

SkyLand Ranch

SkyLand Ranch combines all your favorite things about the Smoky Mountains into one exciting Sevierville attraction. Gorgeous views, exciting rides, shops and eateries, live entertainment, miniature animals, and more are waiting fo... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

The Pines

Best Spa 2023

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Best Spa 2023 Winner:

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

Built around the rich traditions of storytelling, family and togetherness, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa is just minutes from Dollywood’s award-winning theme parks.

Best Specialty Shop 2023

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Best Specialty Shop 2023 Winner:

The Incredible Christmas Place

Nestled in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, lies a unique destination that captures the essence of Christmas all year round: The Incredible Christmas Place. This enchanting emporium is more than just a store; it's a celebrati... [Business Info]

2nd Place:

Hand-Blown Glass Gift Gallery

3rd Place:

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

Best Tattoo Shop 2023

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Best Tattoo Shop 2023 Winner:

Gatlinburg Tattoo Company

Gatlinburg Tattoo Company is located at 425 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN.

2nd Place:

Black Orchid Tattoo Studios

3rd Place:

Precision Ink Tattoos

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