Kelly Gray, hailing from Adelaide where he was trained in tattooing, has worked in and owned tattoo businesses in South Australia and Victoria for an extensive career of nearly 20 years. Kelly has made it his mission to create an exquisite tattoo environment! Not only does NastyInk provide hygiene and safety far exceeding Victoria’s required standards, but also boasts impressive renovations and some of the finest tattoo artists in the country.
As well as tattooing, NastyInk provides all body piercing and dreadlock services, where we guarantee a clean, comfortable and inspiring environment during all procedures for all of our valued clientele.
I began my career in tattooing while I studied at South Australian School of Art, designing flash for a local tattoo studio. I graduated my fine arts degree with honours in 1996, and commenced my tattoo apprenticeship. During my 7 years of service at my first studio I worked alongside several talented artists in the tattooing and the fine arts communities, I’ve since owned and operated several shops throughout Australia.
Rebecca learnt the craft of dreadlock creation, extension and maintenance from Kerrod Tippet, an artist with whom she lived with and learnt from over a period in 2012. Since then she has been working professionally as a dreadlock artist, on her own and in studios with work partners throughout the Western and Southern suburbs.
Nick Tran hails from Vietnam, where he began learning tattooing in his teens as a hobby. He is his own master, who through close observation of the tattoo artists around him and online, has developed his own pathway and career to establish himself as a professional tattoo artist. He now has 6 years of professional tattooing experience under his belt.
Branko Vidovic is a versatile tattooist who has been tattooing for almost 37 years. He started at Vic market tattoos and then followed his career overseas where he tattooed in Holland, Germany and Brazil. His love for the arts industry is what got him into tattooing and ever since never looked back. He enjoy’s all forms of tattoo art and paintings.
Jono is our shop manager, who will welcome you to Nasty Ink with his happy go lucky attitude and constant smile. Jono is a long time tattoo enthusiast, an accomplished business man, champion muaythai kickboxer and a security professional with over 15 years experience. Jono is the man to speak with regarding appointments, artists and consultations and is more than happy to make your tattoo experience at Nasty Ink as pleasurable as possible.