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Published June 20th 2012
From age old tradition and art to modern day fashion, tattoos have scaled new heights in the style world. Everyone loves to have one and everyone loves to flaunt one so in this post we have compiled five best places to get tattooed in Melbourne.
Located in Richmond this is a cosy studio which boasts of excellent artwork and a friendly team to make your tattoo experience more memorable. A team of four expert artists creates the magic on your body in various styles ranging from Japanese, Celtic, Portrait, Typographic, Body Suit and many more. With some oh and some ouch you will be ready to flaunt your favourite piece of art on your body. The art from team Dynamic Tattoo has been exhibited in National Gallery of Victoria in Australia and at several other international events. Make sure to call them up and book an appointment before you visit them. Their operating time is from 11 am to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday. Choose from their collection of eye catching designs or just BYO.
Don't go by its name. If you happen to visit this studio you would be transformed into a happy client with an envious art which you are guaranteed to fall in love with. Victim of Ink has two studios located at Port Melbourne and Chapel Street. Both the studios have highly creative and experienced artists who are expert in turning any design into a beautiful piece of art. Browse through the gallery of pictures to get a glimpse of tattoo work done at this studio and drop your inhibitions, if any. Make sure to call them up and book your appointment, but if you suddenly feel like getting tattooed then do not hesitate. Drop by and if you are lucky you might find an artist free to work with you.
Port Melbourne Studio Address: 67 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 3207 Phone: (03) 9681 8555
Chapel Street Studio Address: 380 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141 Phone: (03) 9939 0883
Located in Cheltenham this tattoo studio is known for its artists who hail from different backgrounds like advertising, fine art and animation. The rich mix of skills along with individual attention, which you receive in choosing your art work, makes this studio quite popular amongst the tattoo lovers and aspirants. The working hours are from 11 am to 7 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and visits on Mondays are booked for appointments only.
If you love tattoo designs in Japanese, Traditional, Eastern and Tribal styles then Chapel Tattoo is the place to visit. It has a team of 8 tattoo experts who use their creativity and rich experience in getting it right for you each time. Whether the design is small or more elaborate, the passion with which these artists work along with you is simply infectious.
With a dedicated team of six tattoo artists, this studio is surely one of the best places to get inked, especially if you are a first timer. You are not only made to feel at ease here but also assisted in choosing and finalising the piece of art. Tattoo Magic is open from 11 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday and up till 4 pm on Saturdays. You can also visit this studio on Sunday but only if you have an appointment.
Here's a quick list of tips which you must bear in mind about Tattoos 1. Be 100% sure about your tattoo idea and if confusion persists then talk, discuss and research till you have made up your mind. Remember tattoos are for ever. 2. Think and re-think before selecting a design, as it will stay with you for good. 3. Research about the tattoo studio where you wish to go and ascertain its hygiene conditions.
4. Make sure only newly opened needles are used for creating your tattoos. Used ones might be infected.
5. Follow all the care instructions advised by your tattoo artist.
6. And lastly, yes it does hurt, but don't we all know "No pain, no gain".
What other tattoo studios, do you think are good in Melbourne?
Visual Ink Tattoo in Malvern East is a fantastic new studio. That does total custom tattoos. They are at 115 Waverley Rd Malvern East. Ph: 0406 696 044 Or check out their Facebook page.Www.facebook.com/visualinktattoo