Hello altrocklifers! As you may be aware, I’m a pretty big fan of tattoos and tattoo culture. I currently have five tattoos, with plans for many more – a sentiment that I’m sure other tattooed people will relate to. My Instagram feed is chock full of tattoo artists, giving me ink envy every time I check the app. Today I thought I’d look over some of my favourite UK tattoo artists, and the tattoos I’d love to get from them some day, when I manage to squeeze into their massively busy books.
Danny Charles a.k.a. True Gent Tattoos
Danny Charles is one of the few artists actually based anywhere near me, in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He mainly does black and grey work, but I absolutely love his occasional splashes of colour, such as in the example above. I don’t have any particular tattoos in mind when I think of getting work done by Danny Charles, but adding work by him to my collection is a necessity.
Ever since I saw Abi Hack’s first floral knife tattoo, I knew I had to get a floral knife by her. Hopefully I’ll be making the trip to see her in Essex sometime soon.
Paula Castle is an absolute genius! I absolutely love her tattoos of women, and I was desperate to get her recent Aphrodite tattoo, but unfortunately somebody else beat me to it. I’d love her to ink a Greek goddess on me some day.
Becca a.k.a. s6girl
Becca makes the most PERFECT bird tattoos. I have a lot of bird tattoos planned, and if I have my way all of them would be by her.
Chrissy Hills a.k.a. epicterror
Chrissy Hills’ neotraditional style is absolutely magical, and I’m a huge fan of pretty much all of her work.
Xam the Spaniard
Xam the Spaniard is another artist who creates fantastic lady face tattoos. His style is so crisp and clean, and I need his work on my body some day!
All of Rebecca Vincent’s work is absolutely gorgeous! I personally prefer getting colour tattoos, but I’d make an exception for this wonderful artist. Her line work is exquisite, and I’m always a sucker for floral/botanical tattoos.
Ashley Luca’s style is absolutely beautiful, and I love her animal tattoos. I’d love to get a pet portrait by her, or some other exotic animal, or just any living creature to be honest, I’m not picky.
This artist is probably best known for his amazing rose tattoos. Roses are one of my favourite flowers, and it’s one of my favourite fragrances, so even though scratch-and-sniff tattoos are not yet a reality, I’d still love to add a rose by Matt Webb to my collection.
Jean Le Roux
Jean Le Roux’s style speaks for itself. His work is absolutely gorgeous!