Top 10 Tattoo Artists in Nottingham

Tattoos have become extremely popular with more and more people choosing them as a way of expressing themselves and getting inked. What was before just a niche hobby is now one of the most popular professions and you can guess it with the number of tattoo parlors that have been opening.

In Nottingham too, the trend is on the rise, But with so many tattoo artists to choose from, you wouldn’t really know who to trust. One of the ways is to make your observation by the recommendations given by previous customers who might give an honest review of the place. Leaving reviews is what makes a tattoo artist top the charts. Thus, it has to lead us to create a list of the top 10 tattoo artists here in Nottingham that are best-rated in their field and the city, of course.

1. Gray Silva and Danica- Rampant Ink

Gray Silva

Gray Silva actually does not have any formal training in making tattoos, but his success speaks a lot about his talent. He, however, did study at Leeds for a degree in design and picked up all the creative things along his way. He says that he loves to customize tattoo designs for his clients and really likes to put forth a quality product for his clients. He spends a lot of his time practicing his designs and sketching. In his words, “Any spare time in my day (although there ain’t much of that) is spent either drawing, eating, reading, scratching my Itchy ear ‘n’ nasal cavities and doing a little moaning, well, mainly moaning. Quite a lot of moaning in fact.”

He specializes in quite a several styles including, Flash, Large or Small, Celtic, American, Custom Tattoos, Portraits, Haida, Traditional, Japanese & Tribal Tattoos.

Rampant Ink Tattoo

Gray Silva, the owner of Rampant Ink is one of the most well-known names here in Nottingham. The studio, too, has won many awards and he and his team specialize in custom designs. The experience of all the tattoo artists here is more than 25 years. They make sure to use hi-end technology and equipment along with the highest safety standards for their clients to have a great experience. It provides a comfortable atmosphere and offers a free walk-in consultation too.

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2. Dezired Inkz

dezired inkz tattoo

Dezired Inkz is a petite vintage tattoo parlor in Nottingham which has both male and female tattoo artists. Each artist specializes in a specific style that includes styles like Traditional, Wolf, Heart, Re-Work, Wildlife, Floral, Fantasy, Cover-Ups, Small Old School, Portrait, Black, and Grey, Religious, Tiger, Geometric, Memorial, Realistic, Black Work & Sugarskull Tattoos. So, one gets to have a lot of variety in a single place.

The studio also offers customized designs for their customer. In addition to this, the walk-in consultations are free of cost and the artists would do it with a smile!

dezired inkz tattoo

  • Shop Name: Dezired Inkz
  • Address: 47 Cromford Road, Langley Mill, Nottingham NG16 4EF
  • Contact:  01773 711633
  • Facebook: Dezired Inkz
  • Instagram: @dezired_inkz
  • Timings: Mon-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday Closed

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3. Roman and Mark- Skin City Tattoos

Skin city tattoo

Skin City Tattoo Studio is a custom tattoo and full body piercing studio established in Nottingham, United Kingdom, rendering inventive and aesthetic services, in a pleasant and dynamic setting, all days in the week. The artists here specialize in a variety of styles that includes, Traditional, Neo-Traditional, Realism, Portraits, Watercolour, Japanese, Blackwork, Sketchwork, Tribal, Geometric, and Mandala.

Roman is the head tattoo artist who excels in anything with a watercolor effect. He is from Lithuania where he also studied art and design before he moved to the United Kingdom. Drawing and Sketching was something he loved since childhood but he took it with him until he got his first tattoo at the age of 18 and he was clearly smitten by the art form. He joined the tattoo studio he got his first tattoo in and with the help of fellow tattoo artists and mentors he was able to reach where he is today.

Skin City Tattoos

His focus is clearly to be able to be expressive with this kind of art. He says, “That’s what draws me to tattooing, to be able to share memories, whether good or bad. Either with a stranger, a close friend, or a family member.  I’m extremely grateful to be able to essentially be with these People where ever they go and have my mark left on them forever. “

Mark, on the other hand, excels at realism and black and grey shading effects. He has over 10 years of experience in tattooing. His choice of interest is working on bigger pieces that are made on the back, chest, or covers the whole of the arm. He has his own unique style which he has gathered by mixing all that he has learned over the years. In his words, “Through my experience, I have done many styles of tattooing. Now I have combined different styles to create a unique style of my own. I’ve been tattooing for over 10 years I love creating anything that challenges me artistically. I love taking people’s ideas and forming them into art. Give me your ideas and I’ll give you a kind tattoo, that you will cherish for life!”

Skin city tattoo

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4. Thundercat Tattoo Studio

Thundercat Studio

Thundercat Tattoo Studio is based in the center of Nottingham. The artists here offer some exclusive services and have made it to the top of the list of being the best tattoo artists not just in Nottingham but the entire world. The studio is also visited by guest artists which gives the clients to get inked by world-famous tattoo artists.

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5. Vicky Morgan- Body Craft Tattoos

Thundercat Studio

Vicky Morgan, one of the head artists at the Body Craft Tattoo studio is known for her awesome tattoo collection inspired by Disney or Harry Potter. She is the go-to girl if you want some super fun and cute movie-inspired tattoos for your next design. The Body Craft Tattoo Studio is located in the heart of Nottingham where Vicky’s work begins at £70 an hour (though some particular designs may be more/less.)

Thundercat Studio

  • Shop Name: Body Craft Tattoos
  • Address: Address 1: Bodycraft 1 city center,  4-5, Excise Chambers, Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2EB; Address 2: Bodycraft Custom, Daybrook, 833 Mansfield Rd Nottingham NG5 3JH
  • Contact: +44 115 911 6106
  • Facebook: Body Craft Tattoos
  • Instagram: @bodycraft
  • Twitter: @bodycraftattoos
  • Timings: Monday- Sunday, 11 AM- 6 PM

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6. Danny- Danny’s Tattoo Collective

Danny's Tattoo Collective

At Danny’s Tattoo Collective, you can expect any size of tattoo from a full bodysuit to a tiny tattoo behind your ear. They provide free consultation for all your needs and give you the best possible design. The owner of the tattoo studio, Danny has over 15 years of experience so you can expect a large variety of designs including complex ones. The studio has male and females artists that cover all the features of tattooing in a very professional manner. Danny believes in quality and high tattoo standards.

Danny's Tattoo Collective

Danny’s Tattoo Collective is thus an award-winning tattoo studio right in the middle of the city center of Nottingham. In addition to this, it is also one of the oldest tattoo studios here with their business established more than 30 years ago. They have 4 lead tattoo artists that cover every type of design that you would want. Each of them specializes in a particular style.

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7. Daniel Watterson- Wotto’s Ink Tattoo Studio

Daniel Watterson

Daniel Watterson is the proprietor of Wottos Ink which is based in Nottingham Town Center right next to the Train Station. He excels and practices black and grey realism. The tattoo studio was established by him in the year 2009 and since then he has made it his focus to provide high-quality designs to satisfy his customer needs and meet their expectations.

They have actually won an award for being the friendliest tattoo studio in the city! This is probably because the staff is treated as a family. Here’s what Danny says, All our artist are like family, We do not treat our job as a job, It is more like a passion, We all love to tattoo and produce outstanding artwork.”

daniel watterson tattoo

The tattoo artists in Wotto’s Ink Studio have more than 50 years of experience combined with a great reputation too. They are a group of 4 artists that specialize in different styles right from old school tattoo designs to new ones. They also respect the traditional way of making tattoos and so they give your tattoo design an exquisite touch that they are pretty sure you will cherish.

In addition to tattoos, they also have full-time piercer.

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8. NV Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio

NV Tattoos

NV Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio have over two decades of experience in both tattoos and piercings. They excel in creating and providing quality designs and maintain a professional standard of service along with a free walk-in consultation. NV Tattoo Studio specializes in different kinds of tattoo styles like traditional old school, black & grey, Chinese, tribal, Celtic, Cover-Ups, and much more.

Besides tattoos, they also have an in-house jewelry store for body piercing requirements. Their jewelry along with other tattoo aftercare products are unique. Their aim? To ensure that their’s is a one-stop-shop!

  • Shop Name: NV Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio
  • Address: 373 Aspley Lane
    NOTTINGHAMNG8 5RR  United Kingdom
  • Contact: 0115 929 4777
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Timings: Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM- 5 PM

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9. Society Thirteen Tattoo Studio

Society Thirteen Tattoos

Society Thirteen is an elite tattoo studio and the staff is one of the most friendly that you can have in town. They specialize in making custom tattoo designs for their clients’ satisfaction. They provide a free consultation where the artists are willing to put down their expertise and to exchange ideas so that the wearer has a hassle-free experience.

Besides tattoo services, they also provide great cover-ups if you want to cover or modify a previously made tattoo that you no longer want. They also do a re-color service to keep the faded tattoos fresh. Their professional staff and amazing skills make them a 5-star tattoo studio in Nottingham. They won the awards for the best tattoo studio in Nottingham two times in a row in 2016 and 2017.

Society Thirteen Tattoos

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10. James Alexander Irons- Neon Wolf Tattoo Studio

Neon wolf tattoo

Neon Wolf by James Alexander Irons is not just a tattoo studio, but a chic restaurant too. It is located in the heart of the Nottingham City Center. The studio is pretty chic and modern although it is established in the basement of a restaurant. Now, it is one of its kind tattoo studios and a cafe that is situated in a grade 2 listed building, positioned at the base of Derby Road in Nottingham.

What makes Neon Wold exclusive is the fact that they provide all-vegan inks and other materials. In fact, the food and drinks at their cafe/ restaurant are also vegan which is based on the ground floor. Being from a vegan background, they strive to be the best at what they do. Their goal is to provide a friendly and professional experience to their customers no matter in the cafe or the tattoo studio.

Neon wolf

In their words,

“Proudly providing Vegan inks and materials we strive to be the best at what we do. Prioritising Hygiene and a friendly customer experience. We curate the best Artists from around the world to ensure a constant stream of fresh talent flows through our doors.”

James talks of the problems of making a client comfortable when they are a first-timer. However, breaking the ice is something that he shines at. With Neon Wold, he aims to make the tattoo less taboo and more accessible to his clients.

In his words,

“The amount of work has been insane. I wanted to break down the barriers to make tattoos more accessible and less taboo. The first time is quite intimidating. A lot of people are apprehensive so we wanted to help with this,” said James.

Their team includes 9 talented resident artists who excel in many styles and have a repute of serving world-class clients in a uniquely creative space.

Neon wolf studio

James knows for a fact that there is no other place quite like Neon Wolf, and in his words, “If you’re creative, you like tattoos and you like coffee, it’s probably the best place you can come to in the UK,” James smiles. “There just isn’t anywhere like it,” he continues.

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