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Best Tattoo Studios in Melbourne

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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
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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.

Dynamic Tattoo

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.

Address: 71 Swan Street, Richmond, 3121 Vic AUSTRALIA
Phone: (03) 9428 0444

Victims of Ink

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

The Joy of Ink

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.

Address: 5 Station Road, Cheltenham
Phone: (03) 8555 9293

Chapel Tattoo
Chapel Tattoo

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.

Address: 155 Chapel Street, Prahran 3181, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9521 1202

Tattoo Magic

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.

Address: 100 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: (03) 9415 7022

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?
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Why? To get inked and enjoy some art
When: All through the year
Cost: Depends upon your choice of art
Your Comment
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
by jlbur (score: 0|2) 3286 days ago
Check out ben from dark horse tattoo essendon. Highly
by hjt (score: 0|2) 1906 days ago
Blue lady tattoo, Rankins lane just off little Bourke in the city. Super nice bunch, immaculate studio and beautiful work
by amber (score: 0|2) 2172 days ago
Located on the Mornington Peninsula, quality art and supplies. follow us on facebook for more info.
by k_mac (score: 0|2) 2332 days ago
I would check out Peril Tattoo, They are located in the city on elizabeth st right near the maccas downstairs. Zoltan has done some awesome work on me.
by jimmy (score: 0|2) 2693 days ago
They are referring to the Victims of Ink shop. It is run by the Finks biker club and has untrained artists working there.
by Paris (score: 0|2) 2695 days ago
Green Lotus Tattoo in Brunswick also come highly recommended.
by Paris (score: 0|2) 2695 days ago
check out Simon Wilson at Highline Tattoo 50 st kilda rd st kilda ,he's been their a long time and does awesome work.his website is
by ssimo (score: 0|2) 2858 days ago
TEN-TEN TATTOO in Camberwell is FANTASTIC!!!
I had a lot of tattoo done by Adam Kitamoto,
he is the best, if you are looking for a quality Japanese Tattoo,
by tamar (score: 0|2) 3013 days ago
I don't know how a studio full of untrained tattooist could be in your top 3?
by kusto (score: 0|3) 3204 days ago
Sacred Monkey Tattoo...99 Denmark st Kew...just opened this year. Experienced tattooing by highly skilled artists.
by vondt (score: 0|2) 1684 days ago
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