Tuesday, April 30, 2013


The Mrs was lucky enough to get us some good tickets to this show.
I've been a massive fan since my early teens, after discovering some Black Sabbath gems in my Mum's record collection...
I could go on for days about this group, but here's a few pic's of the show instead

Friday, April 26, 2013

Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show

Today's the day!
Come get tattooed at the new Vancouver Convention Centre this weekend! Logan and Jeremy will be there till Sunday at 5, so come by and say hi, grab a t-shirt and button and get a tattoo!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tattoos from Hari Union

Hey guys,

My name is Hari, and i'll be moving to your fine land in the very near future. If you like what you see, you can send an email to crushcitytattoo@gmail.com for an enquiry and we'll get something sorted.
Now, to the tattoos!

 The skull on this one was a fixup job of a backyard-tattooists work, and she decided to extend it afterwards.

 Marie definitely loved her dogs! A combination of 2 that are alive and 3 that have passed away, The shmackos jar, the lizard and all those boardering items are their favourite items. The top 2 on the left are fresh in this one, the rest are healed.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Etched lola's kids names into her apple tree, with a butterfly for each of them. The tattoo is fully healed in this picture.

 The tattoo on the other side of this started out as a love for the St. George dragons, and this is for his love for the races. Hopefully one day add a background on this and connect the two.

 Scottish-Japanese inspired. No lotus here, only scottish thistle! Fully healed in this picture.

 Asked for day of the dead, instead tried to create a concept around life and death. Client was very happy with the result. That's not a portrait either, just a stylized rendition of a pretty girl.
Based of Alphonse Mucha plates and various other art nouveau artists. The writing was existing, my work is the extention around it.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Tattoos by Matt Decker

Spring is here and we couldn't be happier. Here is  a sampling of new work by Matt Decker. 
Giant Squid; Line Work; tattoo
Giant Squid tattoo by Matt Decker 
snake; line work;
Tattoo by Matt Decker

Trees; tattoo; black work
Tattoo by Matt Decker

linework; tattoo
Tattoo by Matt Decker

gazelle; linework; dot shade
Tattoo by Matt Decker

dragonfly; traditional
Dragonfly tattoo by Matt Decker

Tattoo by Matt Decker


Hello everyone!

Firstly, thank you for the continued interest in my work and for so patiently waiting for me to take new bookings.

I have just booked in the last remaining people on my waiting list and am no longer using the waiting list system for appointments.
Once I have completed this new work over the next few months, I'll be taking new bookings again!

Outlined below are rates and details for making appointments when this time comes...

CUSTOM TATTOOS - $200 p/hr
Once every 3 months, I'll set a specific date for people to email a tattoo enquiry via this website.
The date will be posted on Instagram and our website/facebook a month prior, starting in July.
I'll take on as many custom pieces as I can draw over a month, so the number of tattoos I can take on each time will be limited.
For those confirmed, a $200 deposit via Paypal or direct bank transfer is necessary, and comes off your final session.
If need be, for larger tattoos, I'll arrange a consultation day to plan and take measurements, otherwise, all discussion for the tattoo is done over email.
I'll draw the tattoos over the following month, and when complete, I'll be in touch to make as many appointments as needed to complete the tattoo.

Please do not send multiple emails, or email before/after the specified date to book in.

FLASH TATTOOS - charged based on size and design, not time
I'll also be drawing flash tattoo designs , which I'll post more details about in July on Instagram and our website/facebook. 
These will be treated as 'off the wall' designs, so more than one person can choose one particular design with the option of differing colours. 
There will be very little waiting time to get a flash tattoo, and enquiries can be made at any time.
As with custom tattooing, a $200 deposit is required to make an appointment. 

Please do not email to book for flash designs before they have been posted online.

From July, I will also start posting one-off, one-sit tattoo designs of things that interest me, to be tattooed with the week. More details to come!

Thank you all again, I look forward to tattooing you!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

KES ONE Part 1

For the next few weeks we'll be putting the spotlight on our good mate, Kes One - FX - FUA - 750 -TFH. He's become a bit of a regular around the studio of late and has been closely affiliated with the Crush City Team and it's associates for a long while now.
His style is sharp and he still relies a lot on conventional letter structure. A refreshing outlook in this day and age...
So there