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Tattoos - Masters Of All Styles

Here at CB Ink, we have the deepest roster of any tattoo studio in the country, meaning we have artists specialising in every style of tattooing.
So regardless of what you’re looking for, we have artists who will do an exceptional job!

Seen Enough?

If you already know what you’re looking for, feel free to book an appointment below! We also have tattoo gift vouchers available, so give the gift of ink this holiday season!

How Does It Work?

If you’re wondering exactly how our custom tattoo design process works, this should give you a pretty good idea! If you’re interested in getting a flash or predesigned tattoo, check out our flash tattoos page for more info!

  • Ideation

    Start by getting a clear idea of what you want to have tattooed (by collating some reference photos for inspiration), where on your body, and what size. We offer completely free in-store consultations 7 days a week, so come on down to the studio and tell us about your tattoo idea!

  • Book An Appointment

    Once you're ready to make a move on your idea, contact us and our team will liaise with you regarding your tattoo idea, give you advice on any queries you may have and then provide you with a quote and artist availability. If you're happy to proceed with a booking, we would then require a deposit in order to secure a date and time with an artist. Check out our tatoo prices page to learn more about how our pricing system works.

  • Our team will assign you the best artist for the job

    You'll be paired up with an artist who specialises in the type of design you're looking for. Of course you're welcome to request specific artists as well.

  • Artist creates a completely custom design based on your vision

    A client file is created with your design brief. Your artist will then create a design for you. Your appointment includes time to go through the design with you and make any minor changes you request. Once you and your artist are happy with the design and sizing, the stencil is placed on you for your final review. Once you are completely happy, you give the final approval and the tattooing commences!

  • Aftercare

    After your tattoo session is complete, we'll send you on your way with all the information you need to ensure your tattoo heals perfectly and you end up with the best possible result!

Ready For Some New Ink?

If you already know what you want, feel free to book an appointment below. If you need some help working out the details, feel free to flick us a message on Facebook or IG! Our team are always online and happy to help!

Which Style Of Tattoo Is Right For Me?

Part of the appeal of tattoos is the huge range of flavours and styles you can choose from.
Read on below to learn more about the different types of tattoos.

Realism Tattoos

Realism tattoos require extreme attention to detail to create lifelike art that captures every nuance. This style is ideal for those looking to immortalise a memory, a loved one, or any meaningful subject with stunning accuracy.

Corey Tattoo Artist Animal Realism Walking Lion Arm Shoulder Tattoo

The precision and skill involved in realism tattoos make them visually striking, offering a level of detail that brings your vision to life. Whether it’s a portrait, a nature scene, or a significant object, realism tattoos stand out for their breathtaking beauty and intricate detail.

Fine Line Tattoos

Fine line tattoos demand incredible precision to achieve their delicate and intricate designs. This style is perfect for those looking to express a personal story, capture a special moment, or appreciate the beauty of minimalist art.

Chelsea Tattoo Artist Fine Line Bouquet Of Flowers Art Forearm Tattoo

The elegance and subtlety of fine line tattoos make them visually captivating, offering a refined and timeless aesthetic. Whether it’s a simple symbol, intricate pattern, or meaningful word, fine line tattoos stand out for their grace and meticulous detail.

Traditional Tattoos

Traditional tattoos are renowned for their bold lines, vibrant colours, and timeless appeal. This style is perfect for those looking to honour classic designs, showcase a piece of history, or express individuality with striking imagery.

Nicolas Tattoo Artist Traditional Hand Dagger Snake Rose Forearm Tattoo

The strong visual impact and enduring charm of traditional tattoos make them a popular choice, offering a distinctive and iconic aesthetic. Whether it’s a sailor, anchor, or rose, traditional tattoos stand out for their boldness and clarity.

Mandala & Geometric Tattoos

Mandala and geometric tattoos are celebrated for their intricate patterns and harmonious designs, offering a captivating blend of symmetry and artistry. These styles are perfect for those looking to symbolise balance, spirituality, or appreciate the beauty of detailed geometry.
Marto Tattoo Artist Blackwork Geometric Arm Sleeve Hand Tattoo

The precise and meticulous nature of mandala and geometric tattoos make them visually stunning, providing a unique and timeless aesthetic. Whether it’s a complex mandala, geometric shapes, or a fusion of both, these tattoos stand out for their elegance and detailed craftsmanship.

Japanese Tattoos

Japanese tattoos are renowned for their rich symbolism, bold colours, and intricate designs, embodying a deep cultural heritage. This style is perfect for those looking to convey personal stories, honour tradition, or showcase stunning artistry.

Rhys Tattoo Artist Japanese Geisha Dragon Koi Fish Back Tattoo

The detailed and expressive nature of Japanese tattoos makes them visually striking, offering a powerful and meaningful aesthetic. Whether it’s a dragon, koi fish, or cherry blossoms, Japanese tattoos stand out for their beauty and cultural significance.

Chicano Tattoos

Chicano tattoos are celebrated for their expressive black and grey shading, intricate details, and deep cultural significance. This style is perfect for those looking to tell a personal story, honour their heritage, or showcase powerful imagery.

Nicolas Tattoo Artist Chicano Realism Poker Two Queens Arm Tattoo

The artistic and emotional depth of Chicano tattoos make them visually captivating, offering a meaningful and impactful aesthetic. Whether it’s a portrait, script, or iconic symbol, Chicano tattoos stand out for their detail and cultural resonance.

Neo Traditional Tattoos

Neo traditional tattoos are known for their vibrant colours, bold lines, and modern take on classic designs. This style is ideal for those looking to reimagine traditional motifs with a contemporary twist, blending old-school charm with artistic flair.

Michael Tattoo Artist Neotraditional Heart Whip Thigh Tattoo

The dynamic and detailed nature of neo-traditional tattoos offers a visually captivating and unique style. Whether it’s an updated take on an old-school design or a completely new concept, neo-traditional tattoos stand out for their creativity and richness.

Tribal Tattoos

Tribal tattoos are renowned for their bold, striking designs and deep cultural roots, often symbolising heritage, strength, and identity. This style is perfect for those looking to honour their ancestry, embody powerful symbolism, or appreciate the timeless appeal of tribal art.

Corey Tattoo Artist Tribal Geometric Full Sleeve Arm Shoulder Tattoo

The strong and graphic nature of tribal tattoos makes them visually impactful, providing a distinctive and meaningful aesthetic. Whether it’s traditional patterns or modern interpretations, tribal tattoos stand out for their boldness and cultural significance.

Portrait Tattoos

Portrait tattoos require exceptional skill and precision to capture the likeness and essence of a person or pet with lifelike detail. This style is perfect for those looking to immortalise a loved one, celebrate a personal hero, or cherish a beloved pet.

Jake Jones Tattoo Artist Realism Portrait Black Grey Girl Geometric Calf Leg Tattoo

The detailed and realistic nature of portrait tattoos makes them deeply personal and visually stunning, offering a unique way to keep cherished memories close. Whether it’s a family member, celebrity, or animal, portrait tattoos stand out for their remarkable accuracy and emotional impact.

Anime/Cartoon Tattoos

Anime and cartoon tattoos are known for their vibrant colours, dynamic expressions, and the ability to bring beloved characters to life. This style is perfect for those looking to pay tribute to their favourite series, capture the spirit of a beloved character, or showcase a love for pop culture.

Piolo Erwin Tattoo Artist Anime Colour One Piece Luffy Leg Tattoo

The playful and expressive nature of anime and cartoon tattoos makes them visually captivating and full of personality. Whether it’s a classic cartoon, modern anime, or a fusion of styles, these tattoos stand out for their fun and engaging designs.

Blackwork Tattoos

Blackwork tattoos are characterised by their bold, all-black designs, often featuring intricate patterns, geometric shapes, and striking contrast. This style is perfect for those looking to make a strong visual statement, appreciate the beauty of minimalism, or explore the depths of black ink artistry.

Marto Tattoo Artist Blackwork Cyber Geometry Forearm Wrap Around Tattoo

The dramatic and graphic nature of blackwork tattoos makes them visually impactful and timeless. Whether it’s an abstract design, geometric pattern, or intricate illustration, blackwork tattoos stand out for their boldness and elegance.

Script & Lettering Tattoos

Script and lettering tattoos require exceptional precision and artistry to beautifully convey meaningful words, names, or phrases. This style is perfect for those looking to immortalise a special message, honour a loved one, or express individuality through elegant typography.

Truth Tattoo Artist Lettering Script Chest Tattoo

The refined and personal nature of script and lettering tattoos makes them visually appealing and timeless. Whether it’s a favourite quote, a significant date, or a loved one’s name, these tattoos stand out for their grace and meticulous detail.

Watercolour Tattoos

Watercolour tattoos are celebrated for their vibrant hues, fluid designs, and the ability to mimic the appearance of delicate brushstrokes on the skin. This style is perfect for those looking to express their artistic side, capture the beauty of a specific scene, or appreciate a soft and dreamy aesthetic.

Raurie Tattoo Artist Watercolour Cartoon Stitch Ohana Arm Tattoo

The unique and dynamic nature of watercolour tattoos makes them visually stunning and distinct. Whether it’s a floral design, an abstract piece, or a colourful landscape, watercolour tattoos stand out for their captivating and painterly quality.

Graffiti Tattoos

Graffiti tattoos are known for their bold colours, dynamic shapes, and urban-inspired designs, capturing the essence of street art on your skin. This style is perfect for those looking to make a bold statement, showcase a love for urban culture, or express individuality with vibrant designs.

Truth Tattoo Artist Graffiti Script Leg Calf Tattoo

The energetic and rebellious nature of graffiti tattoos makes them visually striking and contemporary. Whether it’s a tag, mural-inspired piece, or graffiti-style lettering, these tattoos stand out for their creativity and urban flair.

Colour Tattoos

Colour tattoos are celebrated for their vivid hues, eye-catching designs, and the ability to bring artwork to life with vibrant energy. This style is perfect for those looking to showcase a bright and bold piece, express personality through colour, or create a dynamic and lively tattoo.
Rafael Tattoo Artist Abstract Skull Colour Roses Forearm Tattoo

The rich and diverse nature of colour tattoos makes them visually captivating and versatile. Whether it’s a detailed illustration, abstract art, or a colourful portrait, these tattoos stand out for their striking and dynamic appearance.

Meet The Artists

We’re fortunate enough to have an absolutely star-studded team full of incredible talent. These guys are the lifeblood of CB Ink and have a huge diversity of specialties, allowing us to produce incredible tattoos in all styles.

Not sure which artist is right for you?

Check out our tattoo artists page where you can find out more about each of our tattoo artists. Or, tell us about your tattoo idea and we’ll match you up with the perfect artist for the job!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Tattoos?

Here’s some answers to our most commonly asked questions about tattoos, but don’t hesitate to flick us a message if you need some more information!

Does getting a tattoo hurt?

Pain levels vary depending on the tattoo’s location, size, and your personal pain tolerance. Some areas are more sensitive than others, but most people describe the sensation as a mild to moderate discomfort.

How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?

Ensure you are well-rested, hydrated, and have eaten a good meal before your appointment. Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications for at least 24 hours prior. Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area being tattooed.

How do I choose the right tattoo artist?

Research artists’ portfolios to find one whose style matches your vision. Read reviews and ask us for recommendations. Meeting the artist in person can also help ensure you feel comfortable and confident in their abilities.

How do I care for my new tattoo?

Follow your artist’s aftercare instructions carefully. Generally, this includes keeping the tattoo clean and moisturised, avoiding direct sunlight, and refraining from swimming or soaking in water until it’s fully healed.

How long does it take for a tattoo to heal?

Initial healing typically takes 1-2 weeks, while full healing can take up to a month. Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure your tattoo heals well and maintains its appearance.

Can I get a tattoo if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

It’s generally recommended to wait until after pregnancy and breastfeeding to get a tattoo. Hormonal changes can affect skin sensitivity, and there is a slight risk of infection that could impact you and your baby.

What should I do if my tattoo gets infected?

If you suspect an infection, such as increased redness, swelling, or pus, contact your tattoo artist and seek medical advice promptly. Proper aftercare can help prevent infections.

Can I get a tattoo over a scar?

Yes, many people get tattoos to cover or incorporate scars into their designs. Consult with your tattoo artist to see what is possible, as older and well-healed scars are generally easier to tattoo over.

Will my tattoo fade over time?

All tattoos fade over time, but proper care can significantly slow the process. Avoid excessive sun exposure, keep your skin moisturised, and consider touch-ups as needed to maintain vibrancy.

How much does a tattoo cost?

Tattoo costs vary based on size, complexity, and the artist’s experience. It’s best to discuss your design and get a quote from your artist. Remember that quality tattoos are an investment. For more information, check out our helpful tattoo prices guide. 

How do I decide on a tattoo design?

Choose a design that holds personal significance and resonates with you. Research styles and gather inspiration. Consulting with us can also help refine your ideas into a unique and meaningful tattoo.

Can I bring my own design to the tattoo artist?

Absolutely. Our artists are happy to work with your design or collaborate to create a custom piece that fits your vision. Be open to their professional suggestions to ensure the best result.

What is the best placement for my tattoo?

Placement depends on the design, size, and your personal preference. Consider visibility, pain tolerance, and how the tattoo will complement your body. Your artist can help guide you to the best placement.

Are tattoos safe?

Tattoos are generally safe when done by a professional in a sterile environment. All our artists use new needles and follow proper hygiene practices to minimise any risks.

Can I remove a tattoo if I change my mind?

Yes, we offer laser tattoo removal services. The process may require multiple sessions depending on the size and colour of the tattoo. Consult with our specialists to discuss the best approach for your needs and to get an estimate for the number of sessions required.

Still not sure? We’re here to help.

We have team members sitting online all day just waiting to answer your questions!

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