Traditional tattoos, or as they are sometimes called, 'old school tattoos', are the backbone of modern western tattooing. First showing up in the western world around the 1900's, they still remain as popular today over 100 years later. If you are looking for a bold colourful tattoo that will never go out of style you cant go past a trad tattoo.

Sailor Jerry Shark Tattoo

Classic Sailor Jerry tattoo flash reworked by Lachie Grenfell. Classic designs such as this shark tattoo, have been used for tattoos for almost 100 years now. Trends in tattooing come and go, but a design like this will stand the test of time.

Ramen Tattoo

Cute fun Japanese ramen tattoo, done by Kane Berry in his very unique colourful traditional style.

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Cobra Snake Tattoo By Mark Lording

People have been getting forearm tattoos like this for over 100 hundred years. So it is a safe bet to get a snake tattoo like this one from Mark Lording, because the style of a nicely executed traditional tattoo like this one, is unlikely to go out of favour anytime soon.

Hand Tattoo by Lachie Grenfell

Classically placed hand tattoo by Lachie Grenfell

The Cutest Alien Abduction

If you want a cute tattoo, Kane Berry is hard to go past in that realm. Just take a look at these cute UFO tattoos.

Blinky Bill Tattoo By Mark Lording

Two classic Australian icons, Blinky Bill and Bubble o Bill, come together in this great tattoo design from the mind of Mark Lording.

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Flowering Eucalyptus By Mark Lording

Another great rendition of a classic Australian Eucalyptus flower, once again done by Mark Lording, who should always be your first choice for getting tattooed in Melbourne, if looking for an Australiana tattoo.

American Ultra Tattoo By Kane Berry

One of Kane Berry's local Melbourne tattoo clients approached him recently with an idea to get Kane's treatment on an American Ultra themed tattoo.

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Black Cockatoo Tattoo by Mark Lording

Australian tattoo expert, Mark Lording, with another black cockatoo tattoo.

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The Smiths Tattoo by Kane Berry

Another perfect tattoo by Kane Berry, and the one is for all the Smiths fans out there.

Wagtail Bird Tattoo

Native flora and fauna expert, Mark Lording.

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Australian Wrist Tattoos

You see more and more Australiana tattoos around these days, but you have to give credit where it's due, Mark Lording was definitely the first one pushing this style really hard.

Tattoo Flash Ready To Go

Lachie Grenfell has many designs available and ready to go, so if you're struggling to come up with that perfect idea, come see if Lachie's got something in his sketchbook ready to go for you.

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Penguin Tattoo

A great tattoo can be easily made with strong elements of traditional tattooing and cute bold characters for simple context, as seen here in this penguin tattoo by Lachie Grenfell.

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Calf Tattoo

You may have to be fairly knowledgeable on the topic of english motorcycles to figure out what this tattoo is about. Recently done by Wade Johnston on one of his clients that travels for three hours just to get tattooed by Wade.

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Alien Tattoo Or Snake Tattoo, You Decide

It is hard to tattoo neatly, and its something that all of us at Vic Market Tattoo have conquered. Then Kane Berry comes on board and does tattoos so neat, like that snake tattoo that it makes everybody else push harder to reach his level.

Kane Berry Panther Tattoo Flash

Kane Berry is one very productive melbourne tattooist, and is always painting up small pieces of flash like this panther. Come by our North Melbourne tattoo parlor and see what he has available.

Grim Reaper Tattoo

The perfect trad tattoo walk in. It doesn't get much better than a grim reaper tattoo. Done recently by Lachie Grenfell.

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Snake Filler

Lachie recently did this snake tattoo filler at the Rites Of Passage tattoo convention in Melbourne

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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

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Robots, My Robots

Charlie Lacroix has a really large amount of tattoo flash ready to go, just swing by the shop and ask to see what he has, there is some really great stuff there.

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Shark Battle Royale

Shark tattoos are an absolute classic in the world of traditional tattoos. And the same goes for snakes. to combine them is a rare sight, but leave it up to Lachie Grenfell, and he will pull it off.

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Hand & Dagger

Another well thought out tattoo idea be Melbourne tattooist, Lachie Grenfell. This time with a hand and dagger tattoo

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Gypsy Girl

Gypsy girl tattoos have been a staple of the tattoo industry for over 100 years now. If you ever want a tattoo that will stand the test of time and never look dated, something like this is simply perfect. Tattooed in Melbourne at the Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival by Lachie Grenfell.

Shark & Skull

Lachie Grenfell is always ahead of the curve when thinking up new ideas on classic tattoo designs such as sharks and skulls.

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Skateboarding Skeleton

Antony Von Ratcorpse regular skater, always doing skate tattoos.

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Oh The Horror

Antony Von Ratcorpse does the best horror tattoos in Melbourne without a doubt.

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Old School Skateboarding Tattoo

Yet another old school skateboarding tattoo by Antony Von Ratcorpse. These designs are regularly copied, but never ever tattooed as well as Antony does.

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Handplant

Skateboarding skeleton tattoo specialist Antony Von Ratcorpse

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Tropical Palm Tree

Kane can definitely do a tropical tattoo.

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Espresso Yourself

Kane Berry is the biggest tea enthusiast that i know, but he doesn't let that get in the way of a doing a great coffee tattoo.

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Waltzing Matilda

Tattoo based on the classic Australian ballad, Waltzing Matilda. Tattooed by Mark Lording.

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Australian Goanna tattoo

Classic Australiana tattoos agian by the undisputed master of the style, Mark Lording.

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Shoulder Tattoo

Mark Lording loves a spider web tattoo so much, that i guarantee that any day you walk in to get one tattooed by Mark he will already have many different sizes ready to go.

Mark Lording Tattoo Flash Sheet

Mark Lording busily working away painting a tattoo flash sheet.

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Pablo Morte

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

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Ouija Tattoo

Antony Von Ratcorpse loves a horror tattoo.

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Skateboarding Tattoo Flash

You'll have to come visit our North Melbourne tattoo shop to get a close up look at this tattoo flash from Antony Von Ratcorpse. It's an amazing sheet.

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Coffin Bound Head Tattoo

Head tattoo, done with precision by Antony Von Ratcorpse.

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Woodgrain Tattoo

Wade Johnston has a literal obsession with using woodgrain patterns in tattoos. Come see him about it, he will make a way to make it work with anything.

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Australiana Tattoo Flash

Feeling like you need a patriotic tattoo? Step away from the southern cross tattoo idea, and get something classic and timeless like these great designs from Mark Lording

A Kangaroo, A Swag And A Billy

Classic australian imagery by Mark Lording.

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Gap Filler

Snake tattoo that Mark Lording designed to perfectly fit the gap in between two other tattoos.

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Hand Tattoo

Eagle hand tattoo by Mark Lording.

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Hanya Mask

Small little Japanese hanya mask by Lachie grenfell

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Blackwork Statue

Blackwork tattoos are here and in huge demand. Lachie is definitely one to look out for in when you're after strong bold designs.

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Head Anatomy

Lachie Grenfell is responsible for the best anatomical tattoos in Melbourne.

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Wounded Man

Classic medieval imagery was used as a reference for this bold traditional tattoo by Lachie Grenfell.

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Big Bad Wolf

Really cool big bad wolf tattoo by Charlie Lacroix.

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Female Cyborg

Robotic cyborg tattoo by Charlie Lacroix.

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Cyborg Jesus

Robotic cyborg painting by Charlie Lacroix. It would work great as a large tattoo.

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Tomato Plant

Fruit tattoo? Vegetable tattoo? and the great debate continues. Tattooed by Charlie Lacroix.

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All Robocops Are Bastards

You know the drill, by Charlie Lacroix.

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Cyborg Tattoo Flash

Cyborg tattoo painting, possibly inspired by westworld, by Charlie Lacroix.

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Deadly Crocodile Tattoo

Crocodile tattoo by Charlie Lacroix.

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Pitbull Tattoo

Perfectly simple pitbull tattoo by Charlie Lacroix.

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Tribal Tap?

Tribal combined with trad. This is something that only Charlie Lacroix can pull off.

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Popeye Tattoo

There used to be a time in the past where many folk were getting popeye tattoos, Charlie Lacroix is holding up this tattoo legacy.

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Gimp Tattoo

what's that? you want a tattoo of a gimp cat, playing the cello? Charlie has you covered.

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Crying Baby

We know you have always wanted to get a crying baby tattoo by a frenchman tattooing in Melbourne. Charlie Lacroix is the man for you!

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Agent Detective

Beautifully bold and simple traditional western gun tattoo by Charlie Lacroix.

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Boxing Kangaroo

This boxing kangaroo tattoo by Mark Lording has to be one of my all time favourite tattoos.

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Diving Helmet

Lachie's classic rendition of a nautical favourite. This trad tattoo is timeless in its simplicity.

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