ORIGINAL CUSTOM AND WALK-IN
                                                                 TATTOO STUDIO

Inner Vision Tattoo has artists that create beautiful tattoo art in a wide range of tattoo styles, including full colour, black and grey wash, portraiture, script lettering, various ethnic tribal, new and old school traditional based, and of course we are renowned for our large-scale Japanese tattooing… from half-sleeves and chest plates to full sleeves, back pieces and full body suits. Our team includes Asian-born tattooists who are "authentic" masters of the Japanese traditional style and create stunning custom work for our clientele.

Consultations with most artists are available within two weeks. Call the studio or drop in any time between 11am and 7pm to book your consultation with one of our talented artists.

Iconic Sydney tattoo studio Inner Vision Tattoo in its 20 year history has become known worldwide for creating top quality custom tattoo artistry for its discerning clientele. The studio has guested many well known international tattooers as well as up and coming artists that have brought new ideas/energy to the tattoo work produced in the studio.

The studio first opened its doors in 1995 and recently moved from a long residency on Crown Street to:
PHONE # 02 8012 0770
Inner Vision Tattoo has built a reputation as Sydney's best custom and walk-in tattoo studio through service, quality and integrity. Our reputation for outstanding custom tattoo art has set benchmark standards in the industry, attracting extensive media coverage over the past 20 years, with the studio featured regularly in magazines and newspapers.

During his 30-year tattoo career, founder and owner Cliffe Clayton has worked alongside and been tattooed by some of the world's greatest tattooists and collected an extensive amount of work. His studio features a team of highly skilled artists, who share his passion for tattooing and for connecting with clients to bring their artistic visions to life. The entire team at Inner Vision prides itself on faultless sterilisation techniques and adherence to government health regulations, offering clients total peace of mind.

Open seven days a week, Inner Vision has full-time male and female artists who are often joined by world-renowned artists doing guest spots. The studio itself has many thousands of pre-drawn designs in a variety of classic and contemporary styles. An extensive reference library and internet access also helps the team to fine-tune clients' individual design requests.

All artists working in the studio have comprehensive artistic and photographic portfolios that illustrate the calibre of the work they produce. Custom work is usually done by appointment from Monday to Friday. The studio also caters for smaller one-off pieces with our walk-in service on Saturdays and Sundays. This is offered on a first-come first-served basis. Please phone first if desiring walk-in style work during the week to check availability.

Clients are encouraged to call the studio for advice, however, the team is unable to provide quotes or book appointments over the phone. See the contact page for more details. By offering clients a combination of world-class artists, courteous professionalism and relaxed modern surroundings, Inner Vision Tattoo offers Sydney's best in custom body art.



Inner Vision offers a wide range of piercing , including facial piercings, body piercings, surface piercings and genital piercings.
Come by and visit our piercing specialist LJ to have a chat about what you are after, and check out the wide range of jewellery we have available.

LJ is an incredibly talented and experienced piercer who brings with her a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm, and an inherent empathy for her clients.
Her services include but are not limited to micro dermals, biopsy punching, stretching, resizing as well as all body piercings. Please call the studio for her availability. 
LJ is available to answer any questions regarding procedures and aftercare and can provide expert advice on all manner of piercings.

Please call the studio to find out piercing availability on (02) 8012 0770


Aftercare is an important part of the healing process in all piercing procedures. Our piercing specialist Bernadette provides detailed care instructions before each piercing is performed.

Having your piercing done by a professional, competent and hygienic piercer is only half the work required for a successful piercing. The other half of a successful piercing is up to you. By using commonsense and our suggested aftercare guidelines, you may even speed up your recommended healing time.

It all starts with clean hands… make sure you wash your hands! 

Warm saline soak:
 use a ¼ teaspoon of rock salt and dissolve it in to a 250ml cup of boiling water. When the water has cooled down a little, and it is still warm, soak some cotton pads in this solution, and then soak your piercing with the cotton pads. This process will help remove discharge and will also help to remove any stubborn matter that may form around your new piercing. To further help remove any discharge, the same solution may be applied to a Q-tip or a cotton bud. 

Please remember that a stronger mix of this solution isn’t necessarily a better mix! 

There is no need to turn or spin your jewellery in a new piercing, as this will re-introduce bacteria into your new piercing.

After your piercing that afternoon or evening apply an ice pack or cold compress to relieve the pain and reduce swelling. 10 mins on and 10 mins off the location is a good time frame. Repeat the icing as much as you like but it is only effective in the first day.

The next day, start soaking the piecing in the sea salt solution or apply a saturated gauze twice a day, morning and night for the next 4 weeks and occasionally when lymphatic discharge appears. The dilution should be 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 litre of water. Soak the piercing for 5 mins then remove discharge with a cotton bud.

If the piercing troubles you after 4 weeks you are welcome to return for advise at Inner vision on the weekends or use a small amount of Iodine provided on the piercing. Iodine should be used sparingly ie once a week when needed.

Please remember you are always welcome to come into the shop for advise or aftercare information.
Cliffe Clayton - Inner Vision Tattoo & Piercing Sydney
Inner Vision Tattoo first opened its doors in 1995 at our Bourke Street studio in Sydney's Surry Hills.

Founded by owner Cliffe Clayton, Inner Vision quickly established itself as a new destination for quality tattooing and creative custom body art in Sydney.

The studio later moved to a beautiful terrace house in Crown Street, before locating just up the road near the Oxford Street intersection at Darlinghurst surrounded by other well known alternative business's such as Route 66 and Wheels and Dolls Baby.

Our latest location is at 150 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale which edges the hip gallery, café and bar enclave of Redfern, Darlington and Chippendale.

Over the years, the studio has boasted the talents of Eddie Deutsche, Marcus Kuhn, Kian Forreall, Lucky Bastard, Rhys Gordon, Nathan Puata, Josh Roelink, WT Norbert, Seth Arcane,Matt Cunnington, Chris Cockrill, Will Card, Sam Phillips, Marco Serio, Cat Bijou, Chisaki, Jimmy Coffin, Zoe Windle, Mimi, Wan, Sarah Spinks and Ian Saunders to name just a few.

Inner Vision Tattoo current team of Cliffe, Megan Oliver, Ning Chula, Tong, Mark Lonsdale,Ping Pong and Piercer Bernadette Knight are continuing the tradition established over the past two decades by providing Sydney's best in custom body art.

Again please note: As of Monday 14th April 2014 we have now relocated to
PHONE 02 8012 0770
Inner Vision Tattoo is located at 150 ABERCROMBIE ST CHIPPENDALE NSW. We are open seven days a week, from 11am to 7pm. The studio can be contacted by phoning (02) 8012 0770. Please see our contact page for more details.
No. If you already have the artwork, which requires no changes, or you have chosen a pre-drawn design from our studio, an appointment can be made without a consultation. We have the traditional walk-in service on Saturdays and Sundays, which is on a first-in, first-served basis. Custom Tattooing appointments can only be made for week days and must be booked in person with a minimum cash deposit of $100 for small custom or pre-drawn designs, and $200-$400 for large pre-drawn or custom work. This deposit contributes to your final tattoo payment. PLEASE NOTE: Cash deposits are required to secure your appointment time and are non-refundable. Deposits are valid for three months and can be transferred to a new appointment time if a minimum of 48 hours notice is given. Without this notice the deposit will be forfeited. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you decide to change your initial design concept you will be required to leave another deposit. Please note that the deposit you leave does not entitle you to any rights over the drawings the artist prepares for you.
Of course. Being tattooed is all about self-expression, but make sure you have a firm idea or a selection of reference images for the artist. It allows you to articulate your vision clearly and makes for a productive consultation.
The level of discomfort varies tremendously and depends on each individual and placement. To ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible make sure you are well-fed, rested and feeling good naturally – the best state of mind to experience the tattoo process. Best to avoid the consumption of alcohol before being tattooed. Celebrate afterwards if need be!
No. It is illegal to tattoo a person under 18 years of age, in the state of New South Wales. Even with parental consent it is still illegal.
Your tattoo will last a lifetime, however it is fragile in the first few weeks, so care and respect needs to be exercised. Inner Vision has taken the utmost care in ensuring your tattoo is done with precision in a hygienic environment. Now it's your turn! Just follow these simple steps and you should have no problems with your new tattoo: Remove bandage within two to four hours of leaving the studio. Once you have removed the bandage, wash tattoo with mild soap and warm water. Wash the area twice a day to keep the tattoo clean. DO NOT soak in a bath. DO NOT re-bandage your tattoo. Apply a small amount of Bepanthen cream two to three times a day for 10 days. DO NOT expose your new tattoo to: salt water, chlorine water, hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas for at least 10 days. No excessive exercise for 10 days. DO NOT pick at or scratch your new tattoo. DO NOT listen to tattoo experts in bars or on the street for 1 month. Not all advice is good advice. It is advisable to keep your new tattoo out of direct sunlight for at least 30 days. Once your tattoo has completely healed always use high factor sunblock on the area. UV light will prematurely fade your design. Any questions please do not hesitate to call or drop into the studio. We are here seven days a week from 11am to 7pm.
Yes. At Inner Vision Tattoo and Piercing, every instrument that is used is either single service (all needles are single use and disposed of within Health Department regulations) or ultrasonically cleaned, scrubbed, rinsed, individually bagged and finally autoclave-sterilised. All washes, soaps and disinfecting solutions used are also as per Health Department specifications. To further prevent cross-contamination, all equipment touched between individual clients are protected with disposable plastic covers. The studio has a separate sterilising area with an approved one direction flow method and our autoclave unit is spore-tested and regularly calibrated as per State Health Department guidelines. Inner Vision Tattoo and Piercing checks Health Department updates regularly for the tattoo industry and all changes are implemented. Inner Vision Tattoo and Piercing is Sydney's leading custom body art studio and our sterilisation procedures are second to none.
Cost depends on a number of factors, including size, placement, complexity and style, which all contribute to the final price. For smaller designs we start at a minimum price of $100, however we cannot give quotes to un-sighted designs over the phone. Please drop in to the studio anytime for an accurate price estimate. Quotes and prices listed on pre-drawn designs are estimates only and may vary according to placement and artist.

PHONE..02 8012 0770
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We do not accept appointments or give quotes over the phone or via email. Please visit the studio between 11am and 7pm.

If you are unable to drop past the studio because of coming from overseas or interstate we will accept money orders made out to Inner Vision Tattoo to secure an appointment but you must be very specific as to exactly what style of tattoo art you are after, (you must post us the design in the size you would like and state its placement).

If you are unable to visit the studio in person, please phone us to arrange an alternate consultation method. We will not start designing custom work on the day you arrive for your appointment.

Piercings can be done as a walk-in or by appointment. Our piercer Bernadette works Saturday and Sunday but pre-booked appointments can be made with her during the week.