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Mia is an illustrator and hand-poke/machine-free artist, with a previous career as a registered nurse. Her delicate illustrative skills combined with her knowledge of skin and hygiene has provided the perfect basis for tattooing. 

Since 2016, Mia has been running her illustration business 'The Art by Mia' which focuses on the marine world and the Australian environment. She has enjoyed working with brands that hold environmental protection at heart, and wants to continue to do so. 

Detail is at the centre of Mia's art, which often results in her spending upwards of 40 hours on fine-line and dot-work illustrations. Mia loves to work with Australian flora and fauna, fascinated with the unique details and patterns. 

Mia is the owner of Sun Loft Studio, and is very proud to have opened the space in 2021, after many years of working towards it. She likes to think of her tattoos as delicate jewellery, and loves to work with her clients to find the perfect piece. Mia enjoys building connections with her clients, and will always endeavour to make them feel comfortable. 

Mia’s art can be found on @theartbymia on Instagram, or on She is available for tattoo related work as well as custom illustration and graphic design services. 

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"Thanks again for the tattoo today. As the day goes on I love it even more! Thanks for making the whole process really stress free which ended up feeling like just a 2 hour chat! :) Will definitely recommend to anyone who asks me and I look forward to your books opening in the new year as I think I am now hooked"


"I just wanted to say thank you so much! So in love with what you did and I'm never going to anyone else for tattoos anymore!"
"Everything was beautiful! I was so happy with my tattoo and so glad I came here to get it done. Mia did such a great job, she was so lovely to talk to, and made me feel so comfortable. Will definitely be recommending this place to my friends!
Thank you! Xxx"
"I Just wanted to say thankyou so so much again for my gorgeous tattoo! I absolutely adore it. I am so lucky to have a small piece of your amazing art on my arm! I have had so many compliments on it already!"
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