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The 12th Annual Greazefest Festival is on this year between the 5th and the 7th of August.
It’s held this year again at the Rocklea Showground, Goburra St, Rocklea, Brisbane, Qld.
Greazefest is a Kustom Kulture weekend full of cool old-school cars & hotrods, rockabilly tunes, vintage bikes &  lowrider cycles, low brow art, pinstripers, tattoos and vintage threads. Theres’s also cool markets that sell all kinds of kustom and rockabilly goodies.
Ticket pricing & Times:
Friday –
$30 / $35 at door (unless sold out)
Times: 8pm – 1am
$35 / $40 at door (unless sold out)
7.30pm – 12.30am
$20 / $25 at gate
9am to 5pm

For more information, check out their website:




1850 – 1900 :   Likened to carnival freak shows, people flocked to the circus to see the amazing tattooed Lady

1900 – 1950 :   An indication of a Sailor or Marine. Not so much a social stigma but indicative of enlisted men.

1950 – 1960 : Tattoos became more popular with the criminal element; out-law bikers, social outcasts & the mentally ill.

1960 – 1990 : The age of “Prison tats”.

1990 – Today: With the growing popularity of tattoos and the tatoo culture, the social stigma is almost gone, some people’s opinions can never be changed though.