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2013 Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo - Melbourne

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Australia's largest tattoo and body art expo returns to Melbourne this November.

For the third year running, the Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29th November to 1st December 2013.

Image courtesy of Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo

This three day event will showcase both international and local tattoo artists.

Special guest at the expo is international pin-up model and judge on TV's Best Ink, Sabina Kelley, who will be a VIP judge for the Expo's pin-up pageant.

Confirmed international artists participating in this year's event include Randy Engelhard from Heaven of Colours, Germany; Jon Mesa from Bang Bang Tattoo Parlour, New York; Timmy B from Black 13 Tattoo, Nashville; Zack Singer from Zack Singer Ink, Texas; and Horiel Shinshu from 7th Heaven Artwork Studio, Japan.

Local talent will also be showcased; Mick Squires from Behind Closed Doors Studio and Jamin Swaneveld from Last Frontier Tattoos, Melbourne; Terence Tait from Ink Ur Bod, Cairns; and Teneile Napoli from Garage Ink, Queensland are all part of this year's line-up.

In addition to the meet-and-greet events and live tattooing, event goers will also enjoy a range of entertainment and performances, including a pin-up pageant, burlesque performances, tattoo contests and live music.

Plus there will be a range of stalls showcasing alternative fashion, accessories, body jewellery, tattoo supplies, artworks, skate decks, books and magazines, and even the latest tattoo removal techniques.

Other event highlights include a car and motorcycle display, a retro barbershop and a kids corner with face painting, family games and temporary tattoos.

Tickets for the Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo are now on sale through Trybooking; prices are as follows -

Single day: $25 online or $30 at the door
Three day pass: $65
Child 12 to 16 years: $10
Child under 12: Free

To pre-purchase your tickets online; click here and follow the prompts.

For further information on this event, please visit and click on 'Melbourne'.
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When: Friday 29 November, 12 noon 10pm
Saturday 30 November, 12 noon 10pm
Sunday 1 December, 11am 7pm
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre / 2 Clarendon St Melbourne, VIC 3006
Cost: From $25
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