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Image courtesy of Rites Of Passage
Image courtesy of Rites Of Passage

Rites of Passage - Tattoo, Music & Art Festival

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Updated: 30 March 2016
Rites of Passage (ROP) returns to the city for the fifth year, setting up shop in one of Melbourne’s most iconic world heritage buildings, the Royal Exhibition Building, for a packed weekend celebrating tattoos, art, music and culture. In 2015 the festival took visitors on a journey to learn about Japanese tattoo culture, while this year’s theme is Neo-Traditional Tattooing and its historical influences. Paying homage to the traditional style of tattooing with its bold lines, heavy colours and limited shading, neo-traditional tattooing adds a modern twist to these elements, including introducing more diverse imagery and displaying them in a ‘traditional’ style. As the biggest tattoo festival in the Southern hemisphere, Rites of Passage promises to be an unmissable event for tattooists and fans of body art.


📅 Sat, April 22 & Sun, April 23

📍 Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC +61 (03) 9270 5000


All images courtesy of Rites Of Passage

All images courtesy of Rites Of Passage


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