The Bandidos Centro chapter, which this week unveiled the scion of a respected family from West End's Greek community as its unlikely new president, is behind a new $180-an-hour tattoo business on Milton's Park Rd.
Royal Ink co-owners George Bejat, 26, and Zivko Stojakovic, 25, were turfed out of their old parlour - Inksanity, located behind cafes across the road - after mystery gunmen showered it with bullets last year.
The attack raised fears innocent bystanders could be caught in the crossfire of a suspected feud between Bandidos and Hells Angels, which police continue to investigate.
Bejat, jailed at 22 for trafficking cocaine, and Stojakovic, fined in November over a restaurant brawl with a Hells Angels associate, are both Centro members.
The chapter was set up in 2011 to tap into the city's party precincts but was a source of club friction because many recruits - image-conscious gym-junkies with a taste for Nikes, fake tans and gold chains - did not even ride motorcycles.
Like Hells Angels rivals, Centro is yet to succeed in opening an inner-Brisbane clubhouse.
New leader Anthony Toumpas earned congratulations from Bandidos as far away as Germany after his Facebook page showed him wearing a white crocodile skin president's vest.
"Respect," a Dortmund clubmate wrote.
Toumpas is due to stand trial on assault, stealing and drug charges in the Brisbane District Court in April.
A shocked acquaintance knew Toumpas, whose parents are reputable owners of an inner-city juice bar, as a "friendly and respectful" young man.
The Centro chapter gained notoriety when a fugitive member became a suspect in the murder of Eight Mile Plains man Jack Lee last year.