Black and grey tattoos, with their rich history, have stood the test of time as a beloved tattooing style. Emerging in the prisons of California in the 1970s, it was born out of necessity, utilizing diluted black ink and shading techniques. Today, this monochromatic art form has evolved into a versatile and widely appreciated style, known for its elegance, depth, and timeless beauty in the world of tattooing

Comfy Grl Tattoo - Tattooed by Noodle

Indulge in the adorable charm of a black and grey Kawaii Comfy Grl tattoo, expertly inked by Noodle-Chu Osaurus Tattoo. Soft lines and delicate shading bring this cozy character to life, wrapped in blankets and surrounded by plush pillows. With a touch of whimsy, Noodle-Chu infuses the design with warmth and comfort, evoking feelings of serenity and relaxation.

Demon Dawg Tattoo by Melbourne Pop Culture Tattoo Artist, Noodle-Chu Osaurus

Noodle-chu Osaurus unleashes their creativity with a pop-culture demon dawg tattoo. Tattooed on the leg in stunning black and grey, this captivating piece captures the essence of both darkness and playfulness, showcasing the artist's talent in merging pop-culture references with intricate black and grey shading.

Reaper with a Crystal Ball Tattooed by Lachie Grenfell

Lachie Grenfell, the skilled tattoo artist from Melbourne, breathes life into a mesmerizing blackwork traditional tattoo. Within the dimly lit scene, the enigmatic reaper gently cradles a mystical crystal ball. The intricate linework and solid black shading evoke a sense of mystery and power, showcasing the harmonious blend of traditional elements and the captivating allure of blackwork aesthetics.

Blackwork Skull Tattoo by Lachie Grenfell

Lachie Grenfell, a renowned tattoo artist from Melbourne, unveils a captivating blackwork masterpiece. A striking skull takes center stage, meticulously rendered in black and grey shades. From its mouth and eyes burst forth electrifying bolts of lightning, adding an intense and dynamic element to the composition. The fusion of black and grey tattooing with bold blackwork creates a visually stunning and unforgettable tattoo.

Gloomy Bear Tattoo by Kawaii Tattoo Artist Noodle-Chu Osaurus

Noodl-Chu osaurus, a renowned kawaii tattooist, crafts a hauntingly beautiful black and grey gloomy bear tattoo. The intricate shading evokes a sense of melancholy, while the bear's cute features add a touch of whimsy, resulting in a captivating fusion of darkness and cuteness.

Inspired by Radiohead, Tattoo by Noodle-Chu Osaurus

From the talented hands of Melbourne tattoo artist Noodz, emerges a captivating black and grey masterpiece. Inspired by Radiohead's artwork, the tattoo depicts two adorable bears engaged in a playful yet intense fight.

Pet Portrait Tattoo of chihuahua By Pablo Morte

It's hard to think of a greater way to immortalize a loved one than with a portrait, Melbourne Tattooist Pablo More is renowned for his Portrait Tattoos and this beautiful Chihuahua atop a lotus flower is no exception to that.

Skull tattoo by Noodle-Chu Osaurus

Melbourne's Noodle Chu-Osaurus brings the charm of Kawaii tattoos to life with a captivating black and grey tattoo featuring three skulls and a single endearing eyeball. A delightful fusion of whimsy and macabre.

Spirited Away, No-Face Tattoo

Embark on a journey into the enchanting realm of Kawaii with a mesmerizing black and grey Kawaii tattoo by the skilled artist Noodz. This adorable depiction of the mysterious No Face creature from Spirited Away exudes charm, capturing its captivating essence with delicate artistry.

Kawaii Tattoo by Melbourne Tattoo Artist, Noodle-Chu Osaurus

Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of Kawaii with a stunning black and grey tattoo by the talented Noodle-Chu Osaurus. This captivating design features an adorable girl character adorned with delicate horns along her spine, exuding an irresistible blend of cuteness and mystique, eternally captivating.

Turtwig Pokemon Tattoo by Noodle-Chu

Adorable Turtwig, rendered in intricate dotwork style, by Noodle-Chu Osaurus, brings the cuteness of Kawaii to life in a unique and timeless Pokemon tattoo design.

Kawaii Ramen Tattoo by Noodle-Chu Osaurus

Look no further for kawaii tattoos in Melbourne, Noodle-Chu has it covered. As you can clearly see, from the amount of detail in this ramen tattoo. Although Noodz is a young tattooist, expect big things to come.

St George 3/4 Sleeve - Pablo Morte

Pablo Morte recently had the pleasure of designing and tattooing this Saint George and the dragon 3/4 sleeve.

Pablo is a undercover history nerd, and loves piecing together from old fables, folklore or historical events, if you are wanting a tattoo that tells a story come down and speak to Mr. Morte

Black and Grey Falcon upper arm Tattoo -  Deanna Lee

Deanna Lee recently tattooed this fine Line Leopard tattoo on the ankle, this photo doesn't do justice to the actual size of this tattoo, if you want something super detailed, super small, and super clean, don't go past Deanna Lee.

Black and Grey Traditional Skull - Pablo Morte

It doesn't get much more classic than this, Its tattoos like this that put Pablo in his happy place. This Skull is a perfect example of Pablo's self coined style "Bogan Trad Nouveau"

Classic Black and Grey Rose Tattoo - Pablo Morte

Pablo Morte truly in his element here with some classic black and grey roses


Black and Grey Jesus Tattoo - Lachie Grenfell

Lachie Grenfell shows us again just how versatile he is, its not an easy feat mashing two styles of tattoos together to create one cohesive and aesthetically pleasing tattoo, but Lachie has shown us how seamlessly it can be done with this soft black and grey Jesus framed off with Classic American traditional embellishments.

Realistic Tiger portrait Tattoo - Deanna Lee

Another impressive tattoo by Deanna Lee, tattoos such as this realistic tiger portrait really cement just how attentive and meticulous Deanna is.

Dotwork Back Tattoo - Adrian Dominic

A great back piece tattoo done by Adrian Dominic, this tattoo is another great example of how adrian is able to create a tattoo with plenty of depth and different textures using different line weights and dot work. 

Realistic Tiger Hand Tattoo - Adrian Dominic

Getting a tattoo on your hand is a big move and we only suggest doing so if you are aware of everything that can come with getting such a visible tattoo.

Salvador Dali Tattoo - Deanna Lee

Deanna Lee's take on possibly the most notable pieces of Surrealist art to date "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dalí.

Dotwork Ancient Aliens Tattoo - Adrian Dominic

Chris Jones isn't the only tattooist at Vic Market Tattoo that has mastered the style of dot work tattooing, Adrian Dominic has used dots to create depth and texture in this ancient aliens inspired forearm tattoo.

Dotwork Skull and Peony Tattoo - Adrian Dominic

This Skull and Peony Tattoo is a great example of Adrian Dominic's versatility and years of experience tattooing all styles.

Fine Line Butterfly Tattoo - Deanna Lee

Deanna Lee, is one of the most Meticulous and Attentive Tattooist we have had the pleasure of working with and this is translated time and time again through her beautifully fine and detailed Tattoos.

Black and Grey Biomech Tattoo Sleeve - Adrian Dominic

Biomech tattoos are truly visually stunning, bu also work great for cover-ups. If you have an old tattoo that you are not really happy with, you should come down to North Melbourne and see Adrian Dominic, he will have it covered in no time.

Biomech Cover-up Sleeve - Adrian Dominic

Adrian Dominic is so far ahead of the game when it comes to cover-ups. A biomech sleeve like this is always a great choice to cover anything.

Black and Grey Traditional Eagle Chest Tattoo - Wade Johnston

It doesn't get much more Classic than a Traditional Style Eagle Tattoo across the chest, and for long time Tattooer Wade Johnston something like this is a walk in the park, This tattoo was finished in one session.

Close up of a Religious Sleeve finished by Pablo Morte

Close up of a saint peter sleeve Pablo Morte recently finished, Pablo has time in 2020 for more large scale work but is booking up quickly if you’d like to start a new project with him email or come down to the shop to discuss and book in.

Plague Doctor Tattoo by Kane Berry

Kane berry never fails to deliver and this plague doctor tattoo is no exception! Kane is taking bookings for 2020 Your idea or his kane will be happy to do it.


Finished Back Piece Tattoo By Pablo Morte

The back is one of the largest and most spacious areas for tattoos on the human body. This makes it a perfect candidate for sprawling and large scale tattoo designs such as this big Raven and Skull back piece made Pablo Morte

Micro Realism Portrait Tattoo By Tattooist Deanna Lee

It truly is hard to comprehend how impressive Deanna Lee's tattoos are without seeing them in person, but this Micro portrait tattoo is a good indication to the amount of detail and fine lines Dee is able to achieve in her tattoos. 

Sacred Geometric Shoulder Tattoo done by Tattooist Chris Jones

There isn't much we can say here, this tattoo speaks for itself. But if you want a perfectly executed tattoo that is like no other you need to come down and speak to Chris Jones.

Black and Grey Mermaid Tattoo done by Pablo Morte

This beautiful mermaid tattoo done by Melbourne Tattooist Pablo morte is the start of something big, if your wanting to start a large tattoo project and looking for someone to bring your ideas to life then Look no further than Vic Market Tattoos very own Bogan Trad Nouveau Tattooer Pablo Morte.

Minimalistic Fineline bull skull Tattoo by Pablo Morte

Sit back and Admire this fineline tattoo By Pablo Mort using a combination of different line weights and shading to pull together this perfect bovine skull tattoo

Heart and Dagger Chest Tattoo By Wade Johnston

Wade johnston is always one step ahead of the game when it comes to putting his own spin and style into old classic designs, next time you want a old tattoo done a new way, come have a chat to wade!

Dotwork Butterfly and Flora Shoulder Tattoo By Pablo Morte

Here is a perfectly placed floral shoulder Tattoo, Pablo strives to deliver on every brief he gets making sure he can incorporate every meaningful and important element into the Tattoo, This dotwork floral design is a great example of that.

Fine Line Butterfly Tattoo by Lachie Grenfell

Although most people know Melbourne Tattooist Lachie Grenfell for his bold Traditional Tattoos, Lachie also jumps at the opportunity to tattoo anything fine line, this butterfly tattoo is a perfect example of this and just how diverse Lachie Grenfell is. 

Black and Grey Gas Mask Tattoo By Pablo Morte

This Tattoo is a testament to Pablo Mortes skill and years of experience, This black and grey gas mask tattoo was drawn on as a Gap filler for a full sleeve Pablo recently finished off.

Dotwork Lion Tattoo By Pablo Morte

Melbourne Tattooist Pablo Morte shows us his versatility and skill set with this Tattoo incorporating Bold Lines, Dotwork and etching styles all into one great Tattoo.

Metal Band Death

Band Tattoos are a regular occurance in the world of tattooing but why not go the extra step and get a custom rendition of your favourite album cover, Here is Pablo Mortes take on Death, Symbolic Album.

Snake and Peonies Tattoo by Pablo Morte

Snakes and peonies have always played an important role in History and Art across the world, and because of this Peonies can be a sign of good fortune, Riches, Honor and compassion. While the snake brings Creativity, Rebirth and transformation All this being said Pablo Morte Just thinks they make a cool ass Tattoo.

Black and Grey Religious Full Sleeve Tattoo By Pablo Morte

Pablo Morte recently finished off this religious themed full sleeve on loyal customer paul. Projects like this require hours of dedication from both the artist and client, but as you can see here time and dedication pay off. If you are looking for something similar come down to our North Melbourne Tattoo Shop and discuss your ideas with Pablo Morte.

Lace Monitor Lizard Tattoo - Kane Berry

Melbourne Tattooist Kane Berry is a man of many skills, But being able to make any animal big or small look cute as a tattoo would have to one of his best. Thinking of getting your pet tattooed on you, but don't want your run of the mill portrait tattoo, don't go past Kane Berry.

Shoulder Peony Flower Tattoo By Pablo Morte

Here is a perfectly placed and perfectly executed Peony Flower tattoo, designed to sit over the shoulder, Pablo always has time for flower tattoos like this one so make sure to swing past the shop and have a chat.

Ribbon Microphone Tattoo By Lachie Grenfell

You often see Music Tattoos but you don't often see a ribbon microphone executed as perfectly as you do here. Lachie Grenfell Loves to Tattoo all styles from Traditional to Black and Grey or Fine Line, Make sure you don't go past Lachie for your next tattoo.

Fine Line Anatomical Heart Tattoo - Pablo Morte

Pablo Morte showcasing his ability to tackle any Walk in Tattoo, with this Fine Line Anatomical Heart tattoo. Feel free to Swing Past the North Melbourne Tattoo shop anytime to discuss your next Tattoo idea with him.

Classic Sailor Jerry Flash Tattooed By Pablo Morte

Here is a great take on a classic Sailor Jerry Design By Melbourne Tattooist Pablo Morte.

Dog Portrait Tattoo

A simply beautiful way to memorialize your beloved pet. this dog tattoo was done by Pablo Morte.

Fineline Goldfish Tattoo by Wade Johnston

Wade Johnston recently did this fineline tattoo with a combination dotwork and shading. All to create a small, delicate and minimal tattoo, that will stand the test of time, by allowing the tattoo to have a good structure, without going overboard on the shading.

Chest Eagle Tattoo By Pablo Morte

All tattoos on this torso are done by Pablo Morte, except for the one on the lower right. this tattoo can be used as a good example that even if you have an existing tattoo, done by a different artist, you can still create a full and symmetrical theme for a large tattoo like this one.

Healed Dotwork Jellyfish Tattoo

Chris Jones isn't the only handy one with dotwork tattoos at Vic Market Tattoo. Here is a recent healed jellyfish tattoo by Pablo Morte.

Guest Artist - Victor Kludge

Victor Kludge was with us recently, all the way from france. Although we was only here for a pretty short time, he did some amazing tattoos while he was tattooing in Melbourne. This head tattoo is a great example!

Fine Line Lion Portrait Tattoo By Wade Johnston

Another very delicate small lion portrait by Wade Johnston. All completed with only the use of a single needle liner. Not many can tattoo like this, but Wade Johnston is always up for a challenge, and is very keen to do a broader range of animals in this style.

Two Peony Flowers by Chris Jones

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master any skill. We are starting to think that Chris Jones may be close now, to being a peony tattoo master. And the peonies just keep getting better and better, as you can tell by this upper arm tattoo.

Casper The Tattooed Ghost

Casper the friendly ghost with tattoos, riding a tattoo needle. It's hard to get more perfect than that. Tattooed in New Zealand at the New Plymouth tattoo convention, by Charlie Lacroix.

Grace Audrey Guest Artist - December Thru January

Young local Melbourne tattoo artist, Grace Audrey is tattooing with us over December and January. Grace will have limited spots available, so make sure you get in contact her on instagram to secure yourself a spot.


Pablo Morte Sleeve Tattoo

As one of the more experienced tattooists in Melbourne, Pablo Morte is an old hand at doing large scale black and grey pieces like this one.


Friday The 13th - Jason Voorhees tattoo

Jason Voorhees from the horror movies, Friday The 13th, encapsulated in dark black and grey tattoo form by Pablo Morte


Mythology Tattoos

Pablo Morte can pretty well tackle any style of tattoo. One thing he really excels at though, is religious tattoos and mythology tattoos.

Oak Leaves And Sapling - Wade Johnston

If you are in need of an artist who really appreciates the beauty of lines, get in contact with Wade Johnston. His eye for detail and ability to use line to create depth and shadow, is why he is regarded in the field of etching tattoos and all fineline tattoos.

Norse God Odin Tattoo

This one is still a work in progress, keep following the social media to see what extra editions Pablo Morte will be adding to this epic Odin tattoo.

Dog Memorial tattoo

No better way to immortalize your beloved pet than with a realistic portrait tattoo from Pablo Morte.

Classic Pocket Watch Tattoo

It's hard to go past a classic pocket watch tattoo, this one was recently tattooed by Pablo Morte.


Olivia Mills Guest spot

Very excited to have Olivia Mills coming to tattoo melbourne, and doing a guest spot with us in June. Make sure you get in contact with her so that you don't miss this opportunity.


Aaron Luckman - Guest Artist

This one was done by Aaron Luckman on one of his trips over to tattoo Melbourne, coming from Two Hands Tattoo in Auckland


Religious Statue

Pablo Morte, comes highly recommended for doing black and grey tattoos, and thoroughly enjoys a religious tattoo.


Pablo Morte

Pablo Morte, busily working away on this traditional anchor and pin-up girl tattoo.


Chrysanthemum Flower

Another great black and grey tattoo by Pablo Morte. This time, of the Japanese chrysanthemum flower.


Deadly Crocodile Tattoo

Crocodile tattoo by Charlie Lacroix.



Neat little single session Poseidon tattoo by Pablo Morte.


Roses and Skulls

 Pablo smashing out his favourite tattoos, skulls and roses.


Sacred Heart

Pablo loves a religious tattoo. This sacred heart tattoo is no exception.


Sacred Skeleton

Pablo Morte has always said he would have the perfect life if he gets to tattoo a skull everyday. This one came up great in the religious style that only Pablo can achieve.


Guitar Tattoo

 Who doesn't love a striking image jumping out of a skin tear? Pablo did an amazing job of this realistic guitar tattoo.


Pushead Tattoo

A classic use of inspiration from well known punk and metal artist, pushead.


Money and Weapons

Pablo smashed this one out of the ball park. Getting a tattoo to work with old tattoos can sometimes be a very difficult thing to achieve. This is a fine example of when it works well.


Sacred Heart Tattoo

Although the inside of an elbow can be a really difficult spot to tattoo, Pablo did it with ease on this beautifully delicate sacred heart tattoo.


Ta Moko Tattoo

Ta Moko by Josh Paki last time he was here. If you are interested in getting ta moko in Melbourne, get in contact with us or Josh before his next visit. 


Aaron Luckman from Two Hands Tattoo

A beautiful large ornamental back tattoo by our guest artist Aaron Luckman, who was visiting from all the way from Two Hands Tattoo in Auckland


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