See the latest styles, discover your next artist and get inked at this three-day tattoo festival
These days everyone from your local PE teacher to your grandma is getting inked. And you can join the tattoo tribe on April 26-28 when the Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival rolls into Melbourne.
More than 350 local and international tattoo artists will attend Rites of Passage over the weekend, with guests able to discover new trends, the next big artist and even get an impromptu tatt (or two). There's a bunch of giveaways and prizes to be won across the weekend, plus a bunch of retail vendors selling tattoo-related gear as well.
While you're waiting to get inked, catch some of the festival entertainment which will include live acoustic sets, circus performers, DJs and tattoo competitions. And for a post-tatt pick-me-up, you can grab something tasty from the selection of food trucks that will be keeping punters fed all day.
Melbourne's Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival is on from Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28.