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The ATG’s policy stances and activities are reinforced through regular media presence.
The Guild attracts media coverage in a number of States on issues affecting both tattoo artists and the general public’s health and safety as well as regulatory changes within the profession. Our ability to act quickly and publicly to debates regarding current practice and legislative changes has cemented our position as a key organisation for both Government agents and journalists seeking comment on current issues.

For all news and media enquiries, contact the Spokesperson here:


ABC Brisbane –  Queensland tattooist’s collateral damage in war against bikies

ABC Australia – New tattoo laws fail to target concerns of legitimate operators

The Sydney Morning Herald – Tony Abbott’s tattooists join trades for extra tax break

Inked Australia – The Tattoo Parlour Act: Part 2

Brisbane Times – Campbell’s ink clampdown a ‘sham’ says tattoo body

Gold Coast Bulletin – Gold Coast tattoo studios may be forced to shut down in wake of bikie crackdown

Triple J Hack – Tough new laws to stamp out crime at tattoo parlours

Courier Mail – Cops needle tattoo parlour operators as bikie laws inspired licence crackdown deadline nears

The Age – No end in sight to the tattoo craze

The Queensland Times – VLAD Laws

10 News First - QLD “Save the Inks” Campaign 2021 

ABC Australia - QLD Tattoo Ink Standard Campaign 2021

Smart Company Australia - QLD Tattoo Ink Standard Campaign 2021

Crikey - QLD Tattoo Ink Standard Campaign 2021


SBS – Inside world of backyard tattoo artists

Geordie Cole – BOKCHOY

Green Lotus Tattoo – A Day in the Life of Green Lotus Tattoo

Podcast Interview with Tashi by HardNoise

ATG - Apprentice, Master, Journeyman Exhibition video

Kieran Tyrrell - Apprentice, Master, Journeyman painting video

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