THE Hells Angels are muscling in on the Gold Coast with the outlaw motorcycle gang planning to open a tattoo studio at Robina -- right in the middle of enemy territory.
The site is less than 1.5km from another studio earmarked for Arbour Lane, which police say will be a joint operation between the Finks and the Lone Wolf club.
It has stunned senior police who fear the move could push the Gold Coast bikie clubs into all-out war.
The Hells Angels have ruthlessly taken advantage of the police crackdown on the Gold Coast chapter of the Finks by moving ahead with plans to open the studio on Robina Town Centre Drive.
The Finks cannot afford to be involved in a turf war as police push to have the club declared a criminal organisation and the Hells Angels are primed to exploit any weakness.
Both studios are in a "grey area" of bikie territory falling between the Black Uhlans and the Nomads.
The bikies have eyed Robina as it emerges as the commercial hub for the Gold Coast, and it is seen as a potential moneyspinner by all gangs because of its direct access to the M1.
Senior police said the move by the Hells Angels was "madness".
"It will only make the violence worse -- much worse," said police.
"The Hells Angels are the common denominator in all the recent violence -- they really are pushing for turf here in the southeast corner."