What to look for?
If you’re looking for the best tattoo shop in Melbourne, visit Sin City Tattoo Parlour, located at 60 Keilor Road, Essendon North, Melbourne, Victoria. We have some of the best tattoo artists! Melbourne natives return to Sin City time and time again!
Are you wondering how to select the best tattoo shop and the best tattoo artists? Melbourne natives have many choices, but few meet the standards that we maintain at Sin City Tattoo Parlour. It’s fairly easy to identify the best tattoo shops when you know what to look for!
Whether you’re in Melbourne or another part of the world, consider the following tips for finding the best tattoo shops and tattoo artists!
Ask others for a referral. When someone finds what they believe is the best tattoo shop, they’ll be happy to share the information! Of course, you should ask someone who has a high-quality tattoo. Look for a tattoo that’s well-done. The colours should “pop” and the shading should give the body art a slightly three-dimensional appearance. The lines should be straight, not jagged or wiggly. The shaded areas should be filled in completely, without any “blank” spots and the shading should be even.
Read online reviews on tattoo websites. When someone gets a great tattoo, they’re often eager to spread the news! And when someone gets a terrible tattoo, they’re often eager to tell the world about it too! Read online reviews for the parlours in your area and you’ll quickly get an idea of which ones are the best tattoo shops!
The best tattoo shops are not only licensed; their artists should be professionals! Many belong to tattooing organisations and associations. Many of Melbourne’s best tattoo artists have art degrees and experience in other art forms. Many of the best tattoo artists in Melbourne and beyond have also entered their work in competitions, so they may also have commendations and awards. A talented artist should be evidently proud of their artwork and willing to show samples.
The best tattoo shops have experienced artists who aren’t just good with a tattoo gun; they’re also good with a pencil! Virtually any tattooist can tattoo designs from a flash book. But creativity and originality is the mark of the best tattoo artists. Melbourne’s Sin City Tattoo Parlour has talented tattooists who are available to provide custom design services, with many designs available for around $50. We can customise a flash book design, revise a tattoo design that you printed off a tattoo website or we can take your chicken scratch concept sketch and transform it into a beautiful piece of body art!
The best tattoo shops are clean and tidy, with plenty of creature comforts. The tattoo artists should be wearing gloves. The staff should be willing to show you the sterile one-time-use needles and pigment cups still inside the package. There should be an autoclave on site. The best tattoo shops have comfortable chairs for their clients. In addition, Sin City Tattoo Shop, Melbourne has three large plasma screen televisions so our clients can watch TV or a movie while they’re getting tattooed. This greatly improves your tattooing experience since watching television or engaging in a conversation will distract your mind so clients aren’t forced to focus on the discomfort of the tattooing process.
A willingness to answer questions about tattooing and tattoo aftercare is another mark of the best tattoo artists. Melbourne-based Sin City Tattoo Parlour’s artists are happy to discuss your design and caring for your tattoo after the fact. We can provide you with information on how to care for the tattoo during the healing process. Proper care is essential to avoid a tattoo infection. Staph infections can result in pigment fading and scar tissue formation.
The best tattoo shops have a lot of returning clientele. So many, in fact, that it can be difficult to get an appointment, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. If you absolutely must have a tattoo on a certain day, contact the tattoo parlour in advance. Most accept appointments.
The best tattoo shops also have many work samples available for review. Whenever possible, view tattoos on an actual person, such as the person who is just finishing up when you arrive. Tattoo artists often tattoo each other, so other tattooists in the shop may have work samples for the other artists. Photographs are second best but viewing a tattoo on an actual person typically gives you the best feel for their abilities. Each artist typically specialises in a specific style of artwork, so you can choose the artist whose style most closely matches your preferences.
If you’re in the Essendon area, stop by our shop! We have the region’s best tattoo artists! Melbourne-based Sin City Tattoo Parlour is located at 60 Keilor Road, Essendon North. Or call us on 03 9379 1181.
Sin City Tattoo Parlours, Melbourne can also be reached at info@SinCityTattoos.com.au or via our website contact page.