Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival

Exhibition and Shows

26 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

The Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival will return to Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Building for an unmissable weekend of tattoos, live art, food trucks and entertainment.

The 2019 line-up will feature over 250 of Australia’s most talented tattoo artists, as well as celebrated international artists travelling from all over the world to showcase their work.

Visitors will have the chance to meet their next artist, research the latest trends and techniques, and even treat themselves to a tattoo on the spot.

Retailers selling everything from tattoo supplies to the latest in street wear will be in attendance, and Melbourne’s best food trucks will be serving up tasty treats all weekend on the Museum Plaza.

With live music, live art and daily tattoo competitions, you definitely do not want to miss out on this massive celebration of art, culture and diversity.


Bar Cafe Carpark Disabled access available Family Friendly Public Toilet Shop


Early bird and multi-day specials available online

Event Times

26 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

Annual Event


Royal Exhibition Building

9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, 3053

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