Top 10 Tattoo Artists in Bristol

What makes packing your bags away to Bristol is that it has been a hub of arts and culture for decades. The city has been applauded to produce some of the best artists which include Banksy. Bristol has created a niche for itself for being of the best tattoo cities in the UK and several tattoo studios have cropped up too.

Pre social media and internet days, it was hard to find a tattoo artist that matched your essence of getting inked. But now, it is quite easy to find yourself some amazing tattoo artists just by scrolling your thumb and lying down on your couch. The design and inspiration are endless. However, one must be quite adroit while selecting a tattoo studio for yourself.

So it does not matter if you are looking to get inked for the first time or the fifth time, taking time to remove the previous tattoo, or just enhancing your old design, these tattoo studios that we have lines up below has got you covered. So take a look!

1. Kat, Morag- Purple Rose Tattoo

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Purple Rose Tattoo is a contemporary style tattoo studio that has been situated on Stapel Hill Road in Bristol, England. They have a set of extremely talented, professional, and reputed tattooist who provide impeccable services by ensuring the quality of the design and the tattoo materials. They are also extremely cautious of the health measure and are certified by the health authority of their city. They follow sterilization and cleanliness methods so that their clients can feel comfortable and safe.

They pay great attention to your words which makes them the best in town to listen to your words and instructions. They also personalize your tattoo idea and try it to come out in a better way. They also provide removal services so if you are fed up with one of your previous tattoos, you can knock them up at their doors. The consultation is free but you do have to make a prior appointment.

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The artists at Purple Rose Tattoo are very committed to their works and several of them have been featured in international tattoo magazines. They have also won many awards at tattoo conventions which shows off their commitment levels. You can expect a warm and friendly welcome from the team as you reach there even for a consultation.

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Besides tattoos and tattoo removal services, they also sell their apparels which includes t-shirts and accessories. They have a little section for it inside the shop and one can buy it online too.

Kat is the owner of the Purple Rose Tattoo and a drawing nerd. Her skill at craft and sketching are par excellent which makes her create exactly what the customers need. She takes the raw ideas and converts them into something which is beyond expectations. She loves to draw a wide range of styles from old school to new school tattoos. Her inspiration is also taken from DC comics and anything Disney.

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Morag, another artist at Purple Rose Tattoo loves everything vibrant and colorful. She loves to draw big flower pieces as well as black and grey realistic images. She is one of the best artists that are there in Purple Rose Tattoo as she has won many prizes at the international level. One of them is the Best of Show at the Female Tattoo Convention.  She only works in the studio from Thursday to Friday.

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All the artists aren’t available every day of the week, and so here’s a little schedule of the artists that you can keep handy!

  • Tues– Kat, Dan, Lewis, Hayley, Mick, Lloyd, Chris, Tracey (tattoo removal), Boo(piercing)
  • Wed-Kat, Dan, Lewis, Hayley, Mick, Lloyd, Chris, Tracey (tattoo removal), Boo(piercing)
  • Thurs– Kat, Morag, Dan, Lewis, Hayley, Mick, Lloyd, Chris, Tracey (tattoo removal), Boo(piercing)
  • Fri– Kat, Morag, Dan, Lewis, Hayley, Mick, Lloyd, Chris, Tracey (tattoo removal), Boo(piercing)
  • Sat-Kat, Dan, Lewis, Hayley, Mick, Lloyd, Chris, Tracey (tattoo removal), Boo(piercing)

The specialty of the artists at Purple Rose Tattoo likes in techniques such as Shading, Custom, Tribal, Octopus, Portraits, Lion, Lettering, Horror, Flash, Large, Black and Grey, Full and Half Sleeve, Small, Traditional, Wolf, Floral, Colour Work & Skull Tattoos.

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2. Ben, Max Pniewski- No Regrets Studios Bristol

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No Regrets Studios Bristol is one of the best that you can find in bristol if you are looking for unique and exceptional pieces of body art. The award-winning artist leaves no stone unturned in providing their best design and along with the best quality. They make sure that their customers are 100 percent safe and comfortable. The talented artist specializes in Black and Grey, Blackwork, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Neo-Traditional, Ornamental, Personal Artwork, Pattern Work, Traditional.

The artist at No Regrets Studios Bristol has sufficient knowledge of their work and the latest technical equipment to so you can have a variety of choice selections. They also provide a free consultation so that they can work with you to understand your needs completely before they begin working.

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At No Regrets Studios, Bristol the artist will provide you with all the aftercare instructions and would be happy to follow up with you. All these instructions are also mentioned on their official website. The kind of perception that the offer also helps to know about their working methods a lot. You can select from an array of options that will include Black and Grey, Blackwork, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Neo-Traditional, Ornamental, Personal Artwork, Pattern Work & Traditional Tattoo.

No Regrets Bristol Tattoo Studio is the first collaboration with the legend Max Pniewski, together with molding Southmead tattoo studio into an associate of No Regrets.

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The owner of No Regrets Studios Bristol, Ben has his roots in Bristol and has always thought of it as a great opportunity to add something unique and revolutionary to his world especially in the tattoo industry which is a great form of expression. The No Regrets Studios Bristol is a vibrant and colorful place to get the ink as they push their customers to think outside of the body and come up with some incredible amazing tattoos.

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Besides just a superb inking experience, they want their customer to feel at home and they would go to lengths to do that. They offer free wifi, free refreshments, and an extremely warm welcome to all their customers.

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3. Holey Skin

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Holey Skin provides the highest quality of designs in Bristol, England. They also provide some piercing services and their well-trained tattoo artist have designed their ideas using an array of styles which includes custom, fine lines, color, black and white design. Their focus lies in how they can provide creative tattoo designs and unique styles to their customers.

Their equipment is very modern and really up to the mark. They use the proper sterilization process and follow some safety measures to ensure the safety and comfort of their clients as well as the artist. They will collaborate with you to provide the best designs that you can think of and give it meaning, They will also take maximum efforts to reach your satisfaction levels and customize your design effectively. They also provide free consultation services that help you understand your design and their style of making a design.

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The specialty of Holey Skin’s artist likes in different styles and techniques like New School, Tribal, Sleeve, Realism, Floral, Shading, Colour Work, Black and Grey, Traditional, Cover-Ups, Animal, Natural, Lettering, Heart, Memorial, Mandala, Skull & Owl Tattoos including many more.

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4. Chad, Johnny V- Hartford County Tattoo

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Hartford County Tattoo has been in the running for more than 2 decades. The philosophy of the people at Hartford County Tattoo is quite simple- state of the art facilities, a huge focus on health and safety practices, expertise in custom tattooing and that is exactly why Hartford County Tattoo is what it is today.

Hartford Country Tattoo has a couple of talented artists but the most well-known artists at the studio are definitely Chad, Marko, Johnny V, Rick, Darlene, Jay Goods, Diamond Dave, Tyler, Cole & Morticia who work hard and with indispensable passion!
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Their focus on professionals and providing some fantastic experiences to their clients is something that continues to set them apart from the rest of the world. They treat every single customer and their experience as unique and make time for the custom art. They do not rush into designs and suggest the clients follow the lead too so that the result is satisfactory. They believe in the individuality of tattoos.

Hartford County Tattoo also has private rooms that cater to personal privacy and professional service while not compromising on health and cleanliness in any way. They are also inspected annually by the Board of Health and have succeeded in keeping their health license. They also use 100 percent disposable materials for them. The artist at Hartford County Tattoo is also licensed in the state of CT and holds certificates for first aid and blood-borne pathogen training which is important for this industry.  This is one of the reasons why Hartford County Tattoo is so popular among its clients.​

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Chad, the artists at Hartford County Tattoo has a lot of history behind the concept of the Hartford County Tattoo studio. He himself is well trained and has left no stone unturned to make his tattoo reach the heights it deserves. In his words,

“I attended CT Institute of Art in Greenwich Connecticut on a scholarship and graduated Valedictorian of my class in 1996. I began tattooing in 1998 and my previous studio experience includes Rainbow Body Art, Waterbury, CT, and Immortal Ink, Southington, CT. Some of my influences and idols are Big Daddy Roth, Norman Rockwell, Boris Vallejo, and Wendy Thornley- my high school art teacher that pointed me in the right direction. Thanks go out to my Mom also- if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

For him, art is nothing but another medium to express his innermost thoughts which makes him self-sufficient. He has involved himself fully in this practice which makes him flexible and versatile too. In his words,

“I just love art and see tattooing as just another medium. I also enjoy working in marker, color pencil, oil, acrylic, and pastel. I feel tattooing to be the most challenging and rewarding of all mediums. There is nothing better than finishing a tattoo and having the person say that it is better than they ever imagined it would be. Not to mention that I get to meet lots of interesting people. My other hobbies and pastimes include listening to music (from Heavy Metal to country), riding motorcycles, and working on classic cars. The best time though is just spending time with my family.”

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Johnny V is another expert tattooist at Hartford County Tattoo has been drawing and creating stuff since he can remember. For him, the experience of making a tattoo is surpassable and wouldn’t change it for anything else in the world. He is hardworking and passionate about his skills and this is what he says about himself,

“Hi, I’m Johnny V and I’ve dedicated my life to studying the Art of Tattooing. I’ve been creating art for as long as I can remember and I’m very proud to say I had my art published last year in “Antennae of Inspiration” an entomology-based art book featuring artists from around the globe. I hold myself to the highest professional standard. If you stop by the shop I’ll always make time to come out and speak with you in person about your ideas. Each time I sit down to tattoo, I try and make it the best tattoo I have done to date. I’m always ready to put the customer 1st, and all of my work is 100% guaranteed. Let me exceed your expectations”

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5. Jo Black- Black Moon Tattoos

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Black Moon Tattoos was established in 2010 by Jo Black and his business partner. Long before the shop was named Black Moon Tattoos, it was called Black Inc. and was located in King Street in Frome. During that time in Frome, Jo trained two people who have a successful business elsewhere.

In 2015, Black Moon Tattoos expanded and got in more tattoo artists. Tsu the shop has been since gone to lengths to improve the aspects which makes them a better studio than it was before. It then expanded to a two-floor property in Cheap Street. It changed its name to Black Moon Tattoos and Jo took in Jodie Young as a full-time tattooist. The studio now has 6 tattoo artists who all excel in their own ways! They have their portfolios ready on the official website of Black Moon Tattoos.

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Jo Black, the owner, and an exceptionally great tattoo artist has been tattooing since 2009 and started her own company a year later. She specializes in neo-traditional, victorian style, and gothic art designs but her inspiration is not limited to a particular thing. She lives to try different genres. Her ability as a tattoo artist was shown when she won the Best UK female artist at tattoo jam and best female tattooist at Northern Ireland Convention. Her other passion besides tattoos is dogs.

Jo makes sure to deliver the best of her work and her price starts at £110 per hour / £500 per 5 hours day / £600 per 6 hour day.  Coverups, work over scar tissue, or damaged skin is charged at £150 an hour and £600 for a day session.

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Jodie, the color realism specialist in Black Moon Tattoos has been an apprentice here since 2017. Black Moon Tattoos was also her first tattoo studio in the industry. She is originally from Haverfordwest and moved to Bristol when she was a kid. She has had a passion for arts and crafts since she was a kid and took it further with her. She wants to work on as many portraits as possible for her. Her price per hour is £80 or £350 per day.

The question that has been frequently asked about the Black Moon Tattoos is that if they use vegan inks. The answer to this is yes. They have started using vegan inks in their tattoo shop. Not only are the inks vegan but the whole process of inking that they use is vegan friendly. The owner says, “The answer, in short, is yes we do. Most tattoo inks are now vegan and certainly, all the brands we use at Black Moon are.”

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The tattoo artist at Black Moon Tattoos uses much disposable stuff like vaseline, cling film, carbon paper, disposable razors, cartridges, soaps, and balms. They avoid things that incorporated products like beeswax, lanolin, and honey, and even glycerin which is not ethically produced and is not really vegan friendly. But besides this, there are some products which they use that are produced by companies that do not produce vegan products totally.

These things are very essential to the process of tattoo making and they are also well received by their vegan customers as they form an indispensable part of tattooing. At this view, the owner says that “Some of these things are items that many of our vegan customers (and there are a lot) are happy to ‘overlook’ because they are necessary to do a tattoo, however, some vegans seek out studios that make an effort to source alternative ‘vegan-friendly’ versions of these things. However, they are often very difficult to get hold of and much more expensive so many studios cannot maintain this ethical standard 100% of the time.”

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6. Foxy- Foxy’s Ink Den

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Foxy, the owner of Foxy’s Ink Den is a Custom Illustrative Tattoo Artist claiming to be an expert in a wide range of styles that consists of both colorwork and black and grey. She brings in a modern turn on the art of tattooing that includes techniques such as Realism, Ornamental, Geometric, Dotwork, and Watercolour. 

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Foxy’s Ink Den is in a very comfortable and friendly neighborhood in bristol which is the perfect place to get inked if you want to feel at home. You won’t be worried about things or interruptions like in the appointment-only studio. They serve on a first come first serve basis.

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The clients are encouraged to participate in the tattoo making process. The artist would talk to you before they get down to creating designs because it was important for the ideas of the clients to be added to the design. In her own words, “We can work together to create a bespoke custom design  for you based on your initial ideas.”

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Foxy started training many people to learn how to master the art of ink. She trained Nik, whose portfolio can be found on the official website of the business. Foxy herself has a very extensive background in body art which includes spray painting too. In fact, this is what lead her to tattoo in the first place.

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7. Hannah Calavera – Whispering Weeds Tattoo

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Whispering Weeds Tattoo is a fairly new tattoo studio in bristol which was opened by Hannah, the owner of the studio. She decided to set up her own place in Bristol after she worked with and honed her skills at different places all over England. The official website of the studio has everything that you will need: the history of Whispering Weeds Tattoo, the tattoo artist, etc.

They also invite an amazing guest artist to their studio which is really cool if you hope to meet tattoo artists from other cities or countries. Thus, their guest’s post is something to take care of. Hannah has worked hard to achieve the studio of her dreams. She also expressed her whole experience by saying,

I am Hannah and I don’t like writing about myself so I usually do it in the third person to pretend it isn’t me who is doing it.
I love tattooing animals, pet portraits, plants of any kind, lovely ladies, nature, and weird stuff. I think I’m pretty good at tailoring designs to specific people, but I think the best tattoos are always a collaboration between artist and client.
If like me, you love to talk to disguise awkward silences or the pain of tattooing then I might be a good match.
I am pretty chatty so if you wanna sit in silence I might annoy you, I’ll try my best. I used to be an illustrator but I have now been tattooing since 2010 and still love it more than anything I’ve ever done.
Bryoni is another artist at Whispering Weeds Tattoo who is as talented as any other artist you will come across in Whispering Weeds Tattoo.  She explains her interests saying, I’m 28 years old and enjoy raves, pies, and long walks on the beach. But when I’m not outliving the “pie life” I’m kicking back with my IPad or working on some sick wolf tatts.”
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This if one is looking or something unusual or pretty different, she is the girl you must call out to. She is also a great hand poke artist which means that she is not too huge on using tattoo machines. She still strives to make her designs precise and very delicate. She takes steps one dot at a time. She explains her love and passion in her own words saying,

“I love dot work, geometric patterns, all things nature-inspired, and any kind of weird historic illustration. I enjoy working with clients to make their ideas a reality and I strive to make each piece both delicate and bold. Before the tattooing, I trained and worked as both a sculpture conservator and an ecologist, so I love doing tattoos for nature geeks or anyone who appreciates old metalwork tools! Handpicking is generally slower than machine tattooing, it also heals very quickly and most people find it much less painful. It’s well suited to delicate areas of skin and I especially enjoy tattooing ears and palms.”

One can go ahead and see an artist’s portfolio on their website, the links of which has been provided below.

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8. Tory Hicks- Sacred Ink Tattoo

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The main aim of the tattoo artist in bristol is to give importance and aim to create a well designed and impeccable tattoo and satisfy their clients. They aim o draw the finest qualities of tattoos. At  Sacred Ink, they also do piercings which helps them to match their rapport with their clients and which makes it sure that they are bringing the vision to their customer’s life.

The artist at Sacred Ink is all award-winning artist who has also been featured in various ink magazines all over the world. The best part of getting inked by these artists is that they are well versed with different kinds of tattoo making styles. They make their full efforts to provide a great experience to their clients. The artistic ability has been proven to have an unparalleled match with their counters which make them one of the best tattoo studios in town. 

Sacred Ink has been voted the number 1 tattoo studio in Bristol’s Best campaign 3 times in a row. It is thus an unbeatable studio when it comes to the quality of designs. One can see that in the light of it being a great tattoo studio with award-winning artists who have been competing on national and international levels. The reputation is unrivaled.

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Troy Hicks has been in the tattoo industry since 1998 and opened this studio in 2001. He has gathered all his experience to make Sacred Ink reach where it is now. His experience includes more than 2 decades of work and almost 16 years of teaching inking. He is a devote Christian, loves his band, and a Harley fan. He is a versatile artist who likes to draw various designs using various techniques. He is also a part of the Bridge of Hope Street Ministry which caters to the needs of the homeless and destitute in the tri-city area.

Allen Wood is another tattoo artist at Sacred Ink and has been tattooing since 2013. As an up and coming designer, Allen concentrates in fields such as colorwork, lettering, anime, and video game-related tattoos. Frequently, he pitches an astonishing hairstyle that he developed while he served at Guilt Tattoo. He is a huge fan of tattooing and can’t imagine a life without it.
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As the latest member of the Sacred Ink team, Jeremiah Thacker has an overall 11 years of experience before. He spent most of his time practicing at Wise Count, Virginia. He specializes in American traditional style and geometric lines. He is a very versatile and flexible artist who loves to give your ideas a whole meaning. 

At Sacred Ink, you can also get pierced which is done by an experienced piercer. The in-house piercer at Sacred Ink is Pink Hicks who gives professional piercing services while taking care of the hygiene and cleanliness point of the work to make her clients feel very comfortable and safe.

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9. Aaron Porter, Jordan Simons- The Inkwell Tattoo & Piercing Studio

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The Inkwell Tattoo & Piercing Studio is of its kind tattoo studio located in Bristol and has a very talented team of artists that includes  Aaron Porter, Jordan Simons, Daryllanne Woodman, and Nathan Lee creating one of a kind designs. Aaron Porter has been a tattoo artist at The Inkwell Tattoo & Piercing Studio and specializes in portrait designs. In his words, “I have been tattooing for nine years, and owning The Inkwell is a dream come true for me. My favorite style of ink is portrait tattoos but I love doing everything! I am sponsored by Nedz Rotaries and proud to be part of the Diamond supplies crew. In my spare time, I box and spend time with my family.”

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Jordan is a tattoo artist who has been tattooing for 4 years and is pretty new to the tattoo industry. He has a very versatile approach but loves to do neo traditionalism, realism, and dot work as his form of art. In his words, “I’ve been tattooing now for 4 years. I like to think I’m a well-rounded artist in all styles but my three favorite styles are realism, neo-traditional, and dot work. In my spare time apart from trying to further my artist knowledge by reading and visiting Museums, is boxing I love the exertion of force and the mental and physical dedication the sport demands. Something I like to transfer into my work.”

Daryllanne Woodman has been tattooing for quite recently too and her favorite style is usually oriental. She explains her interest in tattoos by saying, “I have been tattooing for two and a half years. My favorite styles of ink are mandala, henna, floral and intricate. In my spare time, I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and I love napping!”

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Nathal Lee is also a recent artist at The Inkwell Tattoo & Piercing Studio who works hard to perfect his line work. In the words of Nathan Lee himself, “I started my apprenticeship at The Inkwell 8 months ago and have been concentrating on perfecting my line work.  My preferred styles tend to be either neo-traditional or a modernized take on traditionalism.”

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10. Greggs, Phil- Inked Up Bristol

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Inked Up Bristol was established in 2014 in Bristol and is an independent tattoo studio. It is located inside The Arcade which is the heart of the bristol’s shopping center.

Greggs is one of the tattoo artists at Inked Up Bristol and many aspects of his arts make it believe that he is inspired from the 80s. He has been working as a professional tattoo artist since 2003, which gives him more than 2 decades of experience. He has been practicing painting and sculpting for 30 years and has had participated in exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe, and North America. His preferred techniques are large scale Japanese pieces, traditional Americana, and Black & Grey Realism. He is quite active on his social media and one can look through his Instagram profile to check out his latest works.

Phil has completed his training period at Inked Up in summer 2018 and now the third resident artist at Inked Up Bristol. He is a very versatile artist and his favorite styles include Japanese, traditional tattoo, and realistic with black and grey ink. He loves to paint too and even sells his works online and in the studio. He is fairly active on social media and you can check his latest work there.

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Chris is another tattoo artist who trained under Inked Up Bristol. He is also someone who has a great personal style and has loads of flashes available, He is a fast learner and has learned many designs and techniques ever since. His Instagram,m profile is filled with his latest designs.

To get a tattoo design at Inked Up Bristol you need to provide them with some important information prior. It is the kind of studio that needs a copy of the photo id so. You must make some amount of payment when getting an appointment and pay the rest when the tattoo has been done. They prefer Paypal or direct bank transfers as their payment methods.

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If you make a prior deposit, know that it is not refundable and if for any reason the client is not able to keep up the appointment or change the design, it should be informed at least 48 hours in advance so that they can make the necessary arrangements for it. The important links to their social media have been provided below.

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