Base 9 Tattoos in Melbourne is a modern studio with experienced artists and high level of customer service and cleanliness.

The crew at Base 9 Tattoos are interested in nothing but producing quality tattoos, from one of a kind custom tattoos to picking a design straight from our large range of flash, or even bringing in your own design!

We provide a relaxed environment and the artistic drive to make your tattoo the best design possible. Whether it’s your first tattoo or adding to your body suit our artists are more than capable of your design requirements.

We cater for all styles of tattooing, Traditional, script, oriental, portraits, realism etc. Walk ins are welcome everyday but appointments preferred for custom tattoo work. We are more than happy to give you a free consultation with one of our artists to discuss your ideas and start putting your thoughts onto paper (then skin!).

We have a privacy room available upon request if needed.

Tattoo Artists:

I started tattooing in August 2009 and my obsession with the art form hasn’t stopped since! I love tattooing realistic pieces like portrait tattoos the most, but I enjoy tattooing most styles as long as it’s a cool design. I like tattooing both black n grey and colour tattoos, they both have their unique challenges and love seeing the results. I love working in Melbourne, it’s a great place for tattoos. If you are after a realistic tattoo then get in contact with me through the shop or my social media pages.We at Base 9 tattoos can create some beautiful portrait tattoos for you to remember you loved ones or be inspired by your idols. Generally a portrait varies from 2 and a half to 5 hours depending on size and detail etc. The photo is one of the key elements to receiving a quality and accurate portrait, the better quality the photo the better quality the tattoo.

PABZ is a South American born artist who moved to Australia at the young age of ten, then after finishing high school went on to live on the Gold Coast for a couple years and then New Zealand for a few more and back to Newcastle where he finished a building apprenticeship, but one day decided that he was going to follow his passion for art and tattoos, and one of his close friends and early mentor in the tattoo game (Mick Glenda ) gave him his first machine as he knew there was serious potential and that is what started the ripple effect into what you see today, Pabz always dreamed of becoming a tattoo artist but his parents never allowed it at a younger age so he patiently waited till the time was right and took on the role of an apprentice at a small Melbourne tattoo shop (snakebite) not long after moving down here, he excelled in his art with great speed and enthusiasm , as his sculpting and drawing background came in handy, he did many styles until he decided black and grey realism was his specialty, he also does colour on occasion and the odd bit of lettering and pattern work along with Japanese or cartoon style Chicano work, but in general competent to tackle any job as long as it is not too much negative imagery?

He has worked at renowned shops like Victims of ink as one of the original crew members and at East Brunswick tattoo where he made life long friends, but seeing it was time for change he went out and partnered up with Chris Jensen, to make one of Melbourne’s hottest studios around, with an unbeatable crew of great work and endless good times. Pabz is an accomplished artist with 2 apprentices under him turned pro and two more on the way, to make a booking with Pabz there is a bit of a wait but when you see his work you know why. So come down for a free consultation and meet the family.

Song is base 9’s new apprentice who is currently learning to tattoo under Pabz and Chris. He likes to draw a lot of Asian inspired designs and would like to eventually specialize in Japanese style tattoos. He has been tattooing his friends and clients since August 2019, slowly improving on his technique and style.

Jess is a vegan tattooist who currently specialises in doing mandalas, dotwork and etchwork tattoos, but she also loves to tattoo animal and floral designs.Jess also has a variety of flash available for people who aren’t quite sure what they want to get!All inks are 100% vegan.

Daniel is one of Base 9 tattoos more recent tattoo artists. After living and tattooing in Vietnam for a few years he came back home to Melbourne to take his career further. He does nice clean work. His preferred style is black and grey traditional/ neo traditional although he’s always down to do some colour or fine line delicate tattoos.

Corey Schoermer otherwise known as @corey__who is an Australian artist with many years experience here and abroad, he worked in Canada for a couple of years where he further polished his skills and since has returned to Australia and moved to Melbourne and has now joined our team at the base, his styles include realism, neo-traditional and sometimes both, Corey is an all-rounder who can also bang out modern Japanese pieces, anything pop culture, lady faces, animals etc so pop in for a consult to get your original Corey piece started!

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