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The Best Places to Get Inked in Australia

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Published November 6th 2017

Do you want to get your first tattoo but have no idea where to go? Not a problem, as we will help you right now. It doesn't matter if it's your first tattoo or if you're a tattoo veteran, investing in the perfect tattoo and knowing exactly where to go is of crucial importance. Australia is overflowing with tattoo artists and parlours, so, logically, you can encounter some bad ones where you'll get the wrong spelling of the Chinese word you want, but you can also find some of the best tattoo artists from all over the world.

The best way to find the perfect tattoo parlour for your future tattoo is knowing exactly the thing you want inked on your skin, and thus making the right choice, as different tattoo artists specialise in different techniques and symbols. Take a look at this list and make your final choice:

If you want a traditional American tattoo...


Then going to the "Authentink" tattoo parlour would be the best choice. They are positioned on the third floor of a warehouse in Surry Hills, so you will have the whole "I'm a rebel, I'm getting inked experience". Even though they specialise in the neo-American tattoos, you won't be making a mistake if you want a traditional American tattoo, such as comic book pieces, dotwork and black-and-grey realism. Moreover, if you're not 100% sure about the tattoo you're getting, you can grab a drink here and consult with one of the many tattoo artists.

If you want a retro tattoo…


Don't let the name of the studio fool you. "Little Tokyo" is not a tattoo parlour for Japanese tattoos, it's just a name. This studio, which is most commonly known as the "Temple of Art" is decorated in the combination of vintage Australian tattoos from the 60's and 70's. The experience will only get better once you see the antique tattooing machinery and the catalogue of the original art the artist have created so that you could decorate your skin.

"Little Tokyo" has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years since they have put their mark on celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Ruby Rose.

If you want a watercolour tattoo…


Then the "Esperienti Arts Collective" is the parlour for you. Watercolour tattoos are quite popular now, but also extremely complicated, so choosing the best tattoo artist for this is a must. The people from this studio mastered this skill and every tattoo they make is extremely beautiful and magical. Moreover, if you're in Adelaide and want a mandala or a nice geometric tattoo on your skin, check this place out. They work with such precision that they will blow your mind, putting 100% of concentration into every second of the process.

If you're not sure which tattoo you want (or want more than one style)…


The "Tattoo Movement" is not a regular tattoo studio. It's a group of some of the best tattoo artists in Sydney. Perhaps even the world. This movement consists of more than 10 excellent tattoo artists, such as Deepak Munsami (the best traditional Japanese tattoo artist in the world), Mikael Rämgård, Megan Allard and Bubsy, and each one specializes in a different style.

This is why you should come here if you want a realistic tattoo on your left arm, but a watercolour one on your right one. Their styles vary from Japanese traditional, tribal, portraits, and are one of the very few who specialised in the Trash polka style which is becoming more and more popular.

Deciding on a tattoo is not an easy choice, but it is permanent. So, choosing the one that's best for you and the artist who will do it should be your number one concern, and we hope we helped you at least a bit.
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Helpful tips. Also, that fox tat is gorgeous!
by Jennifer Muirhead (score: 2|993) 130 days ago
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