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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

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Guest Artists

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

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⚜️ Roman numerals for Kiara by Shane
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⚜️Chrysanthemum chest piece by Ludan
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⚜️ Throwback to this rad piece done by Shane
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⚜️ Forearm cover up piece by Ludan
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⚜️ Beautiful elemental unalome done by Loretta
📸 @lorettaperry #thedarkessence #metrixtattoo #metrixneedles
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⚜️Beautiful piece for Ajayda done by Loretta ⚜️
📸@lorettaperry #TheDarkEssence #MetrixTattoo #metrixneedles
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Merry (late) Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team here at The Dark Essence, we hope you all had a special day and ate way too much. We love our clients so much and we can't wait to see you all in 2021 to put more art on your bodies! ⚜🎄 ...

Black work cover up by Shane ⚜️ @shanetalaytattoo @shanetalaytattoos #thedarkessence #metrixneedles ...

Bird piece by Shane ⚜️ @shanetalaytattoo @shanetalaytattoos #thedarkessence #metrixneedles ...

Geometric beetle ⚜️ by Ludan @grumpy_doper #thedarkessence #metrixneedles ...

Paisley arm piece ⚜️ by Ludan @grumpy_doper #metrixneedles #thedarkessence ...