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Deck Heads


  • Black Diamond Tattoo 232 St Vincent Street Port Adelaide (map)

As part of the growing Port Adelaide Fringe calendar, over 70 renowned tattoo artists Australia wide have come together to present Deck Heads - an exhibition of custom designed and painted skateboard decks. The decks will be exhibited in our studio for the duration of the Adelaide Fringe, and will also be available to view online. Every deck in the exhibition will be auctioned off online, with 100% of proceeds going to BeyondBlue to support our mental health system.

The relationship between tattoo artist and client is a remarkable one. Artists spend hours with their clients and discuss some of the most personal topics in their studios. This exhibition challenges the stereotype of people with tattoos being ‘hard’ or ‘unfeeling’. Raising money for BeyondBlue makes a poignant statement about willingness to change and grow as a culture and as a society.

It wouldn’t be a Fringe event without a party…or in our case two!

  • Saturday the 23rd of February

  • Saturday the 16th of March

Our studio will come alive with guest artists, flash walk-ins and Pirate Life beer to celebrate tattoo culture and have honest conversations about mental health.

Earlier Event: August 10
SALA Afterdark 2018
Later Event: July 12
Beer & BBQ Fest 2019