Hair & Beauty

The Best Places To Get Inked In Sydney

By Jessica Best
16th Oct 2016

sydneys best tattoo studios

We’ve done the groundwork and found the best tattoo studios in Sydney, to make sure your next patch of work is nothing but a beauty.

Let’s face it, getting inked is a big deal. And with so many tattoo studios around Sydney, where to get your latest tattoo is also a biggie! Buuut we guarantee that whether you're out to finish your bodysuit or get a hidden gem behind your ear, we’ve done the groundwork and found the best tattoo studios in Sydney, to make sure your next patch of work is nothing but a beauty.



Surry Hills

This Surry Hills tattoo studio specialises in traditional Japanese tattoos that will no doubt give you some ink that’s worth showing off. If standing out is on your list, look no further than Kian Forreal and his team of artists. The Authentink team covers a range of skills and styles, giving your one-point pieces, sleeves and bodysuits an exclusive touch that’s just you.

Lighthouse Tattoo


Boasting specialist tattoo artists in all styles, these guys are known as the best of the best when it comes to tattooing in Sydney, so can you really go wrong here? Mostly for larger one-off designs, Lighthouse designs range from Japanese, western traditional, neo-traditional and illustrative, to your classic black and grey and realistic. They take bookings only so make sure you hit them up on the phone before you go.

Darling Parlour


When you’re feeling a tad spontaneous (let’s be real, the best tattoos are), the Parlour is the place to go. A tattoo studio in the heart of Balmain, these guys are family operated with artists who live and breathe tattoo artistry. Whatever you’re thinking, Darling Parlour is the quintessential studio when it comes to bringing to life custom designs.



These bad boys have been open since 1995 on Bondi Beach. A well known tattoo and body piercing studio, this parlour is full of award-winning tattooists who offer up the best when it comes to your traditional, neo-tradtional, Japanese, oriental, realism, water colour… you name it, they do it. They love walk-ins (hint hint) and their work is featured in some major tattoo publications (so they’re kind of a big deal).

Hunter and Fox


Serving up some epic lettering and script, this old school Sydney tattoo parlour is the epitome of awesome. With an emporium of bold designs hanging on its walls, if you’re not set on a design before you walk it, have no fear, Hunter and Fox will take care of you.

Royal Tattoo


With a host of extremely talented artists on deck, this tattoo parlour is located in the heart of Sydney. If you’re looking for a great vibe and atmosphere to get your tattoo done, the Royal Tattoo will have you completely covered.

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Image credit: Marko Milanovic

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