New Wave Tattoo
Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
Style: Across the board.
Artists: Lal Hardy, Sylvia Zed, Adam Collins, Wayne Grace, Matt Black and Luca Ortis.
Who goes there: Liam Gallagher, the Osbornes, Patsy Kensit, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Dermot O’Leary and Mel B.
Lal Hardy's Muswell Hill studio is London's most famous, offering a wide range of styles, from mechanical (Collins) to Japanese (Orist) to feminine designs (Zed), which is probably why they've attracted such celebrity customers. It's not as chic as some of the other parlours, but at 20 years old, it's still one of the most dependable.
New Wave Tattoo 157 Sydney Road