When searching for tattoo shop London services, it can be daunting trying to find the right studio to create your piece. Whether you’re getting a tattoo for the first time or a seasoned collector, you want to know you’re in safe hands and the experience will be memorable for positive reasons.
Credible studios will always:
- have evidence of their prior work and showcase their artists’ talents
- be able to provide tattoos in a range of specialist styles
- provide a clean, comfortable setting for you to get your piece created
- offer bespoke services so that your design is completely unique
- use the highest quality inking materials
- have a great reputation in the local (and even national) area
At NR Studios, we provide state of the art studios at three prime locations in Cheltenham, Exeter and London. Our award-winning artists will tailor the whole experience to your needs, creating special bespoke designs. You’ll feel completely at home in our pressure-free, comfortable studios in which you can openly discuss a concept with your artist, so they’ll be able to transform your vision onto skin using their unique skill set.
Following our success in Exeter and Cheltenham, NR aims to achieve the best tattoo artist London services. We use high quality materials to translate out-of-the-box ideas into reality with the utmost care and attention. We use our years of experience to ensure your time at our tattoo shop London is a special one. All of our clients know they’re receiving something unique which is why we’ve built up such a great reputation for high standards. We’re also able to offer finance on our tattoos if you would like to spread the cost of our services over a chosen time period. This is something no other tattoo studio currently offers in the UK.
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NR Studios originally started out as ‘No Regrets’, opening its first studio on Cheltenham High Street. Formed by Ben Lakin and his wife, Annie, it’s become one of the biggest tattoo studios in the UK with 13 resident artists. We built a reputation for high customer satisfaction and skilled artistry which enabled us to open our second studio in Exeter. Now onto our third location, NR’s tattoo studio London will be looking to follow in the success of its previous two locations.
Our studio décor takes on the style of ‘timeless and effortless’, creating a stylish yet relaxed ambience to make you feel completely at home. Imagine hanging filament bulbs, cupboards made from steel and tables with copper plating. We ensure there’s comfort provided throughout with tea and coffee available and comfortable seating in both waiting and artistry zones. Each station is set up ideally for artists to do their best work, including chairs by Tatt Soul which are some of the best on the market. They use the highest quality inking materials, supported by Hustle Better Deluxe, Sorry Mom and World Famous Ink. With a spacious and light area around each station, both artist and client can feel at ease.
When you first come to our studios, our wonderful front of house team will greet you. They can also provide support if you need help with any of our processes and can point you in the right direction if you’re unsure about anything. They can also knowledgeably show you our art gallery to help you decide which artist may be the right option for your concept. They can also take you through your finance application (if you’ve chosen this option), making the process hassle-free.
The wide range of skills possessed by our talented artists means we cover a wide range of styles. These include geometric, traditional, neotraditional, blackwork, colour realism and trash polka. Black and grey realism is one of the popular sensations in the industry, and we have a trio of artists at our Cheltenham studio who specialise in this area. Georgi Kodzhabashev, Bacanu Bogdan and Danny Romano bring their high standards of artistry to this popular tattoo style.
At NR, we believe collaborations are the key to finding new concepts and pushing the boundaries of possibilities. We never shy away from inviting guest artists into our studios which have included the likes of Michael Tauget, Alex Petcu, and Mike Boyd. Both our resident artists and clients benefit from their knowledge and skills which they bring from all over the world. If you want to find out which artists will be joining us next, including at our tattoo shop London, we post updates on our social media and website pages.
NR’s Tattoo Shop London
In the last decade, the tattooing industry has evolved immensely, with a shift in focus to pushing the boundaries of artistic possibilities which can be translated to skin artwork. It’s key that artists close the gap between themselves and clients to blend ideas and create a unique work of art. At NR Studios, all of our services are bespoke. We don’t directly copy images but come up with a design around your ideas so that you have something completely personal and unique to you.
Our tattoo London studio artists are encouraged to explore the areas they have a passion in so that they can raise the bar on the quality of their skills and artistry. This develops their creativity by letting them immerse themselves in a niche, opening their minds to where they want to take their skills. We offer a variety of high quality styles and have specialist artists you can go to if you’re interested in a particular one.
Two of our team include tatoo artist London based artists Ryan Smith and Razvan Rosca.
Ryan Smith: Ryan is also known as ‘The Scientist’ for the conceptual scientist genre he’s created. His specialist niches combine mandala/hennism with colour realism. Using intricate linework and clean, bold colours, his works stands out from the crowd. Ryan continually develops his skills by experimenting with various styles and colours, ensuring he creates a unique piece for clients every single time.
Razvan Rosca: Another of our talented artists is Razvan Rosca who’s become one of the most popular black and grey artists at our London studio and also specialises in realism. Taking influences from the human mind and nature, Razvan adds a dark twist to his creations. He forged a path with his pioneering ‘A-void’ project, taking large-scale abstract ideas and giving them the distinct pencil-work or charcoal look.
Ryan and Razvan are just two of our London tattoo artists, but we have a whole team of talented artists to choose from including those with skills in realism, black and grey and blackwork. Some of their specialist styles also include large-scale characters, watercolour freehand, illustrative designs and personal artwork, to name a few.
The Customer Process
Ben and Annie have implemented a robust enquiry procedure, and this guides clients with understanding every step of the tattooing process. Take a look at NR’s website, and you’ll easily navigate your way through all of our artists’ impressive portfolios displayed online. When you fill out our enquiry form, you’ll see you can either share your ideas, make a query or ask for a preferred artist. If you’re unsure who you’d like to book with, let us know your idea, and we’ll guide you as to who is the most suitable for this style. Although our artists can create designs in various styles, you’ll get the best results if we have an artist specialising in the area you wish to explore. With your chosen artist selected, we’ll then book in your free consultation with them so that you can discuss your ideas face-to-face in a pressure-free environment. This is your time to have a short discussion about your concept and let the ideas flow, allowing your selected artist to come up with a bespoke design. They can also let you know more information about pricing and timings for your piece.
The decision to get a tattoo is one which shouldn’t be made lightly. We believe you should make a well-informed, educated decision when making your tattoo choices, so we ensure we give you as much information as we can. While we often book people in straight after their consultation, we also know others wish to go away and think about it. This is absolutely no problem and is advised if you have any doubts. If you do wish to book in your first session, we can let you know which dates are available and take a deposit. Our modern diary application makes it easy for us to manage appointments, and customers can easily get in contact if they have any issues or further questions. We also offer finance on our tattooing services if you would like to spread out the cost.
One of the things that makes our job at NR Studios enjoyable is meeting people from so many different backgrounds and walks of life. We’re proud of our diverse client base and seeing just how many different people love our industry. High quality tattoos should be accessible for all to receive, not just a few. We offer finance on our tattoos, and our front of house team will support you when making your application, guiding you through each step to make it as uncomplicated as possible. We use Omni Capital, and you can choose between three payment options – 6, 12 or 24 months. Use our handy calculator to work out the best option for you. You’ll know if you’ve qualified within about 15 minutes. Use our website where there’s a dedicated section about our Finance offers, breaking down the facts clearly for your understanding.
There isn’t an industry in the world not affected by the social media evolution over the last decade. Social media platforms give consumers a chance to connect with businesses like never before. Here at NR Studios, our artists have a combined fan base of 150,000 followers on Instagram alone. People use social media to easily access information and find ideas for their tattoos through sites such as Pinterest and Instagram. The work of hundreds of artists speaks for itself through photos, using a simple caption underneath each image. Having such a resource helps both clients and artists to creatively come up with new concepts and take inspiration from other artists all over the world. It also offers the chance to open the doors of the tattoo industry to a whole new audience, impressing them with the possibilities of how artwork can be translated onto skin. On NR’s social media feeds, you’ll find plenty of ideas. There’s also information about guest artists coming to our studios, upcoming events and conventions, the latest diary openings and various competitions. We also showcase some of our artists’ latest pieces.
Over the last decade, the popularity of tattoo conventions has reached new heights. At some of the most prestigious events, tens of thousands of fans descend on the convention to see some of the most world-renowned tattoo artists showcase their skills. From our tattoo shop London, you can even visit nearby events such as the London Tattoo Convention which is held once a year.
Spanning over several days, conventions are an extravaganza of tattooing, live music and competitions. The competitions create opportunities for artists to get recognition for their work and earn titles such as ‘Best Black and Grey.’ NR’s artists are no different and have won in categories at some of the most prestigious events. Ryan Smith has previously won categories such as ‘Best of Show and ‘Best of Day’ and recently collaborated at the Milano Tattoo Convention with another of our London studio’s artists, Jay Freestyle. They won the Best of Show award which is an incredible achievement. Our award-winning artists aren’t just loved by our clients, their skills and talents are recognised by the best in the business.
Shedding the ‘lone wolf’ stigma, the evolution of the tattooing industry has made collaborations an integral part of artists advancing their skill sets. Actively seeking out others to work with, tattoo artists get an insight into the ways other work while gaining a fresh look on concepts so that they can enhance the quality of their own artistry. Here at NR, we love working with each other, and our collaborations provide endless combinations for creating unique pieces. We continually raise the bar on quality, creativity and skills.
Looking to The Future
As the tattooing industry becomes even more popular, the number of studios and artists you can find is increasing too. At NR Studios, we set high standards for our customer satisfaction levels, and set ourselves apart from other studios. All of our processes are design around the customer experience. We’ve even installed flat screen TVs at each station so that clients can relax with music or Netflix using wireless earphones during their sessions.
We’ve always considered expansion as part of our plan, setting the standards high at our original studios in Exeter and Cheltenham. Ben and Annie knew the Big Smoke was the next logical step, with it being one of the most artistic capital cities in the world. Our aim is to recreate our achievements at our London studios, tailoring our services to client needs and building up a reputation as one of the best studios you can access. From our fantastic location on Minerva Street in Hackney, we’re closing the gap between tradition art forms and tattooing. We’ve even got an onsite photographer and a gallery curator, blurring the lines like never before.
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