7 Of The Best Tattoo Artists In London | sheerluxe.com
It’s now estimated a fifth of Brits have tattoos, with that figure rising to one in three among the under-30s. If you’re considering getting your first tattoo, or are keen to add another to your collection, we’ve compiled our edit of London’s finest experts. From those specialising in delicate details to the pros that focus on more graphic designs, consider this your little black book of the capital’s hottest artists.
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1. Zaya at Topboy Brighton

Instagram: @Zaya
USP: Intricate hand drawn images

A quick look at Zaya’s Instagram feed will give you a clear idea of her style. Her dainty and whimsical designs are enough to make any tattoo-phobe reconsider. You can expect everything from detailed nature drawings to abstract line work and sentimental quotes. If you can’t book in with her, the other experts at Top Boy Tattoo are equally as skilled and offer free consultations to ensure you get the best result possible.  

George St, Hove BN3 3YB

Visit @topboytattoo for bookings 

2. Rebecca Vincent at Parliament Tattoo

Instagram: @rebecca_vincent_tattoo 
USP: Carefully inked florals and nature drawings

If you’re after something nature inspired with a slightly thicker ink, look to Rebecca Vincent. She’s tattooed a member of the SL team many times, who can personally vouch for both her technique, and gentle approach. 

Unit D, Leeds Place, London, N4 3RF

Visit ParliamentTattoo.com

3. Connor Thomas at One By One

Instagram: @conzthomastattoo
USP: Fine lines and monochrome inkings

For finely-written phrases and seriously-neat graphics, Connor at One x One is your go-to. The details are so precise and slight they catch the eye subtly – which is ideal if you’re seeking something elegant and discreet. 

70 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1f 8TA 

Visit OneByOneLdn.com


4. Obsessed With You Tattoo at One By One

Instagram: @obsessedwithyoutattoo
USP: Single needle work and minimal lines

Their Instagram page is filled with plenty of minimal tats, but they’re also well-known for larger designs, including flower work, abstract drawings and dinky coloured inkings, too. Whatever you’re after, they’ll be able to cater for you.  

70 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1f 8TA 

Visit OneByOneLdn.com 

5. Martha Smith at Gossamer City Project 

Instagram: @MarthaSmithTattoo
USP: A broad range of ‘grammable tattoos 

Most of Martha’s work centres around sculptures, nature, and animals – sometimes even a combination of these things – but her designs aren’t limited to this. You can also expect smaller etchings that are feminine with a really neat, linear edge. 

Unit 62, Top Floor, Gossamer City Project, E2 9FN 

Visit GossamerCityProject.London 

6. Emily Malice at Femme Fatale Tattoo 

Instagram: @emilymalice
USP: Whimsical and botanical artwork

Tiny script and larger scale silhouettes – Emily Malice has perfected it all. Most of her work is highly intricate black-and-white tattoos with a lot of contrast, but she’s known for her varied style, realistic designs and ability to create intricate patterns that are absolutely mesmerising. 

4 Broadway Market, London, E8 4TS 

Visit FemmeFataleLondon.com 

7. Adam at Vagabond Tattoo Studio

Instagram: @adamvagabond  
USP: Unique black and white designs 

Flawless symmetry, geometric styles and fine line finishes – Adam has perfected a technique that’s easily identifiable. He’s mastered the difficult balance of small, faint tattoos with intricate detailing, which is why his books are regularly full, so be quick. One thing is for sure, you’ll want to bookmark all of his designs when you scroll through his Instagram. 

471 Hackney Road, London, E2 9ED

Visit IAmVagabond.co.uk 

INSPIRATION CREDITS: Instagram.com/zaya, Instagram.com/obsessedwithyoutattoo & Instagram.com/conzthomastattoo
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