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After the Covid pandemic disrupted 2020 we’re stoked to be back to our ‘regular’ July date for the third annual Wellington Tattoo Convention. Once again at the beautiful Old Dominion Museum, we’ll be welcoming over 100 of the finest tattoo artists from Australasia to the coolest little tattoo show in the world. Fresh for 2021, we’re expanding the convention onto a second floor where you can enjoy a showcase of traditional Pacific tattoo techniques and arts & crafts.

**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.

In addition to the 100 artists working the weekend, over 20 ‘unplugged’ acts will take to the stage giving you a feast for your ears as well as your eyes! There’s also a pop-up barber shop, body piercing, a cute little retail area and so much more

We’re always amazed by the quality of work on show at the convention, and each year are honoured to hand out a selection of trophies to the best artwork produced at the show. A ‘Best of Day’ is on offer each day, with a full tattoo competition taking place Sunday afternoon.

We’ve got everything in place to keep you well fed with a wonderful curated little food court featuring some of Wellingtons’ finest food trucks. And for when you get thirsty our friends from Fortune Favours will be making sure the bar is always stocked, and Good Fortune coffee will be on hand for that caffeine hit!

Whether you’re looking to get tattooed, find an artist for your next tattoo, or just enjoy a wonderful day out amongst cool people, the Wellington Tattoo Convention is the perfect even this winter.



10th - 11th July, 2021

Sat 10th: 10AM – 10PM
Sun 11th: 10AM – 6PM

Over 100 Artists

From around 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?
Saturday 10th July
Sunday 11th July
Saturday 10th July 10am til 10pm
Sunday 11th 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.
Best colour Realism
Best black and grey Realism
Best Tatau
Best Ta Moko
Best Japanese
Best Traditional
Best Blackwork
Best of day Saturday
Best of day Sunday
Unfortunately not, The artist day is only open to the artists working at the show.
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.



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.