Tattoo Events in Australia

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South East Queensland Tattoo & Arts Exhibition 2020
date_range AUG 28 - 30
room Brisbane, Queensland
9th Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival
date_range APR 24 - 26
room Melbourne, Victoria
12th Australian Tattoo Expo Sydney
date_range MAR 20 - 22
room Sydney, New South Wales
9th Australian Tattoo Expo Melbourne
date_range DEC 06 - 08, 2019
room Melbourne, Victoria
Rites of Passage Festival Sydney 2019
date_range OCT 05 - 06, 2019
room Sydney, New South Wales
South East Queensland Tattoo & Arts Exhibition 2019
date_range SEP 06 - 08, 2019
room Brisbane, Queensland
5th Ink Attack Tattoo Convention
date_range AUG 30 - SEP 01, 2019
room Glenview, Queensland
Australian Tattoo Expo Brisbane 2019
date_range JUL 12 - 14, 2019
room Brisbane, Queensland
1st Ink & Iron Sydney
date_range MAY 25 - 26, 2019
room Sydney, New South Wales
8th Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival
date_range APR 26 - 28, 2019
room Melbourne, Victoria
11th Australian Tattoo Expo Sydney
date_range MAR 15 - 17, 2019
room Sydney, New South Wales
8th Australian Tattoo Expo Melbourne
date_range NOV 30 - DEC 02, 2018
room Melbourne, Victoria
South East Queensland Tattoo & Arts Exhibition 2018
date_range OCT 05 - 07, 2018
room Brisbane, Queensland
Rites of Passage Festival Sydney 2018
date_range OCT 05 - 07, 2018
room Sydney, New South Wales
Australian Tattoo Expo Perth 2018
date_range SEP 14 - 16, 2018
room Perth, Western Australia
4th Ink Attack Tattoo Convention
date_range AUG 24 - 26, 2018
room Glenview, Queensland
Australian Tattoo Expo Brisbane 2018
date_range JUL 20 - 22, 2018
room Brisbane, Queensland
7th Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival
date_range APR 20 - 22, 2018
room Melbourne, Victoria
S.C.T.C. Tattoo Show
date_range APR 14, 2018
room Brisbane, Queensland
10th Australian Tattoo Expo Sydney
date_range MAR 09 - 11, 2018
room Sydney, New South Wales
Lexi's Legacy Car, Bike and Tattoo Show
date_range MAR 04, 2018
room Melbourne, Victoria
7th Australian Tattoo Expo Melbourne
date_range DEC 01 - 03, 2017
room Melbourne, Victoria
Rites of Passage Festival Sydney 2017
date_range OCT 27 - 29, 2017
room Sydney, New South Wales
South East Queensland Tattoo & Arts Exhibition 2017
date_range OCT 13 - 15, 2017
room Brisbane, Queensland
Sydney Tattoo Show
date_range SEP 23, 2017
room Sydney, New South Wales
Australian Tattoo Expo Perth 2017
date_range SEP 15 - 17, 2017
room Perth, Western Australia
3rd Ink Attack Tattoo Convention
date_range AUG 11 - 13, 2017
room Glenview, Queensland
A Weekend at the Triffid
date_range JUL 15 - 16, 2017
room Brisbane, Queensland
6th Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival
date_range APR 07 - 09, 2017
room Melbourne, Victoria
9th Australian Tattoo Expo Sydney
date_range MAR 10 - 12, 2017
room Sydney, New South Wales
3 Eyes Tattoo Convention
date_range FEB 10 - 12, 2017
room Adelaide, South Australia
6th Australian Tattoo Expo Melbourne
date_range NOV 18 - 20, 2016
room Melbourne, Victoria
2nd Ink Attack Tattoo Convention
date_range OCT 21 - 23, 2016
room Glenview, Queensland
Rites of Passage Festival Sydney 2016
date_range OCT 14 - 16, 2016
room Sydney, New South Wales
South East Queensland Tattoo & Arts Exhibition 2016
date_range OCT 08 - 09, 2016
room Brisbane, Queensland
Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo Perth 2016
date_range SEP 16 - 18, 2016
room Perth, Western Australia
5th Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival
date_range APR 22 - 24, 2016
room Melbourne, Victoria
13th Annual Logan Tattoo & Art Exhibition
date_range MAR 19, 2016
room Brisbane, Queensland
8th Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo Sydney
date_range MAR 11 - 13, 2016
room Sydney, New South Wales
5th The Australian Tattoo Body Art Expo Melbourne
date_range DEC 04 - 06, 2015
room Melbourne, Victoria

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In May, 1986 the P.T.A.A held its very first tattoo convention in Melbourne. This was to be a one day event featuring an afternoon of tattoo competitions followed by a dinner and presentations, and it was a 'sell out' event.

These conventions were to become a yearly event as their popularity grew, and in 1988, Brisbane was to play host city to this event, followed by Sydney, Adelaide and even Perth in later years.

The 10 year Anniversary convention in Melbourne in 1995 grew to a two day event with tattoo and trade booths on site and still featured every popular tattoo competitions, all culminating with a dinner and presentations. Paul Jeffries from Smiling' Buddha (Canada) was the very first 'International Artist' who attended this convention.

Within a year the P.T.A.A was hosting three day conventions featuring both International and Australian artists, and as these events had become so popular dinner guests usually numbered around 600. As the popularity grew he association had to keep moving to larger premises, the big hotel chains that could offer enough room for the 'Tattoo Expo', a dining room to host the dinner and presentations, a bar/chill out area along with accommodation. The association did it all under one roof in a friendly atmosphere, totally family orientated, that all in attendance agreed that it was such a great time.

The main aim was to present to the public the incredible skin art being produced in Australia and to expel the myth of tattooing being an unfavorable past-time solely for the criminal element or sea mariners. Mums, dads, doctors, lawyers, policemen and women teachers, everyday people from all walks of life would be in attendance, proudly displaying their body art and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow artists and supporters.

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