You will be astounded and amazed by the 3 Days of live tattooing, street & indigenous performances, fashion shows, retail traders and art galleries.
rites of passage tattoo awards 2012..
For those of you who attended Rites of Passage 2011 you would of seen our amazing tattoo awards which were individual bronze sculptures each hand crafted and made by the infamous Brett Williams.
To have anyone else make the 2012 awards would have been alot to live up to with the quality and unique nature of the 2011 editions, so Brett has confirmed that he will be making the awards for us again. He tells us that they will be very different to the 2011 awards, still bronze but with a different twist and they will be displayed at the tattoo convention and given to the winning artists each evening of the Rites of Passage Tattoo convention award ceremonies. Just to confirm the Tattoo artist gets the award and the person with the winning tattoo gets a bundle of Rites of Passage merch.
Brett will also be working at the tattoo convention this year where you too can mould anything you like and have it made into bronze. The process involves making a jelly mould, which is then filled with plaster of paris, and then a 4 week process is undertaken to make it into a bronze sculpture. These 3 dimensional sculptures can be permanant representations of any part of your body and they only take you 30 seconds to make and can be done there and then at the tattoo convention. Get creative and express yourself through three dimensional fine art.
Check out Bretts work online here
Daily Award Ceremonies:
Friday 27th April 2012:
*Best Large Black and Grey Female
*Best Large Black and Grey Male
*Best Small Black and Grey Female
*Best Small Black and Grey Male
*Best of Day Friday
Saturday 28th April 2012:
*Best Large Colour Female
*Best Large Colour Male
*Best Small Colour Female
*Best Small Colour Male
*Best of Day
Sunday 29th April 2012:
*Best Traditional | Old School
*Best of Show
***Please note: times are approximate only and subject to change – confirmed times will be made available closer to the event. Tattoo art submitted into the competition not done a the show will be a $10 entry fee. All entries submitted at the INFO | MERCH Booth.
tattoo history museum..
Celebrate the history of the tattoo with tribal performances and ceremonies of tattoo rituals from cultures such as Japan, Borneo, Polynesia and Tattooed Ladies of the Circus era. Be intrigued by the tattooing artefacts and art works in the living museum amongst the superabundance of roving entertainment creating an atmosphere of old world mystery. Be transported to a land of sailors and carny or a tropical Iban longhouse. Wander through the majestic Great Hall, amongst the worlds best tattoo artists, some of whom continue to create tattoos by way of their ancestors hand traditions.
lars krutak, tattoo hunter..
Discover the secrets of the worlds remaining tattoo tribes through the photographic images collected by the worlds leading tattoo anthropologist Dr Lars Krutak on his remarkable journeys to forgotten lands. Delve into the mysteries of magical tattooing and the history of tattooing with Krutaks seminars and learn about his latest published works and that which is currently being researched.
Get down to Tiki Town for a tropical cocktail and enter the Face of Tiki Town Pin-Up competition, located near the main stage and the eatery. Its the perfect place to relax and be transported to an island of vintage imaginings.