Hello! We are Crucible Tattoo Co., Melbourne’s first queer owned and run tattoo studio. We have been open since November 2015 at 309 Racecourse Road in Kensington, in Narrm / Melbourne.
We proudly acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which this shop is located and pay respects to Elders past and present.
Our hope is to create a safe space where everyone can feel comfortable and welcome regardless of their gender, sexuality, race, disability or any other factor that might see them made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe in some conventional tattoo studios. This allows us to collaborate with clients to produce tattoos that we can both feel excited about.
Our studio offers private and semi-private tattoo rooms as well as being wheelchair and walker accessible. Our friendly artists include queer, trans and POC folk who are available to work on custom designs for you. We also do walk-ins!
As artists we are more than happy to discuss individual ideas one on one with clients and we also aim to be culturally sensitive around the imagery we use. Our studio strives to be body-positive, LGBTQI-friendly and SW-friendly and our tattoo process can be made vegan at client request.