13 Of Brisbane’s Best Tattoo Studios If You're Thinking About Getting Inked

13 Of Brisbane’s Best Tattoo Studios If You're Thinking About Getting Inked

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By Siobhan Taylor & Elena Barton | 6th September 2018

With colours, techniques and the overall longevity of tattoos improving with every passing year, there’s no better time to get inked that what special piece you’ve been dreaming of. We’ve even done the hard work for you by rounding up a list of Brisbane’s best tattoo studios!

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Ink Embassy | Bulimba

This boutique female-owned south-side studio has garnered a pretty loyal following thanks to their diverse portfolio of work, next-level tattoo artists and welcoming atmosphere. From dreamy watercolour to striking line work, their passionate team of artists are excited to create something special with you, no matter what style or look you’re after. They are particularly passionate about custom work and will go above-and-beyond to take the vision you have in your mind and make it a reality. With a high regard for maintaining a clean and sterile environment, you can feel assured knowing your health is taken care of. In the coming months that will be partnering up with an art gallery that is opening next door!


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Sacred Skin | Stones Corner

Realism, neo-traditional, geometry – no matter what style you’re after, you need to speak to the exceptionally talented team of artists at Sacred Skin. Each artist is dedicated to their craft and passionate about creating stunning pieces of art that are custom designed for you. Whether it’s your first time in the chair or you’re returning, your artists will chat with you to work out what you’d like to achieve and then perfect your design. You can also relax knowing that they’ve taken every necessary step to ensure their studio is to the highest safety-standard possible.


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Black Throne Tattoo | Paddington

This Paddington studio deserves a lot of love for their impeccable work. With four artists working out of this underground (literally, they can be tricky to find if you don't know where to look) studio, they are talented across a wide range of styles. While each artist has their own unique flair and style, they are always open to collaborating with clients to create something special for you. They also offer some pretty awesome chat, which is important if you're going to be in the chair for three hours... Seriously, check them out.


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Trailer Trash Tattoo | Annerley

While the name might not inspire confidence in those new to body art, Trailer Trash Tattoo is a retro fab time. Inside the three vintage caravans (along with a kitschy-cute fit-out), you’ll find a veritable gold mine of talent to create your custom artwork. With specialists in American traditional and neo-traditional style, colourful creations and bespoke design are the hallmark of this studio.

Wild At Heart Tattoo | Brisbane

The longest-running tattoo studio in Brisbane Wild at Heart Tattoo boasts artists with amazing skills in a multitude of styles. Whether you’re after dot work, trash polka, American traditional, Polynesian tattoo designs or something else entirely, your dream of being a living canvas of beautiful artwork will be realised.


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Westside Tattoo | West End

Sharp lines and amazingly detailed black and grey tattoos are name of the game at Westside Tattoo. The studio aims to provide timeless tattoos of the highest quality so you’ll love your artwork for the rest of your days.

The Inker | Kelvin Grove

For all your traditional, neo-traditional and realism needs, look no further than The Inker. With a beautiful open studio that encourages the flow of creativity, you’re sure to leave with a masterpiece.


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Valley Ink | Fortitude Valley

With an amazing eye for line-work, black and grey and realism, the team at Valley Ink is capable of tackling any tattoo request to bring your vision to life.

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Tradition Tattoo | Fortitude Valley

If Japanese, Oriental or American traditional tattoos are what you’re after then you’ve come to the right place. Tradition Tattoo can supply you with clean lines, bold colours and just the right amount of black work to make your tattoo pop and still look fresh 50+ years down the track.

Shinko Tattoo | Albion

Shink Tattoo plays host to a diverse team of eight artists. All styles are catered for, but they specialise in Japanese traditional, neo-traditional and American traditional pieces.

True Love Tattoo | Sherwood

With nearly 50 years of combined experience, the six artists at True Love Tattoo will be able to cover all styles and create a piece of art that is uniquely you. Pin-up girls, photo-realism and American traditional tattoos are their speciality – you’ll find an artist who fits all your needs.

City Body Art Tattoo | Brisbane

Black and grey realism, super-clean line-work and an amazing eye for detail make up the team at City Body Art Tattoo. Whether you’re after solid colour in a neo-traditional piece or a whimsical wash of grey, you’ll find the artist to suit you here.


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Pacifink Tattoo Studio | Wynnum

From fantasy to bio-mechanical, the team at Pacifink can handle any design brief you throw at them. However, their real talent and passion lies in Polynesian, tā moko and kirituhi traditional designs. Clear and colourful designs ensure your piece is a talking point for all the right reasons.

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Article by Siobhan Taylor & Elena Barton

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style