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⚜️ Some beautiful florals done by Ale!📸 .mdz SWIPE ➡️ for the angles
26/10/2022

⚜️ Some beautiful florals done by Ale!
📸 .mdz SWIPE ➡️ for the angles

⚜️ A beautiful piece done by .younger recently. Check out his page for more sick designs !
22/10/2022

⚜️ A beautiful piece done by .younger recently. Check out his page for more sick designs !

⚜️ A few flicks of guest artist  time with us. SWIPE >> to see some of the sick tattoos she did while she was here. Give...
19/10/2022

⚜️ A few flicks of guest artist time with us. SWIPE >> to see some of the sick tattoos she did while she was here. Give her a follow to keep up to date on her next Melbourne trip!

⚜️ Floral arrangement in a green tea can. What a vibe! 📸    ••••
06/10/2022

⚜️ Floral arrangement in a green tea can. What a vibe!
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⚜️ Sick piece done recently by Andrew! 🔥🔥📸
04/10/2022

⚜️ Sick piece done recently by Andrew! 🔥🔥
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⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST  ⚜️  will be guesting with us from early October - November! Scroll right to have a look at mor...
30/09/2022

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST ⚜️
will be guesting with us from early October - November! Scroll right to have a look at more of their work, check out their page and give them a follow! Send through a DM for booking !

⚜️ A few pieces done recently by the best . Gonzo has 3 dates left before she leaves: 24th, 25th, 26th. DM to book 📸
19/09/2022

⚜️ A few pieces done recently by the best . Gonzo has 3 dates left before she leaves: 24th, 25th, 26th. DM to book
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⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST  ⚜️Jay is with us from 20th-24th September! Swipe to see some more of Jay’s work and DM to book...
16/09/2022

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST ⚜️

Jay is with us from 20th-24th September!
Swipe to see some more of Jay’s work and DM to book in!!

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST  ⚜️  will be guesting with us from 20th - 24th September! Head over to their page to check out ...
14/09/2022

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST ⚜️
will be guesting with us from 20th - 24th September! Head over to their page to check out their work and slide into our DMs for booking!

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST 🧿 FONZYS TATTOOING 🧿] ⚜️ 🧿 FONZYS TATTOOING 🧿] will be guesting with us from 20th - 24th Septem...
14/09/2022

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST 🧿 FONZYS TATTOOING 🧿] ⚜️
🧿 FONZYS TATTOOING 🧿] will be guesting with us from 20th - 24th September! Head over to their page to check out their work and slide into our DMs for booking!

⚜️Okay but look at the detailing of this tatt by .younger
10/09/2022

⚜️Okay but look at the detailing of this tatt by .younger

⚜️ Who doesn't love ramen? Ramen girl piece by the skilled
03/09/2022

⚜️ Who doesn't love ramen? Ramen girl piece by the skilled

⚜️ The Dark Essence welcomes back  ! Gonzo will be here from 15th Sep - 4th Oct so be sure to book in ASAP to secure a a...
31/08/2022

⚜️ The Dark Essence welcomes back ! Gonzo will be here from 15th Sep - 4th Oct so be sure to book in ASAP to secure a apt before she is gone!







⚜️ Pet Portrait by the talented
28/08/2022

⚜️ Pet Portrait by the talented

⚜️ Fathers Day is just around the corner! Let your dad know how much he means to you by gifting him fresh ink that will ...
26/08/2022

⚜️ Fathers Day is just around the corner! Let your dad know how much he means to you by gifting him fresh ink that will last for life!

Grab a gift voucher of any amount, contact us asap for a hard copy, with free registered post. Digital copies also available, DM us for the link 📩

*Gift vouchers valid for 12 months from date of purchase

⚜️ We've got plenty of artwork for you to feast your eyes on when you're getting tatted at the studio. DM us to book in ...
21/08/2022

⚜️ We've got plenty of artwork for you to feast your eyes on when you're getting tatted at the studio. DM us to book in your next session!

⚜️ Colour portrait of American Psycho by the insanely talented
20/08/2022

⚜️ Colour portrait of American Psycho by the insanely talented

⚜️ Another incredible faceless portrait of iconic drag queen  by
17/08/2022

⚜️ Another incredible faceless portrait of iconic drag queen by

Here at The Dark Essence, you're the star of the show 🌠 Our number one priority is to make sure our clients are comforta...
13/08/2022

Here at The Dark Essence, you're the star of the show 🌠 Our number one priority is to make sure our clients are comfortable when they get their tattoos done with us - we've got plenty of water, coffee and lollipops to keep you happy and hydrated. Book your next session in with us and see for yourself!

⚜️  came and guested with us for a few weeks, take a look at some of the great tattoos she turned out. If you are a fan ...
12/08/2022

⚜️ came and guested with us for a few weeks, take a look at some of the great tattoos she turned out. If you are a fan of ornamental, give her a follow! Thanks for coming down , come back any time!

⚜️ Another special shout-out to our guest artist  who has just finished up his time in Melbourne. SWIPE >> For some of t...
10/08/2022

⚜️ Another special shout-out to our guest artist who has just finished up his time in Melbourne. SWIPE >> For some of the amazing work done while at our studio. Don’t forget to check out his page to see more !

⚜️ Some of our amazing guest artists have finished up for this Melbourne trip. Here are some of the pieces done by  duri...
08/08/2022

⚜️ Some of our amazing guest artists have finished up for this Melbourne trip. Here are some of the pieces done by during his time at The Dark Essence. Swipe >> to check it out. Keep an eye out for the next time he makes his way to our neck of the woods. Thanks for coming Leemin, we had a blast! 🖤🖤🖤

⚜️ Ride or Die. Insane work done by Mill recently 📸 .younger
03/08/2022

⚜️ Ride or Die. Insane work done by Mill recently
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⚜️ We are excited to welcome .mdz to The Dark Essence family! Take a scroll through some of her most recent work >>
02/08/2022

⚜️ We are excited to welcome .mdz to The Dark Essence family! Take a scroll through some of her most recent work >>

For all of those who have missed out recently - MERCH RESTOCK - we stocked up on the entire range, we have hot off the p...
28/07/2022

For all of those who have missed out recently - MERCH RESTOCK - we stocked up on the entire range, we have hot off the press shirts, hoods, baby hoods!! Drop by to get yours 🖤

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST  ⚜️Aori is with us until 6th August! Swipe for more of her work and some available designs.    ...
23/07/2022

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST ⚜️

Aori is with us until 6th August!
Swipe for more of her work and some available designs.

⚜️ Congratulations to  for winning Tattoo of the day Saturday at the  Brisbane! Swipe to check the piece out!!
20/07/2022

⚜️ Congratulations to for winning Tattoo of the day Saturday at the Brisbane! Swipe to check the piece out!!

⚜️ Incredible piece done by Andrew 📷
12/07/2022

⚜️ Incredible piece done by Andrew
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⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST  ⚜️Leemin will be with us from 6th July - 4th August. If you’re keen to book, send a DM to get ...
07/07/2022

⚜️WELCOMING GUEST ARTIST ⚜️Leemin will be with us from 6th July - 4th August. If you’re keen to book, send a DM to get in before he’s gone!!!

⚜️ Faceless portrait for Sasha📸
15/06/2022

⚜️ Faceless portrait for Sasha
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⚜️ Welcoming guest artist  ⚜️ Kat will be guesting with us from 13th - 17th June, swipe to take a look at her work. Kat ...
06/06/2022

⚜️ Welcoming guest artist ⚜️
Kat will be guesting with us from 13th - 17th June, swipe to take a look at her work. Kat will only be here at The Dark Essence for one week only so slide into our DMs to jump on a booking ASAP

What you spin is what you get, no going going back. It’s been a while, who thinks we should bring the spinning wheel bac...
03/06/2022

What you spin is what you get, no going going back. It’s been a while, who thinks we should bring the spinning wheel back ?

⚜️ Trippy work done by Trin!📸  SWIPE ➡️ for available flash >> if you see something you like drop us a msg and we can so...
31/05/2022

⚜️ Trippy work done by Trin!
📸 SWIPE ➡️ for available flash >> if you see something you like drop us a msg and we can sort out a booking for you

Our clients come for the sick tattoos but they keep comin’ back for the free lollipops! Come on down for a session with ...
30/05/2022

Our clients come for the sick tattoos but they keep comin’ back for the free lollipops! Come on down for a session with us, there’s a lollipop with your name on it 😂

⚜️Original design by  done at  a little while back
28/05/2022

⚜️Original design by done at a little while back

⚜️ A sick piece for a tough client ! 📸 .mill.younger
25/05/2022

⚜️ A sick piece for a tough client !
📸 .mill.younger

⚜️ Welcoming guest artist .mdz ⚜️ .mdz will be guesting at our studio from 6th-12th June! There are limited slots availa...
17/05/2022

⚜️ Welcoming guest artist .mdz ⚜️ .mdz will be guesting at our studio from 6th-12th June! There are limited slots available so make sure to get in quick to secure your place! Slide into our DMs for more info!

Check out this beautiful colour work by  🤩Everything healed except the UFO. Hit him up direct for big colour tattoos! ⚜️...
14/05/2022

Check out this beautiful colour work by 🤩
Everything healed except the UFO. Hit him up direct for big colour tattoos!
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Evidence for all those who participated in our poll on the weekend > here is proof that Nick is the most competitive at ...
13/05/2022

Evidence for all those who participated in our poll on the weekend > here is proof that Nick is the most competitive at pool. It’s all in the eyes 👀drop a comment if you think you could take Nick in a game of pool 🎱

⚜️First tattoo for Nick and he sat like a rock! by Nick Sanna📸  SWIPE
12/05/2022

⚜️First tattoo for Nick and he sat like a rock! by Nick Sanna
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⚜️WELCOME GUEST ARTIST  ⚜️Ivan will be joining us at The Dark Essence for a guest spot from 1st June!! SWIPE ➡️➡️ to tak...
11/05/2022

⚜️WELCOME GUEST ARTIST ⚜️

Ivan will be joining us at The Dark Essence for a guest spot from 1st June!! SWIPE ➡️➡️ to take a look at some available designs he has up for grabs and head over to his profile to check out his work + more available designs!

⚜️  is guesting here at The Dark Essence!!! Sarah will be here until 17th May so if you’re keen on getting one of her be...
06/05/2022

⚜️ is guesting here at The Dark Essence!!! Sarah will be here until 17th May so if you’re keen on getting one of her beautiful pieces send us a DM. Or, you can contact Sarah directly via her email [email protected]

⚜️ Blackwork pieces by  done over the past couple of weeks. SWIPE ➡️ to see some SICK designs 🔥🔥
03/05/2022

⚜️ Blackwork pieces by done over the past couple of weeks. SWIPE ➡️ to see some SICK designs 🔥🔥

📣📣  books are now open again. Everyone on the wait list has now been contacted and if you wish to book in, send us a DM ...
02/05/2022

📣📣 books are now open again. Everyone on the wait list has now been contacted and if you wish to book in, send us a DM and we will get you sorted !

01/05/2022
Part Time Admin Wanted

Hey everyone! We are looking for a weekend admin person for our tattoo studio The Dark Essence and our supply company Metrix Tattoo.

Role is for Friday/Saturday/Sunday each week.

We have a large studio with 12 artists at any time. A mix of permanent artists and a rotation of guest artists means we are constantly enjoying fresh faces while building lasting relationships. We have a great vibe of ego-free artists, receptionists and apprentices who enjoy spending their days together as well as regular dinners or drinks after work.

Our supply company, Metrix Tattoo, primarily stocks needle cartridges which are used by artists throughout Australia and the rest of the world. We are regularly attending conventions and getting to know artists in our tight-knit community, so being a friendly face for our brand is a must.

A prior knowledge of tattoo supplies is not essential, but a willingness to learn and passion for the industry is.

Social media is a huge part of the tattoo industry, so any relevant experience or expertise in this area is a huge bonus.

Please email your resume, cover letter and any relevant experience/interests to Loretta - [email protected]

Looking forward to hearing from you!

*please note, not an apprentice position

⚜️ A piece from Loretta’s flash! If you like what you see, head on over to Loretta’s page and you can check out her othe...
28/04/2022

⚜️ A piece from Loretta’s flash! If you like what you see, head on over to Loretta’s page and you can check out her other designs up from grabs!
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UPDATE: MERCH RESTOCK! Every size has been restocked, come on down and grab a shirt or a hoodie!
26/04/2022

UPDATE: MERCH RESTOCK! Every size has been restocked, come on down and grab a shirt or a hoodie!

Huge congrats to  and .younger for taking out best collab over the weekend  🔥🔥🔥Thanks for joining us there!!
25/04/2022

Huge congrats to and .younger for taking out best collab over the weekend 🔥🔥🔥

Thanks for joining us there!!


We will be attending  this weekend, so the studio will be closed! Just drop by our booth with  instead! Number I09 - see...
21/04/2022

We will be attending this weekend, so the studio will be closed!
Just drop by our booth with instead!
Number I09 - see you there!!

⚜️ Our apprentice Laura is available for booking. Send us a DM to get a consult or an appointment sorted 🙌
19/04/2022

⚜️ Our apprentice Laura is available for booking. Send us a DM to get a consult or an appointment sorted 🙌

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300 Victoria Street
Melbourne, VIC
3121

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7pm
Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm

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Shout out to The Dark Essence
Shout out to the legends at The Dark Essence Tattoo Studio who will be at Meatstock Melbourne doing some epic meat-inspired bangers. Make sure you go and see them early in the day, bookings will fill fast!
Chest tattoos by Shane
We've been to quite a few studios, but this gothic style studio in the heart of Richmond, Victoria is definitely one of the coolest we've visited! We took a trip to The Dark Essence to talk about their studio and it's unique fit out!

Flower done by Shane
近万人都爱的墨尔本纹身店,居然多年以来0差评!全身皮肤交给他们作画我都愿意!
One of your best choices to get tattoo The Dark Essence. Email [email protected] to make an appointment~
HEALED 1 month.
Would love to do more like this!
Currently booking February, just a few spots left.


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