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.
Melbourne Tattooist Mark Lording is well noted amongst all as the only artist to see when it comes to authentic Australiana Tattoos, it's evident why with these two perfect white cockatoo's.
Mark has tons of similar flash designs ready to go, so be sure to come down to our North melbourne Tattoo shop and have a look.
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.
Two classic Australian icons, Blinky Bill and Bubble o Bill, come together in this great tattoo design from the mind of Mark Lording.
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.
Yet another old school skateboarding tattoo by Antony Von Ratcorpse. These designs are regularly copied, but never ever tattooed as well as Antony does.
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.
Tattoo based on the classic Australian ballad, Waltzing Matilda. Tattooed by Mark Lording.
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.
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.
Snake tattoo that Mark Lording designed to perfectly fit the gap in between two other tattoos.
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!
This boxing kangaroo tattoo by Mark Lording has to be one of my all time favourite tattoos.