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.

Kangaroo Tattoo By Mark Lording

The Australian specialist of kangaroo tattoos, Mark Lording has been at it again with more...

Cyborg Disney Princess Tattoo

This might not be your classic Disney tattoo, it's really more of a wild interpretation of one. This type of tattoo design is for the guys who are somewhat ashamed to say that maybe The Little Mermaid is a really influential film from their childhood.

Nautical Eagle Tattoo By Lachie Grenfell

Nautical tattoos have been around for over 100 years, they are truly timeless tattoo designs that have stood the test of time. If you've ever been worried about your tattoo design going out of style, then traditional tattoos and nautical tattoos are for you.

 

Frank Ocean Tattoo

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.

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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.

Australian Kookaburra Tattoo

Another great Australian themed tattoo by Mark Lording. If you plan on getting something like this kookaburra tattoo in Melbourne, you have to come and see Mark.

 

Panther Tattoo

As far as traditional tattoos go, it doesn't get any better than a classic panther tattoo design. this one tattooed recently by Lachie Grenfell.

Panther Tattoo Flash

Kane Berry is always the Melbourne tattooist to go to, when it comes to one of a kind tattoo ideas, that you wont find anywhere else.

The Process Of A Knee Tattoo

Up very close with Mark Lording, halfway through the difficult process of tattooing a knee, with a spider web tattoo.

Fine Line lettering by Wade Johnston

Fine lettering is always capable of sitting well with other designs. it has the ability to easily wrap around other, much bolder designs, such as it does here, sitting on top of this rose tattoo.

Singing Bird Tattoo

Simple cute singing bird tattoo by Kane Berry. Not much more needed when simplicity works so well.

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AFL Tattoo By Mark Lording

Classic footy tattoos by Mark Lording.

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Charlie Lacroix

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.

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Classic Rose Tattoo

Sometimes all you need to fill a space in between two tattoos, is some classics like a rose and a swallow. They sit well with most other tattoos, and people have been getting them for over one hundred years now, so you know they aren't going to go out of style any time soon.

Guest Artist - Grace Audrey

We were lucky enough to have Grace Audrey tattooing here with us for a month over December and January, and she was smashing out great tattoos like this stomach butterfly tattoo.

Trad Tattoo Flash Sheet By Kane Berry

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.

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Gum Tree And Boomerang Tattoo

The most fair dinkum tattooist in Australia, Mark Lording, is back at it again with these perfectly placed gap filler tattoos.

Charlie Lacroix - Serpent Tattoo Flash

Always wild tattoo flash by Charlie Lacroix.

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Tribal Tattoo Cover Up

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.

Battle Royale Tattoo

The classic battle of all time Snake vs Panther. this battle scene has been played often throughout the history of tattooing, and is now such a timeless design, it is very unlikely to venture too far from the forefront of tattooing. this one was recently done by Kane Berry.

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.

Waratah Tattoo

Red Waratah tattoo by Mark Lording, embellished with wattle blossoms and kangaroo paw flowers. perfectly placed over the ball of the shoulder.

Red Waratah Tattoo by Wade Johnston

Wade Johnston was recently asked for a tattoo to represent his clients trip throughout Australia. They decided to go with a red belly black snake, flourished with a red Waratah flower and some Avon Valley wildflowers.

 

Christmas 2018 Guest Artist - Grace Audrey

Grace Audrey will be tattooing with us over the Christmas period this year. Make sure you hit her up on Instagram to book something in. This scorpion tattoo is a great example of Grace's well thought out, simple black traditional tattoo style.

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.

 

Hannya Mask Stomach Tattoo

Large hannya mask by Lachie Grenfell. Tattooed in one session.

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Revolver Tattoo - Lachie Grenfell

Filling gaps between several other tattoos, is a tricky task some times. Too many Melbourne tattoo artists get lazy and just run their tattoos over the surrounding ones, rather than redrawing it, so that it fits properly.

Stray Cats Cover-Up Tattoo

Although this is not exactly a cover up, it is what we would call a "blast over". The idea of a tattoo like this is to do a strong tattoo over the top of a weaker tattoo, simply to draw attention away from the old faded tattoo.

Popeye Tattoo

Popeye tattoos have been popular for over 70 years now, and they always just keep getting better. This tattoo by Charlie Lacroix is a great example of how good they are getting.

Furphy Beer Tattoo

It's hard to go past a fun beer tattoo. Charlie Lacroix could really make a fun tattoo like this from anything.

More Cyborg Madness From Charlie

Charlie Lacroix always has the best ideas, especially when it comes to cyborgs. Make sure you come to see him for your next fantasy or science fiction 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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