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    Feb 21, 2017

    24 British Tattoo Artists You'll Want To Get Inked By Immediately

    Or at least follow them on Instagram.

    We recently asked British members of the BuzzFeed Community to recommend us their favourite UK-based tattoo artists. Here's what they said...

    1. Mowgli at Through My Third Eye, London

    Mowgli / instagram.com
    Mowgli / instagram.com

    Mowgli's style is super distinctive and may not be for everyone, but whether you want his art permanently inked on your body or not, there's no denying it's seriously beautiful. You can follow him on Instagram here.

    Recommended by amys41c6c9e4e.

    2. Poppy Smallhands, Norwich

    Poppy Smallhands / instagram.com
    Poppy Smallhands / instagram.com

    There's no doubt that Poppy's simple flowers and super intricate designs are gorgeous, but it's definitely her sketch-style Disney pieces that are the stars of the show. You can follow Poppy on Instagram here.

    Recommended by tenerifesea21 and Annabel Alexander, Facebook.

    3. Rizza Boo, Glasgow

    Rizza Boo / instagram.com
    Rizza Boo / instagram.com

    Rizza's more traditional, colourful style manages to be super badass and kind of girly at the same time. She travels all around the UK tattooing, but is mostly based in Glasgow. You can follow Rizza on Instagram here.

    Recommended by foxygrandpa93.

    4. Kirk Budden at Sydney Street Tattoo, Brighton

    Kirk Budden / instagram.com
    Kirk Budden / instagram.com

    If you're into more simple, small pieces, Kirk's stick 'n' poke style may be perfect for you. They're mostly small, but perfectly formed. You can follow Kirk on Instagram here.

    Recommended by scotto4bbcdcd36.

    5. Matt Daniels at Studio IX, Manchester

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    Matt Daniels / instagram.com

    Matt Daniels' super colourful, cartoon-style tattoos are definitely eye-catching. If you're looking for something bright and pop culture-related, he's the guy to go to. You can follow Matt on Instagram here.

    Recommended by arrianned.

    6. Rae Robinson at Crooked Claw Tattoo, Sheffield

    Rae Robinson / instagram.com
    Rae Robinson / instagram.com

    Rae has a huge variety of tattoo styles in her arsenal, but her gorgeous floral pieces and more traditional work definitely stand out. You can follow Rae on Instagram here.

    Recommended by GingerWarrior13.

    7. Sarah Carter at Sang Bleu, London

    Sarah Carter / instagram.com
    Sarah Carter / instagram.com

    Sarah's gorgeous shading and attention to detail is incredible, and just looking at photos of her work will leave you awestruck. You can follow her on Instagram here.

    Recommended by gillianalexandrac.

    8. Dawnii Fantana at Painted Lady Tattoo, Birmingham

    Dawnii Fantana / instagram.com
    Dawnii Fantana / instagram.com

    Dawnii's style is definitely more traditional, and her colourful cameos are to die for. She also does some seriously pretty pop culture-inspired pieces. You can follow Dawnii on Instagram here.

    Recommended by sixsmith and a4f23f3fa8.

    9. Gee Hawkes at Buzz Tattoo, Brighton

    Georgina Hawkes / instagram.com
    Georgina Hawkes / instagram.com

    Gee's intricate black and white floral designs and simple line work will leave you wanting to get inked ASAP. You can follow her on Instagram here.

    Recommended by isabelh48aa10791 and alexesb.

    10. Chris Green at Redwood Tattoo Studio, Manchester

    Chris Green / instagram.com
    Chris Green / instagram.com

    Chris's portraits and intricate animal pieces are seriously impressive. You can follow him on Instagram here.

    Recommended by alethea.

    11. Joanne Baker at Grizzlys Art Collective, Coventry

    Joanne Baker / instagram.com
    Joanne Baker / instagram.com

    If you're looking for a great watercolour artist, Joanne is definitely the one to go to – her pieces are seriously eye-catching, and definitely worthy of keeping on your skin forever and ever. You can follow Joanne on Instagram here.

    Recommended by bethbatgashh.

    12. Chloe O'Malley at Cobra Club, Leeds

    Chloe O'Malley / instagram.com
    Chloe O'Malley / instagram.com

    Chloe's more traditional designs and wildlife-inspired pieces are beautiful, but it's definitely her perfectly shaded florals that stand out from the crowd. You can follow her on Instagram here.

    Recommended by Leanne Wood.

    13. Rebecca Vincent at Parliament Tattoo, London

    Rebecca Vincent / instagram.com
    Rebecca Vincent / instagram.com

    Rebecca can definitely do smaller pieces if that's what you're looking for (look at that adorable Thestral!), but her larger floral pieces are totally gorgeous. You can follow Rebecca on Instagram here.

    Suggested by bellaryan321.

    14. Daryl Watson at Painted Lady Tattoo, Birmingham

    Daryl Watson / instagram.com
    Daryl Watson / instagram.com

    Daryl's designs are seriously opulent – it's like having a piece of jewellery inked on your skin forever, and his gems are so expertly shaded they actually look like they're sparkling. You can follow Daryl on Instagram here.

    Recommended by leandrav3 and live2moro.

    15. Freddie Albrighton at Immortal Ink, Chelmsford

    Freddie Albrighton / instagram.com
    Freddie Albrighton / instagram.com

    Freddie's style is definitely abstract, and probably not for everyone, but there's no denying his work is way impressive. Look at that portrait! The rose! They're perfect! You can follow Freddie on Instagram here.

    Recommended by c4252009f8.

    16. Lydia Hazelton at Blue Cardinal Tattoo, West Yorkshire

    Lydia Hazelton / instagram.com
    Lydia Hazelton / instagram.com

    Lydia's floral designs are beautiful and her shading is super intricate – her work is seriously a delight to look through. You can follow her on Instagram here.

    Recommended by claireg4ce7e933f and okapi.

    17. Emily Alice at Parliament Tattoo, London

    Emily Alice / instagram.com
    Emily Alice / instagram.com

    If you're into the more minimalist look, you'll definitely be obsessed with Emily's work – her tattoos are awesome and her lines are incredibly delicate. You can follow her on Instagram here.

    Recommended by emmabutton72.

    18. Tom Ffoulkes at Stay Much Better, Brighton

    Tom Ffoulkes / instagram.com
    Tom Ffoulkes / instagram.com

    Tom is crazy talented (obviously) and his work reflects that – he does anything from teeny-tiny line work to bigger, more traditional pieces. You can follow him on Instagram here.

    Recommended by emmabutton72.

    19. Andy Marsh at The Church Tattoo, Redditch

    Andy Marsh / instagram.com
    Andy Marsh / instagram.com

    Andy was recommended by a whole bunch of people, and it's pretty clear why. His style is definitely distinctive, but there's no questioning it's impressive. You can follow Andy on Instagram here.

    Recommended by Sianey, roxannedack66, and nataliejade87.

    20. Craig Mercer at Studio IX, Grangemouth

    Craig Mercer / instagram.com
    Craig Mercer / instagram.com

    Craig specialises in dotwork, and it's seriously gorgeous, from the tiniest designs to huge chest pieces. You can follow him on Instagram here.

    Recommended by beccam4b319bac7.

    21. David Corden at Semper Tattoo, Edinburgh

    David Corden / instagram.com
    David Corden / instagram.com

    LOOK. AT. THOSE. PORTRAITS. They're like having actual photos etched into your skin. If a portrait is what you're looking for, David's the man to go to (if you can manage to book him). You can follow David on Instagram here.

    Recommended by kimv4fb8985e9.

    22. Mike Stout at Skinned Alive, Brighton

    Mike Stout / instagram.com
    Mike Stout / instagram.com

    Mike's teeny-tiny dotwork pieces are equally adorable as they are impressive. They're definitely a conversation starter. You can follow Mike on Instagram here.

    Recommended by Ellie Porges.

    23. Thomas Bates at 5 Keys, Norwich

    Thomas Bates / instagram.com
    Thomas Bates / instagram.com

    Thomas's super realistic blackwork pieces are seriously eye-catching. He mostly does bigger pieces, but you can definitely get something smaller from him too. You can follow Thomas on Instagram here.

    Recommended by mirandaj44fa7ceef.

    24. Sam Whitehead at Blind Eye Tattoo Company, Leeds

    Sam Whitehead / instagram.com
    Sam Whitehead / instagram.com

    Sam's crazy bright, girly pieces are what dreams are made of, and tbh, I'm totally obsessed. You can follow her on Instagram here.

    Recommended by c49fee9f78.

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