Local tattoo artists?

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Thursday 21 April 2011 1.36am
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good tattoo artist in the SE1 area? I've got some friends who have got some scary stories about how clean some places are! Thanks.
Thursday 21 April 2011 8.46am
There is a new one on Riley Road called Dog's tattoo or something! Opened a few months ago. Was previously a barbershop.
Monday 25 April 2011 11.11am
Not in SE1 but nearish - I recently had some very delicate/ finely detailed butterflies done on my back by Matteo at Prick (cnr of Old St/ Hackney Road/ Shoreditch HS.) He did a brilliant job and a very nice guy too.

It was all clean, tidy and he made a point of showing me that he was using new needles etc. (The owner Henry Hate is a bit of a celeb tattooist but is very grumpy - best to avoid him! lol)
Monday 25 April 2011 6.47pm
I would second the Prick recommendation. Henry did mine. He was very good and a really nice guy, although he was a bit funny when I was trying to get an appointment.

A decent artist is worth the short journey to Old Street.

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