NZ Tattoo & Art Festival

Booth Map, Schedule & FAQ’s

Tattoos, Live Music, FMX, BMX & More

Checkout where all the artists are going to be in the Major Major Tattoo Zone & when all the Action Sports, Live Music & Tattoo Competitions are on at the TSB Stadium.




Gates Open 11.00am
Impact Feature Walls FMX & BMX Shows 12.00pm
Kozo Kaos in the outdoor zone 1.00pm
Infinity Ritual on Mad Mex Stage 2.00pm
One Bad Weekend on Mad Mex Stage 3.00pm
Impact Feature Walls FMX & BMX Shows 3.30pm
Sacred Laser No Regerts- Tattoo Fail Championship 4.15pm
Head Like A Hole on Mad Mex Stage 4.30pm
EMWA on the Mad Mex Stage 6.30pm
Impact Feature Walls FMX & BMX Shows 7.30pm
The Upbeats on the Mad Mex Stage 7.45pm
Cheyenne Best of Day Saturday Tattoo Comp 9.30pm
End of Day 10.00pm


Gates Open 11.00am
Impact Feature Walls FMX & BMX Shows 12.00pm
Kozo Kaos in the outdoor zone 1.00pm
Impact Feature Walls FMX & BMX Shows 2.00pm
Superior Walls and Ceilings Tattoo Competition 3.00pm
Impact Feature Walls FMX & BMX Shows 5.00pm
Stencil Jam Best of Day Sunday Tattoo Comp 6.00pm
End of Day 7.00pm


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

The 2022 NZ Tattoo & Art Festival will be held on the 26th & 27th November

Saturday 25th November 11am-10pm.

Sunday 26th November 11am-7pm.

Where can I buy tickets from?

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek

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, with a large number of artists doing only walk ups. 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, family friendly performances & more. 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 Tattoo Area until the festival opens at 11am, we will allow pre purchased ticket holders into the outdoor area at 10.30am.

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, typically charging by the hour or per piece.

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

In order to get tattooed at the NZ Tattoo & Art Festival you must be 18 years or over.

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

No. The TSB stadium does not permit aerosol cans.

Are there any retail stalls?

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

Are animals allowed?

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

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

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