Friday, September 25, 2015

We will no longer be updating this blog. Please head over to for our current artist line up and links. Thanks for the support! 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year!!

2014 was a banner year for Premium Tattoo! We saw and had the pleasure of tattooing so many new faces as well as our true blue regulars. Premium added a new artist to our ranks, Matthew Gentz. The Deckers also added a new member to their family with the arrival of their first child, Finn Wray Decker born July 14. Hopefully that explains our frequency here at the blog. We're hoping to post more regularly this year with an update once a month. Here are a few highlights from 2014! 









Friday, July 11, 2014

*Guest Spot* Michelle from Circle Tattoo Stockholm

We are excited to announce Michelle from Circle Tattoo in Stockholm will be here at Premium Tattoo
tattooing August 12-15. Check her work out HERE! If interested in booking an appointment with Michelle email her at the following address:

Tattoo By Michelle of Circle Tattoo Stockholm

Tattoo by Michelle of Circle Tattoo Stockholm

Tattoo By Michelle of Circle Tattoo Stockholm

Tattoo By Michelle of Circle Tattoo Stockholm

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A little something from everyone….and an introduction!

Summer is finally here! We are pretty excited to launch into the summer season here at Premium Tattoo. If you don't follow us on Instagram you have missed some great work from Matt, Brett, and Danielle! Here's a quick sampling of their recent work!

First up, new work by Matt Decker
Tattoo by Matt Decker

Squid tattoo by Matt Decker

Where the wild things are by Matt Decker

Calligraphy pen by Matt Decker

Black work flowers by Matt Decker

Pig Pile by Matt Decker

Roses by Matt Decker

Next up, Brett Baumgart

Soaring Bird by Brett Baumgart

Graphic Feline by Brett Baumgart

Fortune Cookie by Brett Baumgart

Freddy Krueger by Brett Baumgart

Cable Guy by Brett Baumgart

James Bond by Brett Baumgart

Mermaid by Brett Baumgart

and lastly, Danielle Silva

Anchor by Danielle Silva

Tiger by Danielle Silva

Voodoo re-do by Danielle Silva on the right

Birds and blossoms by Danielle Silva

We recently added a new member to the Premium Tattoo family. Allow us to introduce Matthew Gentz. His art is simply bad ass. Currently he is acting as Matt Decker's apprentice. He will be transitioning to a full time tattoo artist at the shop very soon. We will keep you posted on his starting date and availability. Check out his work below!

Art by Matthew Gentz
Matthew Gentz reimagined our logo! We are using this in our ad in the East Bay Express!
Art by Matthew Gentz

Art by Matthew Gentz
Art by Matthew Gentz

Art by Matthew Gentz

Art by Matthew Gentz

Art By Matthew Gentz

Art by Matthew Gentz

Art by Matthew Gentz

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It's that time of year again!

Time to vote for the East Bay Express Best of the East Bay! If you love what we do here at Premium Tattoo, please, be sure to follow the link above and give us your vote.  With your help we can make it three years running as the Best Tattoo Shop in the East Bay!  Thanks in advance for your time and your vote! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Premium has been busy busy the last couple of months. Matt Decker has designed the t-shirt for 
Also be sure to pick up the June issue of San Francisco Magazine's Oakland issue. Matt Decker is mentioned in an artist round robin. 

See ya this summer!