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Ruiner Ran tattooing, abstract artist
The 1st Tattooist in Australia
Creating abstract and modern art on skin 16 years ago

For 16 years Ran has pushed the boundaries of tattooing in Australia, the first artist in the country to take tattooing outside the strict confines it had created.

A true Renegade and artist.


Featuring in countless publications and gaining notoriety both here and abroad as an artist not content with what has been before.


A tattooist, brut artist, designer and builder.


From the fringe into the obscure. 

Based in Melbourne, Victoria Australia.


He is also taking commissions on canvas and skate deck art and very keen to work on a larger scale.

The work of Ran Maclurkin is a perfect example: His jagged forms correlate with the imaginings of director Tim Burton.

Tattoo World - Marisa Kakoulas

What inbred trailer park did you spring from?

Father of client