Artful Ink Perth Resident Artist
Artful Ink’s legendary founder, master tattooist Agung Irianto (aka Gung) has been creating custom designs for keen Perth tattoo collectors since 1999. Originally hailing from Indonesia, Gung began tattooing in 1986 and arrived in Perth just a few years later. He then met Paul and they opened a tattoo studio, thus the Artful Ink empire began! As an old school tattoo artist who can truly excel in any style, an appointment with Gung reflects tattooing’s former days, providing a consultation and custom tattoo wrapped up into one single session. From black and grey realism to Japanese-style koi fish in stunning colour, bold freehand patterns and tribal designs, and everything in between: Gung is truly a tattoo master. A roll call of Perth’s most talented artists will reveal dozens who got their start as apprentices under Gung’s expert instruction over the decades. When he’s not tattooing or teaching others, he enjoys drawing, painting and spending time with his family. Softly spoken, with a wicked sense of humour, this unassuming gentleman tattoo artist leaves an indelible mark on a client’s skin, and their soul.