Melbourne and Sydney used to be the cities to go to for the best tattoo artists that Australia has to offer, but social media continues to show us that the other cities have their own fair-share of talent. Save yourself the road trip because the realism tattoo artist you're looking for could be closer than you think. Here are 10 of Australia's best.
Mick Squires - The Black Mark Tattoo Studio, Victoria.
Khail Aitken - Sinister Ink, Western Australia.
Tater Tatts (aka Kegan Hawkins) - Old Faithful Tattoo Studio, New South Wales.
Benjamin Laukis - The Black Mark Tattoo Studio, Victoria.
Kristian Kimonides - Leviathan Tattoo Gallery, Victoria.
Bumer - Frontyard Tattoo, South Australia.
Andrew Smith - Ink Slave Tattoos, Tasmania.
Fabz (Fabian de Gaillande) - The Black Mark Tattoo Studio, Victoria.
In true Aussie fashion, a New Zealander has made the list because, if they're talented, we like to claim them as our own.
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