Clare Keton Tattoo Artist

Botanical, Japanese & Tibetan style tattoos



Clare Keton is a Tattoo Artist specialising in oriental and Japanese tattoos, currently working from a private studio in Melbourne (Australia).

Tattoo Industry is Transforming: A Melbourne Tattooist’s Perspective

Tattoo Industry Transformation I have been working as a tattoo artist for 21 years, predominantly in Melbourne. I have worked in all aspects of the business – as an apprentice; in large ‘parlours’; in a more intimate shop setting (that... Continue Reading →

Clare Keton attends Inaugural Footscray Night Market

Clare Keton - a renowned Melbourne tattoo artist - runs a successful tattoo studio in Melbourne's west. Clare offers high quality custom-designed tattoos for clients travelling far and wide. While juggling her busy studio with other art commitments as well as... Continue Reading →

Interview with The Animalist

It's always so rewarding when I get to tattoo a client, make a new friend and learn something from them at the same time. Vincent Berraud is author of The Animalist and founder of Friendly and Pragmatic Vegans and Vegetarians.... Continue Reading →

Painted Ladies: An Interview with Clare Keton

I was honored to be featured in Clare November Miles' book: Painted Ladies: History of Female Tattoo Artists in Australia. Clare spent three years writing her book  - the first of its kind - which showcases the accomplishments of outstanding Australian female... Continue Reading →

New work – Tibetan back tattoo

I recently completed this back tattoo, a Tibetan inspired piece with peony and lotus flowers, waves, clouds and the Himalaya Mountains!  Healed photos to come! Save

Work in progress – dragon Koi tattoo

Another session completed on this dragon Koi tattoo that wraps over the client's shoulder and down the back, progressing well! Save

Hannya mask back tattoo

A full half back Hannya mask tattoo with maple leaves I recently completed, thanks Sid! Save Save Save Save

Back in the studio!

I've had an awesome break and happy to be back in the studio!  I've only got a few days available for the remainder of 2016 and taking bookings for 2017.  Please contact me with your tattoo ideas! Save

New work – full sleeve tattoo

New work!  A full sleeve completed. An eagle, Zeus, Pantheon with roses and maple leaves!

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