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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.

Meet The Team

Our staff is made by creative people with different nationality, ethnicity but with the same passion for tattooing.

Loretta Perry

Shane Talay

Laura Jane

Amy Whitham

Amy Whitham

Nick Sanna

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

BUY VOUCHER ONLINE

Guest Artists

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

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    TDE drip 🥵🥵 Our killer merch comes in different styles and colours - Available for purchase at our studio! #thedarkessence #metrixneedles #metrixtattoo #reelsinstagram #explorepage #explore ...

    ⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST @jay_davies_tattoos ⚜️

    Jay is with us from 20th-24th September!
    Swipe to see some more of Jay’s work and DM to book in!!

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    ⚜️ Portrait of Ragna for @sunshine_deena done by apprentice @lauralauralaw. Hit her up for more pet portraits!
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    ⚜️Okay but look at the detailing of this tatt by @mill.younger #thedarkessence #metrixtattoo #metrixneedles ...

    ⚜️ Studio Vibes ⚜️





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    ⚜️ Who doesn't love ramen? Ramen girl piece by the skilled @lorettaperry #thedarkessence #metrixneedles #metrixtattoo ...

    ⚜️ Pet Portrait by the talented @nicksanna_tattoos #thedarkessence #metrixtattoo #metrixneedles ...

    ⚜️ Fathers Day is just around the corner! Let your dad know how much he means to you by gifting him fresh ink that will last for life!

    Grab a gift voucher of any amount, contact us asap for a hard copy, with free registered post. Digital copies also available, DM us for the link 📩

    *Gift vouchers valid for 12 months from date of purchase
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