Finally, after doing the rounds of Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, the Australian Tattoo Expo hits Melbourne from 6-8 December 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre(MCEC), 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf. Opening hours are 10am to 10pm on the Friday and Saturday and 10am to 6pm on the Sunday. Get the Expo TIMETABLE HERE. Get your TICKETS HERE and take advantage of the Early Bird Pre-Sale online-only ticket pricing. Kids under 13 enjoy free entry.
With a spotlight on talent, you the public are invited to get up close and personal with the Tattoo Industry. There's no better place to be introduced to the niche and complex culture of tattooing and body art than when over 300 talented artists from across the globe come under the one roof!
Agus Ikioi - Luxury Ink, Bali
With over 65,000 visitors annually, this celebration of creativity and art puts the skills of world-renowned artists in Australia and around the world to the forefront. If you're not into getting tattooed but are attending just to admire the art, or out of curiosity, that's A-OK too. There's plenty to keep you busy. Meet the industry's most talented tattoo artists, research the different tattoo genres, trends and techniques, and you just might be persuaded to get inked on the spot! This is your chance to find out all about body art from the best in the business.
This event is also home to tattoo related merchandise, body piercing, thrilling sideshow entertainment and in-dept exclusive tattoo competitions all weekend.
Jamie Nicol - Emerald Ink
Do a bit of research ahead of time via the artist lineup. It helps the artist when you have clarity about what you want and the size you want, and the colours you do or don't want. Contact the tattoo artists directly using the handy forms on their profile pages. All you need to do is click on the image. For a proper quote, size, placement and image of the tattoo you'd like completed is a must. Remember to mention Aus Tattoo Expo when you get in touch.
If you have made an appointment, it's recommended you purchase your ticket online to save time queuing at the door. Management cannot take any responsibility regarding your appointment or admission to the Expo. Please note that every individual must purchase a ticket to enter, including those getting a tattoo at the expo.
Keegan Sweeney - Seven Mirrors Tattoo
Black and grey, realism, Oriental, Polynesian, traditional, lettering, script, dots and lines etc. whatever your style or desire, you're bound to find it all here. Here are all the deets on getting there, and some of the FAQs.