Progression Tattoo

Adelaide's premier custom tattoo studio. Specialising in Japanese, Lettering, Traditional and Realism.

Adelaides's premier custom tattoo studio. Specialising in Japanese, Tradtional, Lettering and Realism tattooing. We also provide the states best laser tattoo removal machine. No job is too big or too small, call to book in for a consult today.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that we get here at Progression Tattoo. But if you don't find an answer to your question please feel free to use our contact form on this website.

How to enquire with us:
General enquiries: General questions can be answered by our Shop Managers - Feel free to email, or you can call the shop and speak to someone. Or drop past and have a chat.

Booking enquiries: If you are looking to book in to be tattooed, it is best to contact us via email. We have an online contact form (found on our web page), which we prefer to be filled out for all tattoo enquiries. From there we will determine if we can book you straight in, or if you will be required to fill out a more extensive booking form.

Booking form: We will reply to your enquiry with a generic message and a booking form to fill out if you are wanting larger scale work. This form must be filled out entirely and the more information you can give us, the better we can assess who will be the artist best suited to do your tattoo.  Filling out this form is not a guarantee to get in with preferred artist.  We will determine who is best suited to do the tattoo. All efforts will be made to get you in with your preferred artist but sometimes this cannot happen for a multitude of reasons. 

We prefer that you only book a consultation if you are prepared to go ahead and get the tattoo, general enquiries can be handled by our shop managers and do not require a meeting with an artist. Unfortunately, our artists only have time for consultations with people who are serious about booking in.

What hours is Progression open?  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Tuesday to Saturday, 9am - 6pm. 

How much do you charge?  The hourly rate is $180 per hour. This only applies to work taking longer than 3-4 hours. Anything below this amount of time, or if the tattoo can be completed in one session, will be charged at a higher rate. We always do our best to quote the price and time needed for a single session tattoo, however this is ALWAYS an estimate only. If you are unsure on how much your session will cost please consult with your artist for a quote.

Do I need to leave a deposit?  Yes, all bookings require a deposit. $100 for one session tattoos, $200 for more than one session. $300 for back/front piece. All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE for ANY reason. Your deposit must stay on your booking till the last session, it can not be used until this time.

Cancellation:  Please give as much notice as possible if you wish to cancel or move an appointment.  We have a one week cancellation policy.  A confirmation text will be sent to you a week prior to your appointment, once you have replied and confirmed, any cancellation or change of appointment will incur a loss of deposit.  A new deposit must be left to rebook an appointment.  Failure to respond to the confirmation text will result in a loss of appointment and deposit. Please keep us informed if your contact details change for this reason. If you cancel more than once, you will be asked to pre-pay future appointments.


Friends at appointments: Please DO NOT bring anyone with you. We Try to keep things private and we also don’t have a room for waiting friends or family, so please come alone.

WE DON’T tattoo pregnant/breast feeding women, anyone with transmittable diseases, people under 18 (EVEN WITH PARENTAL CONSENT), anyone undergoing chemotherapy and anyone who is disrespectful or rude. Please note we will not tattoo anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We reserve the right to refuse to tattoo anyone and for whatever reason.

Preparation for appointment: Please shave (if possible) the area you are getting tattooed the day of your appointment. Eat something before your appointment and please bring any refreshments you may need. Lastly, please come to your appointment showered and clean!

Car Parking: You are able to park in the two shopping centre car parks across from and next to the shop. PLEASE DO NOT PARK BEHIND THE SHOP (EXILE - DARE HAIR - PLATINUM TRAVEL) THIS IS A TOW AWAY AREA.

Designs: We only draw for people with a deposit and a booking. Designs are not ready until the day of the appointment. Our workloads are too busy to have drawings prepared earlier than this. This will be explained in more detail at the time of your consultation.

Payment: We accept cash or eftpos. Credit cards (Mastercard, Visa only) incur a 1.5% surcharge. There is also a NAB ATM across the street.