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Australian Tattoo Expo

Australian Tattoo Expo

Australian Tattoo Expo 2023

December 1-3 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Jeff’s Shed)

Celebrating it’s 12th year in Melbourne, the Australian Tattoo Expo is BACK!

– Over 400 (WHAT! 400?! Yes, our biggest shows ever!) of Australia’s Talented Tattoo Artists under one roof, all wanting to leave their mark on your skin!

– With ALL NEW world-class, exclusively curated entertainment set to blow your minds.

– World leading Tattoo Competitions pitting Australia’s and the World’s best and most talented Tattoo Artists against each other, will your new tattoo come out on top?!

With an emphasis on talent, Australian Tattoo Expo invites the public to come and experience the Tattoo Industry up close and personal. With over 400 talented artists under one roof, there isn’t a better place to be introduced to the niche and complex culture of tattooing and body art than at the Australian Tattoo Expo.

With over 57,000 visitors annually, this celebration of creativity and art promotes the skills of world-renowned artists in Australia and around the world.

Don’t feel like getting tattooed?

That’s okay, we have plenty to do to keep you busy!Meet the industry’s most talented Tattoo Artists, research different tattoo genres, trends and techniques and make an appointment or get inked on the spot! As well as an incredible lineup of Tattoo Artists, Australian Tattoo Expo is home to body piercing, tattoo related merchandise and thrilling sideshow entertainment as well as in-depth tattoo competitions..

This is your chance to take part in the Southern Hemisphere’s BIGGEST & BEST tattoo event, join us December 1-3 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Jeff’s Shed).

Take advantage of our online only ticket exclusive, 2 day and 3 day passes!


🎨 A Melting Pot of Ink and Artistry 🎨

A Gathering of Australia’s Best

Experience the marvel of having over 400 of Australia’s most talented Tattoo Artists converge in one place, eager to leave their mark on your skin. With diverse styles and techniques, these artists are set to make your ink dreams a reality. From intricate designs to breathtaking masterpieces, witness the evolution of tattoo artistry right before your eyes.

World-Class Entertainment

This year’s expo is not just about tattoos—it’s about the complete experience. Brace yourselves for ALL NEW world-class, exclusively curated entertainment that will blow your minds. Engage with captivating performances and showcases that will leave you enthralled and inspired.


💥 Competition and Creativity Collide 💥

A Clash of Tattoo Titans

Witness the world-leading Tattoo Competitions where Australia’s and the world’s finest and most talented Tattoo Artists compete head-to-head. Will your new tattoo come out on top? This competition is not just about ink; it’s about the fusion of artistic vision, skill, and creativity. Be a part of the electrifying atmosphere as artists push boundaries and redefine the art of tattooing.

Celebrating Culture and Creativity

The Australian Tattoo Expo goes beyond ink—it’s about inviting the public to experience the Tattoo Industry up close and personal. With a lineup of over 400 talented artists, it’s the perfect platform to immerse yourself in the niche and complex culture of tattooing and body art. With over 57,000 visitors annually, this expo is a celebration of creativity and artistry that promotes the skills of world-renowned artists.


🌟 Beyond Tattooing: A World of Engagement 🌟

A Celebration of Creativity

If getting tattooed isn’t your thing, don’t worry—there’s plenty to keep you engaged and entertained. Meet the industry’s most talented Tattoo Artists, explore different tattoo genres, trends, and techniques, and even make appointments or get inked on the spot! The Australian Tattoo Expo is a world of possibilities, from body piercing to tattoo-related merchandise and thrilling sideshow entertainment.

Join the Celebration of Creativity

This is your opportunity to be part of the Southern Hemisphere’s BIGGEST & BEST tattoo event. Mark your calendars for December 1-3, 2023, and make your way to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Jeff’s Shed). Whether you’re an ink enthusiast or simply curious, this event promises an unforgettable experience that’s bound to ignite your passion for art, culture, and the mesmerizing world of tattoos.


🌌 Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival 2023: Where Art and Culture Converge 🌌

A Fusion of Art and Culture

Prepare to embark on a journey where the art of tattooing and culture converge in a breathtaking celebration. Experience the Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival 2023, an event that educates, inspires, and unites a diverse community. This festival is a tribute to the fusion of ink, art, and culture that defines the world of tattooing.

A Cultural Exploration

Each year, Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival highlights a different culture and celebrates its profound influence on tattoo art. Immerse yourself in a world of diverse styles, techniques, cultures, and histories of tattooing. Explore the fascinating stories behind tattoos from around the world and broaden your understanding of this timeless art form.


💫 An Unforgettable Sensory Journey 💫

A Fusion of Senses

Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival is not just about tattoos; it’s a sensory journey like no other. Dive into live music that resonates with your soul, savor mouth-watering treats from diverse food trucks, and lose yourself in captivating live art activations. The rush of winning massive giveaways and prizes adds a layer of excitement to this incredible weekend-long celebration.

Sydney: Our Cultural Canvas

From December 1-3 2023, 2023 (Oct cancelled), Sydney Olympic Park will be transformed into a tattoo mecca. This cultural hub will be the canvas for a vibrant festival that celebrates the unity of the tattoo industry and the public. Don’t miss your chance to be part of an experience that transcends art and culture, where body art becomes a testament to diversity and creativity.


🎉 Creative Talent, Unity, and Beyond 🎉

A Line-Up of Excellence

Experience the unity of the tattoo industry and the public through a celebration of diversity, culture, and body art. With a lineup featuring 300+ of Australia’s best Tattoo Artists, tattooing live on-site, this festival showcases talent, innovation, and artistic brilliance. But that’s not all—huge giveaways, exclusive tattoo competitions with $60,000 in cash prizes, retail vendors with incredible tattoo gear, live music, captivating art activations, a food truck park, and so much more await.

A Tapestry of Creativity

Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival isn’t just an event—it’s a tapestry woven with creativity, culture, and the unity of a diverse community. Join us in the heart of Sydney and experience the rich tapestry of body art and the stories it tells. Let your journey begin as you explore the intersections of art, culture, and the captivating world of tattoos.


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