Flamin' Eight

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Camden Town

Style: New school traditional and Japanese, with a focus on large-scale and custom pieces.

Artists: Naresh and guests

Who goes there: ''We keep quite about our better known clients."

Naresh Bhana's once purple corner shop has matured over the years, and grown into a sleek, beautifully decorated studio – a surprising gem tucked away from Camden's main strip. The dedicated team are friendly and talented, and happy to guide you through the vast choice of art on offer. What looks like the world's smallest tattoo museum sits unassumingly in reception, while a huge collection of oddities and curios also surround the tattoo area, watching peacfully over all who pass through.

Minimum price: £50

Venue name: Flamin' Eight
Address: 2 Castle Road
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm.
Transport: Tube: Kentish Town
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Staff Writer

Nice, clean, friendly and very professional. It's nice to know tattoo parlors like this still exist in London. The artists know there stuff and make you feel completely at ease. You can see how passionate they are and will spend all the time you need until you are happy with the design. The prices are really good to, especially for London.

Kana Y

I'm so glad that I had my tattoo in here! When I sent a email to Sonia, she replied to me quickly and was so nice-so I decided to pop into a store and discuss about my idea. The lady at the counter was helpful and I got to talk to Kirsty. She was nice and I booked an appointment with her straight away. On the day-I was a bit nervous but Ash was welcoming with friendly smile. Kirsty explained and showed me the design-and it turned out amazing and loving it. I totally recommend this place to everyone who wants to get a tattoo! Thank you guys!

Nieves P

Absolutely love my new tattoo. thanks Flamin' Eight! Naresh is an amazing artist and the shop atmosphere is just so friendly and welcoming.. put me at ease.  Great shop, talented artists, highly recommend.

jeanette m

Love love love my new tattoo. This is the second one I have had done at flamin eight. Thank you so much George it looks amazing. I have been reading the other reviews and the couple I have seen about hygiene are total rubbish seems like jealousy because they are that good at what they do.

Dan E

Couldn't of asked for a better experience, everyone made me feel so welcome. As it was my first tattoo I was pretty nervous but the nerves soon went when i got talking to my artist. The end result of the tattoo was incredibly with amazing detail and done to perfection. 5/5 stars. Will definitely be returning.


I came for my first tattoo so I was naturally nervous. Really friendly atmosphere & I was made to feel welcome & relaxed. George tattooed me & I'm absolutely in love with it! Thank you! Totally recommend!

iain m

Just wanted to thank Kirsty at Flamin' Eight for another amazing tattoo.

From her own original design she produced an amazing Highland Cow which has the wow factor.

Don't take my word for it, as friends and family who have seen the artwork have all been amazed and I am personally delighted with the fantastic reaction my tattoo has generated

Cannot convey how chuffed to pieces I am. I certainly do feel like the cow that jumped over the moon

Iain from Rotherhithe 

Shae W

Booked my appointment from Australia which was tricky but Sonia was super helpful. On the day, I walked in fairly nervous as it was my first tattoo, but my mind was quickly put to ease as George was the nicest guy!! Tattoo was only small so didn't take too long, but he was very careful to make sure I was comfortable. Great advice and help for aftercare, and I walked out with a giant smile on my face. Love my tattoo, and if I went back to London, would definitely go here first (to George) for another gorgeous tattoo. Thanks for the great experience, Flamin Eight! :)


From my first chat with Sonia to the aftercare advice from Kirsty who worked on me, the experience was brilliant. Kirsty has done a stellar job and I won't hesitate to recommend Flamin Eight to anyone who asks. Thank you!

Melina Merlin

Naresh and team were very friendly, helpful and professional. The tattoo was exactly what I wanted. Everything was very tidy, from reception to loo to my chair. I'll be back, and highly recommend them.


Relaxed atmosphere, professional and knowledgeable staff, great price, and great quality. If you're looking to get a tattoo in London, this is most definitely the place.


I've never read such rubbish about hygiene issues I've been having work here for 5 yrs, the job is not finished and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else than Flamin' 8 , great art, great staff top place


I did want to thank your staff, especially Kirsty for the amazing work she did on my tattoo on Saturday during my short time in London. Her demeanor was very pleasant and professional, and she is extremely talented! I have already received numerous complements on my newest tattoo! Thank you so much!

Bea Yiasoumi

It was my first tattoo and I was made to feel extremely comfortable and in safe hands. I am thrilled with the end result and also very grateful for the clear aftercare instructions and answers to any queries I had afterwards. If I am ever to get another tatt, I will certainly return to Flamin Eight!


Dropped into Flamin Eight a few weeks ago after doing a lot of research and on the back of the many positive online reviews. Was given some excellent advice by Naresh about how I should go about reworking an old, badly done, tattoo. I went back for my appointment today and he has done an AMAZING job, I now have a tattoo to be proud of rather than one I'd rather cover up. The studio was spotless and the staff absolutely lovely. I will be going back to them for sure when I've decided on what to get next. Thanks, Naresh!!

Maria Cabezos

One of the best studios I have been to in London. When you first walk in, the studio is beautifully decorated, has amazing things to look at and you can tell its really clean and they are really professional. You are greeted by smiling faces, which can be rare in tattoo studios and the staff there cant do enough to help you. They really care about their customers from the minute they walk in. Reassurance is given to anyone who feels worried or stressed, clients are offered tea, coffee, water and sweeties :) The artists are amazing, they will discuss your designs with you and advise what will look best. Really talented! They will also answer any questions you have, whether it be about the design, how its done, after care, sterilisation.. you name it.. they are so helpful. I just get a really good feeling every time I go there and would recommend it to anyone wanting a tattoo, whether it be your first or an addition to existing work.


After having many tattoos else where,I went to flamineight,from the minute I walk I knew I was going to get a great tattoo here.The staff are brilliant,help you with everything you need to know about the artist,and who is best for the work you want.I saw Ely for a sleeve,the work and detail she has done is second to none.If your ever thinking about having a tattoo this is the place to go.Weather it's your first or not,please try this studio.You will not be disappointed.Plus while your getting your tattoo they care for your every need(tea coffee water)believe it or not,not many studio's do this.Great place and will be getting all my future work done there.


Just had my first tattoo done by the lovely Kirsty - vas very nervous but made to feel at ease through the whole process of getting a quote and booking appointment to the actual tattoo. Very clean shop with the friendliest people - would recommend highly - love my tattoo - made my day ;-)


Been going to see Naresh for the last 10 years......never any hint of a hygiene problem. Bullshit posts by bullshit people.


i dont believe the negative hygene reviews on here,as i have been going there for 10 years and its by far the best tattoo shop i have been to,very artistic and original,very very clean,and great atmosphere ,I have had tattoos done by Naresh and James and they are works of art

Claire Aruta

I cant believe the 3 negative reviews are real! Interesting name choices, same dates and wrong spellings! A rival tattooist mehbeh? Anyway I have been going to Flamin Eight for a year now and its the cleanest, friendliest and most professional shop I have ever been to (theres been a fair few). Fantastic artists with a range of styles, gorgeous looking shop and they are all so nice! They even give you sweeties and tea! SWEETIES AND TEA!!! Definitely no customer service issues there! As to the hygiene comment, total rubbish, the place is spotless, the staff all presented very well, cant stress enough how great these guys are! SO Mr Darren Mark Wright Faisal you been spotted as an Internet Troll! TOP SHOP HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


would advise you to look elsewhere as they are not as good as they are made out to be ... (hygene issues).


I was recommended this studio by a friend to get my first tattoo and was not disappointed. I can't stress enough how nice everyone is and what a lovely environment it is there. I saw Harry who is really great, his line work and colour shading are amazing and I can't wait to go back to finish off my piece. If your looking for a studio where you feel welcome from the moment you walk in and they have a lovely can do approach then look no further!!