Tat­too stu­dios

Our top ten places for ink-redible de­signs

Time Out (Sydney) - - INSIDE - Edited by Emma Joyce time­out.com/syd­ney

Hiber­nia Tat­too Surry Hills Lo­cated in the her­itage-listed Hiber­nian House, this spa­cious stu­dio fea­tures vaulted ceil­ings, huge win­dows, plenty of nat­u­ral light and only the finest of tunes spin­ning on the stereo. Hiber­nia Tat­too is by ap­point­ment only; the client deals with the artist di­rectly, from start to fin­ish. Their six tal­ented artists cover all styles and the friendly one-on-one at­mos­phere makes it a great place to con­sider for large-scale pieces that take sev­eral ses­sions. Ò342 El­iz­a­beth St, Surry Hills 2010. www.hi­ber­ni­atat­too.com. By ap­point­ment. The Dar­ling Par­lour Bal­main Boast­ing ten in-house tat­tooists and a con­stant flow of prized guest artists, the Dar­ling Par­lour caters for a wide range of styles in­clud­ing tra­di­tional Amer­i­can and Ja­panese, fine line and dot work. Set over two storeys, the stu­dio has clas­sic flash and art prints on the walls, which are also sold in-store and on­line. Busi­ness part­ners Fade Laser of­fer a laser tat­too re­moval ser­vice on site. Ò4/ 13 Beat­tie St, Bal­main 2041. 02 9555 6316. thedar­ling­par­lour.com. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. LDF New­town LDF has a rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing se­ri­ous about qual­ity art. This is no doubt con­nected to the fact that owner Les Rice is him­self a twotime win­ner of the Doug Mo­ran Prize and three-time fi­nal­ist for the Archibald Prize. With 12 ink-masters em­ployed across two pop­u­lar lo­ca­tions (New­town and Mar­rickville), they of­fer a clas­sic street-side tat­too par­lour ex­pe­ri­ence, the sooth­ing buzz of the nee­dle run­ning seven days a week. Walk-ins are wel­come and LDF is also a reg­is­tered LGBTQIA Safe Place. Ò26 King St, New­town 2042. 02 9550 6759. ldf­tat­too. com. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-5pm. Authentink Surry Hills On the third floor of a con­verted ware­house in Surry Hills, this art­filled, open plan stu­dio is a haven for those chas­ing the very best in tra­di­tional Ja­panese tat­toos. Staff also han­dle neo and Amer­i­can tra­di­tional tat­too­ing, as well as dot­work, geo­met­ric, girly and comic book pieces, plus black and grey re­al­ism. Po­ten­tial clients are en­cour­aged to pop in for a drink and pe­ruse the port­fo­lios or book for an in-depth con­sul­ta­tion. ÒSuite 306, 4-14 Buck­ing­ham St, Surry Hills 2010. 02 8399 1973. www.authentink.com. Tue-Sat 11am-7pm. Light­house Tat­too Botany Most fa­mous for their large-scale, de­tailed tra­di­tional Ja­panese pieces, Light­house Tat­too make a point of re­cruit­ing spe­cial­ists rather than all-rounders. As a re­sult, they cur­rently utilise a col­lec­tive of ten artists to cover the full range of styles. Their

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