Schedule & FAQ’s

FMX, BMX, Live Music, Live Performances & More

Checkout when all the Action Sports, Live Music, Live Performances & Best of Day Tattoo Competitions are on in the Fowler Homes Outdoor Zone


Timetable will be released soon.

Timetable will be released soon.


What date is the NZ Tattoo & Art Festival held, and what are the opening hours?

The 2018 NZ Tattoo & Art Festival will be held on the 24th & 25th of November.

Saturday 24th of November 11am-10pm.

Sunday 25th of November 11am-7pm.

Where can I buy tickets from?

Tickets can be purchased from or at the Ticketek box at the gate during the festival weekend.

Where is the event held?

TSB Stadium, 1 Rogan Street, New Plymouth.

How can I get a tattoo at the festival?

You can email the tattoo artists directly to book a tattoo or get a walk up over the festival weekend. A list of artists attending this year’s festival can be found on the artist page of our website.

If I’m booked in for a tattoo do I still need to buy a ticket?

Yes, you need to buy a ticket to get entry into the NZ Tattoo & Art Festival.

Do I have to have a booking to get a tattoo?

No, some artists will have space for walk up tattoos over the weekend. If you have someone in mind that you would like to get a tattoo from making an appointment with them is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Is the NZ Tattoo & Art Festival an R18 event?

No. The NZ Tattoo & Art Festival is a family friendly event. Alongside tattooing there is FMX & BMX shows plus a dedicated kid zone area. Kids 14 & under get in free when accompanied by a paying adult.

What happens if my tattoo is booked in at 11am when the festival opens, can I get in early?

No. Due to health and safety, no public will be admitted into the TSB Stadium until the festival opens at 11am.

Are there cash out facilities available?

There are no built-in cash out machines at the TSB Stadium. It is advisable to bring cash to the event as your artist may not have eftpos available.

How much does a tattoo cost?

All artists charge their own rates depending on the tattoo.

Can I bring aerosol cans into the event (like spray deodorant)?

No. The TSB stadium does not permit aerosol cans.

Are animals allowed?

No. The TSB Stadium does not permit any animals except for seeing eye dogs.

Are there any retail stalls?

Yes. We have a retail marque and artists may also have merchandise for sale. Official NZ Tattoo & Art Festival T Shirts are available at the information booth.

Can I apply to volunteer at the NZ Tattoo & Art Festival?

Yes. Go to the Volunteer section of this website to submit your application.

What is the Joes Garage Charity Tattoo Booth?

The Joes Garage Charity Tattoo Booth supports the Taranaki Base Hospital Children’s Ward and Neo Natal Unit. Rosie Roo from Australia and Sann Hellen from the Netherlands will have several pre-drawn tattoo designs available at the beginning of each day if you want to get a rad tattoo and support a great cause.