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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.
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, here we have a perfect example of this, this tattoo was done in one session so if your after something big and bold but looking to spend little time under the needle look no further than Melbourne Tattooist Wade Johnston.
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.
A recent sleeve of roses done by Pablo Morte, on a North Melbourne legend named Pat. Pat walked into our shop at the beginning of the year wanting to get his first tattoo, a rose for his Mum. Eleven months later, Pat’s finished this sleeve, retired and is planning his second arm. We thank Pat for his commitment, and also his wife Sharon for always sending him in with cakes and treats for the shop!
If you know Melbourne Tattooist Wade Johnston you know he is a fact Junkie, we think one of the reasons he started Tattooing is so he had an excuse to research anything and everything, Wade Johnston Fun fact: 1387 " Unlike other marlin fishes the stripes of a Striped Merlin remain even after the death of the fish"
The redback spider, also known as the Australian black widow is a species of highly venomous spider believed to originate in the South Australian or adjacent Western Australian deserts, but now found throughout Australia, ironically enough this Black widow was tattooed as a tribute for this customers Dad who had also had a Redback Spider Tattoo this was done by Resident Artist Lachie Grenfell.
Although the rose tattoo carries a plethora of meanings today, it used to be most know, for representing love. It's said, the rose tattoo gained popularity in the 1930s because sailors often got them tattooed on their bodies as reminders of their wives, girlfriends, and mothers, either way 1930 or now they still make for a pretty badass tattoo. This Rose was done by our very own Kane Berry.
Lachie Grenfell recently finished this large traditional back piece, Tattoos of this scale take hour and hours of commitment from both the tattooist and client, Lachie is always eager to start Large scale work, so if you are looking to start your next tattoo journey be sure to come down and have a chat to Lachie.
A Lot of the time Tattooists are presented with customers ideas and they will have to explain that there concept just wont work, that is unless you are Melbourne Tattooer Kane Berry who can and will bring any Tattoo concept to fruition, Like lets say a wild boar fishing for a shark who is also fishing for that same boar....
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
Sometimes you'll get people asking for a themed tattoo based on their favourite musician. It's not often that you get people wandering into the shop to ask for the perfect Frank Ocean tattoo, but Kane Berry got lucky enough to do this one.
Simple cute singing bird tattoo by Kane Berry. Not much more needed when simplicity works so well.
These two tattoos by Charlie Lacroix are a great example of two signature Charlie Lacroix tattoos and what they look like when they are healed and freshly tattooed.
Kane Berry always has a plethora of tattoo designs available, so if you are feeling that desire to get tattooed by the neatest tattooist in Melbourne, swing by our North Melbourne tattoo shop and as Kane about all the great designs he has ready to go.
Cover up tattoos can almost always work, as long as you can be a bit flexible on the design, as they generally have to be designed to cater to the tattooed that we are covering. This gypsy girl tattoo that Wade Johnston did, is a perfect example of a tattoo being designed around an existing unwanted tattoo. take note of the right hand side of the picture, to get an idea of what the old tattoo was, and what it took to cover it up.
Cute fun Japanese ramen tattoo, done by Kane Berry in his very unique colourful traditional style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The perfect trad tattoo walk in. It doesn't get much better than a grim reaper tattoo. Done recently by Lachie Grenfell.
Lachie recently did this snake tattoo filler at the Rites Of Passage tattoo convention in Melbourne
This one was done by Aaron Luckman on one of his trips over to tattoo Melbourne, coming from Two Hands Tattoo in Auckland
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.
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.
Another well thought out tattoo idea be Melbourne tattooist, Lachie Grenfell. This time with a hand and dagger tattoo
Lachie Grenfell is always ahead of the curve when thinking up new ideas on classic tattoo designs such as sharks and skulls.
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.
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.
Blackwork tattoos are here and in huge demand. Lachie is definitely one to look out for in when you're after strong bold designs.
Classic medieval imagery was used as a reference for this bold traditional tattoo by Lachie Grenfell.
Robotic cyborg painting by Charlie Lacroix. It would work great as a large tattoo.
Fruit tattoo? Vegetable tattoo? and the great debate continues. Tattooed by Charlie Lacroix.
Tribal combined with trad. This is something that only Charlie Lacroix can pull off.
There used to be a time in the past where many folk were getting popeye tattoos, Charlie Lacroix is holding up this tattoo legacy.
what's that? you want a tattoo of a gimp cat, playing the cello? Charlie has you covered.
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!