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I'm not sure this is the best place to post this but I couldn't find anywhere better (I normally stick to the SEN boards, Chat, AIBU and occasionally Sporner Corner).
I really want a new tattoo for my birthday. I had one about a decade ago and just went to a parlour that happened to be up the road from where I lived and had been recommended by a friend. Really easy.
But we've moved since then and now live in Greater London. The thought of trying to narrow down options here is daunting!
So, can anyone recommend a tattoo place in London/Greater London that's good, clean, certified etc. but perhaps doesn't cost the Earth (the tattoo I want is a little intricate but not exactly a work of art)?
DH's friend recommended a guy and I liked the look of his work but he hasn't replied to messages.
Sorry, that's a good point! I'm looking to get silhouettes of three animals.
I seem to remember my other tattoo was about £90 (I think the artist charged £60 p/h and it took about an hour and a half) so with inflation and factoring in London pricing £70/£80 an hour is about what I was expecting.
I just meant I'd rather go somewhere good charging standard rates rather than to somewhere people travel to from all round the world that charges twice the normal rate (if that makes any sort of sense).
DH went to Mo Copoleta at The Family Business but there was a long waiting list and it took nine hours, and was v expensive! But ten years on it still looks amazing. That's the only tattoo place I know.
floss can you tell me more about Kindred? I had a crap experience with Blue Fire a few years back and it put me off going local. I was planning to go up to Frith Street but as I am after a fairly smallish tat it would be handy to go nearer to home.
@TheFirstMrsDV - Kindred started up about 2-3 years ago. I have a friend who has some quite serious tattoos and he wanted some cover ups, another sleave, plus touch ups. He met a tattooist called Hayden when he was working at another studio in Ilford and followed him when he moved to Kindred. I've had a tattoo done by Hayden and I love it. He actually started out as a painter and the Kindred studio doubles as an art gallery too. I know it's really personal and depends on what you want done, but I would trust Hayden 100%. There are two other tattooists there and their work also looks awesome. Feel free to PM me if you want more info!