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Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm

Saturdays: 10am - 4pm

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At Black Label Tattoo Collective, we strive to  provided the finest tattoos, established by our proud owners Shannon & Erin back in 2007, we’ve been growing ever since. We know how to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. If you’re a first timer, you’re in the best hands. Our professional tattoo artists will take their time to explain every detail of the process. Come in and let your body art dreams come true with us! During your consultation, our artists will take the time to understand your style preferences, as well as any specific themes, images, or symbolism you wish to incorporate into your design. Our Artist's will collaborate with you, offering their expertise and guidance, while respecting your unique vision. Whether you desire a realistic black & grey, fine line scene, or an abstract burst of colour, our artists will bring your imagination to life with meticulous attention to detail. Our studio maintains the highest standards of hygiene and safety, single use needles and adhering to strict health regulations. We prioritise your comfort throughout the tattooing process, ensuring that you feel relaxed and at ease in our welcoming and friendly environment.

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Find Your Dream Tattoo

Custom Tattoo Designs

Our Next Masterpiece

Want some ink that will set you apart from the crowd? Let our Custom Tattoo Artists create a design just for you. Our custom artists have practiced their art for years before becoming tattooist and have a vast array of mastered styles under their belt. With Black Label Tattoo Co, you’re guaranteed an original tattoo that will keep you happy for the rest of your life.

Black & Grey Tattoos

Art on Your Body

Let us create a fresh Black & Grey tattoo for you. Black and grey tattooing is a timeless and versatile tattoo style that utilizes varying shades of black and grey ink to create stunning, monochromatic designs.This style is characterized by its ability to achieve depth, dimension, and a wide range of textures solely through the use of black and grey tones.

Colour Tattoos

Love Your Tattoos

At our tattoo studio, we believe that colour is a powerful medium of self-expression and individuality. Our artists are masters in the art of blending and harmonizing colors to create breathtaking designs that bring your visions to life. Whether you're seeking a small, intricate piece or a full-sleeve masterpiece, our team will work closely with you to understand your ideas and translate them into a stunning work of art.

Realism Tattooing

Looking For That Wow Factor

Realism tattooing is a captivating tattoo style that aims to replicate the appearance of real-life objects, people, or scenes with as much precision and detail as possible. The key characteristic of realism tattoos is their ability to capture the depth, texture, and intricate nuances of the subject matter. From portraits and animals to landscapes and still-life compositions, realism tattoos strive to replicate every intricate detail. Achieving realism in tattooing requires exceptional technical skills, a keen eye for detail, and a deep understanding of light and shadow. Realism tattoo artists meticulously study their reference material, whether it's a photograph or a still-life arrangement, to accurately capture every minute aspect.

Blackwork Tattoos

Bold & Beautiful

Let our Artist's at Black Label Tattoo Collective create a Blackwork Tattoo for you. Blackwork is a bold and striking tattoo style that utilizes only black ink to create intricate and captivating designs. Our highly skilled and experienced tattoo artists are passionate about this art form and are dedicated to delivering unique, visually stunning blackwork tattoos to our clients. Using specialised techniques and a wide range of shading and dotwork, they will meticulously fill in the design, creating depth, contrast, and texture. Each stroke is carefully executed to ensure a clean, cohesive look, resulting in a striking blackwork tattoo that stands the test of time.

Neo Traditional

Captivating Colour Stories

Let us create your Neo Trad story. Neo traditional tattoos typically feature bold, vibrant colors, strong outlines & a diverse subject matter with a mix of traditional tattoo imagery, such as roses, anchors, daggers, and skulls, with elements of fantasy, mythology, and pop culture.Overall, neo traditional tattoos offer a contemporary twist on traditional tattooing, combining old-school imagery with modern artistic techniques. The style's versatility and ability to adapt to different subjects and themes make it a popular choice among tattoo enthusiasts looking for a vibrant and visually striking tattoo design.

Fine Line Tattoo

Simplistic & Gorgeous

If your looking for a Fine Line and Tiny Tattoos we've got you covered, we have artist's that specialise in the artistry and precision of fine line tattoos. Fine line tattoos are a modern tattooing style characterised by their thin, delicate lines and intricate details. We have a talented team of experienced tattoo artists that are dedicated to creating intricate and detailed designs that showcase the beauty of minimalistic and delicate aesthetics. Tell us what your after and we can create your next beautiful Small Tattoo for you.

Powder Brows

Love Your Brows

We are thrilled to introduce our newest service offering: Powder Brows Tattooing. Powder brows, also known as ombre brows, is a revolutionary technique that delivers beautifully defined and natural-looking eyebrows. Erin Jade has trained with one of the best in biz to offer you this amazing new service. Bringing her 13 years of body art skills to the table & now certified, she is specialising in this innovative method, ensuring exceptional results for her clients. Erin also looks to add other cosmetic tattooing services down the track.

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Meet Our Artists

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Shannon Khan

Head Tattooist

Indroducing Shannon our highly skilled and seasoned tattoo artist with over 16 years of experience in the industry. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Shannon has established himself as a respected and sought-after artist, revered for his Saturated smooth Black & Grey Ink mastery and artistic vision & flow. His reputation as a trusted and talented tattoo artist precedes him, making him a sought-after choice for both seasoned collectors and those getting their first tattoo. He's tattooed it all, From sleeves to massive back pieces, and everything in between. He specialises in medium - large Black & Grey Realism, Colour Realism, Custom tattoos, Semi Realism & Photo Realism. Creative, fast, clean and professional this Sponsored Artist & Metrix Needles Pro team member will  give you a quality tattoo that will last the test of time, give us a call with a special request for Shannon today or alternatively hit the button below to make a booking.

Erin Jade

Erin Jade

Head Tattooist

Erin Jade works with an attention to detail you’ve got to see to believe. 16+ yrs in the Tattoo Industry and 13 yrs tattooing experience, she has the ability to bring vivid, lifelike images to life on the skin. From medium colour bombs to the most complex and ambitious pieces, we promise you’ll walk away with an amazing piece from this girl. With a love for Neon Colour Realism, Realism Mashups, Anime,  Blackwork, Neo-trad, Black n Grey & Mandala she'll have you sorted with a cool custom piece. Erin possesses a warm and approachable demeanour, making her clients feel comfortable and at ease during the whole tattooing process. She takes the time to understand your ideas and motivations, working collaboratively to translate your vision into an extraordinary piece of art that you will cherish for a lifetime. Erin has also entered into the world of cosmetic tattooing and now offer's eyebrow tattooing & will be adding other new services down the track. Hit the button below to make a booking.


Ricky Kennedy

Anime Lover

Meet Ricky our exceptionally talented Anime & Water Colour tattoo artist with 5 years of industry experience. He has a meticulous eye for detail and a passion for the delicate artistry of small intricate colour tattoos.  Ricky has mastered the art of creating stunning and ethereal tattoos dedicating his craft to his love of creating Anime and Gaming tattoos as well as intricate & delicate colour pieces with a skill for fine line & water colour. Know you’ll be satisfied at the work you’ll walk away with when you sit in Ricky's seat.


Amy Beaton

 2nd Yr Apprentice

Meet Amy, an enthusiastic and aspiring female tattoo apprentice with a genuine passion for small color cartoon and gaming style tattoos. Despite being at the early stages of her tattooing journey, Amy's infectious eagerness and dedication make her a promising talent at the Black Label Studio. Amy's dedication to her craft, coupled with her eagerness to grow, ensures that she is constantly evolving as an artist. Check out her work Today



Fine Line Apprentice

Meet Maddie a passionate and dedicated apprentice embarking on her journey in the world of fine line tattooing. With a thirst for knowledge and a commitment to excellence, Maddie is poised to make her mark as a rising talent in the industry. As a newcomer to the art of tattooing, Maddie approaches her apprenticeship with enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn. She recognises that mastering the art of fine line tattooing requires patience, precision, and a deep understanding of technique. Maddie is dedicated to honing her skills and developing her own unique style.


Justin Mckenzie

 2nd Yr Apprentice

Meet our gun slinging (literally), charming Cowboy and Walk- in specialist, tattoo apprentice Justin, with an enchanting demeanour that instantly puts clients at ease with his genuine warm & friendly nature, Justin will create a welcoming and memorable tattoo experience for all who sit in his chair. He has love for the bolder line styles & is eager to expand his skill set with other simplistic styles.  Justin takes the time to listen attentively to your stories and ideas, fostering a collaborative environment where clients can actively participate in the tattooing process. His patience and attentiveness to create a space where clients feel seen and heard, resulting in tattoos that truly reflect their unique personalities and desires.


What we need from you to ensure a seamless booking experience. 
COPY AND PASTE add to your enquiry.

1. Contact Details:  Your full name, email address, and phone number 

2. Tattoo Design: Give us a detailed description & reference image's of your desired tattoo design & style. Also note specific elements, rough size , or placement ideas, colours ect.

3. Tattoo Placement: where you want your tattoo placed on your body & a clear well lit photo of the area. Pls also include left or right side

4. Preferred Date and Time: Are there certain days you can or cant do.  We will do our best to accommodate your schedule while considering our available dates. 

5. Budget and Pricing: If you have a budget in mind for your tattoo or specific pricing questions, feel free to include them in your message. 

6. Previous Tattoo History: Inform us if you have any existing tattoos in the area where you plan to get your new tattoo. This will help us plan the design and ensure a cohesive look.

7. Any Medical Conditions: If you have any medical conditions, allergies, or skin sensitivities that could be relevant to the tattoo process, please share this information with us for the safety of both you and our artists.

8. Is it a coverup / rework / scar cover up: Please include a clear day lit photo of the area.

9. Anything else you think your artist should know 


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Get in touch

Have you got an Artist in mind? Check out their work & make a booking with them here.

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a colorful anime piece from erin jade

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a tattoo appointment?

Scheduling a tattoo appointment at our studio is easy. You can either come see us directly or get in contact with your artist of choice on their social media via the link on our website. We recommend providing as much detail as possible about your tattoo idea to help our Artist's better understand your vision and ensure a smooth appointment booking process. Please note all our Artist's take their own bookings.

What sets your tattoo studio apart from others?

Our tattoo studio stands out due to our commitment to creating a classy and elevated experience for our clients. We prioritize providing a clean and comfortable environment where clients can feel at ease throughout their tattooing journey. Our talented artists, exceptional attention to detail, and focus on customer satisfaction set us apart from others.

What type of clientele does your studio cater to?

Our studio caters to a diverse range of clientele, from tattoo enthusiasts seeking elaborate and intricate designs to individuals getting their first tattoo. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming space that embraces everyone, regardless of their tattooing experience or style preferences. Our artists have the versatility and expertise to accommodate various tattoo styles and personal preferences.

Do you require a deposit to secure a tattoo appointment?

Yes, we do require a deposit to secure your tattoo appointment. The deposit amount & how to be paid, will be determined by your artist. Deposits are non-refundable and are deducted from the final cost of your tattoo. We also have a 48 hr rescheduling policy to protect our artist from last minute cancelation and no shows.

How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?

Proper preparation ensures a successful tattoo experience. We advise getting a good night's sleep, eating a balanced meal before your appointment, and avoiding alcohol or recreational drugs that may affect your pain tolerance or blood thinning. It's also essential to keep the tattoo area clean and free of any lotions, creams, sunburn or scratches before your appointment.

What can I expect during the tattooing process?

Our experienced artists will guide you through the entire tattooing process. They will consult with you on your design, placement, and any adjustments needed before beginning the tattoo. Our studio maintains strict hygiene standards, and the tattoo process itself involves the use of single use equipment and high-quality Vegan ink. We prioritise your comfort and will provide breaks, if needed, during longer sessions.

What should I bring to my tattoo appointment?

It's important to come prepared for your tattoo appointment. We recommend bringing a valid photo ID, as we are required to verify your age before proceeding with the tattoo. Cash to pay for your tattoo (no eftpos) Head phones and tablet to watch movies, phone and charger, some lollies to keep your sugar levels up, a replenishing drink, a pillow & blanket is also a good idea if sitting for a long session. Additionally, wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area being tattooed that you don't mind getting ink on, your artist will advise you on what to wear for those tricky exposed areas.

I want a tattoo but I’m on a limited budget. How do you determine pricing?

We understand the importance of budget considerations when it comes to getting a tattoo. At our studio, pricing is determined based on various factors, including the size, complexity, and placement of the tattoo design and most of all the experience & quality level of the Artist. Our artists carefully assess each project to provide the most accurate quote. During a consultation, we discuss your ideas, preferences, and budget, allowing us to suggest appropriate options that align with your financial limitations while maintaining the quality and integrity of the tattoo.

Why does your tattoo studio have a policy that prohibits children from entering?

Our tattoo studio follows the guidelines set forth by Victorian state law, which strictly prohibits individuals under the age of 18 from entering tattoo studios in Australia. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and well-being of children, as tattooing involves potential health risks and requires informed consent. Our priority is to maintain a responsible and compliant environment while upholding the legal requirements.

Can you tattoo individuals under the age of 18 with parental consent at your tattoo studio?

We appreciate your inquiry, but our tattoo studio follows the guidelines set forth by Victorian state law, which we strictly adhere to, In Victoria it is against the law to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent. This policy is in place to prioritise the well-being and safety of minors and to ensure that tattooing procedures are performed on informed and consenting adults.

Can I bring my child into the studio if they are not getting a tattoo but simply accompanying me?

We apologize for any inconvenience, but due to the legal restrictions in place, children under the age of 18 are not allowed in our tattoo studio, regardless of whether they are getting a tattoo or simply accompanying an adult. Our primary concern is adhering to the law and ensuring the well-being and safety of all our clients. Adhering to this policy minimizes potential distractions and ensures a smooth tattooing process for our artists and also our valued clients.

Can I bring more than one person with me during my tattoo appointment?

We apologize for any inconvenience, but our policy allows only one accompanying person per client during their tattoo appointment. This restriction is in place to maintain a comfortable and focused environment for both the client and the artist, minimizing potential distractions and ensuring a smooth tattooing process. By adhering to this policy, we can ensure that every client receives the attention and care they deserve.

What is your tattoo touch-up policy?

We understand that tattoos may require touch-ups to ensure their longevity and vibrancy. Our touch-up policy varies depending on the specific tattoo and the artist. During your consultation, our artist will discuss the details of our touch-up policy with you, including any applicable fees or timeframes for scheduling touch-up appointments. Generally our free touch up policy must be within the first 3 months.

What if I need to reschedule or cancel my tattoo appointment?

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may require you to reschedule or cancel your appointment. We kindly request at least 48 hours' notice for any changes or cancellations. This allows us to accommodate other clients who may be waiting for appointments. Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferable to a future appointment if sufficient notice is provided. This also helps our artist's if there is a no show and they are unable to fill your spot, this will also cover the time spent out of work hours designing your tattoo.

How do you ensure the safety and cleanliness of your studio?

At our studio, the safety and cleanliness of our environment are paramount. We strictly adhere to health and safety regulations, following proper sterilization procedures for all furniture and wipe down areas. we use single-use, disposable needles and supplies. Our artists are trained in cross-contamination prevention and maintain a clean and sanitized workspace to provide you with a safe and hygienic tattoo experience.

How do I care for my tattoo after it's done?

Proper aftercare is crucial for the healing and preservation of your tattoo. Our artists will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions specific to your tattoo. It typically includes keeping the area clean, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and applying a recommended healing ointment. Following these instructions will help ensure the best results and minimize any potential complications.

a gorgeous day of the dead girl by erin jade

Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Congratulations on your new tattoo! Proper aftercare is essential for ensuring the healing and long-term preservation of your tattoo. By following these detailed instructions, you can promote optimal healing and maintain the vibrancy and clarity of your tattoo.

  1. Leave the bandage on: a. After your tattoo session, your artist will cover the tattoo with a sterile, adhesive bandage or wrap. b. Keep the bandage on for the time specified by your artist (typically 1 hour) to protect the tattoo from external contaminants until you get home.

  2. Gently clean the tattoo: a. Once you remove the bandage, gently wash your tattoo with lukewarm water and mild, fragrance-free soap. b. Use your clean hands to create a lather and carefully clean the tattooed area.           c. Rinse thoroughly with water, ensuring all soap residue is removed.

  3. Pat dry and air-dry: a. After washing, pat your tattoo dry with a clean, soft towel. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the tattooed area. b. Allow the tattoo to air-dry for 10-15 minutes to ensure complete dryness before proceeding.

  4. Apply a thin layer of aftercare product: a. Once your tattoo is completely dry, apply a thin layer of a recommended aftercare product, such as a specialized tattoo ointment sold in the studio or purchased at local supermarkets. b. Gently massage the product into the tattooed area, ensuring complete coverage but not over-saturating the skin.

  5. Repeat cleaning and moisturizing routine: a. Clean your tattoo 2-3 times per day using the same gentle washing technique described in Step 2. b. After each cleaning, apply a thin layer of aftercare product to keep the tattoo moisturized and protected. c. Continue this routine for at least 2-4 weeks, or until your tattoo is fully healed.

  6. Avoid excessive moisture and soaking: a. During the healing process, avoid exposing your tattoo to excessive moisture, such as long baths, hot tubs, saunas, or swimming pools. b. Limit your showers to quick, lukewarm rinses, and avoid direct water pressure on the tattooed area. c. Pat the tattoo dry after washing or if it becomes wet accidentally.

  7. Protect your tattoo from the sun: a. Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight during the healing process and beyond. b. If your tattoo will be exposed to the sun, apply a high SPF, broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the area from UV rays. c. Wearing loose, protective clothing over your tattoo is also recommended, especially during the initial healing stages.

  8. Avoid picking, scratching, or picking scabs: a. It is natural for your tattoo to scab a little and form a thin layer of dry skin during the healing process. b. Avoid picking or scratching at scabs, as this can result in colour loss, scarring, or infection. c. Let the scabs naturally fall off on their own, and do not forcefully remove them.

  9. Be cautious with clothing and activities: a. Wear loose-fitting clothing that allows your tattoo to breathe and avoids excessive friction against the tattooed area. b. Avoid activities that may cause excessive sweating, chafing, or dirt exposure on your healing tattoo.

  10. Monitor for signs of infection or complications: a. While rare, infections or complications can occur during the healing process. b. If you notice increased redness, swelling, pus, excessive pain, or any other unusual symptoms, consult a healthcare professional immediately and inform your Artist with photos.

Remember, every individual and tattoo is unique, so slight variations in healing time and aftercare may occur. If you have any concerns or questions during the healing process, don't hesitate to reach out to your artist or a healthcare professional for guidance.

By following these detailed aftercare instructions, you will give your tattoo the best chance to heal beautifully and retain its vibrancy for years to come. Enjoy your new tattoo and wear it with pride!

wicked black & grey piece from shannon

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation and Deposit Policy


  1. Deposit Policy: a. To secure a tattoo appointment at our studio, a nonrefundable deposit is required. The deposit amount will be determined during the consultation and is typically deducted from the final cost of the tattoo. b. Deposits are nonrefundable. c. By providing a deposit, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions outlined herein.

  2. Cancellation or Rescheduling: a. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, necessitating the need to cancel or reschedule your tattoo appointment. b. We kindly request at least 48 hours' notice for any cancellations or rescheduling. c. If you provide at least 48 hours' notice, your deposit may be transferred to a future appointment, subject to availability. d. If you fail to provide at least 48 hours' notice or do not show up for your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited.

  3. Exceptions: a. In cases of extreme emergencies or situations beyond your control, we will review each circumstance on a case-by-case basis. b. We may require appropriate documentation or evidence supporting the need for cancellation or rescheduling. c. Exceptions to the deposit policy will be made at the sole discretion of the studio.

  4. Artist Availability: a. In the event that the assigned artist is unable to fulfil the scheduled appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, we will make reasonable efforts to reschedule the appointment with that artist asap or reschedule you with another available artist.

  5. b. If rescheduling with another artist is not feasible or desired, the deposit will be fully refunded if the client desires.

  6. Compliance with Victorian Law: a. Our studio operates in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Victorian state of Australia. b. These Terms and Conditions are subject to and interpreted in accordance with Victorian law. 

  7. Modifications to Terms and Conditions: a. We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. b. Any changes made will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Terms and Conditions on our website.

  8. By proceeding with booking an appointment and providing a deposit, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these Terms and Conditions. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in adhering to these policies, which enable us to provide exceptional tattoo services to all our clients.

an amazing black & grey piece by our head artist


315 Glenelg Hwy
Smythes Creek, 3351

03 4343 1108

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