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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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Opening 1st of June!
Leave a deposit before we reopen for 10% off ⚜️
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WE’RE BACK!
Officially back up and tattooing from the 1st of June!
All clients will be contacted to arrange new bookings and bookings made before the 1st will receive 10% off their session, including clients booked before COVID. ❤️
We are all so excited and cannot wait to get back into it!! #thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery #wereback #opening #reopening #melbourne #melbournetattoo #melbournetattooshop #melbournestudio #melbourneart #melbournetattooartist #aftercovid19 #werebackbitches #tattooart #tattooingmelbourne
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Baby Yoda by @pennotraittattoos 💫
Got ideas for you next piece? Send us a message!
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Tiger forearm piece by @joemetrixtattoo
Now booking July ⚜️
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NOW BOOKING!
We’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and we can’t wait to get back into things!
If all goes to plan, by the 22nd June we will be back in the studio creating great art for you all.
We’ll be contacting those of you with deposits already over the coming days and making appointments.
As a thank you for supporting us during this time, we’d like to give 10% off to anyone who leaves a deposit.
Can’t wait to see you all in the studio 🖤
Please note, bookings may need to be rescheduled if government re-tightens restrictions
#thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery #tattooing #tattoobooking #melbourne #melbournetattoo #melbournelife #melbournetattoostudio #melbournetattooshop #melbourneart #melbourneartist #tattooartist #nowbooking #bookingnow #tattooappointment #tattoostudio #melbournetodo #melbournecity
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Beautiful neo-traditional piece by @scottmenziestattoos 🌿
DM to join our wait list
@metrixneedles #metrixneedles #thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery #neotrad #neotraditionaltattoo #neotradart #neotradaustralia #neotradartist #leopard #leopardtattoo #animaltattoo #colourtattoo #bigcat #bigcats #bigcattattoo #catart
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Stunning sternum piece by guest artist @mi_li3_art last year 🖤
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#sternum #sternumtattoo #decorative #decorativetattoo #beautifultattoo #beautifultattoos #melbourne #melbourneart #guestartist #guesttattoo #guesttattooartist #guestartistaustralia #melbourneguestartist #guestartistmelbourne #guestartistswelcome #tattooartists #travellingtattooist #travellingartist #travellingaustralia
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Sweetest little sun and moon by @grumpy_doper 🌞🌛
#thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery @metrixneedles #metrixneedles
#sun #moon #luna #suntattoo #moontattoo #lunatattoo #fineline #finelines #finelinetattoo #prettytattoo #melbourne #melbournetattooartist #melbournetattooer
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All these cool blackwork pieces were done by @shanetalaytattoos before the lockdown.
Can’t wait to get back at it 🔥@metrixneedles #metrixneedles #metrixneedlesproseries
#thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery #blackwork #blackworker #blacklinework #blacktattoo #blackink #skull #moth #skulltattoo #mothtattoo #cherubtattoo #scorpiontattoo #halfsleeve #halfsleevetattoo #tattooers #tattoosmelbourne #melbourneart #boldtattoos #bold
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Wicked croc by @shannonkhantattoos 🔥🔥🔥 @metrixneedles #metrixneedles #thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery
#tattoos #bnginksociety #crocodiletattoo #melbourne #melbournetattoo #melbournetattooartist #croc #australiatattoos #australiantattooartist #tattooink #blackwork #ink #inked #instaartist #stomachtattoo #wickedtattoo #sicktattoo
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@o_ye.s did a killer job on this Haku piece for Aaron just before lockdown 🐉⁠
Her attention to detail is incredible!⁠


@metrixneedles #metrixneedles #thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery #melbourne #melbournetattoo #melbourneart #melbourneartist #dragon #dragontattoo #haku #spiritedaway #hayaomiyazaki #studioghibli #studioghiblitattoo #spiritedawaytattoo #hakutattoo #anime #animetattoo #art #artwork #skinart #ghibli #ghiblilover
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Huge eagle by @joemetrixtattoo on super-tough client Craig!
DM to join our waiting list 😏
Using @metrixneedles
#thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery #metrixneedles #metrixneedlesproseries #eagle #eagletattoo #eagletattoos #ribtattoo #ribtattoos #melbourne #melbournetattoostudio #melbournian #melbournians #artist #melbourneart #melbourneartist #blackandgrey #blackandgreytattoo #bird #birdtattoo
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Insane charcoal drawing by @joeyyduong 💀💀💀
#thedarkessence #thedarkessencetattoogallery #skull #art #skullart #skulldrawing #charcoal #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #artistic #charcoaldrawing #charcoalportrait #skulls #skullartwork #skulllove #skullobsession #skullobsessed #melbourneartscene #melbourne_insta #melbourne #melbournearts
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