FLASH DAY 4 – SATURDAY 27th JUNE, 2015

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It’s on again!!!! Our 4th, and one that promises to be our best yet.

As in previous years, all of the Westside crew will be painting two A3 sheets of flash each, all to be tattooed on the day…on a first come, first served basis.

Sheets will be posted the evening of the 26th, not before. Teaser shots of what the artists are putting together will however be posted as the event draws near to give you an idea of what to expect.

Prices to range from $250-$350.
BUT…this year we’re going to mix things up a little. If you’re feeling lucky, good times ahead! More details to come.

No bookings can be made prior to the day, however, as with previous years, we’ll do our best to make sure everyone who wants in, will be able to get tattooed. Our counter staff will be there bright and early to start the booking process at 7am, with the first tattoos kicking off at exactly 9am.

Westside artists:
Ed Brockfield, Matt Cunnington, Anna Day, Shane Gallagher, Peta Jamieson, Ant Oliver, Tim Rix, Ben Rorke

Guest artists:
Liam Jenkins, Spiderdeath…and more to be announced.

PLEASE JOIN THE GUEST LIST ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING, RECEIVE UPDATES AND NEWS, AND TO BE IN THE RUNNING TO WIN A TATTOO VOUCHER TO USE ON THE DAY!!

DO US A FAVOUR AND SHARE THIS EVENT WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON WHATEVER FORUMS YOU CAN MANAGE…THE MORE THE MERRIER!

Now, the nuts and bolts.
For anyone who hasn’t been before, or those who just want a refresher on how we run our Flash days…head to our event page and scroll down to the FAQ. All your questions will be answered.

See you there!

SHANE GALLAGHER – STARTS MAY!!!

Heads up folks!

Shane Gallagher has set dates for his move to Brisbane, and will officially be tattooing with us at Westside from May 12 onwards.
Spots are already filling fast, with the first 6-8 weeks almost full.

He will be doing consults on a daily basis, morning and afternoon, and is keen to start talking to people as soon as he starts.
Check out his work here, and if you’re interested in being tattooed by him, contact the studio to book a consult and get the ball rolling.

Call 38440711, email info@westsidetattoo.com.au or simply drop past and chat to our counter staff.

CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS

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If you’re interested in being tattooed over the coming weeks, come in and talk to our counter staff any day we’re open, contact us by phone at 38440711, or email your ideas to info@westsidetattoo.com.au

Please be aware that while a number of our artists are making appointment times available between Christmas Day and New Years Day, walk-ins will not be available as our reception will be unstaffed during this time. To snap up what’s available, get in touch with the studio ASAP.

G20 TRADING HOURS AND LOCAL ACCESS

While Brisbane residents are unsure what disruptions they can realistically expect to services and business during the G20 period (Mon 10th to Mon 17th November), our studio and tattooers are operating as usual. We’ll be closed on the Friday 14th for the public holiday, but will otherwise trade as per normal.

Hours are as follows:

Mon 10th – Private sessions
Tues 11th – 11am to 6pm
Wed 12th – 11am to 6pm
Thur 13th – 11am to 6pm
Fri 14th – CLOSED
Sat 15th – 11am to 6pm
Sun 16th – CLOSED
Mon 17th – Private sessions

We’ve set aside appts throughout the week to take walk-in appointments so come on down and talk to us about what you’re after.
There are some road closures and public transport changes that you’ll want to know about. Access to West End and our studio should be no problem…just allow extra time to get here and get home again.
As a bit of a guide, we’ve put together a summary of the relevant disruptions that may affect your trip to us. Read on…

DRIVING/ROAD CLOSURES

From Mon 10th to 5am Mon 17th

  • Disruptions and progressive road closures throughout the entire restricted area (Southbank – Grey St, Merivale St, Glenelg St, Little Stanley st, Russell St, Melbourne St, etc (the area contained within the parameters of Peel St, Cordelia St, Brisbane River and Ernest St)
  • Some closures in CBD area and around the Riverside area leading to Fortitude Valley (Queen/Adelaide intersection, Ivory/Brunswick/Ann intersections)

From 7pm Thursday 13th to 5am Mon 17th

  • No vehicle access to restricted area (Southbank – Grey St, Merivale St, Glenelg St, Little Stanley st, Melbourne St, etc).
  • Lane closures as required on Alice, Ann, Roma, Turbot, Edward
  • Victoria Bridge – CLOSED except to pedestrians on Northside of bridge
  • William St – CLOSED
  • Adelaide St – CLOSED (section closest to Brisbane River, behind the Library)

Saturday 15th to midnight Sunday 16th

  • Queen St around the Riverside/Valley end – CLOSED
  • Adelaide St around the Riverside/Valley end – CLOSED
  • Stanley Place (GOMA) – CLOSED
  • Cultural Centre Tunnel – CLOSED
  • Grey St (Southbound, right up to William Jolly Bridge) – CLOSED
  • From 3pm Saturday…Montague Rd (between Hope and Stanley…the area closest to GOMA) – CLOSED
  • From 5pm Saturday…William Jolly Bridge southbound – CLOSED

Friday 14th to 5am Monday 17th

  • Airport locales/area and roads leading in/out will face closures and major disruptions

Friday 15th to 5am Mon 17th

  • Irregular disruptions to traffic around the Brisbane Showgrounds area…O’Connell, Wren and Gregory Tce affected

* People driving to West End from the Northside may be best to come and go via Hale St, to the Go Between Bridge and Montague Rd. (NOTE that council have promised no tolls to be paid for travel on the GBB during the restricted period)

* Those from the South should be able to access Hardgrave Rd via Woolloongabba through Highgate Hill, Dornoch Tce.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT – TRAIN

Mon 10th to 5am Monday 17th

  • South Brisbane station CLOSED – disruptions to the Cleveland, Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines…travel will end and passengers to disembark at Southbank Station instead

Friday 14th

  • ALL rail services in Brisbane will run to a Saturday timetable

Monday 17th

  • stations will begin to re-open through the day, and services progressively returning to normal

PUBLIC TRANSPORT – BUS

Mon 10th to 6pm Thurs 13th

  • Reduced bus services with some changes to bus stops and timetable

7pm Thursday to 5am Mon 17th

  • NO bus services through CBD or Sth Brisbane…all services that normally go through CBD will instead be diverted to railway stations for transfer by train, or to outlying transport hubs (Milton, Spring Hill, Woolloongabba, Toowong etc) for transfer to other limited shuttle services
  • Busway between Herston and Woolloongabba CLOSED…services will be diverted to transport hubs or train stations
  • Bus passengers are advised to leave CBD before 6pm Thursday or be faced with major delays

Friday 14th

  • All bus and ferry services, whether CBD bound or not, will run to a public holiday timetable

Mon 17th

  • bus stops will begin to re-open and services slowly returning to normal…expect delays

UPDATES AND MORE DETAILED PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFO CAN BE FOUND AT THIS LINK

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BRISBANE BOUND!!!

Heads up Brisbane. We’re absolutely stoked to have two of the country’s best joining the team at Westside in 2015. First up is Liam Jenkins who is re-locating from Melbourne (where he currently works at Chapel Tattoo) to the northern NSW coast. While final details are still to be established, he’ll be tattooing regularly with us here in Brisbane. Stay tuned for more info as it comes to hand. he’ll be takings bookings once he’s made the move, but hell, if you want to make sure you’re one of the first off the ranks, shoot him an email at liammjenkins@gmail.com liam1 Second to make the move will be Shane Gallagher (also from Chapel in Melbourne). Shane has been doing regular guest spots with us and will be moving full time to live and work here in Brisbane, in May 2015. To organise bookings, or express interest in starting work once Shane has settled in, email him directly at brisbanetattoo@gmail.com shane1 Gonna be one hell of a year…more news and announcements to come!!!!!

TIM RIX FLASH DAY – OCT 18th

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Tim has decided he’s keen to hold another flash day ASAP, so has set aside Oct 18th from 9am onwards for exactly that.
Designs and prices will be posted on Instagram and Facebook closer to the date but bookings are already filling fast. If you know you’re going to want in, get in touch with the studio this week when we open on Tuesday 7th and book yourself in.
If you want to take your chances and wait until designs are all posted…your call.

Please note that this is slightly different to our full shop flash day in that bookings ARE being taken in advance, and deposits ARE required prior to the day in order for appts to be held.

If you know Tim’s work, you know you’re gonna love what he draws for this event.

Get to it!!

WELCOME ED AND DANEL TO THE TEAM

Pretty damn stoked to announce 2 new additions to the Westside team…2 of the nicest damn guys you’re going to meet in the industry.

First up is Ed Brockfield, formerly of True Love Tattoo, specialising in Japanese and traditional/old school tattoos. He’s super keen to help you with anything from the smallest of pieces right up to entire bodysuits, and is always happy to talk tattoos.

Along with Ed, we’ve also just welcomed Danel Matos to the studio, recently of 383 Tattoo on the Gold Coast after moving from Sao Paulo, Brazil earlier this year. He specialises in Japanese tattoos but a long history of street shop experience has given him the versatility and ability to tattoo nearly anything.

Check out their work in the tattoos page, and contact us at the studio if you’d like to book a tattoo or simply a time to come in and talk to any of our artists.