Love Lal's tattoos. The fella at the counter is always really friendly and very helpful, lets you take as long as you want to choose the right design for you. They have tons of different designs to choose from or will draw one up for you, if you have one in mind. Its walk in, first come, first served on a Saturday - but you need to be there at around 9am to queue!! It seriously is that busy. Appointment waiting lists are 3 months long!! Why? Because its a QUALITY PLACE! I will not go anywhere else now.
New Wave Tattoo
Time Out says
Posted: 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