Australian International Tattoo Expo - Perth 2016

All the tattoo action from the west coast of Australia.

stacie_mayer5 months ago in Stories

As the city of Perth reverts back to normal after being inundated with tattoo artists and collectors over the weekend, here's what you missed from the Australian International Tattoo Expo - Perth 2016. 

Visitors to the expo were treated to watching talented tattooers create these amazing pieces.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Colorful abstract realism tattoo by Khail Aitken. #abstract #realism #colorrealism #KhailAitken #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo
Colorful abstract realism tattoo by Khail Aitken. #abstract #realism #colorrealism #KhailAitken #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Dark and spooky forearm tattoo by Dan Molloy. #blackandgrey #realism #blackandgreyrealism #spooky #DanMolloy
Dark and spooky forearm tattoo by Dan Molloy. #blackandgrey #realism #blackandgreyrealism #spooky #DanMolloy

With such incredible tattoos being created at the expo, the judging was tough. Here are a few of the winning tattoos. 

Matt Curzon won Best of Day (Friday) at the Perth expo.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Bold neo traditional bear and flowers tattoo by Matt Curzon. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #neotraditional #bear #flowers #MattCurzon
Bold neo traditional bear and flowers tattoo by Matt Curzon. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #neotraditional #bear #flowers #MattCurzon

The guys from Luxury Ink Bali had a successful expo, taking home three awards. Shua won Best Freehand tattoo for this piece:

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey biomechanical tattoo by Shua. #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #biomechanical #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #shua
Black and grey biomechanical tattoo by Shua. #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #biomechanical #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #shua

And Joky Fluke won for Best Large Black and Grey Tattoo...

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Abstract black and grey leg piece by Joky Fluke. #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #woman #skull #rose #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #jokyfluke
Abstract black and grey leg piece by Joky Fluke. #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #woman #skull #rose #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #jokyfluke

...and Tattoo of the Show with another black and grey tattoo. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Woman holding a smoking gun. Tattoo by Joky Fluke. #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #woman #gun #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #jokyfluke
Woman holding a smoking gun. Tattoo by Joky Fluke. #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #woman #gun #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #jokyfluke

The award winners took home their very own surfboard. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Matt Curzon and his surfboard prize for winning Best of Day (Friday). #MattCurzon #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #tattooartist #tattooist
Matt Curzon and his surfboard prize for winning Best of Day (Friday). #MattCurzon #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #tattooartist #tattooist

The Perth expo, like with most tattoo expos, had its fair share of entertainment. Pyrohex made the journey from London to thrill the crowd with their blend of pyro and fire performances throughout the weekend.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Pyrohex (from L-R): Červená Fox, Rebecca Crow, Shelly d'Inferno. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #Pyrohex #ČervenáFox #RebeccaCrow #ShellydInferno
Pyrohex (from L-R): Červená Fox, Rebecca Crow, Shelly d'Inferno. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #Pyrohex #ČervenáFox #RebeccaCrow #ShellydInferno
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Pyrohex performing at the Perth tattoo expo. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #Pyrohex #ČervenáFox #RebeccaCrow #ShellydInferno
Pyrohex performing at the Perth tattoo expo. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #Pyrohex #ČervenáFox #RebeccaCrow #ShellydInferno

Ladies with a love of pin up style fashion, with and without tattoos entered the Stealth Pin Up Pageant. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Stealth Pin Up Pageant entrants at the Perth tattoo expo. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #pinup #pinuppageant
Stealth Pin Up Pageant entrants at the Perth tattoo expo. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #pinup #pinuppageant
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Stealth Pin Up Pageant winners. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #pinup #pinuppageant
Stealth Pin Up Pageant winners. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #pinup #pinuppageant

A wide array of classic cars and motorcycles were on display for all the rev heads.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Classic car on display at the Perth tattoo expo. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #classiccar
Classic car on display at the Perth tattoo expo. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #classiccar

AFL legend, Sam Newman attended the expo on the Friday, filming a segment for The Footy Show

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Sam Newman interviewing an expo attendee. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #SamNewman
Sam Newman interviewing an expo attendee. #austattooexpo #perthtattooexpo #SamNewman

For the Australian tattoo enthusiasts, the next big expo is Rites of Passage in Sydney, October 14-16.