Tattoos are serious business; you need to make sure you choose the perfect artist and salon to help bring your mind’s masterpiece to your skin. When it comes to choosing the right place to go, you need to consider the type of style you’re looking for, the reputation of the salon, and the custom piece that’s created just for you. For a design that is in inklook no further than these best tattoo parlors in Melbourne.
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1. Chapel Tattoo
Prestigious in itself, there is nothing quite like Chapel Tattoo. Specializing in Japanese, traditional and tribal designs, they are one of the most trusted traditional tattoo parlors in the business. They offer a huge range of high quality parts and they work with you for the perfect custom part, using single needle applications for all designs. No job is too big or too small for Chapel Tattoo; they also offer laser removal if you need to fix or remove something.
VISIT: Tattoo Chapel
2. Blue lady tattoo
Step into pseudo-New York City in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD at the Blue Lady Tattoo. This parlor offers high-quality tattoos of various styles, explicitly created to your liking. From neo-Japanese design to flash cartoon, you can even discuss real custom design with the artists, who follow you every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction. They also offer cosmetic tattoos such as eyebrow microblading to keep you looking your best.
VISIT: Blue Lady Tattoo
3. Man Ruin Tattoo
Keep it clean and simple or go completely wild at Man’s Ruin Tattoo. No matter your style, these guys have you covered, literally. From traditional to camouflage, you can get an exquisite work of art created by multi-faceted artists. Come with a dream and leave with a quality design, crafted with precision and delicacy. This St Kilda-based parlor is the place to go for a one-of-a-kind tattoo designed just for you.
VISIT: Man’s Ruin Tattoo
4. Melbourne Tattoo Company
Get yourself something worth showing off at the Melbourne Tattoo Company. Featuring some of Australia’s finest artists, this show is one you shouldn’t miss. Creating a welcoming space, the artists work with you to create a custom tattoo made just for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a little piece on your wrist or a sleeve, you can make your ink dreams come true at the Melbourne Tattoo Company.
VISIT: Melbourne Tattoo Company
5. Good luck tattoo
From traditional tattoos to flash tattoos, there is nothing that is not possible at Good Luck Tattoo. This fair has a wide range of artists who cater to many different styles. From western trad to kitsch designs, you can find your dream artist faster than you can say “Good Luck”. This old school parlor is a great place for a traditional tattoo with a modern twist.
VISIT: Good Luck Tattoo
6. Cash Money Tattoo
For a unique tattoo and piercing experience, look no further than Liquid Silver Tattoo. With large private bays for your app, you can kick back and watch a TV show or movie of your choice. If you’re sensitive to pain, they offer pre-tattoo pain reduction options, so you can leave your worries behind and focus on getting the perfect tattoo. Their artists are renowned for their individual and varied styles, so you can find the right artist to bring your vision to fruition. From hand stitching to traditional stitching, you can see it all in one place.
VISIT: Liquid Silver Tattoo
7. Vic Market Tattoo
Known as the place to get tattoos, there’s a reason Vic Market Tattoo has a great reputation. In business since 1992, this salon offers exceptional, award-winning designs in all shapes, colors and sizes. Whether you want lettering, religious or flash tattoos, this is the place to go. Cover old pieces, design new ones, and watch the compliments roll in.
VISIT: Vic Market Tattoo
8. Dynamic Tattoo
Since its opening in 1991, Dynamic Tattoo has become one of the most prestigious places to get tattoos. With artists hosted around the world, you’ll find someone to bring the masterpiece to life in your mind. The senior tattoo artist has been in the industry for over 30 years and continually travels to keep his salon up to date with the latest trends, styles and more.
VISIT: Dynamic Tattoo
9. Crucible Tattoo Co.
Surround yourself with light, comfortable facilities and ancient botanical art at the Crucible Tattoo. The first gay-owned lounge in Melbourne, they have created a safe space for all genders, sexualities and races. Crucible Tattoo is also wheelchair accessible and offers vegan ink options upon request. The artists are diverse in their styles and specialize in all designs such as traditional, western and line tattoos; it’s a show made for everyone.
VISIT: Crucible Tattoo Co.
10. Victims of Ink
Not just another tattoo parlor, Victims of Ink takes tradition and turns it on its head. Specializing in black ink, traditional and colored pieces, there are 11 artists to choose from so you can find the right person to create your vision. From hyperrealism to horror to dots and lines, you’ll find something to suit you all in one place. What more could you want?
TOUR: Victims of Ink
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