The biggest bike, car & tattoo festival in Africa

102

Tattoo artists

500+

Bikes

10

Live bands

150

Exhibitors
*Terms and Conditions apply

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About the event

Ink & Iron Joburg Ink & Iron Joburg
The City of Gold

Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.


When

Sometime in October

Where

Expo Centre JHB

Nasrec rd, corner Rand Show Rd, Nasrec, Johannesburg, 2091

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Tickets & Registration

Tickets coming soon


Ink & Iron Joburg Ink & Iron Joburg
Bunny chow city

Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. Refurbished for soccer’s 2010 World Cup, the seafront promenade runs from uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium, to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium.


When

13 & 14 August 2022

Where

Suncoast Casino

Suncoast Boulevard, O R Tambo Parade, Durban, 4056

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Line up

Music

To be announced

Tattoo Artist

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The mother city

A more commonly-used nickname for Cape Town, which is the oldest town in South Africa, is the “Mother City”, and the reasoning behind this takes a little more investigation to figure out. The Mother City is an affectionate nickname, which is widely known and used among locals and visitors to Cape Town alike.


When

To be announced

Where

To be announced


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Music

To be announced

Tattoo Artist

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It's not the destination,
it's the journey

Motorcycles are truly incredible, iconic machines. They are equal parts simple and complex, mechanical interpretations of form meeting function — with attitude to spare.

Whether it’s chrome glimmering in the sun, the artful engineering behind a single-sided swingarm or their ability to outrun just about anything, motorcycles are more than just simple transportation.

Bike in leather jacket
Biker on a motorcycle
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Tattoo's are more than just ink.
It's an extension of myself.

We've taken care of finding the right artists. Come and discover the very best tattoo artists and find dope design inspo at Ink & Iron.

A new wave of tattoo artists of colour in South Africa has emerged to reclaim the practice of tattooing as an aboriginal art form.

Arm Tattoos
Full Sleeve Leg Tattoo
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One person’s car is
another person’s scenery

The world's most daring one-of-a-kind cars aren't always made in the rarefied autos plants of Europe. In some instances, they're expertly constructed in driveways, mechanic shops and film lots around the world, where dedicated engineers are creating new models.

"Customizing cars is an obvious extension of the way that we choose cars to put forth some part of our personality or ourselves. They are what we want to be."

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63
Lamborghini Huracan
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Music is the universal
language of mankind.

Music is one of the best ways to express yourself. Sometimes, it takes that certain song to really put you in your feelings and sometimes it just makes you forget about everything going on in your life.

Ink & Iron will host some of the hottest local talent in Mzansi ranging from a variety of genre's.

Rapper Rapping
Guitarist playing his guitar

See what Ink & Iron has to offer

KTM Dealer showrooms
Dealer showrooms

View a wide range of motorcycles & cars on display at the dealer showrooms. Ducati, Honda, KTM, BMW are a few dealers to name a few.

Bike Accessories
Accessories for days!

Browse through the largest catalogue of accessories available for cars and bikes. From helmets to boots there is something for everyone.

Custom Bike
Custom everything

If you appreciate the art of custom bikes and cars then Ink & Iron is the place to be. From the craziest paint jobs to completely custom builds.

Live Entertainment
Stay entertained

Let's be honest what's a party without music? This year we have several top artists which will keep you rock n rollin the entire day!

Food Stall
Indulge yourself

With everything else going on at the event we will offer the widest range of craft beers, drinks and some of the best food you've ever tasted.

Bike Tricks
Evil Kenieval's back

If you're an adrenaline junky come join us as the professionals show us the craziest tricks, stunts and know-how's.

We'd love to hear
from you

We're all about meeting new people. If you have any questions or just want to say hi pop us a message.

Send us an email
queries@inkandiron.co.za sponsors@inkandiron.co.za exhibitors@inkandiron.co.za vendors@inkandiron.co.za
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FAQs

Yes! Ink and Iron is an open event to everyone out there with a passion for biking, cars, tattoos and likes listening to good music . Whether you drive in a club, ride alone or don't even own a motorcycle you're still welcome!

Our goal is to bring Ink & Iron to as many people as possible. That is why we will be hosting 3 events this year. Starting in Joburg then moving on to Durban and finally our last stop is in the mother city, Cape Town.

Yes people of all ages are allowed to come and enjoy Ink & Iron. Some areas like the smoking and bar sections is strictly only available to 18 and over

To register as a vendor / trader visit our registration page. Register as a vendor
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