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THE DARK ESSENCE TATTOO GALLERY, MELBOURNE’S PREMIUM TATTOO STUDIO
Established in Richmond in 2018, with a vision to build a beautifully unique space that is challenging the idea of the stereotypical Melbourne tattoo studio.

 

 

Meet The Team

Our crew is made up of creative people with different nationalities and backgrounds but with the same passion for tattooing and the tattoo community.

 

 

 


Loretta Perry

Tattoo Artist

Shane Talay

Tattoo Artist

Andrew Smith

Tattoo Artist

Amedeo Zaccaria

Tattoo Artist

Joe Metrix

Tattoo Artist

Sandy Thang

Sandy Thang

Admin

Ivan Peesy

Tattoo Artist

Laura Jane

Senior Apprentice

Han Bates

Junior Apprentice

Monika Loret

Monika Loret

Manager

Nick Sanna

Tattoo Artist

Mill Younger

Tattoo Artist

Ben Pian

Junior Apprentice

Guest Artists

 

We are proud to host some of the greatest artists from all over the globe here at The Dark Essence.
We have new artists every month so keep an eye on our instagram or sign up to our newsletter for updates about which artists we have coming!
If you are an artist interested in joining us, email info@thedarkessence.com

 

 

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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    🔱 The Dark Essence has a new talented artist, Amedeo! 🔱 
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    🔱 The Dark Essence has a new talented artist, Amedeo! 🔱
    Bookings for #realism and #fineline are open. Dm us to secure your spot 🤍

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    Bit of tattoo knowledge for you this arvo! Did you know answers to all the questions? 👀🤍  #tattoo #quiz #tattooapprentice #tattooart #tattoodesign #tattoomelbourne #blackwork #ink #flashsheet #jokes #dadjokes #reelitfeelit #art #tattoolife #tattooed #tattoosociety

    Bit of tattoo knowledge for you this arvo! Did you know answers to all the questions? 👀🤍

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    ⚜️ Where are our Peaky Blinders fans at? ⚜️
For more like this, hit up @nicksanna_tattoos  @metrixneedles @metrixtattoo @peakyblindersofficial #peakyblinderstattoo #melbourne #tattooist #blackandgrey #popculture

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    ⚜️ Laura is back at it again with the time lapses! This one is up for grabs this time, who is keen for ‘Statue of Dave-O’? DM to book! #thedarkessence

    ⚜️ Laura is back at it again with the time lapses! This one is up for grabs this time, who is keen for ‘Statue of Dave-O’? DM to book! #thedarkessence ...

    ⚜️ JAY Z portrait finished off recently by @joemetrixtattoo. Just one of the additions to Emily’s awesome portrait leg, keep your eyes peeled for more 👀 #thedarkessence #metrixtattoo #metrixneedles

    ⚜️ JAY Z portrait finished off recently by @joemetrixtattoo. Just one of the additions to Emily’s awesome portrait leg, keep your eyes peeled for more 👀 #thedarkessence #metrixtattoo #metrixneedles ...

    ⚜️ @mill.younger really killed it with this one 😮‍💨 If you haven’t already, check out his work and chuck him a follow!  #thedarkessence #metrixneedles #metrixtattoo #tattoos #tattooartist

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    ⚜️ Smokey piece done a few weeks back by @shanetalaytattoo. Hit Shane up for some more abstract designs like this! #thedarkessence #metrixneedles #metrixtattoo

    ⚜️ Smokey piece done a few weeks back by @shanetalaytattoo. Hit Shane up for some more abstract designs like this! #thedarkessence #metrixneedles #metrixtattoo ...

    ⚜️ That’s a wrap for 2022! ⚜️
Workshops, events, a proposal, dinners, Movember and birthdays. A quick peek of all the fun stuff we got up to this year in between doing all your tattoos.  See you for more in 2023!

    ⚜️ That’s a wrap for 2022! ⚜️
    Workshops, events, a proposal, dinners, Movember and birthdays. A quick peek of all the fun stuff we got up to this year in between doing all your tattoos.

    See you for more in 2023!
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    ⚜️ COVERUP, done by @ivanpeesy_vision  We get lots of enquires for coverups and we are always keen to give you a brand new piece that you will love for the rest of your life. The only catch is, not every coverup is possible and we may recommend you to get a few sessions of laser tattoo removal first. We won’t do the coverup unless we believe it will be successful and unfortunately isn’t always possible without laser. If you have a tattoo that you’re wanting covered up and you’re not sure what you can do, send us a message and let’s chat!

    ⚜️ COVERUP, done by @ivanpeesy_vision

    We get lots of enquires for coverups and we are always keen to give you a brand new piece that you will love for the rest of your life. The only catch is, not every coverup is possible and we may recommend you to get a few sessions of laser tattoo removal first. We won’t do the coverup unless we believe it will be successful and unfortunately isn’t always possible without laser. If you have a tattoo that you’re wanting covered up and you’re not sure what you can do, send us a message and let’s chat!
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