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We’re gonna give the coolest little capital in the world, a convention to suit. Welcoming 100 of the Southern Hemispheres premier artists in a very intimate and concentrated event. We’re focused on quality over quantity, and guarantee a unique and memorable event for both artists and the public alike.

**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.

Each tattooist is hand-picked and individually invited by ourselves, giving you a fantastic opportunity to watch these highly talented artists practice their craft and/or get tattooed yourself.

Our friends at Fortune Favours will keep your beer glasses topped up, there will be music playing all day with live music in the evening, and your hunger can be kept at bay by the delights on offer from our in-house chef.

With award winning tattooists creating award winning tattoos we figured we need to hand out some trophies! 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.

It’s still early days, there’s still more to come! - Please subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date with all the latest news and updates!



20TH-21ST OF JULY, 2019

Sat 20th: 10AM – 10PM
Sun 21st: 10AM – 6PM

Over 100 Artists

From around the Southern Hemisphere

Exclusive Event beer

Courtesy of Fortune Favours


Full details coming soon.

Our artist line up is nearly complete, we've worked really hard to achieve a 50:50 split between male & female artists. For up to date artist announcements follow us on instagram.


What date is the convention?
Friday 19 th july – Artist day
Saturday 20 th July – Public day
Sunday 21 st July – Public day
Saturday 20 th July 10am til 10pm
Sunday 21 st July 10am til 6pm
The convention is being held at the Harbourside function centre, 4 taranaki street. (just behind macs brew bar on the waterfront)
Early bird tickets sold out. Day Tickets available on the door, $25 per person.
Day tickets are $20
Weekend tickets are $30
Under 5’s are free
Where can I buy tickets?
Early bird tickets sold out. Day Tickets available on the door, $25 per person.
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.
There is a bar on each level of the convention offering a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages including our special convention beer brewed by Fortune Favours, There will be a bar menu available all day, including vegetarian and vegan options. You will also be able to relax and eat in the “loft café” on the third story of the venue.
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 Japanese
Best traditional
Best Maori
Best Samoan
Best realism colour
Best realism black and grey
Best backpiece
Best sleeve (arm or leg)
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.



Day Pass


Early bird tickets sold out. Day Tickets available on the door, $25 per person.


Weekend Pass

Sold out

Early bird tickets sold out. Day Tickets available on the door, $25 per person.


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 Harbourside Function Centre, 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington.