You Could Get Inked 268 Metres Above Sydney in the World's Highest Tattoo Studio

Bondi Ink will set up shop in a pop-up parlour on the Sydney Tower Eye's SKYWALK for one morning only, inking two people with Sydney skyline-inspired tattoos.
Sarah Ward
Published on March 21, 2023

Every tattoo tells a story, whether it's the sole piece of ink adorning a person's skin or one of many on someone whose body is a walking art gallery. That tale can span many things, including the design's meaning and significance, and also everything around making and creating it. Get a tatt while standing 268 metres above Sydney, however, and you'll have one helluva anecdote to tell.

For one morning only, Sydney Tower Eye's SKYWALK is offering something more than stunning views high above the Harbour City: tattoos. Teaming up with reality TV favourites Bondi Ink, it's hosting the world's highest tattoo studio over a quarter of a kilometre above the ground, at a pop-up announced to mark World Tattoo Day.

That occasion — because there's one for everything — falls on Tuesday, March 21 in 2023. But the sky-high inking will occur from 9–10.30am on Wednesday, April 5. And, to truly commemorate a pop-up tattoo parlour setting up shop at such lofty heights, the folks getting everlasting mementos will actually receive Sydney skyline-inspired tattoos.

Given that Bondi Ink is only whipping out its machines for 90 minutes, only two people will be inked — and if you're keen, you'll need to hope that you're one of the lucky winners. To enter, hit up the Sydney Tower Eye website before 11.59pm AEDT on Monday, March 27, and explain both which part of your body you'd like your new tatt to decorate and why you're so eager.

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"I've tattooed for some interesting events in my time but being invited to create a design for 'The World's Highest Tattoo Studio' on the Sydney Tower Eye is pretty unique; I'm looking forward to it," said Chris Molt, a Bondi Ink artist known for his airbrush, fine line and script skills.

"We're already spoilt with our view at Bondi Ink, but the crew loved seeing the whole city from up high on the SKYWALK. No better view to feed into our Sydney skyline tattoo-designing," shared his colleague and visual artist Cristina Martinez, who has a penchant for fine line, traditional and colour tatts.

Whoever Chris and Cristina end up inking, they'll get a semi-realistic design representing the Sydney vista, and then take a victory stride on the SKYWALK afterwards. Sydney locals, this might be the ultimate way to show your love for your home town. Interstate visitors, this is quite the souvenir.

And new ink with a view — and of a view — isn't in your future, you can nab a ticket to head up to the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck on the day from 9am to watch.

Bondi Ink's 'World's Highest Tattoo Studio' will pop up on Sydney Tower Eye's SKYWALK from 9–10.30am on Wednesday, April 5. To enter the competition to get inked, hit up the Sydney Tower Eye website before 11.59pm AEDT on Monday, March 27. For tickets to watch, head to the same place.

Published on March 21, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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