Tattooist in South Wales area.

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Hello everyone, I wonder if anyone can point me in the direction of a decent tattooist in the S Wales area? I've never had one done before so I would rather my first experience to be a good one!!! And when I say S Wales I would say I'd travel from Swansea to Newport and all points between. Cheers!!!!!
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  • wooohooowooohooo Forumite
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    There is one I can recommend,its called Bully girl in Ely Cardiff
    bully girl tattoo studio
    128a cowbridge road west, cardiff, cf5 5bt
    02920 566989
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  • buzzyybuzzyy Forumite
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    there used to be a tat in swansea by the railway station,he done mine well good few years ago,but he is a great one,also in cardigan town black lion mew middle of town,soz it in the other direction but wikid work hope it some help for ya
  • needaholidayneedaholiday Forumite
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    Abracadabra in Blackwood. Check out the website. They have won awards. Owner is David fleet. His daughter is also a tatooist there and recently tatooed my son.
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    i could totally recommend hidden jewel in Ammanford....

    but why dont you have a look at people's tattoos when you are out etc, and if you like what you see, then ask where they had them done...

    this way you can actually see the standard of work you are going to get, also ask who done the tattoo, especially if there are a few tattooists in the same place....
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  • annod27annod27 Forumite
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    doc grahams-tudor street riverside cardiff-02920226286 need to book inadvance-its just a walking distance from central station.I had a tattoo done here and sister recently had 1 done here also bully girl is a good one my dad went in with his own design and they created it for him his first tattoo and was a bit apprehensive dealt with him great he went back couple weeks later for second one,im looking to get a foot tattoo and this is were i will be going when my finance will let me,lol.
  • athenajmathenajm Forumite
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    Skin creation in Splott Cardiff have won tons of awards and are really nice guys. Also one of their tattooists has gone to open his own shop in Caerphilly, Nu Rose, he only does custom stuff, no tacky flash (thank god!!) and he's a very talented tattooist. If you have access to myspace or facebook both studios are on there.
    I echo the point about looking at people's ink when you're out and asking them where they got it done because different artists have different specialities, so who one person recommends might not be the best for you if you're getting a different style IYSWIM.
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  • vernellvernell Forumite
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    Hi there

    Addictive Ink in Clydach, Swansea are great. Thy also do shows all over the UK and even held a tattoo marathon in aid of Hell the Heros in January where people had an hour session and just donated money to the cause rather than paid the tattooists - check them out on facebook!
  • Forbidden pain near Pontypridd is a good one, he has won loads of awards for his work, ive had a couple done there, there is also a new one in pontypridd itself which is getting good reviews but there is a long waiting list for that one.
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  • rapunzelz86rapunzelz86 Forumite
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    Abracadabra in Blackwood. Check out the website. They have won awards. Owner is David fleet. His daughter is also a tatooist there and recently tatooed my son.

    Dai Fleet is world class. Although i think theres quite a waiting list to get him, hes that good.
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  • shaz22shaz22 Forumite
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    Lee Clements from Chameleon in Broad Street, Barry, has won more than 40 awards. Has been a judge at Tattoo conventions, has links with magazines and is also the personal tattooist to Jonah Lomu to the extent Jonah flies him to some country to do the work. He's also a proper artist.
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