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welcome to Clare Keton Tattoos

WELCOME TO MY BLOG!  I’ll be sharing tattoos I’m currently working on, finished pieces, and my art with you here.

I’m a Tattoo Artist based in Melbourne (Australia) and I specialise in traditional, oriental and indigenous tattoo art.

I was undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in painting) degree in 1994 when I was offered a government accredited apprenticeship by Skin Deep Tattoo in Hawaii, America.  Since completing the apprenticeship I’ve worked at tattoo studios and conventions in the United Kingdom, Europe, Tahiti, Hawaii and Mainland America, Thailand and Australia.  I have also traveled and worked with tattoo artists in Japan and Switzerland.

My travels and studies have given me invaluable knowledge of traditional and indigenous tattoo art and body beautification.  I draw on these influences, as well as my own culture, to create unique works.  I’m also a practicing artist, and have exhibited my work in the National Gallery of Victoria and various galleries around Melbourne.

I have been a practicing tattoo artist for over 15 years and during this time I’ve found that it’s not only your artistic ability that develops, but also your willingness to challenge yourself as an artist.

I’m currently working from a private studio in West Melbourne and taking bookings for 2016, please contact me with any enquiries.