Guest Artist from Japan – Ryo Niitsuma

Dynamic Tattoo would like to welcome back guest artist Ryo Niitsuma!


Hailing originally from Fukushima, Ryo has been tattooing for 11 years and the calibre of his work speaks for itself in these pics…



Working at Dynamic Tattoo until the end of October, Ryo has time to get some big pieces completed, but is booking up super fast as you can imagine so you need to get in quick!

Contact the shop on (03) 9428 0444 or to make appointments with Ryo or any of our other artists.


All good things come to those who wait…

Patience is a virtue for client and artist alike when it comes to big tattoos. Below is some of the work the Dynamic Crew currently have on the go…

Full back piece by Rob Abell – 6 sessions so far

First session on a forearm piece by Jake Fraser

First session on a “Big Trouble in Little China” half sleeve by Rob Abell

Second session with some colour

First session on a chest piece by Rob Abell

We’ll bring you the finished pieces in a month or two and don’t forget you can book all your appointments for big work right from the start. Call the shop on 03 9428 0444 to book your first consult – winter is the perfect time to get big pieces done and dusted!

New from Jake Fraser…

Check out some of Jake Fraser’s new work!

The Dreamboat in action

We’re also very proud to announce that Jake will be doing the Run Melbourne marathon in July raising money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation! You can head to Jake’s fundraising page HERE to make a donation.

The word on Swan Street is that if Jake doubles his target he’s going to work a day WEARING NOTHING BUT HIS RUNNING SKINS… so dig deep ladies (and gents, Jake’s not fussy where the money comes from)!

Mum’s the Word

Made popular during World War II, the traditional “mother” tattoo was sported by many sailors wanting to keep their mums close to their heart during their time at sea. As with most tattoos of the era, Sailor Jerry flash shows various examples of the “mom” tattoo.

Sailor Jerry flash

Almost 70 years on the tradition is still going strong. Hearts, scrolls and other old-school designed tributes to the most import lady in our lives are often requested. Dynamic tattooers Jake and Rob both wear ink in celebration of their mums.

Jake Fraser’s homage to his mum Marnee

Rob Abell’s tribute to his mum Rosemary

Tattoo by Rob Abell (photo courtesy of client Jake – his mum Rita was chuffed)

And let’s not forget that mums themselves sport their own tattoos – often in celebration of their kids! New mum and regular Dynamic client Sandi chose to celebrate the birth of her first baby with some beautiful script. She now has plans to do the same with recently arrived bub number two.

Tattoo by Rob Abell

To get a tribute to your mum call the shop on 03 9428 0444 or email


Get your mum (or your kids’ mum) a tattoo voucher for Mother’s Day – we just can’t guarantee they’ll want your name in a heart!

Photos from Rites of Passage Convention 2012

Introducing Ron Earhart from Analog Tattoo, San Jose. Ron will be working at Dynamic this week and has limited appointments available. He also bought over some over his amazing artwork, including a custom skateboard, a hand carved skateboard deck, original artworks and prints for sale.

Available for purchase for a limited time in store at Dynamic.

The man, Andre Malcom also from Analog Tattoo will be here in store at Dynamic this week.

Here is Nate Banuelos from Guru Tattoo, San Diego working his magic. If you’d like the opportunity to be tattooed by any of our guests then contact Dynamic

The smiling face of none other than Jason Kundell of Artwork Rebels, Portland

Rob Abell got lost on his way to work at the wharf that morning and decided to help us tattoo instead

The ever handsome Matt Collins with his handy walking advertisement customer, displaying lots of Matt’s prior work

The master Trevor McStay in action

Our stand at the convention. Here is Trev’s beautiful daughter Tarlyn, all grown up and giving Dad a run for his money, under the watchful eye of our artists

Tarlyn McStay…. watch out Dad

Thank you to all of our customers and visitors who came along to Rites of Passage to see us

Pinups from Matty

Matt Collins recently completed this pinup sleeve for his customer Brenton. For more of his latest work head to his personal blog 

Brenton's pinup sleeve

Brenton’s pinup sleeve

Brenton’s pinup sleeve

Brenton’s pinup sleeve

Trevor McStay

Some pieces Trevor has been working on recently…