Everyone’s been hanging out for some good news, unfortunately there’s been a lack of good news the past few weeks…⁣

It’s with great sadness that we tell you that the Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival has been cancelled for 2020. Curating Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Festival is a fine art, with the current circumstances in Australia, with international travel restrictions in place, we don’t believe we can provide you with an event to the caliber that the Rites of Passage name deserves.⁣

Rites of Passage is many of Australia and the worlds tattoo artists favourite Tattoo Festival, as it is for us also. Not being able to run this event has been challenging for our team and extremely disappointing, but we are lucky to be alive and to be able to run it again in the future when times are more certain.⁣

In light of that disappointing news, we DO have some good news!⁣

Australian Tattoo Expo will 100% run this year in Melbourne, along with other states, we are now in the final stages approval from the federal government on our proposed dates later in the year and we are extremely excited!⁣ Tickets and confirmed details will be posted here as well as on Australian Tattoo Expo.

All tickets purchased for ROP have now been refunded, the team at AEG will be contacting all artists and exhibitors in regards to refunds for Rites of a Passage Tattoo Festival starting next week.⁣

See you in 2021

Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson St,
Carlton VIC 3053, Melbourne

Featuring over 350 of the best tattoo artists from Australia and across the globe, Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival is Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event.

For the best tattoo designs in Australia, join us for a massive weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Victoria.

What’s on in Melbourne on the 14th – 16th August 2020? An action packed weekend celebrating body art and tattoos!

With a focus on creative talent, the line-up includes:

  • 350+ of Australia and the World’s best Tattoo Artists Tattooing Live
  • Huge Giveaways and Prizes across the weekend
  • Retail Vendors with awesome Tattoo related gear
  • The iconic Rites of Passage Food Truck Park
  • Much more!Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival – experience the unity of the tattoo industry and the public through a celebration of diversity, culture and body art.