Body art is truly a way of expressing your individualism. Who you are and what you stand for. And, of course, we have different preferences. The size of the tattoos varies. The first-time visitor is often satisfied with a small tattoo on the upper arm, while others choose to tattoo large motifs that cover the entire back. The motives also vary greatly, and the trends change all the time. New technologies and modern equipment also create opportunities to make even more magnificent motifs. Only imagination sets the limits.
If you need inspiration for the next tat, you should not miss the famous tattoo convention Stockholm Ink Bash, which has been arranged in August every year Since 1996. Hundreds of award-winning tattoo artists from all over the world gather here, and you have the chance to experience world-class tattoo art.
Find the right artist for your next tattoo in Stockholm
Since your tattoo will be a companion for the rest of your life, a great result is important. You need to choose the right motif, do it for the right reason, and above all, have it done by the right artist at a good and serious tattoo shop. Then your motif or text will be exactly as you intended.
So, where can you get a tattoo in Stockholm? The fact that it is so popular to decorate the body has led to a city full of skilled designers and artists. Södermalm, Old Town, Kungsholmen, Vasastan – no matter what district you’re in, you can find a tattoo studio that can give you precisely the motif you want. (And should you regret old mistakes, many places offer tattoo removal.)
To help you find the right one in the large selection, we’ve put together a guide to Stockholm’s best tattoo artists. A tip on the way is to visit and talk to the artist once before it’s time for the tattoo. Then you can see if the atmosphere and the tattoo artist feel right. It’s also a good idea to compare prices on tattoos between different shops before you pick one – even though the quality should always be number one. And keep in mind that you must be at least 18 years old to get a tattoo.
Besides a fantastic result, you get professional treatment from the friendly and helpful staff. You can tell that they love their work. And if it’s your first time under the needle, Notorious Ink is a perfect place to make your debut. The tattoo artists are happy to help with tips and advice on design, font, size, and placement if you feel unsure about how you want it. You should feel 100% safe with everything from motifs to hygiene. In addition, you can get help with cover-up tattoos, and the studio also offers piercing.
It’s obvious that Notorious Ink has succeeded with its concept. So far, they have done 10,000 tattoos, and today the studio has many happy – and returning – customers. So whether you want to get your first small tattoo or get inked for the fiftieth time, it’s just to book an appointment online or try a walk-in (open every day of the week) to make your tattoo idea a reality. And look out for the sharp guest artists, often international, who regularly visit the studio.
Allegra at Studio 75 offers a great tattooing experience
Studio 75 is a tattoo studio in central Stockholm run by two passionate and professional tattoo artists, Allegra and Anton, who have long experience in the industry. Here, you can get your dream tattoo based on your individual style and personality. Whether you’re looking for a small design or want to tattoo your whole arm at once, the super-skilled artists will ensure that your new tattoo is exactly what you want.
The fresh studio is a welcoming environment with a friendly vibe where you immediately feel at home. The tattoo artists take good care of you and make sure you feel comfortable throughout your visit. And if you are unsure of the motif, size, placement, or anything else, they’ll help you so that you feel totally safe. In short, at Studio 75, you get a fantastic tattoo experience and a result you’ll be more than happy with.
Kammakargatan 47, Norrmalm
East Street Tattoo
East Street is not only a custom studio with very experienced tattooists but also a wholesaler. The studio only sells quality products, and their wide range has made them one of the country’s leading wholesalers of tattoo equipment and products. In the webshop, you can, for example, order tattoo machines, tattoo inks, and tattoo needles. They mainly sell to other studios and tattoo artists, but private individuals can also buy some of the products.
Salong Betong is one of Sweden’s most talked-about tattoo studios, a big reason being the documentary series about the founders, ‘Danne & Bleckan’, which was broadcasted on television. This is also a pretty celebrity-crowded place; both artists and actors have found their way here over the years. In addition, Salong Betong has been allowed to design Reebok shoes, listed as one of Sweden’s most powerful in men’s fashion, and participated in several charity projects.
Go get a tattoo in Stockholm
Now you have everything you need before you get a tattoo in Stockholm. We hope you’ll find a tattoo artist that suits you and that you’ll be satisfied with the result.