Founders Ben Thomas and Ben Smith had a vision.

With a combined total of over 20 years in the tattoo industry and having worked at many other studios all over the world, they knew they wanted to create something unique.

To go against the grain of the traditional back alley, dimly lit tattoo studios to create a private, high end gallery. After three years of searching and an overwhelming number of inspections, the perfect location was found in Melbourne's artist hub, Fitzroy. The foundations were practically non existent but the vision was alive; to create an open plan space for all artists alike to share, learn and most importantly create. Five long months and a pandemic later, Umbra was born.

Umbra Tattoo is a one of a kind, artist space.A grand, loft style warehouse situated just off the bustling Johnston and Brunswick street, Umbra is flooded with its natural light and warm atmosphere. 

Home to Melbourne's best Tattooers and artists, the space provides an environment for minds to gather, cultivate and express creativity.

Hosting seminars and exhibitions from artist all over the world, Umbra inspires to serve as a progressive teaching and learning resource to activate engagement within the creative community.

Our missions is to develop meaningful connections, collaborations between artists and to create a safe space to for self expression through all things art.