If you are looking for your first tattoo or just want to add to your collection, Southampton has a range of tattoo parlours to choose from.

According to Google reviews, there are multiple Five Star tattoo artists across the city and when choosing a new tattoo, it's always good to take time to consider what artists are nearby.

With this in mind, the Daily Echo has put together a list of the top 10 tattoo parlours in Southampton according to Google.

The tattoo parlours are in order of their average rating and how many reviews they have received. Only parlours with at least 20 reviews have been included.

Daily Echo:

1. Kookie Tattoo - 114 High Street

Recent reviews:

"It’s a great studio that is clean, has good facilities, a friendly atmosphere and has artists who produce brilliant work... Couldn’t ask for any more! Thanks guys."

"Cristiano has done me proud! I'm in love with my tiger, very friendly and clean, will be recommending, thank you so much."

2. Ian Ink - Emsworth Industrial Estate

"Went for my first tattoo yesterday and was so nervous, but they all made me feel so welcome and relaxed, Neef did an amazing job and I love my new tattoo so much! Already booking the next one! Thanks everyone!"

"Went and had my first session with Jon James Bailey last week and I'm very impressed with his art. The studio is very clean and tidy and all the artists are very friendly and make you feel welcome and at ease and make you feel comfortable as well. Looking forward to having my tattoo finished."

Daily Echo:

3. Pix Tattoo Art - 199A Shirley Road

"Best tattooist in Southampton. Always busy so make sure you book. All the tattooists are friendly and talented. I've been coming for 2 years and am almost completely covered now "

"Absolutely fantastic! Knowledgeable, talented and very personable. Been here to get tattooed and get my piercing jewellery changed over. The lady at the desk is so chatty and really makes you feel at ease!"

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4. VETALA - 31A Portsmouth Road

"Kim is a hugely talented artist. Exceptional care. Highly recommend."

"Had my first tattoo yesterday! It was done by Daphne, I was a bit nervous but was put at ease and she made sure I was 100% happy with her one off bespoke design. I love it. Would highly recommend Daphne and Vetala."

Daily Echo:

5. Redmer Ink - Custom Tattoos - 13 Brunswick Place

"Awesome tattoo studio, would never go elsewhere now. Martin Tattooed me for my first time making a start to my sleeve and I couldn’t be happier with it. Very trustworthy Tattooist, I will be recommending everyone to Redmer!"

"Came here on a couple of recommendations from friends. Everyone there is so friendly and welcoming. Martin did my latest tattoo and did an absolutely stellar job! Couldn't recommend them enough."

Daily Echo:

6. Waynes Tattoo World - 95 Victoria Road

"Amazing tattooist, quick but very detailed and careful work- great sense of humour and makes you feel welcome from the minute you step through the door- would definitely recommended!"

"Come here regularly; friendly, clean and an absolutely fantastic artist."

7. Alien 8 Custom Tattoos and Piercings - 396a Bitterne Road

"I've had 2 tattoos done by Shaun in the past four weeks and he's an absolute gent very professional and helpful. Recommend to anyone who wants a tattoo or piercing. Will not go anywhere else now. Waiting for my next ink very soon. Keep up the great work guys."

"Excellent service with a super atmosphere. The tattoo artists are friendly, talented and listen to what you want. The studio is clean and bright. Emma the piercer couldn't have more accommodating. Would not go anywhere else."

Daily Echo:

8. Bennett & Merritt - 204a Burgess Road

"I've now had four tattoos here! Shauna's tattoos are amazing and I would thoroughly recommend, I'm always made to feel comfortable and can take a break whenever I like. I will definitely be back, such a friendly environment."

"Had 2 tattoos here, done by Nathan. Really professional and personable. Had my first tattoo done here and he was reassuring and whenever I needed a break of anything he was happy to help. Great service, and very happy with the ink." 

Daily Echo:

9. BJ's Tattoo Studio - 59 Bridge Road

"So impressed by BJ's Tattoo Studio and the Team. I have been patiently waiting for months for them to reopen due to lockdown. Really worth the wait. I gave them a design which they put their own spin on, I was genuinely really impressed by the end result. Returning as soon as I can for more."

"They are really nice people and very good at their job. Offering their advice and help to make sure your tattoo looks amazing."

Daily Echo:

10. Saint Tattoo Parlour - 30b Bedford Place

"Antonio was so gentle I literally fell asleep. He did great work, too. I'd definitely recommend and I'll definitely go back."

"Rosie, at Saints, did my tattoo and it was perfect. So if you want a tattoo ask her."