Etching tattoos, or as what is also known as woodcut tattoos, refers back to the extensive history of the print medium. Some of the greatest artists throughout human history, have concentrated on this medium, solely for its ability to render exquisite detail in a way that is hard to capture in other mediums. This detail lends itself quite well to being tattooed.

The Wounded Man Tattoo

In a stunning homage to history, Wade Johnston, a master of the etching tattoo style, brings to life the poignant artwork of "The Wounded Man." With meticulous precision, the tattoo captures the essence of the original piece, its haunting lines and somber tones resonating on the skin. A timeless tribute that transcends eras, etched in ink for eternity.  

Celestial Crescent Moon Tattoo, by Wade Johnston

Senior tattooist Wade Johnston expertly etches an inspiring celestial scene onto skin. The tattoo showcases a captivating fusion of a crescent moon and radiant sun. The moon, adorned with the face of a man, adds an enigmatic touch, while the meticulous engraving tattoo technique elevates the artistry to create a truly mesmerizing and symbolic piece.  

Etching Helmet - Wade Johnston

Etching Style Tattoo of a helm by Wade Johnston. Wade has recently drawn a few new etching flash sheets that are hanging on the walls of Vic Market Tattoo if you are looking for some inspiration for your next tattoo come down and have a look.

Etching style ship tattoo - Wade Johnston

Etching as a method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today. In a number of modern variants such as microfabrication etching  and Photochemical milling or as Wade Johnston has show us Tattooing.

Janus Etching Style Tattoo - Wade Johnston

Janus the god of all beginnings, know as the middle ground between both concrete and abstract dualities such as life/death, beginning/end and war/peace. 

Gods and Mythological characters always make for great tattoos and always make for a great etching style tattoo such as this one.

Etching Style Heart - Wade Johnston

Not everyone knows this, but Wade Johnston has been doing etching inspired tattoos for years now. If you are planning on getting an etching style come speak to someone like wade with the experience and know how.

Etching Style Humpback Whale Tattoo - Wade Johnston

Shop Owner and Melbourne Tattooist Wade Johnston recently did this Humpback whale tattoo, its tattoos like this that really cement why Wade is so highly sought after and regarded when it comes to his unique etching inspired tattoos.

Albrecht Dürer's Rhino Etching Tattoo - Wade Johnston

Its Fair to say Albrecht Dürer is one of Wade Johnston's favorite Artists and jumps at any opportunity to replicate his work onto skin.

Woodcut Print Tattoo - Wade Johnston

Wade Johnston is up to his old tricks again, this time he was lucky enough to have a customer walk in with the prefect piece of reference for another one of his etching style tattoos, wade is always up for doing a tattoo inspired by old wood cuts, etchings or engravings.

Fyodor Dostoevsky Etching Style Portrait - Wade Johnston

Wade recently got to show off his impeccable line work for us again with this etching style portrait of Russian novelist and philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Fine Line Black Work Chrysanthemum Tattoo - Wade Johnston

Melbourne Tattooist Wade Johnston goes by many names, The walk up specialist, The Father of Fine Line, and more, but this beautiful Chrysanthemum Tattoo is a perfect example of how wade can apply his skills to any style of tattooing.

Fine Line Etching Style Tattoo From Wade Johnston

Gladwell Says that if you invest ten thousand hours into any task and you will master it, well we think Wade Johnston must have surpassed his ten thousand hours as he truly is the master of a beautiful line work tattoo.

Dachshund Tattoo - Pablo Morte

A Tattoo is a great way to celebrate your pet, Pablo Morte has done this and captured the idea that dog really is Man's best friend with this cute sausage dog 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.

Etching Style Heart Tattoo - Wade Johnston

More fine lines by Wade Johnston, this time in a tough spot, right in the middle of a sternum.

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.

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