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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 raising her young daughter, Clare found setting up her own studio to be a significant career milestone.

“It was a natural career progression when I decided to go out on my own”, Clare explains. “I’ve travelled the world to build my tattooing knowledge. I’ve worked in some amazing locations, but setting up base in Footscray has been very rewarding”.

“The area itself is so diverse and there is a real buzz about Melbourne’s west. The close proximity we have to the CBD is also a great advantage for clients on the other side of town or those interstate.

“I have trained with some of the world’s best artists, but there is something personally rewarding about setting up your own studio and building your own brand”.

“Starting my business in Footscray has allowed me to establish a better work/life balance. I am able to pursue my passion while spending time with my young family.

“I also have full control over the tattooing experience for my clients. I’ve designed a studio space that is calm and serene and very private.”

“The western suburbs community has made me feel very welcome and have been great supporters of my business.”

Clare will be attendeding the Footscray night market which will be held every Thursday night in November. Clare will be present during each of the markets to showcase her tattoo work and talk to the public about tattoo designs and inspirations.

While she won’t be tattooing during the market, locals can make appointments at her studio.

“I am excited about being part of the market. So many exciting initiatives are being driven from the western suburbs at the moment and the rest of Melbourne needs to know about them”, Clare explained.

“The night market is perfect timing for me. I’ve had a really busy year and now I am planning for 2017. I tattoo by appointment only. So it’s really important that customers book in advance.

“I am looking forward to meeting some locals at the market and would love to welcome them back to my studio”, Clare explained.

Clare Keton is a female tattoo artists based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. To make an appointment with Clare, please find her contact details below.

Clare Keton Tattoos
FB: @ClareKetonTattoos


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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 tattoo artists past and present.

Clare uncovered the various reasons for successes as well as the overwhelming obstacles that preclude most women from achieving greatness.

Clare asked me a variety of questions about my tattooing style, inspirations and what it is like being a female in this industry.

She asked: ‘What inspires you in life and art?’

My reply: My daughter and Mother Earth are my biggest inspirations. My life passion aside from tattooing is trying to help this earth and the animals that inhibit it, live on and be healthy in as many ways as I possibly can.

Zoom in on the images below to view my interview in full.

The book can be purchased on Amazon in either hard cover or paper back and has been requested by The National Library of Australia and is now available in art galleries and bookshops nationwide.

To purchase via Amazon please click on this link:



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