GUEST Tattoo Artists  - Welcome!!!

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Australia is a wonderful country, come and have a working holiday down under.

My name is Erika Armstrong and I have Black Widow Tattoo Gold Coast. I have been in business for six years here in Australia and 7 years in New Zealand, Tattooing for 20 years. I believe being invited to Guest artist is something special and would like to offer some professional artists  from around the world  an opportunity and good experience...

I’d like to offer Guest Artists position available along with packages through my two-studio locations in the Gold Coast.

The Packages include a full set up station with a tattoo bed, Toolbox, Lighting, stencil table, stools and so on.

Both locations have excellent facilities.

Black Widow Tattoo, Surfers is a Private Studio, located on the Corner of Cavill ave and Gold Coast Highway. This is available for artists to work more privately and one on one. This is not a shared space, so there is plenty of room, its relaxing and beautifully set. *In the heart of Surfers you have access to the G link Tram services.

Black Widow Tattoo, Coomera location is a studio setting, hosting various services and has 2 – 3 tattoo spacious, fully set tattoo bays. We accompany Garage 25 and the café, espresso 25. *Garage 25 is a popular car Museum owned by Tony Longhurst the Bathurst Winner. There is easy access free parking facilities and a great destination for visitors.


I offer two packages

1. A completely Managed Package of $250+GST, that includes:

  • Booking, client management, deposits, and payments.

  • Help with the Queensland Permit to Perform Tattoo’s herein Queensland, Australia.

  • An advertising campaign tailored to Australia wide on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger & Google to gain bookings for you.

  • Name Plate and shop Advertising publicizing your Guest Space

  • Collection from the airport to your hotel.

  • Help with any other areas you require.

  • Full tattoo supplies and set up areas. You only need to bring your own Trade tools, inks and preferred items.


2. Studio Space Package only $200+Gst Per Day


  • Help with the Queensland Permit to Perform Tattoo’s herein Queensland, Australia.

  • Full tattoo supplies and set up areas. You only need to bring your own Trade tools, inks and preferred items.


Australia, Queensland (only)

TATTOO PERMITS - You need to hold a current permit to do this.

To hold a permit, you must:

meet the eligibility criteria

fill out and lodge the application form.

hold a current certificate in Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments (HLTINF005).

  • A visitor permit may be issued for a maximum of 31 days with a maximum of 2 permits per person per year.


To be eligible for a permit, you must:

be 18 years or older

give us proof of where you will do the body art procedures.


You can lodge your application with the Office of Fair Trading at the address below, at one of our regional offices or at a Queensland Government service centre.

By mail:

Industry Licensing Unit
Office of Fair Trading
GPO Box 3111
Brisbane QLD 4001


Or I can help with the process.

  • Everything is transparent.

  • I want all Guest artists the safety and well managed experience that I would want to receive.

  • There aren’t any hidden costs or added percentages. You let me know what you’re booking and charging details are and I will help you manage a seamless Guest spot here downunder.


Some very cool! Future events you may be interested in coinciding your trip with.


Australian Tattoo Expo

Australia's Biggest and Best Tattoo Event, The InkMoney Australian Tattoo Expo is BACK in BRISBANE in 2022!

15th – 17th of July



South East Queensland Tattoo & Arts Exhibition - Facebook

One of Australia's longest running Tattoo Expos with over 200 Tattoo Artists live tattooing over 3 day, Tattoo Comps, Bands, Australia's One and Only Ink Off, ...

26th 27th 28th AUGUST 2022...Tickets available through #oztix


Gold Coast 500

Surfers Paradise, 28 – 30 October

This event is so much more than a car race. It’s a three-day carnival of live music and glamorous parties, which attracts over 200 000 racing fans. Postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19, 2022 promises to be the biggest year ever. Queensland’s largest car event is held on a three-kilometre-long street circuit which weaves its way through the skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise, like something out of The Fast And The Furious.


Guns N’ Roses Concert

Metricon Stadium, Carrara, 24 November

It’s not every year that one of the world’s biggest ever bands (and certainly, its most iconic) plays at the Gold Coast. But in 2022, Guns’n’Roses will bring their aptly named Larger Than Life tour to the Gold Coast for the first time!