WHAT IS A SURF N INK FLASH DAY?
Your opportunity to get an awesome piece of unique art at a ridiculously good price. Our featured artists have prepared several sheets of ‘flash’ with a price tag of only $50 for one day only. Join us for a day of music, live art, and the new tattoo feeling.
NEXT FLASH DAY EVENT?
“Pineapple” Flash Day
Saturday, July 1st 2017 from 10am
*No bookings; first come, first serve
Surf n Ink MIAMI
1/2098 Gold Coast Highway
Miami QLD 4220
*Note: Due to the Gold Coast Airport Marathon there will be some road closures between Burleigh Heads and Paradise Point. So plan ahead and give yourself a little extra time. All roads will open up again by 11am. Click this link for full details and a map!
A single ‘pineapple’ (aka a $50 note)
AFTERPARTY (Yes, there’s an afterparty too)
We’re all heading over to the Pre-Shaka Fest Party at Shark Bar Miami (down the road from us) for a few cold ones when the day is done. Doors open at 8pm. $10 entry. Click here for more info and line-up.
Fresh off the boat, this Scotsman is a pirate brimming full of adventurous tales. From his days as a young ‘wee scunner’, risking his life and limbs by jumping from high objects, to stories of weary travel and a brief accidental kidnapping… you can be sure Gerry’s anecdotes are entertaining.
Gerry is a tattoo industry veteran (<— ok he’s not THAT old) but with 16 years of experience he’s definitely a cut above the rest of the youngins. He began as a sign writer, then started to work with airbrush and finally became a tattoo artist, all the while producing jaw dropping paintings and developing the patience of a saint. His lovely wife Carolann gives us insight to his dedication, “I’ll be gone the whole day and he’ll have only completed a 2″ x 2″ square on the painting!” An exaggeration? Perhaps not! But the results show us what a creative mind and a little diligence can produce, and it’s truly a work of art.
Gerry studied Academic drawing and painting at the Edinburgh School of Realist Art and has studied with some of the great masters of academic drawing and painting such as Juliette Aristides. He now teaches other the ‘Bargue Method’ of drawing; a technique developed in France during the 19th Century. “Anyone can do it” he says, “this technique does not discriminate; my 11 year old can pull it off. It just takes time.”
Rest assured that when you get tattooed by Gerry, you’ll be in safe hands knowing he’s got a treasure chest of artistic insight + plenty of capability to execute a little genius when you take a seat in his tattoo chair.
Luke is our misunderstood Harry Potter fanatic hiding behind a racketeer facade. He’s Gold Coast born and raised, and with the city name etched across his torso, it’s clear that he’s proud of his hometowns’ sunny climate, and he certanily embraces the laid back culture.
A night owl, Luke fancies late night sketching and sleep-ins over clubbing, and you’ll never spot him getting in an early morning gym sesh. That’s just the kind of guy he is. Prior to tattooing, the construction industry would wake him before the sun rose and now looking back he’ll grimmace at the thought. The tattooists lifestyle is a much better fit for this leisurely spirit.
Luke is hard working and black and white; and so is his tattoo style. His natural abilities to swiftly doodle a masterpiece are delightfully unanticipated. He’s got an eye for balanced proportions and his no non-sense approach to greywash means he gets things done quickly and efficiently.
He’s happiest when he’s got shrapnel for a sanga, an inconspicuous stick hiding behind his ear, and enough digits left on the days clock to get in a lil’ tatty.
With aspirations of one day trading his favorite Affiliate’s T for a Ralph Lauren cable knit cardigan, (draped over the shoulders in that Carlton Banks style, of course), Luke’s got big money making plans that don’t exclude found lottery tickets and a big blue mythical man that he doesn’t intend to set free.
Throw your tattoo ideas his way and he’ll wip something up in no time.
Where can I see what designs are available?
We’ll be posting ‘sneak previews’ on facebook, instagram and our website to give you guys and idea of what will be available, but the full sheets will only be revealed on the day.
What price will the flash be?
All designs will cost you a mere pineapple. (That’s a $50 note for those non-aussies)
Can I make changes to the designs? What about making them smaller/bigger?
No, sorry, all designs are as is.
Will all the flash be available ALL day?
All designs can, and most probably will, be tattooed multiple times during the day.
Can I get tattooed more than once on the day?
Absolutely. It would be a good idea to make sure you’re at the head of the line on the day so we can make sure you’re locked in with as many artists as you want.
What time are you open?
On flash day, our doors will open at 10am.
Should I line up?
Absolutely! Tattoos will happen on a first come, first served basis, so if you want to be certain of getting in, we’d recommend you come down early and line up.
What time can I start lining up?
That’s up to you. Last year there were people out front as early as 6am. Crazy!
Will there be somewhere to park?
Yes, we have a car park where you can park all day for free. If it fills up, there is free off street parking.
Can I book in advance?
No, however, we will begin registration from 10am on Saturday morning, at which time we will give you an estimated appointment time for later in the day.
Can I be assured of getting tattooed if I turn up?
We’ll try to get to absolutely everybody, but obviously can’t be sure how many people will be here on the day. If you want to be certain, get here first.
Can I choose what time of day I get tattooed?
Unfortunately not. To enable us to see everyone that wants to be seen, we’ll be slotting people in with the artists in the order that they arrive and line up. That may mean you will have a period of time between when you first register and when you actually start tattooing.
Do I have to leave a deposit when I register for my tattoo in the morning?
All tattoos must be paid for IN FULL when you register. With the huge number of clients in and out the door all day, it’s a logistical pain in the ass to take deposits in the morning and then the balance of each throughout the day. Plan ahead and come armed with cash when you first turn up.
How can I pay?
Our studio is a cash only business, and as such does NOT have facilities to take payments via credit or debit card. There are ATMs nearby.
What am I supposed to do while I’m waiting?
We have a few games and surprises to keep you guys entertained so feel free to stick around and hang out. Of course, if you have enough time, go ahead and sneak away for a coffee around the corner (Nieche Espresso is great), or grab a few mates and a picnic and go chill out at the beach (it’s only 2 blocks away), or down a beer or two at Miami Surf Club (we didn’t say that!). Miami One shopping centre is a very short drive (or 15 minute walk) away, where you’ll find Sushi Train, Zaraffas, Thai food, Noodle Box, Coles, seafood, pizza, fresh juice and other yummy eats.
I don’t finish work until 5pm? Can I still get tattooed?
Call us before you come down after work and we’ll be able to tell you what each artist’s day is looking like. They want to tattoo and will do their best to tattoo you all.
What are the prizes and giveaways and how do I win them?
Each artist is giving away a $300 tattoo voucher to get inked by them, plus you’ll have the opportunity to win t-shirts and other merch, as well as aftercare, stickers and even chocolate! Entering is easy and fun… but you’ll have to turn up on the day to find out what we have in store for you! Anyone can enter and you don’t need to get tattooed on the day to enter the comps.
Fine Print: First come first serve; no bookings. Be here at 10am to register. Once registered you will be given an estimated time that the artist will be ready to tattoo you later in the day. Tattoos must be paid for in full at the time of registration. Cash only. No changers (including enlarging/reducing) of tattoo designs.