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When:

Fri 13 Mar 2015, 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 14 Mar 2015, 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sun 15 Mar 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm

Where: Royal Hall of Industries, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: admin223

Ink fans can immerse themselves in the father of tattoo artistry, Don Ed Hardy at The Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park from 13 – 15 March, 2015.

Ed’s son Doug Hardy is heading to the event next month as a VIP guest, where the expo will be showcasing an exclusive pop up art gallery with approximately 70 original Hardy works, all of which have never been seen in Australia before. Hardy will also be live tattooing at the show, representing one of the most famous tattoo shops in the world, Ed Hardy’s Tattoo City.

Best known for his tattoo work incorporating Japanese art form and American style, Ed brought tattoo artistry out of the dark and made the transition into the world of fashion with his eponymous apparel and accessories brand Ed Hardy.

The dates are inked in and its seventh appearance in Sydney the expo is a celebration of the brash, bold and beautiful facets of tattooing and body art. The largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the 2014 event attracted over 16 000 visitors and featured a bevy of prominent ink masters from across the globe.

Across three buzzing days, artists will showcase their skills with live tattooing for both pre-booked appointments and walk-ups at the event. Singaporean parlour The Bold Fox will be represented; the striking portraiture of Californian tattoo artist Roman Arbrego will also be on display. Tony Cohen, tattoo artist for Rose Tattoo front-man, Angry Anderson, is returning the expo. Also joining the line-up is a number of notable Australian artists representing parlours from across Sydney and NSW

There will a number of chances to show off your ink at the expo too. Tattoo contests are being held across a spate categories including, Black and Grey, Asian, Portrait, Tribal and Neo-Traditional; as well as, an overall Tattoo of the day, each day of the event. Also, the Girls of Ink modelling completion for the tattooed beauties is returning with a $1000 cash prize and a modelling portfolio valued at $3000 up for grabs for the winner.