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Are you looking for a new tattoo or adding to existing tattoos in York? Luckily, York has a fantastic range to offer, and we have a list of the seven best below. We do certainly recommend doing your own research into each of the stores and making sure that they offer a service that you’re going to be happy with. Read reviews, ask friends who have had an experience there, and see if they are actually worth going to.
So, now let’s get right into it. Here are the seven York Tattooists we recommend that you check out:
- Talisman Tattoo Art Studio
- True Colour Tattoo
- Ruby Arts Tattooing
- Chirality Ink
- Skintprint Tattoo Studio
- Black Tides Tattoo
1. Talisman Tattoo Art Studio
The Talisman Tattoo Art Studio is right in York city center and, as you can probably tell from the reviews, is incredibly highly rated by all their customers. It’s not somewhere I have been personally, but you can tell that they do a fantastic job. They also offer a range of piercings as well if that’s something you would be interested in. In all, this is definitely one to consider if you’re a little bit unsure and don’t have many friends to ask for recommendations.
Address: 10 Colliergate, York YO1 8BP
Phone Number: 01904 636462
2. True Colour Tattoo
This is one of my favourites, and a Tattoo shop that is often recommended by my friends who take part in a lot of inking themselves regularly. They are again based right in the city center as well, so has a lot o easy access points. I love checking out their range of tattoos that they have done for customers and you can tell they are extremely well skilled in their craft.
Address: 10 Clifford St, York YO1 9RD
Phone Number: 01904 67177
3. Ruby Arts Tattooing
This is a tattoo studio with a really cool vibe and it’s definitely worth checking out their websites to get a feel of what they have to offer and what the store is like. Plus, you can see their gallery as well as get a feel for the services that they offer and whether they can cater to you. They have been set up for more than 30 years, so they certainly know what they are doing.
Address: 45 Blossom St, York YO24 1AZ
Phone Number: 01904 620114
4. Chirality Ink
Personally, I really love the name of this store and again it is definitely worth checking out their site and the fantastic range of tattoos (they have organised by type) to get a sense of their work. Plus, you can find out more about the tattooists themselves, both Sam and Carl. As you can see, it’s a fantastically well-rated store and is based very close to York St John University, to give you an idea of location.
Address: 1 Clarence St, York YO31 7EL
Phone Number: 01904 270808
5. AwakeArise Tattoo Studio
The AwakeAruse Studio has been operating for more than a decade and just from their gallery of photos of work alone, you can tell they do a fantastic job of inking. Location wise, they are a bit outside of the city main center but are on Melrosegate that comes off Hull Road. For those who are nearby and don’t want to have to go all the way into the center but still want a fantastic tattooist, then you can’t go wrong.
Address: 269 Melrosegate, Layerthorpe, York YO10 3SN
Phone Number: 01904 431911
6. Skinprint Tattoo Studio
This is a great option for those who are on the other side of York, similar to AwakeArise in that context. Skinprint Tattoo Studio is based near Acomb and West of the city center. Again, they have great ratings and a range of great tattooists who work there. Definitely worth checking out if you are wanting a tattoo shop that gives you a high-quality finish but can't make it all the way into the center of York.
Address: 139 Beckfield Ln, Acomb, York YO26 5PW
Phone Number: 07982 967554
7. Black Tides Tattoo
Offering both tattoos and piercings, this shop has a great reputation for producing quality work. You only need to visit their social media pages to gauge that and, of course, read their stellar reviews. Again, located close to where Skinprint Tattoo Studio is set up.
Address: 1A Green Ln, Acomb, York YO24 3DA
Phone Number: 01904 270640
Getting a Tattoo in York, UK
There are, of course, many more tattoo shops that you can check out. York has well in excess of 30 tattoo studios, so you can definitely shop around to find the right one for you. Be aware that most are by appointment and don't take drop-ins. Personally, I like the ones that you have to book and have a wait time for, as that means they offer a quality service, since they are in demand.
Hopefully, if you are seeking out a tattooist in York, the above shops will give you an idea of where you can go for your next tattoo. We would love to hear about any of your experiences with any of these tattoo shops, plus if you have any other recommendations that you think we should check out as well that we might have missed. We’ll definitely check them out and will be sure to add them to the above list as well if we think they are worth including for future readers. You can be sure to do so, down in the comments section just below, we read all your comments.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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