Nestled behind a fairly innocuous blackened shopfront on South Street lies the newest addition to Perth subculture. Set among stunning, stark surrounds with moments of beauty interjected, such as the beautifully laid out copper pipes lining the walls to the barber section, this is a refuge and a haven for those in need of sprucing. Barber in the front, party in the back, with a fun, convivial vibe, you want to spend your time here and won’t want to leave. Offering up fresh fades and mad ink in a super comfortable environment, this place is worth a visit.

In a male dominated industry, such a business being owned by two rad women should elicit your support at least once. Maggie and Sam (formerly of Adorned Empire) have delivered the goods with a super welcoming space for everyone to get down with some sweet artwork on their flesh canvas thanks to Sam and their guest artist, fresh from the UK, Shakey Pete. He has been featured in such print publications as Skin Deep, Total Tattoo and Tattoo Life. While he is happiest delivering striking, colourful, large pieces, he also delivers the goods with smaller spots. His specialty lies in recognising exactly what you need from nothing more than a brief description then drawing up the piece better than you ever dreamed, before laying it on your body in record time and with absolute precision. His attention to detail is evident in his work, and worthy of your attention HERE.

In conjunction with X-Press, Billingsgate are offering up a super sweet deal – all you need to do is like both X-Press and Billingsgate Facebook pages then shoot us an email at with BILLINGSGATE in the title, and you could be in the running to win two hours of Shakey Pete for nix! That’s $400 worth of ink for nought. Welcome him to Perth, say aloha to Billingsgate, and you’re in to win.

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