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We’re gonna give the coolest little capital in the world, a convention to suit. Welcoming 100 of the best New Zealand based 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. Now at the gorgeous Old Dominion Museum; we've a little more space to expand things slightly, but without compromising the intimate feel that everyone loved so much last year.

**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.

The live stage will be buzzing all weekend with live music and entertainment, our friends at Fortune Favours will keep your beer glasses topped up, and we've a huge array of Halloween themed tricks and treats - including prizes for those best dressed, so be sure to turn up in your most gruesome! A selection of Wellingtons' finest food trucks will keep you fed, Good Fortune will be bringing the coffees, and we've the coolest little selection of retailers in our market space.

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, and we've loads more to announce! - Please subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date with all the latest news and updates!



31st Oct - 1st Nov, 2020

Sat 31st: 10AM – 10PM
Sun 1st: 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 31st October
Sunday 1st November
Saturday 31st October 10am til 10pm
Sunday 1st November 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 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.



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.