14 • 16 August 2020

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

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Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival

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.

LATEST NEWS

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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!⁣

@austattooexpo 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 ❤️⁣
#fuckcovid19
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We see you, We hear you and we Love you 🖤💛❤️ ⁣

We love being Australian and the freedoms that come with it, though we can never accept these priviliges until they include every single one of us, all our brothers and sisters no matter their skin colour, gender or sexuality. ⁣

Yes, we are upset to see in this day and age that parts of the human race are still oppressed, our indigenous brothers and sisters have had to fight for their rightful equalities and freedoms for far too long. NOW, we all stand together and we say NO to racism, NO to hate, and we will NO LONGER allow this to be accepted in society.⁣

Australian Tattoo Events has always acknowledged the traditional and only custodians of this land, and have always been truly thankful to live here.⁣

Racism and discrimination, something that has NEVER been accepted within our events and NEVER will be.⁣

Any person found to stand against equality, love and acceptance of one another no matter their race, are not welcome at any of our events or affiliations.⁣

We would also like to acknowledge our long time master of ceremonies and progressive social figure, who has been standing along side the Australian indigenous family and community to create awareness and equality for all.⁣

@chasingghosts - we’re here to support in any way we can.⁣

We love and appreciate you. All of you.
... See MoreSee Less

We see you, We hear you and we Love you 🖤💛❤️ ⁣ ⁣ We love being Australian and the freedoms that come with it, though we can never accept these priviliges until they include every single one of us, all our brothers and sisters no matter their skin colour, gender or sexuality. ⁣ ⁣ Yes, we are upset to see in this day and age that parts of the human race are still oppressed, our indigenous brothers and sisters have had to fight for their rightful equalities and freedoms for far too long. NOW, we all stand together and we say NO to racism, NO to hate, and we will NO LONGER allow this to be accepted in society.⁣ ⁣ Australian Tattoo Events has always acknowledged the traditional and only custodians of this land, and have always been truly thankful to live here.⁣ ⁣ Racism and discrimination, something that has NEVER been accepted within our events and NEVER will be.⁣ ⁣ Any person found to stand against equality, love and acceptance of one another no matter their race, are not welcome at any of our events or affiliations.⁣ ⁣ We would also like to acknowledge our long time master of ceremonies and progressive social figure, who has been standing along side the Australian indigenous family and community to create awareness and equality for all.⁣ ⁣ @chasingghosts - we’re here to support in any way we can.⁣ ⁣ We love and appreciate you. All of you.

I solemnly vow, to stop nominating my friends to do push-ups......⁣

Thanks to everyone for being so patient whilst we put in some hard yakka in the background to ensure Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event @ritesofpassagefestival continues this year!⁣

It’s proven extremely difficult to get much information previously on when we can get this show on the road, but things are looking positive now and we’re excited to be making steps towards locking in new dates for the event in 2020 🤞🤞⁣

Thank you to everyone that has continued to purchase tickets to this event, in doing so you’re helping the Australian event industry! 👏👏⁣

If you’re in a financial position to support your favourite events and festivals, make sure you buy a ticket, these events will return, and when they do, you’re ready to rock and roll 😈 ⁣

Anyone that has already purchased a ticket, don’t worry, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates once they are set in stone 🤛⁣

Moving forward, keep your eyes and ears peeled as we release more info on when ROP will open its doors! 👀 ⁣

#supporttheevents #postcovid
... See MoreSee Less

I solemnly vow, to stop nominating my friends to do push-ups......⁣ ⁣ Thanks to everyone for being so patient whilst we put in some hard yakka in the background to ensure Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event @ritesofpassagefestival continues this year!⁣ ⁣ It’s proven extremely difficult to get much information previously on when we can get this show on the road, but things are looking positive now and we’re excited to be making steps towards locking in new dates for the event in 2020 🤞🤞⁣ ⁣ Thank you to everyone that has continued to purchase tickets to this event, in doing so you’re helping the Australian event industry! 👏👏⁣ ⁣ If you’re in a financial position to support your favourite events and festivals, make sure you buy a ticket, these events will return, and when they do, you’re ready to rock and roll 😈 ⁣ ⁣ Anyone that has already purchased a ticket, don’t worry, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates once they are set in stone 🤛⁣ ⁣ Moving forward, keep your eyes and ears peeled as we release more info on when ROP will open its doors! 👀 ⁣ ⁣ #supporttheevents #postcovid

The Culture of Australian Tattooing returns to Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival - Melbourne 2020 this April 24-26 at the historic Royal Exhibition Building🔥

- 350+ Artists 💪
- Exciting Headline Artists 💯
- Food Truck Park 🍔
- Live MUSIC returns 🔥
- Live Art Activations 🌊

Don’t miss out on Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event.

Tickets now on sale 🙌http://bit.ly/36XMuTW
... See MoreSee Less

The Culture of Australian Tattooing returns, Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival - Melbourne 2020 this April 24-26 at the historic Royal Exhibition Building 🔥

- 350+ Artists 💪
- Exciting Headline Artists 💯
- Food Truck Park 🍔
- Live MUSIC returns 🔥
- Live Art Activations 🌊

Don’t miss out on Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event!

Tickets now on sale 🙌http://bit.ly/36XMuTW
... See MoreSee Less

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LATEST NEWS

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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!⁣

@austattooexpo 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 ❤️⁣
#fuckcovid19
... See MoreSee Less

We see you, We hear you and we Love you 🖤💛❤️ ⁣

We love being Australian and the freedoms that come with it, though we can never accept these priviliges until they include every single one of us, all our brothers and sisters no matter their skin colour, gender or sexuality. ⁣

Yes, we are upset to see in this day and age that parts of the human race are still oppressed, our indigenous brothers and sisters have had to fight for their rightful equalities and freedoms for far too long. NOW, we all stand together and we say NO to racism, NO to hate, and we will NO LONGER allow this to be accepted in society.⁣

Australian Tattoo Events has always acknowledged the traditional and only custodians of this land, and have always been truly thankful to live here.⁣

Racism and discrimination, something that has NEVER been accepted within our events and NEVER will be.⁣

Any person found to stand against equality, love and acceptance of one another no matter their race, are not welcome at any of our events or affiliations.⁣

We would also like to acknowledge our long time master of ceremonies and progressive social figure, who has been standing along side the Australian indigenous family and community to create awareness and equality for all.⁣

@chasingghosts - we’re here to support in any way we can.⁣

We love and appreciate you. All of you.
... See MoreSee Less

We see you, We hear you and we Love you 🖤💛❤️ ⁣ ⁣ We love being Australian and the freedoms that come with it, though we can never accept these priviliges until they include every single one of us, all our brothers and sisters no matter their skin colour, gender or sexuality. ⁣ ⁣ Yes, we are upset to see in this day and age that parts of the human race are still oppressed, our indigenous brothers and sisters have had to fight for their rightful equalities and freedoms for far too long. NOW, we all stand together and we say NO to racism, NO to hate, and we will NO LONGER allow this to be accepted in society.⁣ ⁣ Australian Tattoo Events has always acknowledged the traditional and only custodians of this land, and have always been truly thankful to live here.⁣ ⁣ Racism and discrimination, something that has NEVER been accepted within our events and NEVER will be.⁣ ⁣ Any person found to stand against equality, love and acceptance of one another no matter their race, are not welcome at any of our events or affiliations.⁣ ⁣ We would also like to acknowledge our long time master of ceremonies and progressive social figure, who has been standing along side the Australian indigenous family and community to create awareness and equality for all.⁣ ⁣ @chasingghosts - we’re here to support in any way we can.⁣ ⁣ We love and appreciate you. All of you.

I solemnly vow, to stop nominating my friends to do push-ups......⁣

Thanks to everyone for being so patient whilst we put in some hard yakka in the background to ensure Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event @ritesofpassagefestival continues this year!⁣

It’s proven extremely difficult to get much information previously on when we can get this show on the road, but things are looking positive now and we’re excited to be making steps towards locking in new dates for the event in 2020 🤞🤞⁣

Thank you to everyone that has continued to purchase tickets to this event, in doing so you’re helping the Australian event industry! 👏👏⁣

If you’re in a financial position to support your favourite events and festivals, make sure you buy a ticket, these events will return, and when they do, you’re ready to rock and roll 😈 ⁣

Anyone that has already purchased a ticket, don’t worry, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates once they are set in stone 🤛⁣

Moving forward, keep your eyes and ears peeled as we release more info on when ROP will open its doors! 👀 ⁣

#supporttheevents #postcovid
... See MoreSee Less

I solemnly vow, to stop nominating my friends to do push-ups......⁣ ⁣ Thanks to everyone for being so patient whilst we put in some hard yakka in the background to ensure Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event @ritesofpassagefestival continues this year!⁣ ⁣ It’s proven extremely difficult to get much information previously on when we can get this show on the road, but things are looking positive now and we’re excited to be making steps towards locking in new dates for the event in 2020 🤞🤞⁣ ⁣ Thank you to everyone that has continued to purchase tickets to this event, in doing so you’re helping the Australian event industry! 👏👏⁣ ⁣ If you’re in a financial position to support your favourite events and festivals, make sure you buy a ticket, these events will return, and when they do, you’re ready to rock and roll 😈 ⁣ ⁣ Anyone that has already purchased a ticket, don’t worry, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates once they are set in stone 🤛⁣ ⁣ Moving forward, keep your eyes and ears peeled as we release more info on when ROP will open its doors! 👀 ⁣ ⁣ #supporttheevents #postcovid

The Culture of Australian Tattooing returns to Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival - Melbourne 2020 this April 24-26 at the historic Royal Exhibition Building🔥

- 350+ Artists 💪
- Exciting Headline Artists 💯
- Food Truck Park 🍔
- Live MUSIC returns 🔥
- Live Art Activations 🌊

Don’t miss out on Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event.

Tickets now on sale 🙌http://bit.ly/36XMuTW
... See MoreSee Less

The Culture of Australian Tattooing returns, Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival - Melbourne 2020 this April 24-26 at the historic Royal Exhibition Building 🔥

- 350+ Artists 💪
- Exciting Headline Artists 💯
- Food Truck Park 🍔
- Live MUSIC returns 🔥
- Live Art Activations 🌊

Don’t miss out on Australia’s Most Prestigious Tattoo Event!

Tickets now on sale 🙌http://bit.ly/36XMuTW
... See MoreSee Less

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