The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre played host to the WA showcase of the Australian Tattoo Expo 2023, taking place on the weekend of September 1st-3rd.
With a 300+ all star international and domestic Tattoo artist lineup scheduled to attend, the team at CMMN transformed the Exhibition Centre into a playground for Tattoo artists and fans to celebrate all things Tattoo culture, with 5,500 ticket holders embracing three action packed days of art and entertainment.
As a celebration of Tattoo culture and artistic expression, the highly coveted industry Tattoo competitions are always hotly contested across the nationwide Australian Tattoo Expo tour, with a host of industry figures judging the awards such as Nath Holden from Black Mark Tattoo and Kim Davies from Young Bloods Tattoo & Wolfgang Tattoo.
It was New Zealand standout artist Nick Noonan who would leave his mark on the show, winning Best Realism along with Multi Day and the highlight of the expo – Tattoo of the show award.
Other incredible artist performances were awarded to Twoshirtz Tattoo from Young Bloods Tattoo in WA, claiming five awards with Tattoo of the day on Friday and Saturday, Best Pop Culture, Best Freehand and Best Small Colour.
Away from the Tattoo booths, attendees were entertained with non-stop action on the stage with the Flux Entertainment Fire performers, Wild Kat Burlesque show, Lucy Love Gun and a host of DJ’s spinning music throughout the three day event.
Event sponsors consisted of – Tattoo Numbing Cream Co and Bepanthem along with 50+ other vendors and exhibitors gave the trade alley area a party vibe, handing out samples and engaging with attendees across Tattoo inspired casual wear, art, jewellery and of course industry leading Tattoo supply companies.
CMMN, the promoter for the Australian Tattoo Expo commented via CEO Kevin Mack on another successful Expo;
“We love bringing the Australian Tattoo Expo to Western Australia and Perth” commented Mr Mack.
“This expo holds tremendous value both CMMN and the Western Australia Tattoo community as a whole. With local artists able to showcase their talent and put WA on the map against the international stars we had in attendance from as far afield as Japan, Singapore and Indonesia, it was truly an international affair in Perth”.
“As the footprint of the Australian Tattoo Expo continues to grow, we have seen Perth become a key demographic for us, illustrated by a total event attendance of over 7500 people across Artists, crews, vendors and ticket holders. The value local artists and the Tattoo community can enjoy from the Expo is what will bring us back to WA for 2024 and into the future” concluded Kevin Mack.
The Australian Tattoo Expo now heads to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 1st-3rd for the final leg of the Australian Tattoo Expo tour for the year. Finishing off with the Prestigious “Tattoo Industry Awards Night” held on the Sunday after exhibitors bump out of the expo and get into celebration mode.
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