Nine Tails Tattoos

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This glossy tattoo parlour specialises in highly skilled Japanese body art. It's a little different though: there's no nu-metal music savaging the stereo, no glossy photos of body art littering the walls and no fluorescent lighting to sear your eyeballs. The shopfront is unassuming and looks more like that of a boutique art shop than a hardcore ink den. In fact, Kanae Nash’s neat, chic parlour in Hoxton is positively Zen. Nash inks alongside her resident tattooist, Mie Sato, who worked with her at Mo Coppoletta’s The Family Business in Clerkenwell. Nash is firmly inspired by traditional Japanese body art and – despite her warm, feminine work space – most of her clientele are men in their thirties and forties who are serious about tattoos. She specialises in extraordinary works that she designs specifically for each customer, working with the sinews and contours of their body to depict geishas, dragons, warriors and similar motifs. She will typically take a whole back as a canvas for her intricate work – so it’s not a place you’d come to for an ‘I love Mum’ heart or a dolphin on your ankle.
Venue name: Nine Tails Tattoos
Address: 25 Pitfield Street
N1 6HB
Opening hours: Open 11am-7pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube

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Ed M

DO NOT GET TATTOOED HERE, customer service is poor they refuse to refund a deposit until the entire tattoo is finished. I now have to pay other tattooists to fix the shoddy work I had done there. Mie tattoos very slowly and made basic mistakes such as blowing out lines and wobbly and uneven line work. Do yourself a favour and find a professional tattooist with good customer service. If I could enter 0 star rating I would but the minimum is 1! Steer clear.

Saugat B

I was looking forward for getting traditional Japanese tattoo for almost 2 years and I found Nine Tail Tattoo.  I have my appointment booked in couple months and the wait is worth it. I have been waiting for almost 5 months to get tattooed but as you can see the work and dedication given to each customer I know I wont be disappointed. As I have been to couple of tattoo artist but Kanae has been the best. She knew what I want and and made my design even more interesting. The environment is really friendly and comfortable. You should visit this place if you are a tattoo lover.

If you in London and want to get a Japanese tattoo do visit Nine Tail tattoo as the name it self is related to Japanese history. I am sure you wont be disappointed. 


The studio has a relaxed vibe and the ladies here made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I love my tattoo and will definitely go back for some more!