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7 of Brisbane’s Best Tattoo Studios in 2024

7 of Brisbane’s Best Tattoo Studios in 2024

Brisbane’s ink scene has slowly grown into a national powerhouse over the last decade. While traditional spots have held down the fort for years, new tattoo parlours are rising up across the city. As the torch changes hands, we’ll share some of our favourite spots in recent years. 

Whether it’s your first piece of ink or your 50th, read on to learn more about the top spots in the city.


1. Ink Embassy


Just across the river lies Ink Embassy; a traditional shop with a welcoming atmosphere. The shop’s owner, Chrystal Leigh specialises in vibrant colourful techniques and is often booked out months in advance. 

This parlour’s the go-to for custom designs. If you already have an idea in mind, book an appointment with the artist that specialises in the style you’re going for. Walk-ins are accepted, but availability is rare.

2. Save Point


Obsessed with anime, gaming and all things Japan? Save Point is where you need to be for your next session. This crew of artist is all about refining every little meticulous detail, creating tattoos that look as if their jump off your skin and into the real world. They also do Neo Japanese and geometric work.

Book with artists directly, all contact info can be found in their social bios.

3. Tailor Made Tattoo


Have an idea you'd like to bring to life in tattoo form? Tailor Made Tattoo is the place to go. As the name implies, this impressive roster of artists specialises in all things custom. They also are experts in natural cosmetic and reconstructive tattooing.

Founder, Peta Jameson welcomes any first-timers to Tailor Made. The studio has a calm vibe, ideal for putting any anxious nerves to rest. Bookings are essential but walk-ins are welcome. They also offer free touch ups within 4 months for any custom tattoo.  


4. Westside Tattoo

West End

Over 20 years and counting, Westside Tattoo touts itself as the best tattoo studio in Brisbane. They have a long lineup of ink masters, lending to the studio’s versatility across a dozen different styles. The artists here love doing custom work and will work with you to bring your ideas to life. 

After discussing your design with the front desk staff, an initial consultation is set up with the artist most suited to your style. Mondays and Sundays are by appointment only, but walk-ins are welcome any other day of the week.

5. Seventh Circle


Founded in 2009, Seventh Circle is Lawrence Hocking’s ode to Brisbane’s finest tattoo artists. A painter by trade and eventual freehand tattooist, Lawrence has cultivated a parlour driven by producing high-quality art for each client.

His studio runs by appointment only to ensure a comfortable and uninterrupted inking experience. When possible, he does accept walk-ins for smaller pieces.

6. Pacifink


Over 10 years strong in the game, Pacifink is your coastal tattooing retreat. Family owned and operated, this is a close-knit team of specialists. Owner Pappy Walters loves to take a needle to all styles and will take on any challenge, from fantasy to realism.

Bookings are the way to go, but a quick call before stopping by might help you snag a walk-in.

7. Black Throne Tattoo

Upper Mount Gravatt

Starting out as large-scale specialists, Black Throne evolved into a collection of Brisbane’s best new artists. Tradition holds dear at this studio, with artists that are extremely specialised in their chosen styles and techniques.

The studio welcomes custom work or off-the-wall picks. They even do body piercings. For any last-minute life decisions, Black Thorne caters to all walk-in requests.


Brisbane is vying for the title of Australia’s ink capital. No matter where you go in the city, you’re sure to find a studio filled with talented artists ready to create a timeless piece for you. 

The places above are a great jumping-off point for finding your future tattooist, and getting the art you’ve always wanted. 

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