A skilled tattoo artist working on a client's arm, carefully creating intricate designs with a buzzing tattoo machine.
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What do tattoo artist services include?

A tattoo artist’s job is to permanently ink a design of your choosing onto your skin. Done well, this piece of art will stay with you for life – which is why you want to hire someone who knows their craft and preferably completed an apprenticeship in an established salon. 

Depending on your preference, a tattoo artist can create a design for you, you can choose from pre-designed templates or you can come up with your own design. If you want a name, quote or meaningful phrase, you’ll get a pick of fonts or handwriting styles to choose from. This is all done in a sterile environment. 

Complete design

Although it costs more to have a tattoo artist come up with an individual design for you, it allows you to have a professionally-designed tat that you’ll be proud of. They’ll work in consultation with you to get an idea of your preferences and styles, then come up with a design based on your input. 

Tattoo typography

Simple words and phrases are a popular choice of tattoo – from the classic ‘Mum’ to names of loved ones or inspirational quotes. Tattoo artists can either handwrite these on your skin or you can pick a font together. As you’ll no doubt have learnt from photo galleries, it’s vital to triple check your spelling and grammar before getting anything inked – especially for foreign phrases and characters.  

Tattoo coverup

Whether it’s the name of an ex or you’ve simply grown sick of an old tattoo, there comes a time when you might change your mind. While tattoo lasering is an option, you can often incorporate words or images into a new design that will give your skin a new lease of life. 

Henna tattoo

If you’re keen on decorating your skin but you’re not sure about the commitment of a tattoo, you may prefer to speak to a henna tattoo artist. Henna art originates from ancient Egypt and India and lasts for around two weeks.  

Recent Tattoo Artists tasks in Melbourne

Temporary tattoo


Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Feb 2024

I want a temporary tattoo

First tattoo


Melbourne VIC, Australia

11th Dec 2023

First tattoo ever?: Yes How many people is getting a tattoo?: 1 Placement and size for each tattoo (in centimetres): Left pec, left shoulder, left rear shoulder, and from left rear shoulder across back to right rear shoulder. Total tattoo area approximately 700cm2 (I suspect I’ve underestimated that one) Description of your idea: On the left pec, a leopard/lion’s head, in a regal pose more than a roar. On the corresponding rear shoulder a jackal in a Anubis/Egyptian style, across the shoulder blades/upper back a stag. The lion/Leopard represents my family crest which is a passant leopard, which dates back to Roman Empire via France, and of course Leo is my zodiac along with bastet through Egyptian zodiac, Anubis is the Other side to my Egyptian zodiac, corresponding with my cancer traits being an early Leo. it’s also a representation of my life with cats and dogs and The light and dark and so on. The stag represents masculinity and femininity with its antlers turning into flowers. The last one is the least original, I just happen to like it a lot. I prefer Lion work and patterm to gradient, however I’m open to colour. Interested in UV reactive inks if they’re not particularly poisonous haha. Regarding Patton, looking at French, Roman, English, Irish, and of course Egyptian symbolism. Have a look at the artwork by Rosella Picciani, as reference for symbolism. - Due date: Flexible

Tattoos needed for a bucks party


St Kilda VIC, Australia

20th Oct 2023

Looking for at home tattoo artist asap - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 21 October 2023

Tattoo art


Melbourne VIC, Australia

26th Sep 2023

Need to cover my old tattoo. - Due date: Flexible

Colourful tattoos


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Kids names and a design for of them around a bondsai tree. A star, water/bubbles, and compass. Tattoo full chest piece - Due date: Flexible

Tattoo Artist


St Kilda VIC, Australia

6th Jul 2023

Looking to get my first tattoo Budget open! - Due date: Flexible

First tattoo and Felipe went above and beyond my expectations, thank you for your professionalism and eye for detail, rockstar!

Tattoo for party


St Kilda VIC, Australia

15th Jun 2023

would need a few tattoos, for a party of 80 hoping to have a pop up tatoo thing at the party if possible - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Black tattoo


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

25th Mar 2023

Tattoo under breast, simple - Due date: Flexible

Face painted like tattoos


Armadale VIC, Australia

22nd Oct 2022

Face painted to look like scary tattoos. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 22 October 2022

I highly recommend Shyam. She was punctual, friendly, flexible and a VERY good face painter. I would definitely use her again.

Temporary tattoo artist


West Melbourne VIC, Australia

15th Sep 2022

Need a temporary tattoo on the arm - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 15 September 2022

Ongoing tattoo artist


Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

27th Oct 2021

Looking for classic style tattoo artist for ongoing work in Richmond Victoria

Tattooist needed


Richmond VIC, Australia

15th Oct 2021

Need someone who is handy with a tattoo gun to do a small tattoo

Tattoo on my leg.


Melbourne VIC, Australia

14th Oct 2021

Tattoo on my leg. Sort of the picture

Need a professional body piercer for home visit


Brunswick Victoria, Australia

23rd Oct 2020

Hi - a bit of an unusual one but I need a professional body piercer to come and a have a look at a nipple piercing that's sealed up after removing the bar. Need them to have their own taper kit etc and provide advice.

I need tattoo artists


Brunswick VIC, Australia

9th Oct 2020

Looking to get a little work done today if possible. Just a small piece on the side of my face and a RIP grandma tatt if possible

I need tattoo artists


Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

7th Aug 2020

Dragon trailing down my back tattoo on my back

I need tattoo artists


Brunswick West VIC 3055, Australia

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