Finding the perfect tattoo is no easy feat, and the process can be expensive, time-consuming and difficult. Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone. There are many great tattoo shops in Croydon that offer a wide range of services from traditional inks to airbrushing and more.
To help you find the best tattoo shops in Croydon, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places. Tattoo shops are different from other tattoo parlours in that they specialize in one specific area like body art or metalwork, as opposed to being generalists with a variety of services.
You’ll obviously find some local shops on this list that offer only tattoos but most will also provide other beauty-related services such as facials or pedicures. If you’re looking for a new tattoo artist or just want to check out some recommendations, these locations should get you started:
Time Bomb Tattoo & Piercing Studio Croydon
Time Bomb Tattoo & Piercing Studio is a small family-run business that’s been in the game for 17 years. Located in a residential area in South Norwood, the shop is clean and well-lit and has a casual, comfortable feel to it. As the name suggests, Time Bomb specializes in tattooing and piercing, although they offer a variety of other services as well.
Time Bomb also offers body art classes for people who want to learn more about the art form, or who want to improve on their existing skills. The studio is also one of the few in Croydon that offers the traditional art of black and grey tattooing and provides a variety of other tattoo styles such as sketching and pin-up.
Address: 22 George St, Croydon CR0 1PA
Phone: 020 8686 7730
Steel Point tattoos
Located in South Norwood, Steel Point tattoos is a small shop that’s been around for over 30 years. Steel Point specializes in traditional tattoos, although they will also do some body art on paper, canvas and leather. The studio’s location is convenient as it’s just off the A232, close to the South Circular Road and just a short walk from East Croydon railway station. The studio has a warm, vintage feel to it and is decorated with vintage pin-up posters, posters of rock and roll bands and other items from the 1960s and 70s.
Address: 46 Tamworth Rd, Croydon CR0 1XU
Phone: 020 8680 2913
London Inkaholics Tattoo Shop
London Inkaholics® is a highly professional tattoo shop and a great place to get inked by some outstanding artists. The studio and the artists working here are fully qualified and licensed by the Tower Hamlets Environmental Health Team. They take pride in our work and we like to do the extra mile to see their customers happy.
Located in a quiet part of North Coulsdon, London Inkaholics Tattoo Shop that’s been around for more than six years. London Inkaholics specialises in traditional tattoos, although they do some body art on paper, canvas and leather. The shop has a vintage, relaxed vibe to it and has a vintage vibe to it as well.
Finding the perfect tattoo may take some time, but with a little research, you can find the perfect place. Whether you want something traditional, or something more modern, there will be a shop on this list that can help you find it. Moreover, if you aren’t keen on getting traditional, there are many other beauty-related services that can help you enhance your look. That way, you can get everything you need in one visit.