Hana Miyajima (Apprentice)

NOTE: Hana is still waiting for her license to come through, so she is unable to tattoo just yet.

Growing up reading manga watching anime and making cosplays Hana always had a deep love for the anime world which in turn had a big influence on her art.

After collecting some tattoos of her own she quickly realized how beautiful of an art form tattooing was and made the decision to leap into the industry by searching for an apprenticeship.

She soon found herself at home with the Abstruse crew excited to embark on the next step of her art journey. Alongside her love for anime Hana has a deep rooted love for nature and will spend hours drawing flora and fauna sometimes with a mythical twist.

During her apprenticeship Hana hopes to develop and incorporate her painterly style with semi realism and create some cool anime portraits and animal tattoos.

Jacinda Rose

From a young lass, Jacinda always presented a natural flair for artistic talent. She loved and enjoyed art so much that she wanted to utilise it the best way she possibly could. And so she was suddenly bewitched and obsessed by the wonderful world of tattooing. Jacinda has been tattooing for 3 years now and has developed her own unique painterly and colourful style. She has always had a keen interest in video games and anything botanical.

Cassandra James

An avid anime fan and gamer, with a background in comic illustration there is little doubt that Cassandra is a massive Geek-a-saurus Rex. Combining that with her passion for art only made sense, and even at a young age she could be found in the library doodling Sailor Moon characters in her text books when she should have been studying.

Cassandra has worked on such properties as Red Sonja, the X-Men and Superman and is well equipped to bring your favourite characters to life in her own unique, illustrative style.

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and even the cheesecake pin-up painters of the 1950s and 60s, her style combines classic elegance and cheek with modern pop culture imagery.

New to the World of tattooing, during her apprenticeship at the Abstruse Studio, Cassandra hopes to add a touch of class and her own brand of nerdy pizazz to her client’s skin doing Art Nouveau. And of course having fun doing it

Abbie France

Orginally from a small village in northern England, having ran her own studio for many years Abbie recently moved to Australia to continue her tattooing career.

She thoroughly enjoys tattooing fine line flowers with a strong love for stipple shading and black work. Whilst also enjoying bold neotrad pieces aswell.

From a young age Abbie enjoyed anything artistic, being in the form of painting, illustration, pottery, knitting, books,video games or movies. Some of her favourite movies and games include Aliens, metal gear solid, Witcher, Lord of the rings and Bishock She went on to study fine art at college and university before deciding tattooing was her true love.

Abbie prides herself on her customer connection and making sure each client feels welcomed, comfortable and at ease with a personal experience to each tattoo.

Elli Rose

You’ll rarely see Elli outside of the studio because she eats, sleeps and breathes tattoos. She entered the tattoo scene in June of 2014 and hasn’t looked back!

Elli is mostly known for her geometry and dotwork application, with multiple awards under her belt already. She loves to push herself artistically and is always experimenting with styles and techniques. After all, nothing grows in the comfort zone.

If you check out her work, you can see that she is obsessed with all things psychedelic and loves to dip into the macabre. From neon colours to moody black work. From intricate fractals to occult imagery.

There are many facets to Elli’s style and you will get the best results if you give her creative freedom on your project.

Mahala Dickeson

Mahala was born and raised in a slightly sleepy little town; Adelaide, South Australia. So from a young age, excitement and adventure were mostly found in books, movies, music and at the end of a pencil.

You would be hard pressed to find her in the ‘real world’, preferring to paint and draw fantastical things at any opportunity.

After getting her first tattoo she fell – like Alice down the rabbit hole – in love with the industry and knew that she wanted to be a part of it. Quickly finding a desire to relive that fun and wonder of our younger years, she prides herself on bright, bold and clean work.

From Disney and Kawaii pieces, to creepy cuties and food tattoos, she will help you bring a little magic and sparkle to your next tattoo.

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Paul Abstruse

As a Tattooist: Paul started tattooing when he was 26. Working in studios around Sydney, Australia, he honed his craft doing walk-ins and custom jobs. He then left the industry for a while to persue travel, writing and his comic book work. Recently, in the last few years, he has come back to this amazing artform.

He now specifies in GEEKY orientated tattoos. He uses his 10+ years experience in the Comic book art world and translates it into amazing, bold and vibrant tattoos. With very few people actually specialising in this field Paul is able to bring to life any dream that a customer may have. From a Hellboy sleeve to a small Pokemon wrist tattoo. Paul always take the time to sit down and make sure that you recieve a quality, affordable and unique tattoo that brings to surface the inner Geek.