Are you a tattoo lover? From die hard fans covered in tattoos to those yet to get inked, tattoo conventions in Australia are welcome for all. They are a one-stop  destination to celebrate all things tattoos including live tattooing, tattoo related merch, giveaways, competitions and live entertainment.  

Tattoo conventions are also the ideal place to get ideas and inspiration for a  new piece or cover-up. Be sure to swing by the Removery booth to chat  about how we can work with your artist to help achieve the best cover-up by lightening or removing an existing tattoo.

Upcoming Tattoo Expos in Australia

Rites of Passage Sydney

Head to the centrally located ICC Sydney for the Rites of Passage Sydney  festival from 11 – 13 November 2022. This festival will showcase up to 350 of the best tattoo artists from Australia and across the globe at the Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival. There will be live tattooing, giveaways and prizes, competitions, tonnes of retailers selling tattoo-related gear and live music.

Australian Tattoo Expo Melbourne 2022

Gather at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Melbourne  Australian Tattoo Expo from 2 – 4 December 2022. There will be up to 300 of Australia’s most talented tattoo artists under the one roof. You’ll have the opportunity to meet artists and make an appointment or get inked on the spot! There will be live tattoo competitions, body piercing, tattoo-related merch and thrilling sideshow entertainment. 

What You Missed in 2022

We’re now in the last quarter of 2022, so there’s a few tattoo expos and  festivals you may have missed at the time of writing. Here’s a summary of the expos that took place this year: 

Australian Tattoo Expo Sydney

The 2022 Sydney Australian Tattoo Expo took place at ICC Sydney from 1 – 3 April 2022. It was a fun-filled day where attendees got fresh ink by famous tattoo artists, watched Sideshow Cabaret shows and took part in the Shittest Tattoo Competition and the Tattoo Series competition. Thinking about  going next year? Stay tuned for 2023 dates.

Rites of Passage Melbourne

The 2022 Melbourne Rites of Passage festival ran from 22 – 24 April 2022  at the Royal Exhibition Building. It was a stellar day kicking off with a  performance by Common Ground First Nations “Rites of Passage: The Origins of  Tāmoko”, a dance highlighting Maori culture. Tonnes of people got new tattoos and  visited retailers selling tattoo-related merch. Next year’s event will take place from  28 – 30 April 2023 2023 at the Royal Exhibition Building. 

Australian Tattoo Expo Brisbane

The 2022 Brisbane Australian Tattoo Expo took place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 15 – 17 July 2022. This expo also featured Sideshow Cabaret shows, the Shittest Tattoo Competition and prestigious tattoo awards. Hundreds of people visited their favourite and new artists to get new tattoos.

Get Rid of Unwanted Tattoos With Removery

Removery partners with local artists at tattoo expos and conventions in order to help those seeking tattoo cover ups get the treatment they are looking for. Check out our blog tattoo cover up in Melbourne. Learn the differences between tattoo removal vs cover up and the top 5 things to know about getting a cover up tattoo.