Surf n' Ink - Gold Coast Tattoo Festival

The tattoo scene south of the equator is like surfing…

Like little grommets in the water on a flat day, we waited and waited for something big to happen. A few little ripples came and went, but nothing that would take us very far. Then finally, way out there in the distance… we could see it. That big wave that we’ve been waiting for… like a gift from the heavens. SURF n’ Ink emerged into the tattoo scene like an epic wave; unforgettable, passed too quickly, and was one hell of a ride

Each year in Australia’s premier vacation spot when the heat is cranked, the worlds best artists among crowds of excited fans, flock to the Gold Coast to enjoy this world class event. The Gold Coast is no doubt the centre for tattooing in Australia, so it was only natural to host Australia’s unrivaled tattoo event in this magnificent place.

Throughout SURF n’ Ink you will find; a remarkable blend of the best tattoo talent in the world brought to you by the leading Tattoo Magazine, Custom Tattooz. And get this – you can get inked by these tattoo superstars too because as usual, they will be tattooing onsite for three full days amongst the excitement and energy of this great festivals atmosphere.

At SURF n Ink, there is something for everyone – so bring the whole family. Our jam-packed entertainment line-up is sure to impress, whatever your taste. Some of our favorites include the lavish pin-up performances, the magic “right-before-your-eyes” art-fusion displays, the shiny motorbike show and our #1 fav; secret revealing seminars by knock-your-socks-off famous ultra-talented artists. There is never a dull moment at SURF n Ink – that’s a promise.

Not only is the 70km of white pristine sandy beaches, the view of the perfect sunset over the canal and the picture-perfect endless summer weather enough to make your jaw drop, the exoticly decorated attendees are sure to force a double take. Don’t forget to stick around for the “Freak of show” contest; it’s sure to guarantee a jaw drop!

From SURF n’ Ink’s beginning in 2010, the buzz about this show was splashed across the international tattoo scene and created a swell that surged throughout the world.


SURF n Ink’s success and feedback has sent a loud and clear message; we are THE tattooing hub for south pacific… if you want to know about tattoos, get tattooed by the best or see what is really happening on the international tattoo scene, there is only one place to find it; it happens once a year on the second weekend in January in Australia’s premier destination and it goes by the name, SURF N’ INK!

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SURF n’ Ink 2015 is just around the corner. Mark your calendar, rally up your mates, get ready for the sickest weekend of the year and get AMPED!

The SURF n’ Ink Australia Crew!

Event Details 

Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date: 9 - 11 January, 2015