23 • 26 January 2020


North New Brighton Community Centre
88 Marine Parade, North New Brighton, Christchurch 8083
New Zealand

North New Brighton Community Centre





SusCon Australasia Tattoo Convention

This event runs for 4 days:

  • On Wednesday evening, local crew, guest crew, and the volunteers set up the venue, collect badges, then attend volunteer and crew meetings.
  • Thursday will be for practitioner focused workshops and classes.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be suspensions on 3 indoor dynamic point and 1 indoor static shibari/hook fusion point as well as a static cube.
  • Monday 27th will be a closing installation featuring a collaboration between Garth Knight (Sydney) and Skindependen

WORKSHOPS: (These will be in the style of interactive roundtable discussions)

  • Consensual Risk
  • Infection Controlled
  • From Planning to lifting
  • Implementing and Understanding Protocol

Steeve Easley will also be hosting yoga before the doors open by the beach (Days and times TBC)

  • Professional Program Insurance Brokerage 2020


We are lucky enough to have secured the North New Brighton Community Centre, located right on the beach in New Brighton, east of the city centre.


Maps will be available of the area, with local amenities highlighted as well as bus routes available. The venue is about a 15 minute drive from the central city so UBER sharing may be a cost effective transport option also. There will also be a number of locals with cars to help with transportation.


There are a number of eateries close by as well as a supermarket. Uber eats is also an option if delivery is preferred. We will be looking into possibly a food truck on site, however, this will depend on the numbers needed.


A big thank you to Becky Herbison for designing our t-shirts for this event. These are printed on AS Colour premium tees in both mens and womens sizes and will be available for pre order. Order form can be found here: https://forms.gle/vF32wXqnXfvSdAbz


We will provide hooks and shackles for most suspensions. Please note that, some of the hooks have been used before and have been processed and sterilised by Sterile Services at Christchurch Hospital. If you have any concerns about previously used hooks, please bring your own sterile hooks, ready to use.

There will be a limited supply of sterile, ready to use Gilsons and possibly Blacksheeps for purchase – if you would like to pre-order any, please let us know. If you have your own locking hooks, we recommend bringing them. Reusable blacksheeps and gilsons will be available, however will be limited.


Team leaders/crew will be sent a protocol prior to the SusCon Australasia Tattoo Convention. This is to be followed at all times to ensure smooth running. Any questions regarding the protocol can be directed to Eden Thomson.


If you want something special for your suspension that requires extra attention and planning, please send an email to skindependent.suspension@gmail.com no later than 3 weeks before the SusCon Australasia Tattoo Convention. If you have any questions, cancellations or other concerns, send an email also. Once you have completed your registration you will receive an automatic confirmation, if you do not, please check your spam-filter.

Cost for registration is $300 (this INCLUDES paypal fees) – once registered, you will receive a paypal invoice. This payment is appreciated as soon as possible however no later than December 1st, 2019.

The payment deadline to secure your spot is December 1st 2019, but please pay sooner if you can. Please note that if you have registered and for some reason have to cancel, you must let us know at least 2 months in advance for us to be able to refund your fee. If you are a no-show, or cancel your registration after this, we will not be able to offer a refund.

See you at SusCon Australasia Tattoo Convention!


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