NZ Tattoo & Art Festival


Live Music, FMX, BMX & much more

In addition to world class tattooing the festival also features a stacked entertainment line up, highlights include live music, FMX & BMX shows, Superior Walls & Ceilings Tattoo Competition & much more.

The Upbeats

NZ Drum & Bass titans The Upbeats will be live on the Mad Mex stage at 7.45pm on Saturday night.

Head Like A Hole

Iconic NZ rock band Head Like A Hole (HLAH) will be taking over the Mad Mex stage at 4.30pm on Saturday.


After dominating headline shows & festivals around NZ, having supported some of the most influential artists in her genre, she has made a name for herself with party goers around the country, "the dubstep princess" EMWA is coming home to play on the Mad Mex stage at 6.30pm on Saturday night.

Freestyle Motocross

Three shows each day in the Impact Feature Walls Action Sports Arena.

Freestyle BMX

Three shows each day by the Freestyle Lifestyle team in the Impact Feature Walls Action Sports Arena.

Superior Walls and Ceilings Tattoo Competition

Superior Walls and Ceilings Tattoo Competition on the Mad Mex Stage

3.00pm Sunday 27 November
- Best Realistic Tattoo
- Best Oriental/Japanese Tattoo
- Best Ta Moko Tattoo
- Best Back/ Bodysuit Tattoo
- Best Black Tattoo
- Best Black & Grey Tattoo
- Best Traditional Tattoo
- Best Neo Trad/ New School Tattoo
- Best Tatau

$5 entry fee per category ($ goes to charity), Registrations from 11am-2pm at the information desk in the stadium foyer, fresh tattoos done at the festival or healed tattoos can be entered, limit of 25 entires per category, a tattoo can only be entered in one category. (categories subject to change)

- Best of Day Saturday (9.30pm Saturday)
- Best of Day Sunday (6.00pm Sunday)
- Lucky Supply Best of Show (not judged on stage)
- Dark Horse Best Artist of Festival (not judged on stage)

One Bad Weekend

New Plymouth punk legends One Bad Weekend will be on the Max Mex stage 3.30pm on Saturday.