The Summernats Body Art Nationals, extends an invitation to tattoo artists and industry traders from all around Australia to participate in Australia’s biggest horsepower party. There will be live tattooing, art shows, airbrushing displays and tattoo competitions taking place on all four days, early January, held at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

The Summernats Body Art Nationals is looking for the best tattoo artists in the industry to come together under one roof, as more than 100,000 enthusiasts flock to the nation’s capital over four days. Together we aim to celebrate tattooing as an artform and immerse ourselves in the Summernats culture.

Tattoo artist booths are available through application only and are subject to event coordinator’s approval.

Event Dates: 3rd – 6th January 2019

Artist Application:


The annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival, is Australia’s biggest horsepower party.

Created by renowned revhead Chic Henry in 1988, the Summernats has taken on a life of its own and become a genuine Aussie icon.

This year, more than 2500 of Australia’s toughest modified cars descended on Exhibition Park in Canberra. Coming from around the country and the world, this diverse tribe gathers to show off their love of the street machine to an enthusiastic crowd of over 100,000 people.

The Summernats delivers four days of high octane extreme auto action including Australia’s top street machine judging competition, the world’s biggest and best burnout battle, two nights of massive concerts, horsepower heroics, and more.

It’s all set against a backdrop of burnt rubber, rock and roll, and one of Australia’s biggest motor retail trade shows, as we search for the Street Machine Summernats Grand Champion.

So much more than a motor show, the Street Machine Summernats is a celebration of the street machine lifestyle and the people who live it.


  • $900 per booth, excluding GST

Tattooing booths will include the following;

  • Trade entry pass x 2
  • Trade parking x 1
  • Health department approval
  • Booth 3x3m
  • Power board
  • Sharps Container
  • Shared wash station
  • Contaminated waste bin
  • Waste disposal
  • Avaguard hand wash
  • Rolling chair x 2
  • Display table and cover
  • Social media advertising

Massage tables and additional equipment are available for personal hire through Tatts On Tatts Off at your expense.
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To participate in this event, artist must meet the following requirements.

  • No Outlaw Motor Cycle Group, or criminal affiliation,
  • Copy of current public liability insurance,
  • ABN or ACN
  • First Aid training, preferred,
  • Excellent Portfolio, Facebook, Instagram etc,
  • Business email address and;
  • Government issued identification.


All artist and trade application requests, can be directed to Admin @ (remove spaces), or 0262418111. An application form will then be emailed to you for completion.

Convention management

The tattooing component of Summernats is managed by Tatts On Tatts Off Pty Ltd, 73 Anthony Rolfe Ave Gungahlin ACT 2912, 0262424679.