NQs #1 Tattoo Studio

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BLVK Temple Tattoo

CAIRNS & TOWNSVILLE

Both BLVK Temple Tattoo Cairns and Black Temple Tattoo Townsville are the premier Tattoo Studio’s located in North QLD, offering first class artists in a warm and welcoming environment.

Teamed with some of the most talented tattoo artists in the country, they master a variety of styles so there’s plenty of versatility to choose from.

Our studio’s offer a one of a kind experience and you will leave the studio with a true masterpiece marked on your skin forever.

Appointment or walk-ins welcome!

18 years of age or over required for tattoos. We require a deposit for all appointments, this is credited to the cost of your tattoo and holds your appointment time. All deposits are non-refundable though may be used as credit for future appointments. Refunded deposits are made only under shops discretion.

Apparel & Supreme Creme

We have a selection of high quality apparel for your everyday needs. We offer a capsule collection that includes caps, t-shirts and active wear – combining comfort and style.

Our apparel is sold in limited numbers, so be sure to stop by the shop or send us an email to secure your size.

Supreme Crème Tattoo Solutions is a range of the highest quality Tattoo products developed by professionals in the Tattoo Industry alongside professionals in Skin Care and Organic Compounding. The range is designed for use by professional Tattoo artists and for Tattoo customers to look after and maintain the quality and life of their Tattoos.

Meet the TEAM

Leonni - Black Temple Tattoo

Leonni

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 6 years
LOCATION:Townsville
SPECIALITY:Soft black and grey, Neo Traditional, Colour, Black Work, Floral and Line work.

Leonni started her career in Scotland over 7 years ago before moving back to Australia. She comes from a family of tattoo artists and is diverse in all styles. She thrives off original, interesting ideas where she can create art that is timeless, something that suits you and is unique.

Tattoo Studio Cairns Townsville

Paulo “Pabz” Vega

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 3 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Lettering, Caligraphy, Colour Realism

Pabz Started his Apprenticeship In Prague, before travelling internationally to attend seminars throughout Russia, Europe and New Zealand before returning back to Australia, he has a keen interest in Calligraphy lettering and Colour realism, Pabz has only just started his tattooing career but has been involved in tattoo culture from a young age, hanging around tattoo shops after school and getting tattooed.

Tattoo Studio Cairns Townsville

Samuel Astorgac

ORIGIN: Spain
EXPERIENCE: 9 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Black & grey realism, Dot work, Neo traditional

Samuel chose his path and he has been persevering since then. He did his apprenticeship on his own, learning from home & through trial and error. He worked hard to improve and perfect in all tattoo techniques: lining, shading and packing colour. He evolved into a versatile professional artist who is able to do any kind of style nowadays. He didn’t take any tattoo for granted, It is his way of life and that’s why he keeps going through this path, with more hunger than ever.

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Jake Hall

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 8 years
LOCATION:Cairns & Townsville
SPECIALITY: Japanese, Black and grey, Line work

Jake has always been inspired by asian style tattoos and black and grey tattoos, he started tattooing in Thailand in 2013 and has evolved his own style of Bold black and grey with clean lines. He regularly attends conventions in Taiwan to learn from the best, tattoo and get tattooed.
Olivia - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns

Olivia Mills

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 9.5 Years LOCATION:Cairns & Townsville
SPECIALITY: Feminine Florals, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Realism and Portraits.

Olivia worked along side some of Australia’s most prestigious Tattoo Artists and Tattoo studios over the years. She has worked and traveled Australia perfecting her craft as a Tattoo Artist & Artist and has developed a unique style that has her aside from the masses.

She now specialises in a range of styles an techniques that she cleverly brings together, feminine florals, ornamental, pattern work, realism and portraits.

After being in the industry for 9.5 years Olivia has the experience and skills to create something beautiful for every client.

Paige - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Paige Wickers

ORIGIN: Wales
EXPERIENCE: 6 years tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Extreme Fine Line Work, Micro Realism, Micro Portraits

Beginning her career in Wales, her artwork has taken her all over the United Kingdom and New Zealand eventually landing in Australia and settling in Cairns. 

Paige’s artwork is stunning, varying from scenery to animals to flowers and people. The intricacy of her work is unmatched and you can tell that she really takes the time to design something that is special and personal to each client.

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Tia Batts

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 3 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Fine Line Work & Script

A very talented artist at heart, Tia started her apprenticeship with us at Black Temple Tattoo 1 year ago. She has a keen interest in Fine Line Work & Script. Tia has only just started her tattooing career but is a well rounded artist and very well suited for all small tattoo’s!
Corey - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Freddy

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 20+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns & Townsville
SPECIALITY: Polynesian, Black and Grey, Colour and Tribal

Freddy is a Samoan man from New Zealand specialising in Polynesian, but a jack of all trades. Freddy is well known for his ability to bring any idea to life and master any style. As one of our more experienced artist Freddy is a fast tattooist being able to finish a whole sleeve in day without sacrificing quality!

Freddy - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Mia Jane

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 5 Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Townsville
SPECIALITY: Realism, Fine Line and Water Colour

Mia began tattooing in 2018 knowing from a young age that she had a passion and fascination for the industry. Mia is continuously pushing to improve her style and learn more about the craft. She works in many styles but has a passion for black and grey realism as well as fine line and watercolour pieces.

Sam Jagg - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Sam Jagg

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 4 Years Tattooing
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey Realism, Portraits & Animals

Sam jagg has been inspired by the airbrush industry painting big portraits of Rockstars and film stars eventually moving his skills to the tattoo industry tattooing in queensland learning from other talented artists he focuses on realism and black and Grey and is consistently expanding his skills.

Corey - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Corey Who

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 14+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Neo Trad, Colour Realism, Black & Grey, Realism

Corey is originally born and Bred in cairns he then went over to Canada to learn how to tattoo, after 7 years coming back to Australia. Corey is an enthusiastic and open tattooist, he is keen to hear your ideas and bring them to life. Over the years of tattooing he has picked up many skills and has diverse knowledge in all tattoo styles. 

Jamie - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Jamie

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 10+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Cairns
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey, Portraits, Traditional, Geo, Neo Trad

Jamie is originally from Portland Victoria and is now settled down in Cairns as a family man. Jamie is a very diverse artist, he loves anything black and grey. He loves original designs and is always keen to listen to your ideas and creative a unique and stunning tattoo

Nik Hylo - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Nik Hylo

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Geometric, Black & Grey Realism

Nik started his career in the tattooing industry over 13 years ago. Not only is Nik an artist he also has a passion for photography and all kinds of art. Nik is well known for his geometric style and clean line work. Recently has found a new niche in Black & grey Realism. Nik loves to connect with all of his clients and create a piece that they’ll love and be proud of.

Hans - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Hans

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 20+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Townsville
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey Realism

Hans is a third generation tattooist from New Zealand. Worked for 17 years in various tattoo studios in Auckland before opening up his own studio at Muriwai Beach. Hans studied at the Browne school of Arts and was previously known for all round tattoo abilities. Is currently focusing his time on black & grey realism. Hans recently moved to Queensland and Co owns Black Market Tattoo on the Gold Coast and now is a full time resident at Black Temple Tattoo Townsville.

Benny - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Benny

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Townsville
SPECIALITY: Fine Line and Black & Grey

Benny Started his career in Brisbane over 10 years ago and has always had a love for tattooing, He’s worked in a various top tier tattoo studio where he learned his skills and began to advances his talents. Benny loves to have a laugh with his clients and makes an experience one to remember. 

Lutana - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Lutana

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 1 Year (Apprentice)
LOCATION:Townsville

Excitedly Growing our Ink Family the studio has successfully expanded, and I’ve landed the best apprenticeship to be working along side so many diverse artists. I am happy learning as much as I can from so many unique and talented artists from Gold Coast, Cairns and N.Z it’s allowed me to develop as much knowledge and skills to better my technique, and tap into different styles. At the moment I am willing to tattoo different styles within my means as long as the client is aware, and we are both supportive of the outcome of the tattoo. Allows me give them my best artwork to creatively help their vision, and capture it in ink. It’s an expression of themselves. 

Claudia - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Claudia

ORIGIN: Chile
EXPERIENCE: 1 Year (Apprentice)
LOCATION:Cairns

Claudia has always loved art. Coming to Australia 5 years ago she saw the opportunity to choose a career path she’s passionate about so she started her apprenticeship with us in September last year.

She’s now being mentored by Samuel Astorga @blacksoul.ttt with whom she shares the passion for tattooing, teaching her how to perfect every aspect of the practice.

She has keen interest in traditional style, as well as black work, Claudia also well suited for smaller tattoos.

Sammi - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Sammi

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 1 Year (Apprentice)
LOCATION:Townsville

Sam is our OG apprentice in our Townsville studio joining us shortly after opening in 2021. Interested in colour, Neo Trad and all things bold lines.  sam is capable of all small to large scale pieces. She is a well rounded aspiring artist who enjoys collaborating with her clients, always ensuring they leave with exactly what they want!

Sarah - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Sarah

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 1 Year (Apprentice)
LOCATION:Cairns

Sarah is an enthusiastic and eager to learn apprentice. Wanting to specialise in Neo Trad and colour, but open to many tattoo styles. She’s well known for her bubbly personality and customer service skills making everyone feel comfortable and welcome. 

VANISH TATTOO REMOVAL clinic

Vanish Tattoo Removal Clinics are exclusively focused on quality laser tattoo removal. Located within Blvk Temple Tattoo is a seperate specialised clinical room where Vanish Tattoo Removal operates from. We are committed to being the best at what we do, offering the most advanced equipment and techniques as well as qualified practitioners. We make the process of fading, partial or complete removal as safe and as effective as possible with minimal discomfort.

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Nik Hylo - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Nik Hylo

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Geometric, Black & Grey Realism

Nik started his career in the tattooing industry over 13 years ago. Not only is Nik an artist he also has a passion for photography and all kinds of art. Nik is well known for his geometric style and clean line work. Recently has found a new niche in Black & grey Realism. Nik loves to connect with all of his clients and create a piece that they’ll love and be proud of.

Hans - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Hans

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 20+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Townsville
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey Realism

Hans is a third generation tattooist from New Zealand. Worked for 17 years in various tattoo studios in Auckland before opening up his own studio at Muriwai Beach. Hans studied at the Browne school of Arts and was previously known for all round tattoo abilities. Is currently focusing his time on black & grey realism. Hans recently moved to Queensland and Co owns Black Market Tattoo on the Gold Coast and now is a full time resident at Black Temple Tattoo Townsville.

Benny - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Benny

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Townsville
SPECIALITY: Fine Line and Black & Grey

Benny Started his career in Brisbane over 10 years ago and has always had a love for tattooing, He’s worked in a various top tier tattoo studio where he learned his skills and began to advances his talents. Benny loves to have a laugh with his clients and makes an experience one to remember. 

Nik Hylo - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Nik Hylo

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Geometric, Black & Grey Realism

Nik started his career in the tattooing industry over 13 years ago. Not only is Nik an artist he also has a passion for photography and all kinds of art. Nik is well known for his geometric style and clean line work. Recently has found a new niche in Black & grey Realism. Nik loves to connect with all of his clients and create a piece that they’ll love and be proud of.

Hans - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Hans

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 20+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Townsville
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey Realism

Hans is a third generation tattooist from New Zealand. Worked for 17 years in various tattoo studios in Auckland before opening up his own studio at Muriwai Beach. Hans studied at the Browne school of Arts and was previously known for all round tattoo abilities. Is currently focusing his time on black & grey realism. Hans recently moved to Queensland and Co owns Black Market Tattoo on the Gold Coast and now is a full time resident at Black Temple Tattoo Townsville.

Benny - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Benny

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Townsville
SPECIALITY: Fine Line and Black & Grey

Benny Started his career in Brisbane over 10 years ago and has always had a love for tattooing, He’s worked in a various top tier tattoo studio where he learned his skills and began to advances his talents. Benny loves to have a laugh with his clients and makes an experience one to remember. 

Nik Hylo - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Nik Hylo

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Geometric, Black & Grey Realism

Nik started his career in the tattooing industry over 13 years ago. Not only is Nik an artist he also has a passion for photography and all kinds of art. Nik is well known for his geometric style and clean line work. Recently has found a new niche in Black & grey Realism. Nik loves to connect with all of his clients and create a piece that they’ll love and be proud of.

Hans - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Hans

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 20+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Townsville
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey Realism

Hans is a third generation tattooist from New Zealand. Worked for 17 years in various tattoo studios in Auckland before opening up his own studio at Muriwai Beach. Hans studied at the Browne school of Arts and was previously known for all round tattoo abilities. Is currently focusing his time on black & grey realism. Hans recently moved to Queensland and Co owns Black Market Tattoo on the Gold Coast and now is a full time resident at Black Temple Tattoo Townsville.

Benny - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Benny

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Townsville
SPECIALITY: Fine Line and Black & Grey

Benny Started his career in Brisbane over 10 years ago and has always had a love for tattooing, He’s worked in a various top tier tattoo studio where he learned his skills and began to advances his talents. Benny loves to have a laugh with his clients and makes an experience one to remember. 

Nik Hylo - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Nik Hylo

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Geometric, Black & Grey Realism

Nik started his career in the tattooing industry over 13 years ago. Not only is Nik an artist he also has a passion for photography and all kinds of art. Nik is well known for his geometric style and clean line work. Recently has found a new niche in Black & grey Realism. Nik loves to connect with all of his clients and create a piece that they’ll love and be proud of.

Hans - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Hans

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 20+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Townsville
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey Realism

Hans is a third generation tattooist from New Zealand. Worked for 17 years in various tattoo studios in Auckland before opening up his own studio at Muriwai Beach. Hans studied at the Browne school of Arts and was previously known for all round tattoo abilities. Is currently focusing his time on black & grey realism. Hans recently moved to Queensland and Co owns Black Market Tattoo on the Gold Coast and now is a full time resident at Black Temple Tattoo Townsville.

Benny - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Benny

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Townsville
SPECIALITY: Fine Line and Black & Grey

Benny Started his career in Brisbane over 10 years ago and has always had a love for tattooing, He’s worked in a various top tier tattoo studio where he learned his skills and began to advances his talents. Benny loves to have a laugh with his clients and makes an experience one to remember. 

Nik Hylo - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Nik Hylo

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Cairns
SPECIALITY: Geometric, Black & Grey Realism

Nik started his career in the tattooing industry over 13 years ago. Not only is Nik an artist he also has a passion for photography and all kinds of art. Nik is well known for his geometric style and clean line work. Recently has found a new niche in Black & grey Realism. Nik loves to connect with all of his clients and create a piece that they’ll love and be proud of.

Hans - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Hans

ORIGIN: NZ
EXPERIENCE: 20+ Years Tattooing
LOCATION:Townsville
SPECIALITY: Black & Grey Realism

Hans is a third generation tattooist from New Zealand. Worked for 17 years in various tattoo studios in Auckland before opening up his own studio at Muriwai Beach. Hans studied at the Browne school of Arts and was previously known for all round tattoo abilities. Is currently focusing his time on black & grey realism. Hans recently moved to Queensland and Co owns Black Market Tattoo on the Gold Coast and now is a full time resident at Black Temple Tattoo Townsville.

Benny - Black Temple Tattoo Cairns & Townsville

Benny

ORIGIN: Aus
EXPERIENCE: 13 Years Tattooing
LOCATION: Townsville
SPECIALITY: Fine Line and Black & Grey

Benny Started his career in Brisbane over 10 years ago and has always had a love for tattooing, He’s worked in a various top tier tattoo studio where he learned his skills and began to advances his talents. Benny loves to have a laugh with his clients and makes an experience one to remember. 

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