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Back for our fourth 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.

GET TATTOOED!

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.

GET PIERCED!

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!

LIVE STAGE!

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

AWARDS!

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.

RETAIL!

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…

HAIR!

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

FOOD!

Enjoy the very best of the Wellington food truck scene, featuring our friends Dutchys Burgers, the Greek Food Truck, Taco Addicts, and Mao & Co!

DRINK!

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!

KIDS!

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!



BE AWARE!!!
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.

15 BUCKLE STREET, WELLINGTON

(OLD DOMINION MUSEUM)

8th - 10th July, 2022

Fri 8th: 2pm – 7PM
Sat 9th: 10AM – 10PM
Sun 10th: 10AM – 6PM

Over 100 Artists

From around Australia &
New Zealand

Exclusive Event beer

Brewed with Fortune Favours

Artists

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!

View Artists

FAQs?

What date is the convention?
Saturday 9th July
Sunday 10th July
Saturday 9th July 10am til 10pm
Sunday 10th July 10am til 6pm
The convention is being held at the Old Dominion Museum, 15 Buckle Street.
Advanced day tickets are $20
($25 on the door)
Weekend tickets are $35
(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.
We'll be presenting awards in the following categories: Blackwork
Tatau
Japanese
Ta Moko
Traditional
Realism
Neo Trad/New School

As well as best of day Saturday & Sunday
and Best of Show
We are open to the public on Friday 8th of July for an afternoon session 2pm - 7pm. Tickets for this day are presale only.
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.

Sponsors

Tickets

Advanced Day Pass

($25 on the door)

Weekend Pass

(not available on the door)

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.