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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5. Matt Daniels at Studio IX, Manchester

Matt Daniels / instagram.com
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10. Chris Green at Redwood Tattoo Studio, Manchester

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Chris Green / instagram.com

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15. Freddie Albrighton at Immortal Ink, Chelmsford

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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