The staff down at the Fish Salon in Soho has always loved a bit of ink. Many of our clients are also big fans of tattoos to complement a rocking cut. So, what’s a better place than Soho to put needle to skin?
We have listed six of our faves - each of them offering different styles from old skool to new skool.
As you probably know, good tattooists, like good hairdressers, get pretty booked up so check availability beforehand.
GYPSY STABLES TATTOO EMPORIUM
Situated in the basement next to the Fish Salon on D'Arblay Street - making it very popular for our staff and clients - the Gypsy Stables boasts some of the finest tattooists in London and they specialise in traditional, old skool, new skool, tribal and piercings. If you fancy some ink after a cut at Fish, just pop up next door!
Address: 37 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8RS
Telephone: 020 7734 6136
The super cool Circle on Noel Street boasts top-class tattooing and piercing services in the basement. On the ground floor, an eclectic display of clothing, art, taxidermy and other hip lifestyle items are for sale.
A real gem for tattoo enthusiasts, we highly recommend a visit.
Address: 21 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GP
Telephone: 020 7734 3499
Diamond Jacks is the longest running tattoo parlour in the West End. Situated in the heart of the Red Light area of Soho, with its old skool vibe and first class traditional designs adorning the walls, it really is a great piece of local history.
Diamond Jacks specialises in one-off custom pieces but also has (literally) thousands of designs to choose from.
Address: 5 Walkers Court, London, W1F 0BT
Telephone: 020 7437 0605
Located in the heart of Soho, just a 2-minute walk from Leicester Square, Tattoo 13 has been inking Soho for the last 20 years. The artists pride themselves on their freehand drawing capabilities covering a wide range of styles. If you are out of inspiration, you can choose designs from their extensive portfolio.
Address: 10 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NE
Telephone: 020 7734 4774
FRITH ST TATTOOS
Hidden away in a basement on Frith, this parlour has hosted some of the world’s finest tattooists and celebrities. Since its opening in 2003, it has established itself as one of the best in London. With its hip interior and first class work, this one is really worth a visit - just make sure you book beforehand as this cult shop is in high demand.
Address: 18 Frith Street, London, W1D 4RQ
Telephone: 020 7734 8180
ONE BY ONE
On the first floor One by One boasts a range of gender neutral streetwear fashion and accessories with an open plan tattoo area in the basement. This uber cool set up prides itself on friendly, talented and very hip staff.
One by One offers a more modern take on the traditional tattoo experience so for a refreshing change give them a visit.
Address: 70 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8TA
Telephone: 020 7439 9206