Free anti-VLAD tattoos from bikie sick of new laws
A SUNSHINE Coast bikie has shown his contempt for the Newman Government, offering customers free "I piss on the VLAD laws" tattoos at his Caloundra parlour.
Rebels member Angelo Garozzo, owner of Caloundra Tattoo Studio, says he will ink the protest against the State Government's bikie laws on anyone for free.
The government says the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Bill was designed to crack down on the organised criminal elements of motorcycle clubs.
However, Mr Garozzo called the laws draconian, so cruel and unusual that the North Korean Government would not implement them, and so broad they could be applied to anyone.
He believed the laws were a pretext for the government to crack down on unions and vowed to fight them at every turn.
"The way they're presenting the VLAD laws, they're supposedly targeting bikies, but they don't even mention bikies," he said.
"It's so drastic. If one of us (a member of a motorcycle gang) breaks a law that you would normally get fined for, we get 15 years in solitary.
"If no one can see what's wrong with that, there's something wrong with this country.
"I'm just pissed off and this is my way of showing how serious it is and my contempt for Newman and his laws."
Mr Garozzo remains a member of the Rebels Kunda Park chapter, despite it being declared an outlaw organisation, and said he would "rather die" than hand in his colours.
He said he had been overwhelmed by demand for the free tattoo, which takes about five minutes to complete, with 100 customers taking up the offer.
He said most of the people who had come in for the free ink were ordinary people and he had a backlog of customers waiting for it.
"Most of the people coming in are just people off the street," he said.
"I've had parents come in to get them - people in their 50s and 60s."