The Dark Essence Team

We’re proud to be a family-owned business that’s passionate about tattooing and the tattoo community. Our crew is made up of a diverse group of creative individuals, with different nationalities and backgrounds, who all share a common love for the art of tattooing. Whether you’re looking for a traditional tattoo, a custom design, or something in between, our crew is dedicated to providing you with a unique and unforgettable tattoo experience.

Guest Artists of the month

We are proud to host some of the greatest tattoo artists from all over the globe here at The Dark Essence. This allows us to always offer you unique experiences.

We have new tattoo artists every month so keep an eye on our instagram or sign up to our newsletter for updates about which artists we have coming!

If you are an artist interested in joining us, email

Contact Us

Wow, you’re so close to booking your tattoo!

We’re absolutely thrilled and grateful that you’ve trusted us with bringing your vision to life. We promise to give you our absolute best, because your satisfaction is our top priority.

You’re in the hands of Melbourne’s best tattoo artists, so rest assured that you’re in good hands. Thank you again for choosing us and we can’t wait to see your amazing tattoo!

We want to make sure that we can give you the best possible experience when you visit us for your tattoo appointment. That’s why we require a deposit for all bookings, to secure your spot and ensure that we have everything we need to make your vision come to life. We hope you understand that deposits are non-refundable, but we’re happy to work with you to reschedule your appointment with a minimum of 72 hours notice.

If you’re in the area and don’t have a booking yet, we would love for you to come in and see us! We’ll do our best to find a spot for you, so that you can experience the artistry and creativity of our Melbourne-based tattoo artists. Thank you for your understanding and we can’t wait to see you soon!