Authentink Studio – Professional Quality Custom Tattooing and Traditional Japanese Tattoo – Sydney Tattoo Shops & Sydney Tattoo Studios Australia 'Horisumi' Kian Forreal & Crew – World Wide Tattoo – Sydney Tattoo Artists


Real Tattooing for women and men that stands out from the crowd  

All Custom Tattooing styles, from small one-point pieces for first timers to sleeves,  backpieces and our specialty of Japanese bodysuits. 

Authentink Tattoo Studio is open for walk-ins 5 days a week, available time permitting.

Australia’s Leading World Class Tattoo Studio in the Heart of Sydney.
Many imitators but there in only one Authentink Studio, the quality of our work and our service speaks for itself! See our online reviews.

 Call us on 8399 1973 for info and availability

All of our artists are NSW Tattoo Licensed – Fully Insured – Health Department Inspected – Operator # 010834

Our current stable of accomplished and professional tattoo artists can create nearly every style of authentic tattooing and aim to produce the best tattoo art possible whist providing outstanding 5 star service. To contact any of the artists for a free 30 minute consult please use the contact form on the contact page or ring the studio on 8399 1973

 Specialising in Traditional Japanese Tattooing (Irezumi)
Horisumi-Kian Forreal
 has been practicing Japanese tattooing for 24 years internationally as well as here in Australia and has worked all over the world studying under and working alongside some of the leading tattoo masters of today. He was given his Japanese Tattoo Title in Japan by a legendary Japanese Tattoo Master in 2013. 
Horisumi still works in the shop every day the shop is open. 

At Authentink Studio we not only also specialise in Traditional Japanese Tattooing but also modern and neo traditional Japanese styles that are designed and executed by our highly trained asian tattoo specialists such as Ning Chula

Ning Chula creates stunning large scale Japanese style work in both color and black & grey and is a very versatile artist that can work outside of traditional norms if requested.

Soo Tattoo is one of the newest members of the Authentink crew and has joined the team as a Japanese style specialist, all his work is freehand drawn on the skin and he aims to create authentic style irezumi with patience and diligence. His work is very precise and unique.

Mimi is our most recent addition to Authentink and brings a unique flavour to our Japanese style spectrum  of tattooing as he is a dedicated painter as well as a tattooer and it shows in his smooth and beautiful renditions of traditional irezumi. 

Seth Arcane is arguably one of the very best Dot-work – Geometric Tattoo and Ethnographic* Tattoo  masters around.  *(Maori, Polynesian, Tahitian, Samoan styles of tribal)  He takes a high level of pride in his work and is deeply passionate about every piece he creates.

Lance St. Vincent  loves to create and tattoo Japanese style tattoos small and large, he excels at Fancy/West Coast Script lettering, graphic designs including Dot-work and geometric style, large Polynesian and other ethnographic styles and of course he can do everything else in between.

Gus Honey is our black & grey full-time specialist who loves to create graphic and realism tattoos in monochromatic shades and is also very adept all contemporary styles of tattooing!

Peter Tattoo specializes in very American and European style traditional tattoos and loves doing anything and everything as bright and colourful as possible!

Guest Artists

At Authentink Studio are we are constantly hosting guest tattoo artists from all around the world that brings with it a fresh, rich and unique tattoo culture and allows our resident artists to keep connected and learning from the outside world.

Glenn Warren is an artist whose style ranges from Japanese/Oriental to black & grey, geometric, dot work, floral designs and even some portraiture work. Being an aspiring creative from a very young age with the ability to draw, paint and airbrush, Glenn enjoys all aspects of artistry.

Inma Alted is a master of finely detailed colour tattoos both large and small and excels at giving each piece its own unique look. She has a decade and a half of experience and knows her stuff! She will be working with us through the summer of 2016-17 on a non-permanent basis. Grab the chance to get tattooed by this European legend now while she is in Australia. 

Jarrad Serafino comes to us from Melbourne and specialises in one point American traditional and Japanese designs, with ambitions to move towards more large scale work in both styles. With 6 years of experience in street shops Jarrad is well rounded in most tattoo styles and is able to tackle anything that comes through the door.

Authentink Studio has both male and female artists with years of experience to suit nearly every tattoo need from large to small work.

All of our Artists are Specialists in their chosen styles and are also heavily tattooed  themselves, we believe in what we do..and practice what we preach.

They are dedicated professionals to their craft and their art. You are in good hands with us. 

 Call us on 8399 1973 for info and availability


Authentink Tattoo Studio is open for walk-ins 5 days a week, available time permitting.

We tattoo every walk of life in our shop, everyone is safe, everyone is welcome


You MUST BE 18 Years of Age with valid I.D. to be tattooed at Authentink Studio.
No Exceptions, sorry.