If you're seeking one of the best tattoo shops, Melbourne's Sin City Tattoos is your home for unique tattoo design!
In order to achieve our status as one of Australia's best tattoo shops, Melbourne's Sin City Tattoos has refined many specialties. One of our specialties? Dragon tattoos.
The meaning of dragon tattoos varies according to culture. The word “dragon” can be traced to the Greek word, "derkein.” It means "sharp-sighted one” and it's a term that typically refers to a snake. The term later evolved into the Latin word “draco,” which means 'giant snake.”
History and literature is packed with dragons. The first recorded dragon myth was traced back to Mesopotamia. Babylonian myths held that dragons helped to create the world and they were said to serve as guardians. Some myths paint these mythical creatures as mean, evil and powerful entities, whereas others depict them in a more positive, guardian-type light. Dragons are found everywhere in popular culture, from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings. They're found in video games. They're commonplace in the art world, especially in China, Japan, Celtic culture and beyond!
Dragon tattoos often have a meaning and symbolism that's relatively similar to snakes. They're more popular, though, since dragon tattoos are a bit more whimsical than snakes and snakes are often viewed as too masculine for a female tattoo design. Dragons are also very popular in Asian style tattoos, which are more popular than ever today!
Dragon tattoos can have a wide range of meanings and association, including:
- adventurous and brave;
- power; and
In men, dragon tattoos most often symbolise concepts and meanings related to power, strength and bravery. Conversely, in women, dragon tattoos are more commonly associated with grace, confidence and creation. In women, there is also the idea of a cold exterior that conceals a well of power, strength and grace.
We can create dragon tattoos in an array of styles, from whimsical and fantastical to Asian style dragons to tribal dragon tattoos, Celtic style dragon tattoo designs and beyond! If you're considering a dragon tattoo from one of Australia's best tattoo shops, Melbourne's Sin City Tattoos can help!
How much does it cost to get a tattoo?
At Sin City Tattoos, Melbourne, prices vary according to the specific design that you wish to get inked. In addition, if you need custom tattoo design services, there is a cost associated with this as well.
Of course, we have flash books containing thousands of beautiful designs. But if you'd like something more unique, you can get a custom tattoo design drawn up by one of our artists. We can tailor one of the flash book designs or we can draw something from scratch. In addition, some clients bring in their own tattoo design and we can assist by customising this as well.
At Sin City Tattoos, Melbourne, prices for tattooing are configured around our $180 per hour base rate.
Tattoo prices start at $120, even if it only takes five minutes to complete the actual tattooing process. The reason? We use high-quality sterile, one-time-use equipment for each and every client. To ensure safety and sterility, each client utilises these sterile supplies, which account for a significant portion of the fee.
One-time-use items include razors, tattoo needles, pigment and pigment cups and so on.
If you wish to get a large design, such as an arm sleeve tattoo, you may pay an hourly rate for your body artwork.
We are considered one of the best tattoo shops. Melbourne's Sin City Tattoos offers reasonable prices but more importantly, our staff is extremely talented and experienced. Our tattooists use only the best pigments and the best equipment, so you can rest easy knowing you'll receive a sterile, high-quality piece of body art.
If you wish to get a large design, such as an arm sleeve tattoo, Sin City recommends working with a single designer and artist. This helps to ensure consistency and uniformity throughout the entire piece of body art. If you would like to work with a specific artist, you can always call ahead to ensure that your preferred Melbourne tattoo artist is available at the day and time you wish to come in to our shop.
So come on by the best tattoo shop! Melbourne natives can visit our shop at 60 Keilor Road, Essendon North. Our phone number is call us at 03 9379 1181. You may contact us via email at info@SinCityTattoos.com.au or stop by our contact page.