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THE DARK ESSENCE

TATTOO GALLERY

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The Dark Essence Tattoo Gallery is Melbourne’s new premier studio.
Established in Richmond in 2018, with a vision to build a tattoo studio that is inspiring, creative and most importantly, hygienic. The space is inspired by an unworldly, gothic and luxurious feel which is emphasised by quality, bespoke and antique pieces.

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Booking Info

All bookings require a deposit. No deposit – No booking.

Deposits are non-refundable and require a minimum of 72 hours to reschedule any appointment.
Please call or email the shop for more information.

Our Tattoo Artists

Shane Talay

Scott Menzies

Joey Duong

Gift Vouchers

Looking for the perfect present?

Our vouchers are valid with any of our artists and are valid for 12 months.
Free postage with tracking or pick it up in the studio!
Email us info@thedarkessence.com or call (03) 9428 3309

Guest Artists

To guest with us, please send an email to info@thedarkessence.com

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Keep an eye out for @shanetalaytattoos competition 🔥😏 ...