Sydney, best known for its harbor front, is one of Australia’s largest cities. It is also the 13th most popular destination for tattoo tourism. With a wide range of accredited tattoo shops, Sydney is a prime city to get some brand new ink. From American Traditional to intricate black and white realism, there is no doubt you will find a shop to match your tattoo dreams.
Authent/Ink Tattoo Studio: Authentink Tattoo Studio is the world renowned Irezumi specialist studio based in Sydney, Australia. Famous for the many unique styles of traditional Japanese tattooing, their current stable of accomplished and professional tattoo artists including Kian Forreal, can create nearly every style of authentic tattooing including Japanese, lettering, dot work, and black and grey realism. They aim to produce the best tattoo art possible with outstanding 5 star service.
Thirteen Feet Tattoo: Thirteen Feet Tattoo is in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Newtown. Todd Bailey, its founder, is an international award winning tattoo artist, and a Newtown native. The shop prides itself on the fact that its employees live and breathe tattooing, and that all customers will leave with a love and passion for the tattoo they will carry with them for a lifetime.
Their studio is a treasure trove of tattoo relics, memorabilia and just "plain old cool shit!" Every inch of every wall is covered in art and sculpture, collected from around the world over decades of travel. Their studio space is constantly evolving with new art, new tattoos, tattoo memorabilia and guest artists. Despite Rhys Gordon with Japanese style in the heart, they do cover all styles from black and grey, realism, geometric/dot work and traditional Americana.
In the spring of 2007, Leslie established a studio in Marrickville, Sydney where he could pursue both his tattooing and painting. This private studio soon gained a reputation for quality custom tattooing, and demand soon far outstripped Leslie’s capacity to keep up so he took on an apprentice, a talented draftsmen he met at Art School, Angus Wood. The pair built a solid working relationship and became the foundation for LDF Tattoo:a street tattoo shop located in Newtown’s King Street that even offers vegan ink.
The Lion's Den is situated in Gymea, one of Sydney's southern suburbs, and provides you with any tattoo you can dream of. While being renowned for doing some of the boldest, brightest and cleanest traditional tattooing from artists like Tristan Bentley, the diverse group of artists have every style covered and strive to exceed customer’s expectations every time. The shop is filled from floor to ceiling with original tattoo flash, hand painted by the artists that work at TLD. With thousands of designs to choose from, you'll be sure to find something here on the wall that suits your needs. However, if you are looking for a custom piece, any of their artists are open to discussing ideas with you.