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Auckland International Tattoo Convention 2011

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  • Sat 26 Nov ’11, 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sun 27 Nov ’11, 9:00am – 8:00pm


ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult - one person, per day: $20.00
  • Adult - two people, per day: $30.00
  • Children under 12: $0.00

New Zealand’s premier tattoo event once again plays host to more than 60 of the world’s biggest names in tattoo art and performance, including renowned Tatau masters from Samoa, the Sulu’ape family, and tattoo artist, performer and world’s most tattooed man, Lucky Diamond Rich. Auckland International Tattoo Convention celebrates the intersection of global tattoo culture and the Pacific’s rich tradition of Ta Moko and Tatau.

Artists from England, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, USA and all over New Zealand will design and execute tattoos for the public at the convention, including work done by traditional Ta Moko and Tatau hand tools. Bookings can be made directly with tattoo artists, listed on the event website.

The event also features a packed schedule of family-friendly entertainment. Performances include Tonga’s Kalia dance troupe and some of Aucklands finest DJs including Slave, Cian (Conch) and Bobby Brazuka (Conch). A pop-up salon by Teaser Hair Lounge will provide 1950s style hair dos.

A hotly contested tattoo competition on Sunday afternoon will recognise the best body art on display. All proceeds of the competition support the NZ Women’s Roller Derby Team’s trip to the International Derby Bash in Toronto, Canada, in December 2011.

Also included in the event is New Zealand’s only display of tattoo art exhibition “Death” on its world tour from Canada. The exhibition shows a series of artwork from around the world, examining the death of 'traditional western tattoo design' and its rebirth as ‘fine art’.

Presented by Ta Moko Tatau Tattoo Trust.

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