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.

IMMOVABLE

Hello to all of our blog readers! customers and supporters.

I must admit, I have been avoiding sitting down to write this blog as I don’t even know where to begin and my heart feels heavy knowing the subject matter I am about to address.  But the time has come.

In the early hours on Wednesday June 14th 2017, Progression Tattoo was attacked.  A firebomb was thrown up the stairwell, causing a fire to spread through the shop, causing catastrophic damage.  The 8 years Matt and Sam put into building Progression to be so beautiful and iconic was gone in a matter of minutes.  It is completely devastating to think of the memorabilia, artwork and tattoo equipment that was lost.  We all poured our whole selves into the home that is Progression, and it is so sad to think someone wanted to take that away from us. 

But in light of such a horrible tradgedy, I sit in our new temporary home typing this and we are still Progression. The TV is on with a movie.  Matt is rambling off movie triva, Ryan is singing jingles he’s made up, Tom is chuckling behind me, Mark is quiet in the corner, Parker is drawing new designs, Tessa chimes in with some whitty sarcasm – and whilst Dan is in Melbourne right now, rest assured every few days we are talking about how much we miss him.  This experience has brought us all together, we are family.  We may have lost what was within the walls of 272 Unley Road, but the spirit and vibes of the Gresh are still going strong!

The fire casued us to shut up shop.  We had a few weeks split up working from different studios around Adelaide.

Once the news spread, the wave of support that immediately followed completely overwhelmed all of us! We had calls and texts from friends, family and artists not only in Australia, but world wide expressing their condolonces.  We received offers to help with the rebuilding and loaning of equipment to get us back on our feet.  Our good friend, Mitch Love, set up a donation page for us to raise money to open in a new temporary location.  Packages started rocking up full of equipment.  We designed a tshirt to raise funds for the artists who lost their equipment and hundreds were sold.

During this time, Sam worked tirelessly to get us all working together again.  Our long time friends and neighbours, Paul & Rachel Dare from Dare Hair salon, saved the day and offered to split their salon in half and let us move in.  We made it happen within a month! Now we are all working together from 272 Unley Road, just 2 doors down from where we were.  We are so lucky to be so close to where we were and to see familiar faces every day.

To answer some of the questions we are asked

No, the police have not yet found the person responsible for the arson attack and they are still working on the investigation.

We are certain it was not motorcycle club related.

Yes, Progression intends to re-open at our previous address.  The damage is extensive and we are not fully aware yet of what needs to be done, but its being said it could take at least 8-12 months. Our vision for the new Gresh is exciting, we have a completely new look in mind!!

To everyone who offered any support of any kind to Progression, we are all forever grateful and don’t know how we could ever repay you. Its truly amazing to see people coming together to support each other in a time of need.

Now that we are up and running, lets check out some recent tattoos!

By Matt at his good friend Alvaro Flores' new shop - La Flor Sagrada in Melbourne.

By Matt at his good friend Alvaro Flores' new shop - La Flor Sagrada in Melbourne.

Flower by Matt

Flower by Matt

By Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

By Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

Flower by Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

Flower by Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

Dragon in progress by Tom de Vries

Dragon in progress by Tom de Vries

Sleeve in progress by Tom de Vries

Sleeve in progress by Tom de Vries

By Parker Lyas

By Parker Lyas

By Parker Lyas

By Parker Lyas

Zebra by Tessa Hancock

Zebra by Tessa Hancock

Portrait by Tessa Hancock

Portrait by Tessa Hancock

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

Iron Man by Dan Mawdsley

Iron Man by Dan Mawdsley

Pan's Labyrinth by Dan Mawdsley

Pan's Labyrinth by Dan Mawdsley

 

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS!

MUSIC : 

Tool

TV SHOW: 

Game of Thrones

MOVIE: 

Dunkirk

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan & Parker xx

MAY 2017

Firstly, wishing a HAPPY 38TH BIRTHDAY to the Big Boss, MATT DEVERSON xx

We hit the town and went to Ruby Red Flamingo to celebrate with his favourite, Italian food!

Matt went back to Japan this month for his 31st trip and had more of his back tattoo coloured.  He is also off to Melbourne soooooon to be the first Guest Artist at our mate Alvaro's new shop, La Flor Sagrada Tattoo.  Check it out here! www.laflorsagradatattoo.com/ And keep an eye out for us to announce dates!  He is also going to have his artwork featured on a candle...more info to come as things get finalised.

By Matt Deverson

By Matt Deverson

Ryan has some new merch on the way! It was up for pre-order, so a big thanks to everyone who purchased one - it will be on its way to you soon!

CREW NECKS

CREW NECKS

WIND BREAKERS

WIND BREAKERS

LONG SLEEVES

LONG SLEEVES

By Ryan Reeve

By Ryan Reeve

Tom is gearing up to open his books in a few weeks time.  Along with looking at all enquiries, he has also been preparing a lot of design ideas that will be available to tattoo.  Please keep an eye out on social media for us to announce the opening of his books!

In progress by Tom de Vries

In progress by Tom de Vries

Just a little update that for the next little while, Dan will be working in Adelaide for one week of every month and spending the rest of his time in Melbourne.  So bookings can be limited, make sure you book in!!

Marvel sleeve in progress by Dan Mawdsley

Marvel sleeve in progress by Dan Mawdsley

Marvel sleeve in progress by Dan Mawdsley

Marvel sleeve in progress by Dan Mawdsley

Extending a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out a booking form to be tattooed by Tessa when we recently opened her books.  We had such an overwhelming response, she was truly humbled by all requests.  Her books have now closed again while she takes on this next lot of new work!

Puppy portrait by Tessa Hancock

Puppy portrait by Tessa Hancock

Mark is also looking to open his books very soon - please keep an eye out on social media!!

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

By Parker Lyas

By Parker Lyas

Parker's beautiful girlfriend happens to own Peanut Gallery in Adelaide Arcade and is currently showing the Morbid Curiosities Exhibition, featuring work by a bunch of talented artists including our very own Tessa Hancock and Parker Lyas.  If you appreciate art, or just want to show your support, make sure you check it out!

"Mary Study" by Tessa Hancock ($590)

"Mary Study" by Tessa Hancock ($590)

"Gloom" Ink on paper by Parker Lyas

"Gloom" Ink on paper by Parker Lyas

We all got together to support the opening night!

We all got together to support the opening night!

Parker also tattooed some of Fruzsi's flash designs on the night

Parker also tattooed some of Fruzsi's flash designs on the night

GUEST ARTISTS

Chris Dowley will be with us from Tuesday June 20th - Saturday July 1st.  Please email chrisdowleytattoos@gmail.com for bookings.

 

Matty Collins will be back Friday July 21st & Saturday July 22nd! Email mattyctattoo@gmail.com for bookings

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST! NOW THAT THE COOLER WEATHER IS KICKING IN, GIVE THESE A LISTEN & A WATCH!

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS!

MUSIC : 

SOUNDGARDEN

RIP CHRIS CORNELL xx 

TV SHOW: 

Sense 8 Season 2

MOVIE: 

Is it too soon to say The Last Jedi yet?!

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan & Parker xx

Bit of news as we kick off May 2017

Hey readers! Thanks for checking in.  We hope you all had a lovely month - with a few public holidays in there, it was a good time to take a break from the busy start to the year and catch up with friends & family and relax! Theres not a whole lot to report, but I better fill you in anyway!

This month, Mike Todd finally arrived from NZ to join the team as a resident artist.  We hope you have had the pleasure of meeting him, or even better been tattooed by him! If not yet, be sure to check out his work and to say hello!

Sleeve started by Mike Todd

Sleeve started by Mike Todd

Koi design available to be tattooed by Mike Todd

Koi design available to be tattooed by Mike Todd

Matt left us for the Singapore Ink Show with his mate Alvaro Flores and was stoked with his new banner and stickers he had to take with him!

There are still a few left, pop into the shop to grab one!

There are still a few left, pop into the shop to grab one!

By Matt Deverson

By Matt Deverson

For those of you who have been patiently waiting!! In the coming weeks to months, some of our artists books will be opening.  Tessa, Tom, then Mark.....What this means is that for one week only, you can email us to enquire about booking in with your preferred artist.  You will be sent a blank booking form to fill out and return to us.  We will announce the opening of their books on instagram and Facebook so please start to keep an eye out!

By Tessa Hancock

By Tessa Hancock

By Tom de Vries

By Tom de Vries

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

Ryan has some new winter merch on the way, keep an eye out!!!!

A little teaser of whats to come from Ryan!

A little teaser of whats to come from Ryan!

Sleeve by Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

Sleeve by Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

Edgar the bug from Men in Black by Dan Mawdsley

Edgar the bug from Men in Black by Dan Mawdsley

By Parker Lyas

By Parker Lyas

Its been over a month now since Proesce Laser Tattoo Removal and Skin Rejuvenation started working out of Progression - They have been seeing some fantastic results.  Ive even had a few sessions myself! If you have an unwanted tattoo - please visit www,proescelaser.com.au for more information on laser removal with the latest PicoSure technology!

Results from 1 treatment with PROESCE

Results from 1 treatment with PROESCE

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST! NOW THAT THE COOLER WEATHER IS KICKING IN, GIVE THESE A LISTEN & A WATCH!

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS!

MUSIC : 

Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar 

TV SHOW: 

The NBA Play off's

MOVIE: 

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan, Parker & Mike xx

MARCH - 2017

Hey guys! Thanks again for taking the time to check out our Blog to keep up to date with the Progression Tattoo news!

This month, we welcomed PROESCE to the shop.  Operating out of Progression is PROESCE Laser Tattoo Removal and Skin Rejuvenation.  Husband and wife, Stef and Christina, have started taking appointments.  Consultations are FREE!  PROESCE uses the PicoSure laser to lighten and remove all unwanted tattoos!

WEB : www.proescelaser.com.au

EMAIL : info@proescelaser.com.au

PHONE : 0413 868 317

Dan Mawdsley & Tessa Hancock will be in Melbourne working at The Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival Friday April 7th - Sunday April 9th.  Make sure you say Hello!

 

On April 11th, Mike Todd will finally and officially be gracing us with his presence! Moving from New Zealand, Mike is our new resident artist!  We are excited to have him as part of the team!

Dan had an achievement this month! For those of you unaware, he makes his own grey wash inks!  Now, after quite some time running Mawdsley Greywash on an order by order basis, it has finally reached a point where he needs to expand! He is stoked to announce the Mawdsley Greywash online store is now up and running.  All orders can now be placed online, see the website details below!

Here are some tattoos from the past month!

BY MATT DEVERSON

BY MATT DEVERSON

BY RYAN REEVE

BY RYAN REEVE

BY TOM DEVRIES

BY TOM DEVRIES

BY TESSA HANCOCK

BY TESSA HANCOCK

BY MARK STEWART

BY MARK STEWART

BY DAN MAWDSLEY

BY DAN MAWDSLEY

IN PROGRESS BY MIKE TODD

IN PROGRESS BY MIKE TODD

BY PARKER

BY PARKER

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST!

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS!

MUSIC : 

Fleetwood Mac

TV SHOW: 

Survivor Season 34 & Iron Fist

MOVIE: 

Logan

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan, Parker & Mike xx

 

This Blog is dedicated in loving memory of Geoff Deverson, Matt's dad who passed away this month.  All our love and thoughts go out to the Deverson family.  May he Rest in Peace xxx

Is it nearly March already?!

Mad March is upon us!

 

We have had a busy month!!

Over the weekend of Feb 10, 11, 12th - The 3 Eyes Tattoo Convention was in town! Matt Deverson, Ryan Reeve, Tom deVries, Dan Mawdsley, Tessa Hancock, Parker Lyas and my self were there representing Progression.  We would like to thank everyone who came to get tattooed and thank you to everyone for checking us out, asking questions, taking business cards and saying hello!

At the convention, we revealed a surprise!

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PROESCE Laser Tattoo & Skin Rejuvination has partnered up with us and will be operating out of Progression Tattoo.

Stef & Christina are looking to start taking bookings from Mid March! 

Using the World's most advanced technology, PicoSure laser tattoo removal is fast and affective with proven results!  We are so excited to have PROESCE joining us so we can offer our customers this service with convenience and with the best knowledge behind the PicoSure laser.

For more information, stay tuned to Social Media and give PROESCE a follow on Facebook and Instagram too!

Another surprise was revealed

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. . . 

. . . 

Meet the newest tattoo artist in the team

MIKE TODD

Mike is making the big move over from NZ and will be with us from April 11th

In other news - Ryan and his wife Anneke welcomed their second baby boy Magnus John Reeve to the world on February 1st! Congratulations guys xx He is gorgeous!

SOME WORK FROM THE PAST MONTH

BY DAN MAWDSLEY

BY DAN MAWDSLEY

IN PROGRESS BY TOM DEVRIES

IN PROGRESS BY TOM DEVRIES

BY RYAN REEVE

BY RYAN REEVE

BY MATT DEVERSON

BY MATT DEVERSON

BY PARKER LYAS

BY PARKER LYAS

BY TESSA HANCOCK

BY TESSA HANCOCK

BY MARK STEWART

BY MARK STEWART

 

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST!

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS!

ALBUM : 

THE XX - I SEE YOU

TV SHOW: 

BLACK SAILS SEASON 2

MOVIE: 

ARRIVAL

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan, Parker & Mike xx

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a safe and happy holidays! Welcome 2017!

 

Matt & Sam put on a beautiful spread at their home in the hills for our Progression Staff Christmas Party! Here are some Happy Snaps from the day!

Tom & Shiryu basking in the sun!

Tom & Shiryu basking in the sun!

Ryan and Dan enjoying a drink!

Ryan and Dan enjoying a drink!

Mark, Tessa and Tom

Mark, Tessa and Tom

Enjoying the beautiful Christmas lunch prepared by Samantha Jane her self!

Enjoying the beautiful Christmas lunch prepared by Samantha Jane her self!

Then we played Cards Against Humanity and had a few laughs!

Then we played Cards Against Humanity and had a few laughs!

Ryan and Tom kicking the ball

Ryan and Tom kicking the ball

And finally, old man Deverson couldn't keep up with the rest of us and snuck off to take a nap on the couch!

And finally, old man Deverson couldn't keep up with the rest of us and snuck off to take a nap on the couch!

We are getting close to the 3 Eyes Tattoo Convention!

As part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the convention will run over the weekend of February 10-12 at the Adelaide Convention Centre and is expected to be the largest tattoo event of the year in the Southern Hemisphere! Over 300 of Australia and the Worlds elite tattoo artists will be attending!  Managed and organised by Inkjecta and Mike Sedin, one of the originators of the first Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo, this convention is not to be missed!!  Open Friday & Saturday 12 - 10pm and Sunday 11 - 7pm, tickets can be purchased online at adelaidefringe.com.au or at the door! 

Progression Tattoo will have 2 booths with Matt Deverson, Ryan Reeve, Tom deVries, Dan Mawdsley, Parker Lyas & Tessa Hancock working.  There will be prints and merchandise for sale, so be sure to come down and say Hi!  This is a huge event for the Tattoo Industry in Adelaide and will be a lot of fun!

For more information check out the official website www.3eyesconvention.com

Here are a few snaps from our first week back after holidays! Just a sneak peak of what is to come for 2017! 

Finished! By Ryan Reeve

Finished! By Ryan Reeve

In progress By Matt Deverson

In progress By Matt Deverson

In progress by Tom deVries

In progress by Tom deVries

By Dan Mawdsley

By Dan Mawdsley

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

In progress by Parker Lyas

In progress by Parker Lyas

By Tessa Hancock

By Tessa Hancock

Love Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Dan, Parker, Mark, Shiryu &Tessa xx

2016 is coming to a close

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Progression Tattoo Consultation & Open Day on Saturday December 3rd!

We were all so excited to hear all of your tattoo ideas and to get you booked in for 2017! Thank you to those of you who just popped down for a look, too!

We are often asked, so just to clarify... Mark, Tessa and Tom have closed their books until further notice.  We will announce on social media when they are ready to re-open their books so please keep an eye out next year!

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Please take note, we will be closed from Thursday Dec 22nd and reopening on Tuesday Jan 3rd!  

The shop mobile will be on standby if needed and we ask you to please be patient - we will reply to e-mails but just remember we are on holidays and enjoying time with our families and friends! So please be understanding if it takes us a few days to get back to you.  Also note any merch purchased during this time won't be sent until after Jan 3rd.

Lets have a little recap of 2016

Rob & Claire came all the way from Manchester to be married and tattooed in the shop!

Early this year, an artist from Korea contacted us asking to come and work with us - we thought why not! Next minute, Shiryu "Shizza" was here! Now the time has come where he is getting ready to leave us.  Its been a funny time, my friend! We will miss you.

Our team grew with the addition of Dan Mawdsley and Parker Lyas! And just recently, Matt Bastock!

By Dan Mawdsley

By Dan Mawdsley

By Parker Lyas

By Parker Lyas

By Matt Bastock

By Matt Bastock

The boss, Mrs. Samantha Deverson came back to work after some time off to have 2 beautiful kiddies!

Some large, ongoing work was finally finished!!

by Matt Deverson

by Matt Deverson

By Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

By Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

By Tom deVries

By Tom deVries

And Mark & Tessa continued to amaze us

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

By Tessa Hancock

By Tessa Hancock

There were many birthdays, but Ryan and Stacey both celebrated the big 3-0!

On behalf of all of us at Progression, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has walked through our doors this year! We have met a lot of great people, made some really good friends and done some awesome tattoos! 2016 has been a huge year of growth for the shop! We have also had a number of Guest Artists visit over the year - it's been so fun and inspiring to have you all come and work with us!  We really appreciate everyone's support, compliments and recommendations!  We hope to see you again in 2017!

Things to look out for in 2017

Matt Deverson & Ryan Reeve will be tattooing at the Harley Davidson : Harley-Heaven Adelaide Bike Night on Wednesday Jan 11

We will all be at the 3 Eyes Tattoo Convention at the Adelaide Convention Centre Feb 10th-12th

& plenty more!!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST!

MATTS RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE YEAR!

ALBUM :

Thrice : To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere.  Neurosis : Fire Within Fires

TV SHOW:

Mr Robot Season 2.  

Daredevil Season 2

MOVIE:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  

Captain America Civil War.  

ROGUE 1.  

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Love Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Dan, Parker, Mark, Shiryu, Tessa & Matt xx

 

 

JULY 2016 NEWS

July was a busy one! But Aren't they all? Really...it was a busy lead up to the Consult Day on July 9th, which was another huge success!

First and foremost, welcome to Dan and Parker! We now have 8 permanent artists and we couldn't be happier to have these guys as part of the Progression Family!

From left to right: Shiryu, Dan, Tom, Mark, Stacey, Tessa, Matt, Sam, Parker & Ryan

From left to right: Shiryu, Dan, Tom, Mark, Stacey, Tessa, Matt, Sam, Parker & Ryan

To make room for everyone, we had to turn our second waiting room into a tattoo room and had to create space in our main reception area to seat everyone's customers!  This was a huge makeover for the shop and we are very excited about the new look!

With bench seating and a smaller reception desk, we were able to fit everyone's customers in the one waiting room

With bench seating and a smaller reception desk, we were able to fit everyone's customers in the one waiting room

All artists were stoked with their consults and this has seen them book well into the rest of the year.  We will be having another Consult Day on Saturday December 3rd, so please get in touch if you wish to grab a spot to discuss being tattooed early next year!

Thanks to Mismatch Brewing CO for the beers!

Thanks to Mismatch Brewing CO for the beers!

We released some new Merch at the Consult Day, there's limited stock still available.  You can order online from the Store or pop into the shop.

T-SHIRTS & HOODIES AVAILABLE

T-SHIRTS & HOODIES AVAILABLE

We had a few Guest Artists come to visit - Cam Dozen from NSW. Then Migelly Shaw & Chris Strik came together from Brisbane for a week!  Always a pleasure guys, thank you for coming!

BY CAM DOSEN @ PROGRESSION TATTOO

BY CAM DOSEN @ PROGRESSION TATTOO

BY MIGELLY SHAW @ PROGRESSION TATTOO

BY MIGELLY SHAW @ PROGRESSION TATTOO

BY CHRIS STRIK @ PROGRESSION TATTOO

BY CHRIS STRIK @ PROGRESSION TATTOO

UPCOMING GUEST ARTISTS

AARON BOND is coming for TWO WHOLE MONTHS!

Email progressiontattoo@hotmail.com with any enquiries.  

https://www.instagram.com/a.l.bond_tattoo/

BY AARON BOND

BY AARON BOND

MITCH LOVE

THURS AUG 25 - SUN AUG 28

EMAIL mitchlovetattoo@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM http://www.instagram.com/mitchxlovetattoo/

BY MITCH LOVE

BY MITCH LOVE

ZACH HART

WED AUG 31 - SAT SEPT 3

EMAIL zachharttattoo@hotmail.com

INSTAGRAM http://www.instagram.com/zachharttattoo/

BY ZACH HART

BY ZACH HART

OLIVIA GRANGER

TUES SEPT 13 - SAT SEPT 19

EMAIL betrayers4mutineerstattoo@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM http://www.instagram.com/oliviablackheart/

BY OLIVIA GRANGER

BY OLIVIA GRANGER

SHOP NEWS

MATT DEVERSON  is getting excited to head over to San Francisco with Ben Rorke and Mitch Love  for The Bay Area Tattoo Convention October 21-23!  

RYAN REEVE & TOM DEVRIES are both off to the Sydney Rites of Passage Tattoo Convention October 14 - 16! So make sure you stop by to say Hello and check out the new merch and prints that will be available!

Ryan Reeve

Ryan Reeve

By Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

By Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

By Tom DeVries

By Tom DeVries

Mark Stewart has had a well deserved 2 weeks of holidays, hope you've enjoyed!! 

By Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

essa is off to the New Plymouth Tattoo & Art Festival in November! 

By Tessa Hancock

By Tessa Hancock

Shiryu has been given a month to complete a back piece for Mr. Moon who has flown all the way over from Korea! Its taking longggg hours over a lot of days, safe to say Mr. Moon is a warrior and Shiryu is responsible for all the empty Red Bull cans around!

In progress By Shiryu

In progress By Shiryu

Parker is settling in and recommends everyone go and see Ghostbusters cos its awesome! 

By Parker Lyas

By Parker Lyas

Dan is spending half his time in Melbourne and the other half here while he transitions and makes the big move over!

By Dan Mawdsley

By Dan Mawdsley

Good Ol' Sammy D aka THE BOSS is back in the house - She will be helping me out on the front desk Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays!

And me? Well, apart from being run off my feet with 8 artists! All is good and Im counting down the days to my big 3-0 next month!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

MATTS MONTHLY RECCOMENDATIONS

Movie: Chef

Music: Periphery - Periphery III: Select Difficulty

TV show: Stranger Things

 

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan, Parker and Shizza! xx

MAY 2016

What a month! This year is flying by!

Matt finished this back piece on Robby

And Ryan started this back piece on Tom -yes, our Tom!

Tessa tattooed this beautiful ship

Tom is still in progress with Brenton's sleeve

Shiryu completed his first Japanese sleeve at Progression

And Mark finished this beauty!

And Dan is getting ready to make his move over from Melbourne to Adelaide!

By Dan Mawdsley

By Dan Mawdsley

If you've been in recently, you may have noticed...the big beautiful desk is gone! And has been replaced by a TEMPORARY!! teeny tiny desk!  The shop is undergoing some big changes.  The waiting room with the old couch (which is also gone!) is being turned into a tattoo room to fit another 2 artists.  And the main waiting room needs to seat everyone! All will be revealed on our next consultation day - SATURDAY JULY 9th!  So make sure you pop down for a look.

If you are wanting to be tattooed later in the year, the July Consult Day is the perfect time to book an appointment to come and speak with an artist about your tattoo ideas.  If you aren't sure who to see, thats ok - email any reference pics to progressiontattoo@hotmail.com and we can tee you up with the artist best suited to do your tattoo for you!

We had 3 guest artists this month! Ky Loh, Jesse Dee and Ben Rorke! Always a pleasure guys!  If you are an artist and interested in working with us at Progression, we would love to have you!

BY BEN RORKE

BY BEN RORKE

BY KY LOH

BY KY LOH

BY JESSE DEE

BY JESSE DEE

NEXT MONTH'S GUEST ARTISTS

MIKE TODD . 31/5 - 3/6

Email mike.toddtattoo@gmail.com for bookings

Email mike.toddtattoo@gmail.com for bookings

MEL WINK . 15/6 - 21/6

Email smelwink.art@gmail.com for bookings

Email smelwink.art@gmail.com for bookings

OLIVIA GRANGER . 22/6 - 29/6

Email betrayers4mutineerstattoo@gmail.com for bookings

Email betrayers4mutineerstattoo@gmail.com for bookings

There's still some merch available in store and online - theres a few XL's left in the new hoodies and all tee's are on sale!

 

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS:

MUSIC: Thrice - To Be Everywhere is To Be Nowhere

MOVIE: Captain America Civil War

"The Golden State Warriors run to the NBA finals LETS GO BOYYYYZZZZZ"

Cheers and thanks for looking

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan & Shizza xx

"Winter is coming..."

Who is excited about new Game of Thrones?! We are!  But no, seriously, winter is coming - looks like we might be lucky enough to get a few more weeks of warm weather before the cold really hits!

We have had a busy month!  

We had a lovely farewell dinner for Jack at good ol' East Taste!  

Our newest addition, Shiryu from Korea, is settling in!  He has a few large Japanese tattoos on the go and is excited for more.  

DESIGN AVAILABLE BY SHIRYU

DESIGN AVAILABLE BY SHIRYU

 

We had Eathan Langford and Dan Mawdsley come over together from Melbourne for a guest spot.  Being friends of Tessa's, things got a little rowdy for the week they were down!  Alexander Tyrrell popped over for an extremely busy 2 days of tattooing!  And Heath Crowe surprised us with a bit of a last minute guest spot this week!  Thanks to all you guys for coming down.  We love having guest artists come and work at the shop, so if you're an artist and interested in spending a few days here - get in touch at progressiontattoo@hotmail.com

 

After Dan's Guest Spot with us this month, we offered him a job! So we would love to welcome Dan Mawdsley to the Progression Team!  He will be joining us from July - we are now taking bookings for consultations with Dan on our Consult Day - Saturday, July 9th.

SAY HEY TO OUR NEWEST ADDITION, DAN MAWDSLEY

SAY HEY TO OUR NEWEST ADDITION, DAN MAWDSLEY

STORM TROOPER BY DAN MAWDSLEY

STORM TROOPER BY DAN MAWDSLEY

STAFF GOSS

Tessa holidayed in Amsterdam for 2 weeks!  Ryan made it over to work The Rites of Passage Tattoo Convention in Melbourne last weekend!  Mark's been gardening at home!  Tom's been smashing the gym and eating enough food for us to give him shit about!  Shizza has been practicing his English and sussing out the night scene in Adelaide and Matt's been busy being a Dad - 6km walks in the hills with Olive have become a weekend regular Dad and Daughter date!

RYAN AT RITES OF PASSAGE

RYAN AT RITES OF PASSAGE

MATT AND OLIVE

MATT AND OLIVE

 

WE NOW HAVE WINTER MERCHANDISE!!

THANKS TO RYAN "MAVERICK" REEVE FOR THE DESIGN! AND THANKS TO TOM FROM FTM MERCH FOR SUPPLY!

FRONT VIEW

FRONT VIEW

BACK VIEW $70

BACK VIEW $70

 

SHOP HOODIES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN STORE NOW FOR $70.

All remaining summer stock is on SALE! 

Long sleeve shirts by Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

Long sleeve shirts by Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

Ryan's long sleeves can be purchased online at www.maverickreevetattoo.bigcartel.com

 

If you are waiting on your tax return! And are interested in being tattooed in the last half of the year, then this is the day you want to be a part of! All artists will be holding consultations for work to start later in the year! We are taking bookings NOW so please get in touch!  We will also be revealing the shops NEW LOOK! You may have noticed the couch is missing, the big beautiful reception desk will be gone soon too...all in preparation!

Since we no longer offer laser removal at Progression, we like to recommend our customers see our good friends.  Depending what side of town you live on, we recommend Amanda from LaserTat in Port Adelaide or Jack & Reanna from Unseen Laser in Beulah Park!

NEXT MONTH'S GUEST ARTISTS

KY LOH

By Ky Loh

By Ky Loh

 

JESSE DEE

By Jesse Dee

By Jesse Dee

 

Ben Rorke

By Ben Rorke

By Ben Rorke

and Mike Todd

BY MIKE TODD

BY MIKE TODD

 

If you wish to book with these guys, details can be found on the Guest Page on the website!

 

Last but not least!

MATTS MONTHLY RECCOMENDATIONS

Movie: 20 Feet From Stardom - documentary

Music: Hanz Zimmer - various soundtracks

TV show: Daredevil Season 2 & Mr Robot

 

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa, Dan and Shizza! xx

 

 

 

 

A quarter of 2016 gone already!!

We have had a very exciting month!  

Heath Crowe came down for a week long guest spot, always a pleasure!

And we welcomed Shiryu to the team from Korea!  Specialising in Japanese tattooing, Shiryu is also versatile in all styles and has been filling up his calendar fast!  We have nicknamed him "Shizza" and had a listen and a dance to his favourite Korean pop music which was a laugh!  To view his work, please check out his gallery on our website!

This is Shiryu! 

This is Shiryu! 

We have 10 guest artists coming over the next few months.  Visit the Guest Page to check out who's coming and for booking information.

Dan Mawdsley, Mel Wink, Eathan Langford, Alexander Tyrrell, Jesse Dee, Migelly Shaw, Mike Todd, Ky Loh, Chris Strik

Dan Mawdsley, Mel Wink, Eathan Langford, Alexander Tyrrell, Jesse Dee, Migelly Shaw, Mike Todd, Ky Loh, Chris Strik

We can officially announce our next CONSULTATION & OPEN DAY!  

On Saturday July 9th we will be opening our doors to the public, similar to the consultation day we held last December.  Everyone and anyone is welcome to pop in and check us out.  A "new look" for the shop will be revealed!  Bookings are essential if you would like to have a consultation with an artist to discuss your tattoo ideas. We will be here to answer any general questions you may have.  Our artists portfolio's will be on display and we will have Winter Merch for sale!

MERCH SALE

We are clearing out our summer stock! All tanks are $20 and tee's are $25!  Shop online or in store!  Only a few sizes left!

And...

Wishing the Progression kiddies a Happy Birthday! Matt and Sam's daughter, Olive, is turning 1 and their son, Harvey, will be 3! Ryan and Anneke's son, Otis, will be 1 too!

 

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMENDATIONS

TV SHOWS: Black Sails and Dare Devil Season 2

MOVIE: The Game with Michael Douglas!

MUSIC: Nirvana - Nevermind "because I always listen to that" and he's too ashamed to admit what we have REALLLLLY been listening to!

 

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa and Shizza! xx

Goodbye to February and Goodbye to Summer!

Hopefully the sun will keep shining for a little while longer and you're all enjoying whats left of the Festival Season!

We have been busy organising and confirming the many guest artists we have coming to visit and work over the next few months.  Please visit our guest artist page to keep up to date!

Artists include the likes of Heath Crowe, Mitch Love, Eathan Langford, Dan Mawdsley, Jesse Dee, Mike Todd, Migelly Shaw, Christ Strik & Alexander Tyrrell

Matt, Ryan, Tom, Tessa, Mark & Jack all submitted a piece to the Resurrected Limbs Bodyart Exhibition which was part of the Fringe Festival this year!  Amanda and Kelly from Black Diamond Tattoo in Port Adelaide put the show together and the opening night was a huge turn out!  Featuring work by the Progression Team and other Adelaide artists, the synthetic limbs will remain on display until March 14th so make sure you pop down and check out everyones amazing work!  Our guys will be putting theirs up for sale once they're taken down so keep an eye out or shoot us an email if you're interested in purchasing one!

RESURRECTED LIMBS EXHIBITION VENUE - BLACK DIAMOND TATTOO

RESURRECTED LIMBS EXHIBITION VENUE - BLACK DIAMOND TATTOO

Matt also made a submission to the recent Thing Gallery exhibition!  Head over to www.thethinggallery.com and click on live auction to bid on the silicone hand and sheets that were tattooed by a range of different artists.  All profits are going to SafeSteps & Wire, providing support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.  If you are interested in purchasing Matt's piece, here's the link!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Matt-Deverson-THING-GALLERY-BEWARE-OF-THE-THING-/191813966642?hash=item2ca900db32%3Ag%3AdDgAAOSwzgRWz~Mg

SILICONE HAND TATTOOED BY MATT. AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

SILICONE HAND TATTOOED BY MATT. AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

Korean tattooer, Shiryu, will be coming to work at Progression from March 15th for an extended period of time.  If you are interested in booking a consultation to discuss your tattoo ideas with him, please get in touch!

SHIRYU

SHIRYU

Keep an eye out for more guest artist updates, details of an upcoming tattoo convention and the announcement of our next Open & Consultation Day!

We are still looking for another permanent artist to join our team and we are keen to have more guest artists come and work with us, so please email progressiontattoo@hotmail.com if you are interested!

Last but not least, Matts Monthly Recommendations

Movie : Deadpool

Music: Pennywise - Unknown Road

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark & Tessa xx

We have some exciting Guest Artist News!

SIMPLE SIME

Sime will be here from Tuesday Feb 23rd working on some black and grey realism! We are looking forward to having him visit again from Melbourne.  He is fully booked, but makes the occasional trip over so if you are keen to be tattooed by him in the future, please email him at tattoo@simplesime.com to express your interest.  To view his work please visit his website www.simplesimetattoo.com

SIMPLE SIME

SIMPLE SIME

MATT RICKARD

Matt is coming from Canberra for one day only! He has availabilities for Friday March 4th.  Please email him at majorbaldy@grapevine.com.au for bookings.  

MATT RICKARD

MATT RICKARD

MATT RICKARD

MATT RICKARD

Some exciting news...

We would like to welcome Shiryu to Progression Tattoo

Shiryu is coming from Korea to work with us long term!  He will be here from Tuesday March 15th and we are booking consultations NOW! Email progressiontattoo@hotmail.com if you are interested in being tattooed by Shiryu!  To view more of his work, visit his instagram https://www.instagram.com/shiryutattoo/

SHIRYU

SHIRYU

ALEXANDER TYRRELL

Alexander will be coming from Melbourne on Friday April 15th & Saturday April 16th.  Specialising in traditional tattoos, he will be taking his own bookings so email alex_tyrrell@hotmail.com if you are interested.  To view more of his work, check out his instagram  https://www.instagram.com/alexander_tyrrell/

ALEXANDER TYRELL

ALEXANDER TYRELL

JESSE DEE

Jesse Dee will be visiting from Melbourne Tuesday May 24th - Thursday May 26th.  Please email jessedeetattoo@gmail.com for bookings.  To view more of his work, visit his instagram https://instagram.com/jessedeetattooer/

JESSE DEE

JESSE DEE

With more to be announced soon!!

We are still looking for another permanent artist to join our team and we are keen to have more guest artists come and work with us, so please email progressiontattoo@hotmail.com if you are interested!

Cheers & Thanks for looking,

Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Tom, Mark & Tessa xx



Full steam ahead into 2016!

We cant believe its February already!

Thank you to our lovely customers for being patient while we took a much needed break over the Christmas period! We had an amazing Progression Christmas Show at the Lenzerheide Restaurant - eating fancy food, drinking fancy wine and looking pretty special too!

Staff Holiday Highlights:

Matt was able to take his 2.5 year old son, Harvey, to see Star Wars : The Force Awakens and witness him "have his mind blown!"

Ryan took his son Otis to the beach for his first time and got stuck into his garden and housework, such a Handyman ol' Rysy!

Tom caught up with friends and started boxing again!

Tessa moved into her new place just before the break and spent many evenings watching dolphins and the sunset from her private jetty!

Mark enjoyed Christmas with his kids and got to see the new Star Wars movie!

Stacey realised she was too old to party at Falls Festival and preferred spending time setting up the house she just bought and watching Netflix!

Jack takes the cake - Jack had his parents down from Italy to visit andddddd married his best friend! Congrats to the newly wed couple Jack & Reanna!

We hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season too!

So...I've been meaning to write a blog for weeks, where did January go?!

We are booking well into the year already - so thank you to our return customers, for your recommendations and to our new customers!  For any enquiries or if you wish to book in with one of our artists please contact us by submitting a contact form on this website!

PROGRESSION TATTOO ARE HIRING!

We are looking for someone awesome to join our crew! WANTED: An artist with all round good skills and/or a focus on black and grey realism.  If this is you, please get in touch!

We are also looking to have more guest artists come to visit!  If you would like to come and spend a day, a week or more, please get in touch!

Speaking of guest artists...

SIMPLE SIME - will be here at the end of Feb! He is booked out, but we cant wait to have him back! https://www.instagram.com/simplesime/

BY SIMPLE SIME

BY SIMPLE SIME

MATT RICKARD - is coming down for ONE DAY ONLY on Friday March 4th! For bookings, please email him at majorbaldy@grapevine.com.au 

BY MATT RICKARD

BY MATT RICKARD

Just a little mention....we will be holding another CONSULTATION DAY on SATURDAY JULY 9th! More details to follow, but we are already taking bookings if you are interested!

WE STILL HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE, check out our online store!

WE STILL HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE, check out our online store!

And last but not least

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS

MOVIE: The Revenant. And Star Wars : The Force Awakens

MUSIC: The new Abbath album

Thanks for looking & we'll see you soon!

     Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Jack, Tom, Mark & Tessa xxx

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRESSION TATTOO CONSULTATION & OPEN DAY

We are 1 week away from our Consultation & Open Day!

Are you planning on coming down?!

On Saturday December 12th at 9am, we are opening our doors to the public.  Heard about our shop and always wanted to check it out? Now is your chance!  We welcome you and your friends to pop in for a look, a coffee and snack and most importantly a chat about tattoos!

 

Our artists are taking consultations all day long.  Please note, everyone is now booked out on this day.  

   

Don't have a booking on the day? Thats okay! This is the perfect time to organise a consultation in the New Year! Sam and my self will be here to answer any questions you may have about your tattoo ideas and our 6 artists.  There will be forms floating around the shop to request a consult in the New Year - simply fill one out with your contact information and we will get in touch with you the following week to book you in with your preferred artist in 2016!

 

Hungry? Thirsty? Our friends from A Mothers Milk will be here serving coffee and food.  

 

Cant think of a Christmas present for your loved ones? We will have gift vouchers available for sale.

 

Need a new summer wardrobe? There's going to be plenty of new merch up for grabs!

 

Want a tattoo, but not sure what you're after? Tom and Jack will have some designs on show which are up for grabs!  They might be just what you're after!

 

There will be a photographer taking happy snaps, so get in as many photos as you can!

 

 

THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Please remember all purchases are CASH ONLY. There will be no eftpos facilities available on the day.  There is a NAB ATM across the road.

If you are booked in for a consultation with one of our artists, you will be asked to pay a deposit to book in to be tattooed in the New Year.  Deposits are to be paid by CASH ONLY.  Deposits are $100 for one session tattoos.  $200 for tattoos that will take more than one session.  And $300 for back or chest pieces.

Please be on time for your consultation and allow yourself plenty of time justttt in case the artist is running late for your appointment.  There will be a visible list printed in the shop - artists will be calling out names in order, please LISTEN OUT for your turn!

Be prepared for your consult with your ideas - size and placement are something to consider.  If you have any reference pictures, bring those along too!  Also be familiar with your schedule - days and times that generally suit you best.

You can bring as many friends as you like, however only 1 other person may sit in on your consult with you.

 

THE FINER PRINT

We ask that you please do not bring children.  We understand this might be a difficult ask for some and don't want anyone to miss out on the day - so if you have no other choice, please ensure your children do not leave your side at any time.

We don't know how crazy this day is going to be, so if there is an overflow of people there is a cafe downstairs you are welcome in!

Please kindly dispose of your rubbish in the bins around the shop.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Progression Tattoo next Saturday! Everyone's gearing up for a really big event and are so excited to hear your tattoo ideas for 2016!

Thanks for looking & we'll see you next weekend!

     Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Jack, Tom, Mark & Tessa xxx

Cant believe we are nearing the End of the Year! 35 Days til Christmas!

We are geared up for a busy end to the year!

Our 6 permanent artists Matt, Ryan, Tom, Mark, Tessa and Jack are booked out for the rest of 2015.  But this doesn't mean you wont be able to get tattooed before the years end!  We have a tonne of Guest Artists coming to work with us!  We will do our best to get everyone in, or alternatively you can contact the artists yourself!

MARK WILLIAM - Tuesday November 24 - Saturday November 28.  Please E-mail Markwilliamtattoos@gmail.com for bookings. Check out his work here : https://instagram.com/mark_william_tattoo/

VINCENT PENNING - Tuesday December 1 - Wednesday December 16.  Please Email Vincent_Penning@hotmail.com for bookings.  Check out his work here : https://instagram.com/vincentpenning/

KEL TAIT - Tuesday December 1 - Saturday November 28.  Please Email Kel.tait.tattoo@gmail.com for bookings. Check out her work here: https://instagram.com/kel.tait.tattoo/

On Saturday December 12, we will be taking consultations for tattoos to start in 2016. The shop will be open to all, however Consultations are APPOINTMENT ONLY so if you wish to speak to an artist about a tattoo please get in touch.  Spaces are extremely limited so get in quick!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you have booked in for a consultation, please be ON TIME.  The artists will have a list of names in order of appointment and will call out when they are ready to see you.  At your consultation, you will be asked if you would like to make a booking for the new year, at which time we require a deposit to be paid to secure a date.  For this day only, we are taking CASH ONLY for ALL deposits and merchandise.  Deposits are $100 for one session tattoos, $200 for more than one session and $300 for back/front pieces.  There is a NAB ATM across the road for your convenience.  Please come to your consultation prepared with the correct amount of money on you.

There will be some awesome New Merch available to purchase on the day! 

Ryan has prints available for PRE ORDER NOW! If you get in by the Weekend's end, they will be delivered before Christmas and would make an awesome present!  To check out the different size options available and to purchase, head over to : http://Www.maverickreevetattoo.bigcartel.com/

MATTS MONTHLY RECOMMENDATIONS

Music: Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Movie: "Its a month away from the new Star Wars, thats all you should give a shit about"

Thanks for looking & we'll see you soon!

     Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Jack, Tom, Mark & Tessa xxx

And thats October done and dusted!

This month has seen us ALMOSTTTTT booked out for the rest of the year.  We need some help so that our valued customers don't miss out on being tattooed before Christmas!

There are still appointments available with Jack!

And guest artist, Heath Crowe, is back down from Brisbane all of next week Tuesday November 3rd - Saturday November 7th!

So if you want to get in before the end of the year, please get in touch with us soon as spaces are filling up fast!

As the year comes to a close, we also near our Open & Consultation Day!

On Saturday December 12, the shop will be open to the public - so if you've been wanting to check it out, anyone and everyone is free to mosey on down...and bring a friend!  Our mates from A Mother's Milk Cafe will be here serving coffees and food.  There will be merch for sale - tshirts, prints, gift vouchers - great ideas for a Christmas gift!  We will also be here to answer any questions you may have!

If you wish to speak to an artist about your tattoo ideas for 2016, you need to make an appointment time for a consultation on the day.  Please get in contact asap as spots are filling up fast!  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you have booked in for a consultation, please be ON TIME.  The artists will have a list of names in order of appointment and will call out when they are ready to see you.  At your consultation, you will be asked if you would like to make a booking for the new year, at which time we require a deposit to be paid to secure a date.  For this day only, we are taking CASH ONLY for ALL deposits and merchandise.  Deposits are $100 for one session tattoos, $200 for more than one session and $300 for back/front pieces.  There is a NAB ATM across the road for your convenience.  Please come to your consultation prepared with the correct amount of money on you.

OUR ARTISTS

Matt Deverson  

...Left us for the USA to work the San Francisco Bay Area Tattoo Convention!

Ryan "Maverick" Reeve

...Has been working on getting some new exciting merch sorted!

Tom DeVries

...Has been busy preparing some flash designs he would like to tattoo - they will be available to see on the Consult Day so make sure you come!

Jack Belometti

 ...Also has been working on some fun flash available to tattoo NOW!

Mark Stewart

...Is looking to expand his style a bit with the hope to do more colour portraits and new school tattoos.

Tessa Hancock

...Bought a PIMP car. And is off to New Plymouth to work the Tattoo Convention!

And last, but not least, Matt's Monthly Recommendations

THE NEW STAR WARS TRAILER

 

Movie: Back To The Future

Music: Anything with a sexy summer vibe

Thanks for looking & we'll see you soon!

     Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Jack, Tom, Mark & Tessa xxx

 

 

 

We cant believe its October already!

We have been busy, busy!

The weather must be nicer here than in Brisbane or something because 3 awesome dudes fled the city to come to Adelaide to work with us! We had Heath Crowe come down and Ben Rorke from Westside here at the end of September.  The shop was buzzing with 8 artists working at once!  And Mitch Love is here with us now!

Fergus Simms is coming over from Melbourne from Thursday November 12 - Saturday November 14.  For bookings, email him at fergussimms@gmail.com.  View his work here https://instagram.com/fergus_simms/?hl=en

Do you want to be tattooed in 2016?

In preparation for the new year, we are hosting a Progression Consultation & Open Day

On Saturday December 12, we will be holding a Consultation & Open Day.  All artists will be on deck taking consultations at their stations for bookings in the new year.

Our friends from A Mothers Milk will be here with coffee and cakes available to purchase.

The shop will be open to the public, so if you've never been in and want to come and check it out or bring a friend, you're more than welcome to mosey on down.  There will be prints & merch for sale, portfolios for you to look at and we will be available to answer any questions you might have!  

We are now taking bookings for consultations, so if you are looking to be tattooed in the new year and wish to secure a time to chat with one of our artists for any tattoo - big or small, please get in touch with us at progressiontattoo@hotmail.com or call us on 82719000.

***For those interested in being tattooed by Mark Stewart, he is already completely booked out for the consult day and his books are closed.  All further enquiries for Mark will be added to a wait list and contacted when he re-opens his books in early 2016. Thank you for your understanding***

Keeping up with our artists and shop news!

MATT DEVERSON - Matt is very excited to be heading over to SanFran in 3 weeks to work at The Bay Area Tattoo Convention on Oct 29, 30, 31, Nov 1 at the SFO Hyatt Regency! He will also be working at Seventh Son Tattoo for a few days after the convention.  Contact us for bookings.

 

RYAN MAVERICK REEVE - Ryan has been working on a very large new painting and nearing the end of some large back pieces and is keen to do more.  Keep an eye out for progress photos!

 

JACK BELOMETTI - Jack is off to Japan tomorrow for 2 weeks, lucky duck! He has been busy painting and has some amazing new flash available to be tattooed.

 

TOM DeVRIES - Tom has recently booked in some larger tattoos and is pretty excited to start making some progress on them.

 

MARK STEWART - Well, Mark is busy busy and booked into the new year already! He would love to do some more portraits and flowers, so please remember he is worth the wait and get your name down on his wait list!


TESSA HANCOCK - Tessa also wants to do more portraits! She's also off to New Plymouth for the Tattoo Convention!

And last, but not least...

Matt's Monthly Recommendations

Movie: Me, Earl & The Dying Girl

Music: Slayer - Repentless, Parkway Drive - Ire

 

Thanks for looking & we'll see you soon!

     Stacey, Matt, Sam, Ryan, Jack, Tom, Mark & Tessa xxx