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Largest celebration of tattoo culture & lifestyle in Oz

This November, the Australian Tattoo Expo is taking over Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for three spectacular days of tattoos, art and entertainment. Tickets are now on sale through

Regarded as the biggest tattoo event in the country, theAustralian Tattoo Expobrings together over 300 talented local and international artists in an inviting all-ages atmosphere.

Photo credit: Gianna Rizzo

The Melbourne event is the last stop of the successful 2018 tour and it's going out with a bang! Eventgoers can look forward to meeting some of the finest tattoo artists from all over the world, including Singapore, Russia, Germany, Korea and the USA. Come along and meet your next (or first!) artist or watch them in action You might even be inspired to get a tattoo on the spot!

This is a great opportunity to research the latest trends and artists will also be selling original prints and cool merch.

There will also be a handpicked selection of retailers offering streetwear, jewellery and more - make sure to pick up awesome Christmas gifts for loved ones and something special for yourself!

Photo credit: Gianna Rizzo

Charity partner, Survivor's Ink, will also be bringing their non-profit project to the Melbourne for the first time. Survivor's Ink provides breast cancer survivors with access to realistic cosmetic tattooing to aid in their physical and emotional recovery,completely free of charge.

Complementing the artist line-up is a stellar entertainment program, with the Fuel Girls bringing their high-octane fire and aerial show all the way from the UK. This will be their final performance in Australia!

The Fuel Girls are set to light up the stage! Photo credit: Gianna Rizzo

Other entertainment highlights include the Melbourne first Sullen Angels competition, enlightening seminars on the history of Australian tattooing with Rhys Gordon, plus tattoo competitions which will take place each evening, including the fourth and final round of the2018 Australian Tattoo Series. The 2018 Australian Tattoo Series Champion will walk away with$10,000 in prize money!

TheSh!ttest Tattoo Competition is also making a welcome return, so show off your ink that seemed like a good idea at the time and you might just win something!

With so much to see, do and explore, you definitely don't want to miss out on this huge celebration of art, diversity and tattoo culture.

See you there!

Work by realism pro, Kristian Kimonides from Melbourne

When: Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Opening Times: Friday and Saturday: 10.00am 10.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am 6.00pm

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006


Ticket Costs:

Early Bird: $29.00

Adult: $35

Concession: $25.00

Children 13-17: $10

Children 12 & under: FREE

Multi-day tickets available online.

All patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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When: Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December 2018
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
Cost: $29 - $35
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