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Which Tattoo studio is best in scotland?
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:37 AM
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Default Which Tattoo studio is best in scotland?

Thats a big question!

I wondered where to book a tattoo? Anywhere from Aberdeen to Glasgow, Inverness to Edinburgh?

I would like good quality, good colour and detailed work?
If anyone wanted to post pics of their tats that would be cool too.

P.s. I'm going to be in aberdeen the day I want to get it done (birthday) but live in Inverness (already had some done there) and I'm prepared to travel for good work.

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Old 02-02-2009, 2:04 PM
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Well, not sure if it's the best in Scotland, but I have a tattoo place right across the road from where I work called Trevs house of tattoos. It seems quite busy and I've never heard a bad word against them...
It's on Princes Street in Perth.
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I go to Petes in Dalkeith near Edinburgh. He is spot on, very clean and well priced. I wouldnt go anywhere else. xx
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Old 02-02-2009, 2:20 PM
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Draconian on George St in Aberdeen is very good.

I've also been very impressed with the work of Sarah Street from Tribe in Edinburgh. Although she may have recently moved to a new studio.

Clive Billham from Southampton also works in Scotland occasionally & he is truly excellent.
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Well, not sure if it's the best in Scotland, but I have a tattoo place right across the road from where I work called Trevs house of tattoos. It seems quite busy and I've never heard a bad word against them...
It's on Princes Street in Perth.

I can also vouch for Trev's place...! my OH has a few by him...
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here's a couple of links for discussions on places in Aberdeen from a local board:
http://www.aberdeen-music.com/forums...hlight=tattoos

http://www.aberdeen-music.com/forums...hlight=tattoos
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Draconian on George St in Aberdeen is very good.

I've also been very impressed with the work of Sarah Street from Tribe in Edinburgh. Although she may have recently moved to a new studio.

Clive Billham from Southampton also works in Scotland occasionally & he is truly excellent.
I have heard bad things about that place, and one of them was that the tattoo was squint? :confused: It was years ago I heard it and it may be different now I suppose. xx
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I don't know the work of anyone else from there, so I can't really comment on their overall performance. Was about 2001/2002 that I first came to know of her work there.

Everyone I've know to have had work there has been more than happy, although nearly (if not all) have been inked by Sarah & the quality of her work & distinctive style of her own designs tend to stand well above many others.

But I'm pretty certain I heard that she had moved-on, so it might be worth checking to see where she is now.
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I found draconian on George street very good and really pleasant people
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Terry's in Glasgow has a good reputation - they do have a website - they didn't do appointments when I was last there a couple of years ago

They're very clean and the banter is great and 2 years down the line my tattoo looks brand new

The only thing I didn't like is the 'open plan' studio - I'd have preferred a bit of privacy - maybe they do offer that but I wasn't aware of it
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The guy in nairn is supposed to be really good.
And there is a place in Bishopmill in elgin and ive seen some of their work its pretty good.
The place in keith in the square that is supposed to be great.
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I've also been very impressed with the work of Sarah Street from Tribe in Edinburgh. Although she may have recently moved to a new studio.
Sarah did two of mine and she was amazing!

I think she has moved from there though...
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I go to Petes in Dalkeith near Edinburgh. He is spot on, very clean and well priced. I wouldnt go anywhere else. xx
Pete's is where folk from school would go in 2nd year to get their tattoos.

I know several people who've had really good work done at Love Hate in Edinburgh http://www.lovehatetattoo.co.uk/
I'm hoping to go there soon but I just can't decide on a design!

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I use a guy in Forfar.Its called Angus Ink.I think he is excellent and recommend him to everyone-especially if they ask about my tattoos!!
Most of his work is freehand but he can do just about anything...you will have have to phone and book though,I booked a sess for my mum's partner before Christmas...he had his done today.I booked myself in today and couldnt get a sess til middle of March.

Some others I know of but not had work done by
Liquorice in Kirriemuir...ask for Katy,what ive seen of her work has been good
Ink Minx in Montrose..ask for Judy,excellent at fine detail
Tribal Scribe,Dundee not sure
Ink Demons,Dundee not sure
Yankee Tattoo,Dundee some really cool stuff
Draconian,Aberdeen,think its still appointment only heard all good things
Richards,Aberdeen not sure
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Ink Minx in Montrose..ask for Judy,excellent at fine detail
Yup - She did some work on me when she was at Draconian. Good work!

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theres a new guy opened in inverness,i tried him hes very good,also got one from studio 13 in edinburgh,just of royal mile they were good also
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I wouldn't particularly recommend Pete's. The work is ok but they are not really very professional. Me and DH have both had a fair few in there (when we were younger and dafter) ... you don't get much of a say in design/placement/size/fonts etc, it's very "in and out as quick as possible".

Love Hate has just changed it's name to Love Ink. They are part of the Miami Ink crew (franchise or whatever). DH is having a new tatt done in there on Saturday evening - I'll report back!

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I second Terry's in Glasgow.

Had all mine done there, i wanted one recoloured but the chap would not do it as he said the colour was fine, rather than make money by just doing it.
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Id recommend Terry's as well. Got mine done about 13 years ago there and it still looks fantastic
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