Bad Apples Tattoo Emporium

Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday: Appointment Only

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Bad Apples Tattoo Emporium foyer with lush red couch and portraits of the artists adorning the walls.

Bad Apples Tattoo Emporium is a custom tattoo parlour located in Taringa Brisbane which specialises in unique original tattoos in all styles. We have very experienced artists who can cater to all your tattooing needs.

We pride ourselves on quality work and giving our customers a friendly, welcoming environment to have a memorable tattoo experience. For best results we prefer customers to come into our store to have a consultation with one of our friendly artists, who can sit down with you to discuss your ideas then draw it up for you to give you the best result possible.

We look forward to seeing you for your next tattoo.


Squid doing a sick tattoo man!

Hi my name is Kjell, aka Squid, and I've been tattooing since 2009.

I enjoy doing a wide variety of tattooing styles, in particular I really love doing Japanese, neo traditional and portrait work.

Tattooing is my passion and I strive to give my customers the best possible tattoo.

  • Squid on Facebook


Ian doing a sick tattoo man!

Growing up I've always had an interest in art, whether it be drawing or painting, this led me down the path to becoming a tattooist.

It has been a challenging and rewarding experience, my main style of tattooing would be Neo-traditional, Bio-organic and colour realism, however I'm open to other creative styles too. I look forward to tattooing you soon.

My main goal is to create with you a unique and custom art piece that brings you joy over the years to come and I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Ian on Facebook


How Do I Book In For Tattooing?

  • To make a booking, come into the shop and speak with the artists directly or contact us via email at or phone us on 07 3870 2013 and discuss your ideas
  • Some large work may require a consultation, which your artist will organise if necessary.

What Do You Charge For Tattooing?

  • For large work we charge $150 per hour
  • Smaller work (can be completed within 3hrs) is usually quoted by each individual piece.

How Much Is A Full Sleeve?

  • Large work is calculated hourly per session.
  • For example, a full sleeve can take 20-30hrs, full back 30-40hrs.


  • Once an appointment is tentatively booked, we ask you to pay a non-refundable $50 deposit.
  • The deposit will be simply deducted from your tattoo cost.
  • A deposit is forfeited if an appointment is cancelled within 2 days of your appointment. You will need to pay another deposit before being booked in again.

Is There Anything You Won't Tattoo?

  • Face tattoos (other very visible areas are booked at our discretion)
  • Between the fingers and anywhere the artist knows wont hold up
  • Anything racist
  • Pregnant / breast-feeding women
  • People undergoing chemotherapy
  • People with transmittable blood diseases
  • People under the age of 18 (Federal Law)

Can I Pay With Eftpos / Credit?

  • We do not have Eftpos facilities however there is an ATM 100 metres down the road.

Where Are You Located?

  • We are in Taringa, on the out bound side of Moggill Rd past Domino’s Pizza and Super Cheap Auto. We are located next to the butcher shop on the right hand side.

Can I Bring My Baby / Child / Children With Me To My Appointment?

  • Under no circumstances may you bring your baby/child/children or any other person under the age of 18 (Federal Law) into the studio.

Can My Friend Etc Come In And Watch Me Get Tattooed?

  • We ask that all our clients, please come alone. It puts unnecessary pressure on both the tattooer and the client when someone is sitting and waiting for the session to finish. If you want you can bring your ipod, relax and we can achieve the best results possible, without distraction. We also have other clients getting tattooed in sensitive areas which is not fair for them to have strangers hanging around, the comfort of our clients is of upmost importance to us.

Can You Tattoo This Drawing I / My Friend / Another Tattooist Drew?

  • We use any drawings you have as reference, but the final design will be our own drawing and design in most cases.

Can I Do A Guest Spot?

  • Artist must tattoo at a consistently high standard.
  • To email an enquiry about a guest spot, send a portfolio to

Can I Have An Apprenticeship?

  • We will look at any portfolios that are presented to us. Please understand we may or may not be hiring at the time.

I’m Under 18, Will You Tattoo Me With Parental Consent?

  • No, you must be at least 18 years of age to be tattooed under Federal Law.

Do You Use Vegan Ink?

  • Some of the inks we use are vegan and some are not, it may be possible to only have the vegan inks used, but you will need to discuss that with your artist.

Do You Do Piercings Or Sell Piercing Jewellery?

  • We do not do this at Bad Apples.

Do You Do Temporary Tattoos?

  • We do not do this at Bad Apples.

Do You Do Uv Tattoos?

  • We do not do this at Bad Apples.