Tora Sumi

tora sumi tattoo studioTora Sumi means Tiger Ink. Last year the Tora Sumi Tattoo concept was conceived in a Balmain café by two good friends. Together they have brought to life an idea and made their dream a reality.
381 Darling Street Balmain has been transformed from an old shop to a contemporary art & tattoo space.

With an eye for detail Ian and Mark have chosen to do something totally different from the sterotypical traditional Tattoo Parlor.

Tora Sumi Tattoo Studio is a contemporary Art Gallery, with private tattooing rooms that feature a blend of modern and retro cool combined with a retail space offering unique and quirky gifts sourced from the around the globe.

Tora Sumi is a friendly space where all are welcome to enjoy and be inspired.

The Tora Sumi Manifesto

We believe tattooing is the soulful practice of permanently galvanizing a symbolic idea or belief. It is a holistic experience touching on the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental.
Tora sumi, 2012

Tora Sumi is a space for the creative collaboration of art + ink that will inspire exciting ideas and outcomes across a diverse range of art forms.

We believe tattooing is the soulful practice of permanently galvanizing a symbolic idea or belief. It is a holistic experience touching on the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental.

It has been said galleries should be lively places, full of energy and new experiences and two-way conversations between artists and viewers. Where art should enlighten, challenge and comfort the senses.
We agree.

And so we will provide a helpful, friendly and empathetic environment where the freedom of expression is encouraged and celebrated.