Adelaide Cancellation

Ink & Drink Adelaide Pop-Up Postponed: A Message to Our Valued Community

We are deeply saddened to announce that the upcoming Ink & Drink Adelaide pop-up event scheduled for May 23rd-26th at Fumo Blu has been postponed.

This difficult decision was made following a last-minute ruling by the South Australian Consumer and Business Services (CBS), led by Acting Commissioner Fraser W. Stroud. Despite our unwavering confidence in the legality and safety of our unique workshop experience, the CBS raised technical concerns based on a narrow interpretation of the Tattooing Industry Control Act 2015.

While we firmly believe that our workshops, which focus on education and artistic expression using synthetic skin and non-permanent inks, do not constitute “tattooing services” as defined by the Act, we respect the CBS’s authority and are committed to full compliance with all relevant regulations.

Understanding the Situation:

We understand this news is incredibly disappointing, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We share your frustration and want to be completely transparent about the situation:

  • Last-Minute Ruling: The CBS ruling came less than 24 hours before the event was scheduled to begin, leaving us with no time to adequately address the concerns raised or seek legal recourse.
  • Differing Interpretations: We firmly believe our workshops fall outside the scope of the TIC Act, but the CBS’s interpretation differs. We are actively working to resolve this discrepancy and find a path forward.
  • Commitment to Compliance: We are fully committed to working with the CBS and other relevant authorities to ensure that Ink & Drink operates legally and responsibly in South Australia.

Refunds and Future Events:

  • Full Refunds: All ticket holders will receive a full refund for their purchase within the next 5 business days. You will receive a confirmation email once your refund is processed.
  • Adelaide, We’ll Be Back: We remain committed to bringing our unique tattoo workshop experience to Adelaide. Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates on future events.
  • Special Offer: As a token of our appreciation for your understanding and continued support, we will be offering a special discount on your next Ink & Drink booking.

Thank You for Your Support:

We understand this situation is frustrating, and we deeply appreciate your patience and understanding. We value your support and are determined to bring the joy and creativity of Ink & Drink to Adelaide as soon as possible.

Thank you for being a part of our community.

Sincerely,

The Ink & Drink Team