"Tattoourist in London" – Check out the Best Tattoo Studios in London
 

Sunny and cloudless London? This is not a joke! That kind of weather accompanied our INKbusiness team who traveled to this magical city in late March in search for the best tattoo studios in London!

Do you want to get a memorial tattoo from this place? Here’s our short guide. At  the beginning it’s good to know that London tattoo parlors reflect the city's character in all its diversity, multiculturalism and high-quality service. However, despite the fact that the walls of many tattoo shops may be dripping with old-school prints and flashboards, they are in fact the leading studios in realism style. Some of them, modest and hidden in one-story buildings, hide world-class artists in their tiny interiors, so it is not always worth judging the book by the cover.

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How much is a tattoo in London?


The minimum price for a tattoo in London ranges from £50 to even £200, but you can surely meet the most common, standardized price of £60 - £80 for a small tattoo. Good news is also that high competition and high expectations of customers mean that almost every studio is able to tattoo your dream design. Of course, there are many style-oriented salons, such as Red Point Tattoo, that  specializes mainly in traditional and Japanese tattoos with a crew of 12 people! There are also artists strictly practicing Irezumi, like in the neighbouring HolyFox studio where Alex Reinke, tattooing since 1995, makes Japanese patterns as a full body suit. Additionally, almost every studio is open to guest spots, so you can meet interesting artists from other cities and countries. In connection with the situation in Ukraine, the London studios also declared their willingness for  permanent cooperation with artists from this country.

London tattoo trends
 

When asked about the style that is currently the top trend, people almost unanimously mention micro-realism, which is recently very popular in Poland as well. Still, it is giving way to realism and black & gray, always having a strong position as an “older brother”.

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Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – USHUAIA STUDIO
 

If you happen to be in London, but you feel a bit homesick, then you must go to USHUAIA STUDIO located on the Fulham Road. Aneta will welcome you there with a cup of delicious coffee and professional advice regarding your tattoo idea. The studio is decorated with numerous paintings and winning trophies from the best conventions around the world, won by Damian Górski. His talent has been appreciated by, among others, the ink manufacturer World Famous, who supports Damian’s career. Ushuaia artists, led by Damian, can offer you many realistic projects at a highest level. In his studio you will find nine tattooists, including artists from Italy, Greece or Bulgaria.

Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – ONE DAY
 

You can expect the same warm hospitality when visiting the ONE DAY Studio, currently run by artist Jo and manager Matt. Jo, Zsott and Akos – co-founder of the studio, will most willingly make realism for you, in color and black & gray as well. Agnes will break the men’s energy with her delicate and precise illustrations inspired by nature. After a tattoo session, a charming, hand-made gift is always waiting for the “brave patients”.

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Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – TATTOO HEROES
 

The time has come to introduce the largest tattoo studio in East London, TATTOO HEROES. In this parlor you will find as many as 13 tattoo artists and two piercers. This multicultural studio, founded in 2007, has blurred the borders between Brazil, Italy, Ecuador, Greece, Cyprus, the Canaries, Portugal, Madeira, Iran, Romania and Poland. This well managed and unique place is also open to cooperation with other artists. You should go there if you are looking for realism, fairy-tale watercolors, complicated ornaments, Japanese tradition and neo-traditional from all over the world.

Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – CRIMSON TALES
 

At the heart of the tranquil Tooting, you will find a stylish interior decorated with local artifacts, masks, sculptures, prints and paintings by the award-winning CRIMSON TALES Studio. It’s famous for its extraordinary hospitality, care for each guest and for the quality and uniqueness of each tattoo. The studio has been operating since 2013, but in the meantime it has changed its location from a small town near London to a city. With Crimson Tales you can also have a tattoo removal service with a discount of £100 at the place they have a partnership with. Needless to say, the money saved this way is best spent on a new tattoo at Crimson Tales.

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Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – SEVEN DIALS TATTOO
 

Only 4 minute walk from the National Gallery is the beautiful SEVEN DIALS TATTOO tattoo studio. This place consolidated 4 smaller studios into one community. Currently, you will find as many as 14 unique resident artists and 4 piercers. As the chances of getting a unique tattoo are 100%, the chances you will find this place closed are close to 0, because the studio works 7 days a week, so you can rest assured that you will find a good date for yourself. Abraham – the owner of the studio is not afraid of competition. He treats it as an indispensable element that drives continuous growth – we like such an ambitious approach!

Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – SKUNX
 

Among the cafes and little shops in Chapel Market, you'll find the SKUNX tattoo studio. Inside, you will be greeted by a charming Alice who looks after each client perfectly. The team of Milan, who is the owner and an excellent artist, also pays attention to ecology by presenting a vegan friendly and paperless attitude in the studio. The only paper they use is stencil! This tattoo family does not exceed 10 people, so if you do not like the crowd – you will find a calm and laid back atmosphere here. What kind of tattoos can you expect in this studio? In the detailed works of Milan you can see the sense of an architect, Steve represents a tradition of the Far East, and the girls will serve you an explosion of colors.

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Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – SHALL ADORE

 

While strolling around Shoreditch, visiting the SHALL ADORE Tattoo Studio is a must. This magical place founded by Silvia Zed is a tattoo home for 9 artists and a training apprentice. In this London tattoo parlor, you can count on abstract tattoos by John, graffiti by Jay, Emmy’s ornamental designs, or calligraphic artworks by Mishka. The originality of styles and unusual artworks placed Shall Adore at the forefront of the highest-rated studios in London. Silvia Zed by herself works in realism and she gives a room for strong feminine energy, where no one feels depressed, and the atmosphere of mutual respect and work is balanced with the cheerful openness of the entire team.

Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – SACRED GOLD
 

If going to King's Cross Central you can find the SACRED GOLD Tattoo Studio. Contemporary design is mixed with traditional architecture, the metal structures and the surrounding cranes reveal that the area is transforming. João's tattoo and piercing team works and improves their skills in this blooming environment. The studio is famous for the variety and quality of works and stylish piercing with Italian jewelry available.

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Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – KING’S CROSS TATTOO PARLOR

 

Near the preceding studio, there is KING'S CROSS TATTOO PARLOR with an extraordinary interior and the walls covered with tattoo designs. The hospitality and openness were given to us by the piercer Alex and the apprentice Jasmine, who gives fairy-tale colors and crazy details to old school projects. The career of Jasmine and the studio are worth following, because the entire crew is doing a good job, which has been supervised by Snappy Gomez since 2009.

Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – FLAMIN’ EIGHT
 

FLAMIN 'EIGHT is another interesting studio, with a red and characteristic facade, perfectly matching the Sonia’s temperament, who runs this old school studio in Camden together with Naresh. We can reveal that one of the customers was Tom Hardy, and this peculiar interior itself appeared in numerous film and music productions. They even have a bodyguard! Paco – a retired Chihuahua keeps the door and additionally entertains the guests.

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Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – THINK - COFFEE - INK


Tattoo, coffee, hairdresser, piercing and food in one? All this is possible in the THINK - COFFEE - INK. At the entrance, one of the very nice volunteers will take care of you by serving you one of the best coffee in London, the tattoo and piercing will be made by Pastor Chris, in the evening you can listen to  live music, and all income from your stay in this unusual place will be donated to the organization that helps local communities.

Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – HAMMERSMITH TATTOO 

 

When discussing tattoo studios in London, it is also worth mentioning HAMMERSMITH TATTOO. The local tattooists not only create unique designs, but are open and friendly. Additionally, the artists win numerous awards and invite other tattooists to guest spots. The reputation gained over the years, home atmosphere and unique design of the studio will make you feel the quality of this place.

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Which tattoo studios are worth visiting in London? – NO REGRETS 


It's time to introduce the last studio in this part of our journey. Several dozen artists work under this name in several locations in London and beyond. What you can expect from these people is passion, perfectionism and simplicity. Go ahead, it's worth giving your body to them with full confidence.

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