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Back for our sixth year, we’re once again excited to invite you to the coolest little tattoo convention in the world at the gorgeous Old Dominion Museum. Hosting over 100 of the leading artists from New Zealand and Australia in a warm and inclusive event. We’re focused on quality over quantity, and guarantee a unique and memorable event for both artists and the public alike.


Each tattooist is hand-picked and individually invited by ourselves, giving you the perfect opportunity to get tattooed, or simply watch some of the best at work.


Alongside the tattoo artists we’ll be welcoming a couple of the finest body piercers - you’re sure to find something new to adorn your body!


The live stage will be busy all weekend, featuring some of the hottest musicians and live acts from around the the region.


At the end of each day we’ll be dishing out prizes for the best work, as well as a comprehensive competition at the end of Sunday.


From clothing and memorabilia to nik-naks and trinkets. There’s sure to be something to tempt and delight! And stickers, always stickers! And lollies…


Need a trim? Step right up and take a seat!


Enjoy the very best of the Wellington food truck scene.


Our friends at Fortune Favours, Red Bull, Sailor Jerry and Good Fortune coffee will have your every thirst quenched! We’ve brewed a special beer for the event so make sure you give this limited run brew a sample!


For the kids we've got lawn games, colouring, face painting and airbrush tattoos. We’ll be giving away an award for the best airbrush piece on Sunday!

Artists are invited individually by ourselves, but if you wish to get tattooed you will need to contact the artist directly. The Wellington Tattoo Convention does not take bookings for artists. Please be aware, some artists may take bookings for the event and some may choose to only take appointments on the day (walk-ups) - it is wise to check with your chosen artist beforehand to avoid disappointment.



5th - 7th July, 2024

Fri 5th: 2pm – 8PM
Sat 6th: 10AM – 8PM
Sun 7th: 10AM – 6PM

Over 100 Artists

From around Australia &
New Zealand

Exclusive Event beer

Brewed with Fortune Favours


Check out who's attending this years' event! This section will be regularly updated in the build up to the event. You can also find daily announcements on our Instagram and Facebook pages so be sure to check them out!

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What date is the convention?
Friday 5th July through to Sunday 7th July
Friday 5th July, 2pm til 8pm
Saturday 6th July, 10am til 8pm
Sunday 7th July, 10am til 6pm
The convention is being held at the Old Dominion Museum, 15 Buckle Street.
Advanced single day tickets from $16
($25 on the door)
Three day weekend tickets are $40
(not available on the door)
Under 10’s are free
Where can I buy tickets?
Buy them online here
To book a tattoo at the convention you will need to contact the artist you want to get tattooed by directly, all artists are dealing with their own bookings. We advise Pre booking to avoid disappointment
You will need to pay the artists directly for your tattoo. Most will only take cash as payment, some may have mobile eftpos available, please check beforehand with your chosen artist and come prepared.
This year our bar will be offering a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages including our special convention beer brewed by Fortune Favours. We will also have a wonderful dedicated catering area outside which features a handful of Wellington's finest food trucks who will be on hand whenever you need a bite.
Yes we will have a best of day on Saturday and Sunday for the artists working the show. On Sunday we will also have a tattoo competions anyone can enter, with 8 catagories.
Because the size of the show and the fact we want to have a high quality of artist and keep the event diverse and mixed in terms of styles and male and female artists we run our event as an invitational, meaning you can only work the show if you are invited. You are welcome to email us an expression of interest for next years show.



Single Day Ticket

$16 - $25

Available online now.


Three Day Weekend Ticket

Contact & Questions

For any queries regarding the Wellington Tattoo Convention, please first have a look through our FAQ section which will more than likely answer your question.

For anything else, please fire us an email to info@wellingtontattooconvention.com

The Wellington Tattoo Convention will take place at the Old Dominion Museum, 15 Buckle Street.