Here’s what some people had to say about us!


“For my first tattoo, I couldn't have asked for a better artist! Shawn was absolutely fantastic, his designs were perfect and exactly what I didn't realise I was looking for! He took us through all the after-care with heaps of detail and asked for us to check-in in about 5 days showing he truly cares. Will definitely be recommending him to everyone!!”

Dylan D

“Favourite tattoo shop in Melbourne! great people, great vibes, great art!”

Steven Pearman

“Edie, Rob and Em — Thank you so much for the most positive experience one could have for a first Tattoo.
From the moment I walked in the reception was friendly and welcoming and put me at ease. You made it easy to chat about what I wanted and the end result was perfect. Edie your a sweetheart ... you did an amazing Job and I'm truly thankful.”

Luana Di iorio

“Quality artists and work, friendly people. The guys here always get back to you quickly when you have any enquiry. Been going to Rob for years and he's never disappointed!”

Abi Sequeira

”Rob Mopar is a consummate professional; I have been fortunate to go to him for four years odd and am very pleased he's now got his own shop - there's no one else I would recommend. And he's a really nice guy to boot, which lets face it is important when getting inked. Cheers Rob!”

Cw G

“Such an awesome shop! Have seen Rob loads of times and his work is amazing. Such friendly people in such a nice spot with so much talent. Very professional, very friendly and awesome artwork from all artists. Will definitely be back! Thanks again!”

April Ferrier

“I absolutely love going to Sacred Monkey! Majority of my tattoos are done by Rob and I am always 100% happy. He ( alongside all the other artists at the shop) is extremely experienced and knows what a good tattoo requires. High quality, super bold, and really knows his stuff.”

Sarah Bruce

“All my tattoos are done by Rob Mopar, he has done my whole leg and arm, and I plan on getting a full body done by him because his work is super high quality and I am always happy with anything he designs for me. Everyone at the shop is really friendly. The only reason I work is to save money to get tattooed by Rob. :P”

Cameron Robinson

“Excellent work, great atmosphere and tidy hand. Perfection! Highly recommend Gary! Thanks bro”

sina khalili


“Super professional and friendly shop, quality out weighs price and is one of the nicest shops I have been too. Rob does a super good job of making customers feel comfortable and welcome, can't wait to go back!”

locky chong

I met Rob whilst he tattooed in the shop , looked at his flash art and Instagram photos and booked straight in for a consultation! His passion for and knowledge of Japanese and Traditional tattoo gave me complete confidence in his technical and design ability ....now, with only a couple of sessions to go, I couldn't be happier with the unique Japanese sleeve he has created! Can't wait to get started on my Japanese socks next! If you want a great shop , full of friendly people with a passion for their art, go nowhere other than Sacred Monkey :)”

Nicholas Waters


“Great people and even better tattoos! Rob and the guys at Sacred Monkey are so friendly and helpful! Spending hours getting tattooed is no biggie with Rob, always a intresting conversation to be had! So if you are looking for an outstanding tattoo give the guys at Sacred monkey a call!”

Elias Salomonsson


“I have been getting tattooed by Rob for around 5 years now and there's a reason for going to him all this time! He has done my back, arms, torso and both legs. He has one of the best tattooing brains around, whether you are a first time customer or a heavily tattooed veteran, he is professional and very welcoming. The quality of his tattoos are absolutely amazing, and he can do so many different styles - from trad work to full jap body suits and everything in between. He is an experienced artist, a long-time tattooer who has paid his dues in the industry and I am so excited for his own shop! There is a reason why he is so respected in the tattooing world and I couldn't recommend him enough to anyone who is looking to get something done. Just get onto the shop and organise a consult, you won't regret it.”

matt gers


“Rob has been an absolute pleasure to work with on creating my 'traditional American' sleeve. Not only is he a brilliant artist with heaps of ideas, but an awesome person. With spending hours on end with rob whilst he is tattooing me, the conversation is easy and fun. I'm so glad that I waited to get anything significant tattooed on me so that rob could have a clear canvas to work his magic. I have so much confidence in rob that I wouldn't even need to look at what he has drawn up for me because I know I'll love it. I've also been tattooed by Edie, and not only is she as cute as a button but an incredible tattooer as well. I can't wait to come back and see her to get some more little kewpies on my legs.”

Heather Byrdy


“Edie Mopar has done majority of the tattoos I have and I'll keep going back! Whether I ask her to draw something custom or choose from the piles of flash she has, Edie's tattoos are consistently incredible. I have never been disappointed and have complete faith in the work that she does. She's not only a rad tattooer but a rad person, i've never had a bad time with her! I would 100% recommend Edie for any of your tattooing needs. I've also been tattooed by Rob and he is a legend! Sacred monkey tattoo has expert tattooers, a super cool and comfortable atmosphere plus the highest quality work you can find.”

Emily Kassianou


“Friendly staff, good advise, and quality workmanship. Rob's American Traditional experience and easy going nature always make him a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend visiting Sacred Monkey for a great tattoo.”

Dana Anderson


“Awesome tattoo studio! Vond has been working on my project. I feed him the ideas & he comes back with amazing designs. Then they come to life on my body.”

Scott Heim


“Welcoming, friendly and very good at why they do. I would definitely recommend checking out Sacred Monkey and chatting with Gary, Edie, Rob or Vond for your first or next tattoo.”

Brad Graham