Tattoos are perhaps the highest form or artistic expression. A great way to immortalise a loved one or capture a moment, they can convey your affinity to a club, music group or particular cause, or just showcase an image or pattern you really like. The best tattoo shops Adelaide has to offer are well aware of this. Which is why they always provide you with a stunning design that perfectly balances aesthetics and personal meaning. Here are some of the best of them.
Priding themselves on being Adelaide’s leading tattoo studio, Art n Soul have a loyal customer base who enthusiastically champion their work. Situated in the inner north suburb of Prospect, they strive to bring your vision to life and create something you will be proud to adorn on your body for the rest of your life. Set within a clean, contemporary and inviting studio, these guys are highly skilled and creative. They have also been voted Adelaide’s best tattoo studio for the past 5 years.
Located in the suburb of Klemzig, Tattoo You Emporium is one of the best tattoo shops Adelaide has to offer. Established in 1984 it is an institution in the city, having successfully inked tens of thousands of clients over the years. Boasting a team of award-winning artists, they have an extensive catalogue of designs for you to peruse, which includes everything from traditional and tribal to Celtic and portraits. Operating under strict hygiene practices, they are able to do both freehand and custom work.
Over in Hyde Park, Progression Tattoo & Laser are one of Adelaide’s most prominent tattoo studios. Launched in 2009, they currently employ eight highly skilled artists who collectively specialise in traditional, Japanese, realism and lettering tattoos. Offering a relaxed and congenial space to get your ink done, the atmosphere is warm and friendly, yet very professional. The quality of work is outstanding too, whilst the studio can also help remove tattoos that you may no longer want as well – like ex-partner’s names!
Offering what they believe is the ‘ultimate’ tattoo experience in Adelaide, Black Diamond Tattoo is a fantastic studio that focuses very much on the comfort of its customers. Set within a thoughtfully designed layout, you can watch something on Netflix or listen to some tunes on Spotify, whilst you are getting inked via your very own iPad. All their tattoos are custom designed, and drawn, to meet your vision, and whilst the work is being done you will be given complimentary tea or coffee and snacks.
Looking for a tattoo that fits in with your ethical beliefs? Then you should make your way over to Daw Park and check out 1891 Tattoo. Established by Dan Millar, it is one of the most popular of all tattoo shops Adelaide has to offer. Renowned for using inks that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, the studio offers a wide range of designs that includes everything from small, personal tattoos to large statement pieces that will really get you noticed.