Tattoo Artists

Best Tattoo Artists in Melbourne

Our artists cater for every style of tattooing, while they each have their specialties they are versed in many styles. We can custom design a tattoo for you at no extra charge. Walk in tattoos are also available for smaller pieces but it’s best to give us a call ahead just in case. Our wait times vary from artist to artist and can be anywhere from on the day to a month or so, please be patient and remember that your tattoo is forever so you want to get it done right by professional artists who aren’t going to rush.Take a look through our artists from the menu on the left and see if you think an artist is more suited for the tattoo you’d like. We are happy to have a consultation to discuss who is suited to the tattoo of your style and get the fine details of what you want incorporated in the tattoo and size etc.We at Base 9 tattoos can create some beautiful portrait tattoos for you to remember you loved ones or be inspired by your idols. Chris is our resident portrait artist and consultations are free. Generally a portrait varies from 2 and a half to 5 hours depending on size and detail etc. The photo is one of the key elements to receiving a quality and accurate portrait, the better quality the photo the better quality the tattoo. 

Professional Japanese Tattoo Artists

Japanese tattoos are both open and secretive. The multiple colours, shapes, objects and faces tell a story in a way no other form of art can capture. Unlike western tattoos, they are often larger sometimes even spanning the entire body. 

Professional Tattooist in Melbourne

The colourful Koi, portrait tattoo and the dragon motifs are some of the very popular choices, and our artists at Base 9 Tattoos do an awesome job making them. We have an array of designs in our flash collection, but if you an image or an idea in your head, then come to us and we will pen it out for you free of charge! Once you are satisfied with the work, you can proceed to get it on your body.Japanese tattoos require a lot of skill. They have such shadows and shades that sometimes do not even feature in the western style of tattoos. That is exactly what makes them fascinating and irresistible. Some popular ones include the dragon. This creature is marked with bravery and stories of nobility. It is also very appealing visually with its wings, fire being breathed out and the nuance of slaying one’s enemy in no time. A dragon tattoo can be colourful, feisty and deeply mystical all at once. Once our artists do a job on you, you are sure to display it proudly all over.Koi is another popular design when it comes to Japanese tattooing. It is a colourful, jewel like carp, which wreaks bravery and auspiciousness. It is mainly drawn for its visual appeal. It can be a living piece of art representing a piece of jewellery that breathes. You can always pick a unique design at Base 9 tattoos and have our artists give you the Koi you are looking for.The Japanese have always been skilled in art and believe in detail and quality work. Their art takes a lot of patience and dedication and is not a piece of cake for everyone. When it comes to permanent art, the Japanese take it even more seriously. We, at Base 9 Tattoos, do too.Come to us for a chat if you are thinking of getting a Japanese tattoo. We guarantee that we will have something for you since we pride ourselves for being the best Melbourne tattoo artists.