Australia's biggest and best tattoo festival is heading to Melbourne

A massive weekend of tattoos, art and entertainment. 

The Australian Tattoo Expo makes its return to Melbourne, bringing over 300 local and international artists together under the one roof.

For tattoo lovers, it's the perfect opportunity to immersive yourself within the culture, scope out your next piece, or pick up a new tattoo on the spot with numerous artists offering walk-ups throughout the weekend. 

The Melbourne leg of the Australian Tattoo Expo for 2017 will be their biggest and boldest yet, with more entertainment, giveaways, competitions and prizes up for grabs than ever before. 

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That's a lot of tattoos. 

The event will feature the fifth and final round of the Australian Tattoo Series for 2017, awarding one talented artist with a prize package of $10,000, a year-long sponsorship from Eternal Ink and a double page spread in Inked Magazine. 

Capping it off, this December sees the return of the Fuel Girls, who will be bringing their world-famous high-octane pyrotechnic and aerial act all the way from the UK.  

The Australian Tattoo Expo takes over Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on From Friday December 1 - Sunday December 3.