Noon-7pm Mon-Sat. £100/hr,
147 Curtain Road, EC2A 3QE (020 7739 2438).
Serene tattooing sounds like an oxymoron, but not where Nikole Lowe's Zen-like sanctuary above Curtain Road is concerned. Spacious, light and sophisticated, it's the opposite to stereotypical cramped and garish tattoo shops. The walls boast cross-continental curiosities with a bohemian and exotic twist and there's a multi-ethnic shrine in one corner, representing the studio's unique design flair. Lowe, who featured in TV series 'London Ink', has assembled some of the best female tattooists in London, including hipster (and Kate Moss) favourite Saira Hunjan, you'll have to be patient, however: both Lowe and Hunjan's waiting lists stretch into the future.