Keen to get inked? Some of Australia’s most talented tattoo artists and body art lovers are heading down to Darling Harbour for the annual Australian Tattoo Expo. Set to be the largest tattoo gathering in the Southern Hemisphere, guests can expect an exclusively curated lineup of artists and live entertainment from March 10-12. The event will be hosted by Ami James of television’s Miami Ink and Ink Master and will feature up to 400 tattoo artists from around the globe.
Australian Tattoo Expo
If you love showing off your ink or want to get a little tat to begin with, this is the place to go. The Australian Tattoo Expo will also be launching the CTAA (Competitive Tattooing Association Australia) Australian Tattoo Series competition, which will see a $60,000 AUD cash prize up for grabs for competing artists. Plus have a little fun displaying your failed tattoo endeavours in the Shittest Tattoo Competition that runs on Saturday and Sunday. The crowd will judge who has the worst tattoo and winners get a chance to take home prizes/tattoo removal vouchers and funny trophies.
Tattoos aside, there’s a lot more planned to make it a fun day out for everyone. The family-friendly event will feature a number of exciting shows on the main stage including some sword-swallowing action, fire dancers and fun competitions. Tattoo enthusiasts can also look forward to an exclusive live chat with Ami James and Kian Forreal of Authentic Ink. Plus learn from a range of artists and pick up on trends and techniques at the expo. You can also make an appointment to get inked if you find yourself inspired at the event. Head to their website for more details and to snag your tickets.
Concession Single Day: $30.00
Children 13-17 years of age: $15.00