ARE THERE ANY ATMS AT THIS EVENT?
Yes! We have plenty of operational ATMs purely for this event. Once inside the event, each lifestyle brand manages its own stall for easy money-handling between their apparel/products and yourself. We do, however, encourage a CASHLESS payment system for minimal contact between suppliers and shoppers due to the ever-changing climate and safety restrictions in line with COVID-19
CAN I SHOWCASE MY BRAND/SERVICES?
Yes! We would love to hear from you and see what you’ve got. Please go to the Booth Enquiries tab and complete the Application Box for one of our team members to get in touch with you. We will have an initial screening conversation about your brand, what your goals are and how we can leverage it to the next level through brand strategy, exposure and market awareness.
CAN I TAKE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS AT INKED EXPO?
Only photographers and videographers with an accredited media Pass are permitted to take photos of the event inside and outside the surrounding areas of Inked Expo.
Please go to the Contact Us tab and complete the form with the subject MEDIA.
If you are attending the expo as a visitor, you are welcome to take photos/videos of yourself and friends but not brand ambassadors or models without their permission.
HOW CAN I ATTEND INKED EXPO 2023?
This is an all-ages, family-friendly event located in Melbourne, Australia. You and all your friends are invited by simply purchasing a ticket online via our official website or coming on the day and purchasing a ticket at our front ticketing desk. All visitors are wrist-banded before entry into the Showgrounds. Strictly no exceptions.
HOW DO I GET A TATTOO AT THE EXPO?
Search through the wide range of artists and artist styles via our Official Inked Website. Click through to artist profiles on Instagram to take a look at previous artwork. Reach out directly to the tattoo artist or tattoo studio through their preferred method of contact and book in!
Purchase an Inked Expo ticket and walk through the many aisles of tattoo studios and artist booths. Most tattoo booths will have flash sheets and take walk-ins. Feel inspired in the moment and book in with an artist on the day. Tattoo prices will vary depending on each independent artist. Inked Expo does not handle any individual bookings at the event.
Please note, you must still purchase an Inked Expo general ticket into the event.
HOW TO GET THERE AND PARKING OPTIONS
Located just 7km from Melbourne CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport, Melbourne
Showgrounds is easily accessible by public transport or car:
Car Parking: Charged at $20 per vehicle and all cars are to be parked in Building 7.
On Foot: If you are traveling on foot, please note that the pedestrian gate (Gate 1A) will be open.
Bus: 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Lang Rd
404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads
Tram: 57 (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth, City), Stop 32- Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre
on Epsom Road. Used to be stop 33 but the stop has been discontinued.
IS ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION PERMITTED?
We love a drink to go with our street food! Over 18s are invited to taste our customised alcoholic beverages and summer cocktails at the event. Inked Expo Australia and the Showgrounds Venue within the City of Melbourne are committed to responsible service of alcohol and encourage all members to drink responsibly.
IS THERE AN ENTRANCE FEE?
There is an entrance fee into the show to give you access to live entertainment and exclusive offers and giveaways during the expo days.
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WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT ON, AND WHERE IS INKED EXPO 2023?
Inked Expo will be at the Victorian & Boulevard Pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds in Victoria, Australia, from February 10th -12th, 2023.
FRI: 10 am - 9 pm
SAT: 10 am - 9 pm
SUN: 10 am - 7 pm
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR AND WHO CAN ATTEND?
Everyone includes children, adolescents, grandparents and students. This is an all-ages family-friendly event.
Only 18+ are permitted to drink at our licensed bars where we uphold our liquor licensing for all members to drink responsibly. Relevant Australian ID may be required by our event bar staff and security team. We appreciate your understanding.