Summer means more flesh being flashed and with it comes tattoo envy.

During the warmer months, thereโ€™s more skin on show and an increased opportunity to see how people have chosen to get inked.

If youโ€™ve decided on your first tattoo or want to add to your body art collection, one of the toughest decisions is where to get it done.

Southampton is teeming with tattooists, so weโ€™ve turned to Google reviews to see which ones the public rates the highest.


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Top rated tattoo parlours in Southampton

Kookie Tattoo

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 101

Where: High Street, Southampton

What people are saying: Stephen Benzies - "Went for my latest tattoo at Kookie and the studio is excellent, relaxed and knowledgeable service from when you walk in the door.

"Annie was amazing, so talented and so chilled, I'll not be going anywhere else again for my tattoos!"

Saint Tattoo Parlour

Rating: 4.8/5

Number of reviews: 50

Where: Bedford Place, Southampton

What people are saying: Reuben Chester - "Recently got a tattoo and very satisfied with it.

"Antonio gave great service and would highly recommend anyone looking for a tattoo to go there!"

BJ's Tattoo Studio

Rating: 4.9/5

Number or reviews: 92

Where: Bridge Road, Southampton

What people are saying: Harry - "My first tattoo at BJโ€™s after hearing such good things. I can confirm they did not disappoint!

"I had Stacey do an amazing arm cover up for me and I could not be happier. The man's awesome. Friendly, chilled and relaxed environment helped loads.

"One things for sure, I WILL be back! Stacey, see you soon, and thank you again."

Tattoo Magic

Rating: 4.8/5

Number of reviews: 80

Where: Shirley Road, Southampton

What people are saying: Claire - "The BEST tattoo shop around, friendly, helpful, superb quality, and put you at ease if feeling anxious. Iโ€™ve been a loyal customer for over 27 years!"

Rock N Roll Tattoo

Rating: 4.3/5

Number of reviews: 116

Where: East Street, Southampton

What people are saying: Jeanette Adamson - "I had my tattoo done on Saturday by the very talented Diyan. I would highly recommend his work and the tattoo experience.

"I absolutely love my new tattoo and now cannot wait to get the next one."