Frequently Asked Questions


Answers to most sought after questions for visitors of the show

What date is the event?

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza is taking place from Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th March 2020.

Where is the event being held?

TrustPower Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3175

What time do doors open?

Saturday 11.00am –
Sunday 10.00am –

How much are tickets?

$25.00 for a day pass (Saturday or Sunday) plus booking fees
$40.00 for the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) plus booking fees
FREE for children (15yrs and under)

$28.00 for a day pass (Saturday or Sunday) inclusive of merchant fees
$44.00 for the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) inclusive of merchant fees
FREE for children (15yrs and under)

Where can I buy tickets?

Beat the queues and buy online on our website. We utilise EventFinda’s secure checkout system to process your card.

There will also be door sales at the day of the event.

Please note, we recommend booking with artists ahead of the event, in order to secure an appointment.

What is the event timetable?

All event timings are available on the event Schedule.


Do I need to buy a ticket when I'm getting a tattoo?

Yes. All attendees require a ticket for the day.

Can I leave the venue and come back on the same day?

Yes. We will have door wristbands at the venue, so if you need to step out, once your entry ticket has been scanned, you will be able to do that.

Will there be an ATM, so I can withdraw some cash?

Yes. You can withdraw cash on site at the front desk.

Freedom Policy

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza. The organisers of the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza, aim and commit to providing a harassment-free, accessible, and pleasant event experience with equity in rights for all.

We want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe. Moreover, we will do our best to accommodate specific needs. We cannot promise to solve every issue, but will try our best.

If you feel that we have failed in our promise or you have been discriminated against by other participants, we would like to hear from you.



Tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged or cancelled once issued except in accordance with the applicable laws of New Zealand.

Ticket protection can provide added peace of mind at the point of purchase. It provides cover in case of illness, redundancy, traffic delays, airline delays, and more. Please, read the full policy for details.

Tattoo FAQs

Answers to tattoo related questions

Can I get a tattoo at the event?

Yes, many artists will have time available to tattoo either a flash or a custom design.

We recommend that you pre book with artists to avoid missing the chance to get tattooed by one of your favourite artists.


Are tattoos discounted or free?

There’s a chance some artists may do special rates on flash that they are really keen to tattoo, or possibly a discounted day rate.

Each artist sets their rate. So you need to ask what an artist’s rate might be. Tattoos are definitely not free, these artists are the best in the business.

As they say cheap tattoos aren’t good and good tattoos aren’t cheap.

How do I book with an artist?

You need to book an appointment directly with artists.

Go to Artist Profiles Page, where you can choose an artist depending on his or her style.

Click view profile and fill-in the contact form, providing enough detail about a tattoo you would like and your contact details. You may even send an image or an artwork in the form. The appropriate artist will be in touch with you directly to discuss your request further.


Do I need to pre-book tattoos?

We strongly recommend to secure your appointment with an artist well in advance for larger pieces, realistic or custom designed tattoos, this gives artists the time to draw your design prior to the convention.

Many artists are happy to do walk ups throughout the convention. So please look at the artists portfolios and chat directly with them to see if they have availability over the weekend.


Are there any tattoo competitions?

Yes, you will have a chance to show off your piece in the following categories.


When is the tattoo competition?

The tattoo competition is Sunday at 3pm. Registration opens from 2.00pm


What are the categories for the tattoo competition?

There competitions in twenty four categories.


How do I find an artist?

Details of artist’s booth are available on Artist Profiles page.

Or you can view an floor plan.