Big news! I will be touring regional Australia in 2023 with my fiancé Camo in a 1965 GMC pickup. Over the next year we will build our car as we wait for our caravan to be built and I will hopefully finish up everyone’s tattoo work here in Brisbane. So heads up, this is the official callout to come and get your work finished!
We will also be roughly plotting the course of our trip over the next year. Yes! I will have my tattoo kit with me and plan to do guest spots around the country. I am also open to other kinds of work such as commercial artwork, painting etc. If my intermediate horse riding/handling skills can be put to work I am hella keen. Who knows what I’ll end up doing. This will be fun!
To follow our travels, and the preparation in the lead up to the trip – see our instragram @GMCingAUS
Please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions for places to visit, your location if you would like to get tattooed, or any tattoo shops I could guest at.
35 thoughts on “Travel notice – Australian Tour 2023”
Please come to Mount Isa !
We will be going west! What is there to see and & do in Mt Isa?
Hoping Mt Isa has some tattoo shops I can guest in.
Oh, would love for you to come to Canberra- your work is stunning and so unique.
Canberra is a definite so I can visit the national museum again!
I hope you can come to Canberra! I’d consider myself very lucky to get tattooed by you. But even if I don’t get the chance I still hope you can make it here; there’s a lot of lovely national parks and bush around here for hikes that’s worth a visit!
Please come to Perth. Well more specifically Freo. Love your work soooo much. You can stay in my studio (but you’d have to share our bathroom lol) and you could meet my gorgeous kelpie pup Quinn
We will be in Perth in at some point! And we will have a caravan so we’ll just need to find a place to park it! 🙂
Come to Newcastle! I’d recommend getting in touch with Diabolik tattoo studio here in Newcastle and seeing if they’d offer you a guest appearance.. Great town, great studio, you’ll love it here ?
Likely we will visit Newcastle. One of my mates works at Diabolik! 🙂
Please come to Townsville and stop for a while. I would love some botanicals.
Hopefully I can! What is there to see/do in Townsville?
Your trip will be amazing!! So many adventures!
My sister had a tattoo by you which is fabulous. I’m a bit older and sceptecalic who I choose to tattoo me! In short… i want an indigenous eagle wrapped under my breast. Is there someone you could recommend (in lieu of you of u) on the Sunshine Coast that might be amazing?
If you are happy to wait, I will be accepting submissions for Spring bookings in late July.
For neo traditional on the Sunshine Coast I recommend Sam Clarke although however I believe he may be on a round trip of Australia himself.
Cree McCahill on the Coast does amazing neo traditional, if he is still accepting that work as his style is more traditional these days.
If you are after indigenous artwork I can recommend none other than Tatu Lu, however you will need to travel to Sydney to see her.
I’d love for you to do some botanical work for me Drea, including some blue banded bees. I’m in Canberra but will travel to you 🙂
Another vote for Canberra!
Canberra is definitely on the list, I need to go to the national museum to gawk at their sizable thylacine collection.
Will you be coming to Melbourne, Drea? If you do, that might just push me across the line to actually get my first tattoo. Love your work.
No doubt I will be stopping in Melbourne or at least very close by for a bit during my trip around Australia. We wouldn’t want to miss the Great Ocean Road and Dandenong Ranges would we?
Hey there! I’ve emailed you about me coming to Brisbane for your work, but if you’re out for an adventure- come to Townsville please! Aim for outside of summer months as it is HOTTTTTT!!
Likely we will work our way up the east coast at some point.
Admittedly I don’t know a whole lot about Townsville, what are the best things to see and do there?
Oh. My. Gosh. Come to Wollongong! OR go to my hometown Albury and I’ll come there! I’m a long time fan of your work!
Head to Port Macquarie and I would suggest guest starring at Painted Horse Tattoo in Laurieton, if you head this way let me know, I’d love to get you to design and do my tatt!
Hi Drea! I’ll be following your adventures and would be keen for a tattoo when you make it to Perth ??
You should definitely come up to Cairns! Your tattoos are still my favourite and I’d love to add to the collection.
Heaps to see and do up this way- Daintree rainforest, Kuranda, Great Barrier Reef, the cape, etc.
Hi Drea and Fiancé
I am based in Yeppoon Central Queensland and would love some botanicals.
I have never seen work like yours.. so true to life
I work in conservation and I recognise all the species so ready to get my first tattoo.
There is a good chance I will guest spot in Rocky as I know a tattoo studio owner there. So I shouldn’t be too far away.
Will you be travelling through Alice Springs?
Would love one of your tattoos on my shoulder / back with redgum blossoms leaves wattle banksia kangaroo paws, wildflowers, just like my back yard absolutely stunning!!! I’m an hour south of Perth and have room to park your home for a few days
I am definitely hoping to do a guest spot in Perth!
I’m a huge fan & would love to just you here on Bundjalung Country in Main Arm. We have a 10 acre property & you could park up or stay in one of our guest caravans. We have lots of great bird life on the property too. And I’d love you to tattoo Mullumbimby’s famous Mt Chincogan on my back..amongst other local delights. I’m sure I could rustle up a few other locals too
Love to have you visit Ballarat, VIC – cool pubs & bars, great eats, excellent coffee, awesome regional art gallery, heaps of heritage buildings, super spesh botanic gardens, Lake Wendouree, Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle and a heap of great produce. Plenty of great studios here, too.
Also, cool nearby towns: Creswick, Castlemaine, Daylesford – all have a lot of similar attributes to Ballarat just with their own distinct vibe on a smaller scale and definitely adds to the region ? Grampians are also nearby, which are pretty spectacular.
I love that area, I have visited Castlemaine before and will definitely be making my through there at some point.
Please come to the Blue Mountains ☺️
You can park your van at our 6 acre bush block for free ?
I’m keen for a spot if you come to Mount Isa