If you’re a fan of tattoos and are keen to treat yourself to some new ink, you couldn’t have picked a better place to visit than London.
Not only is the city swarming with an impressive mix of tattoo parlours boasting some exceptional talent, there is also plenty of places you can visit when you are in need of some inspiration for your latest artwork.
Stroll around the streets near the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch and check out some of the exceptional street art. Seen something you like? Why not take a picture and show it to one of the talented tattooists working in and around Shoreditch?
Good Times Tattoo
147 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE
As soon as you step foot into this renowned tattoo parlour, you’ll know that you are in for a special experience. The eclectic décor alone is enough to inspire your ideas for your next tattoo, let alone the stellar mix of artists that are working here. Among the talent that inks here is Nikole Lowe, an Australian-born artist who even appeared on the hit show London Ink. Her pieces use colour for maximum impact and often feature butterflies and other creatures.
Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Parlour
34 Cheshire St, London E2 6EH
If you’re new to tattoos and planning on getting your first one done during your stay at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch, this is a great place to visit thanks to the friendly team that are guaranteed to make you feel right at home. The talented artists that work here specialise in a variety of tattoo styles including traditional, neo traditional, black and grey and Japanese, so you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking something that suits your personal style and preference. After a good few hours getting inked, you’re bound to be feeling peckish. Luckily our hotels boast some of the best restaurants in Shoreditch and with an extensive menu to choose from, you’re bound to find something that you want to tuck in to.
Nine Tails Tattoo
25 Pitfield St, Hoxton, London N1 6HB
This central London tattoo studio specialises in Japanese tattoos, so is a great place to head to if you want something traditional and eye-catching. Expect your designs to be entirely original and made to order, with every single artist taking exceptional pride in their work. The studio also plays host to a vast selection of guest artists from every corner of the globe, each bringing their own expertise and style in the area of Japanese tattoo.
386 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
With a name this memorable, expect to be in for a real treat when you visit one of London’s most established tattoo parlours. The small team working in this friendly hub have developed their knowledge and skills over the years, ensuring that every piece they work on is original and provoking in its own right. Fancy getting a piercing while you’re at it? You’ll be able to here!