Jolie Rouge

Health and beauty, Beauty salons Barnsbury
5 out of 5 stars
(16user reviews)
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Caledonian Road parlour Jolie Rouge is among the more underground in London, but it's held in high regard by the city's tattoo creatives. Their studio has a fresh and streetwise approach, all opulent wallpaper and gothic candelabras inside. Artists today include Matt Difa, Lord Montana-Blue, Keely Glitters, Antonio Gabriele, Mark Ford, Manni K and Andrew John Smith. The team here is willing to try what others turn down and pride themselves on not having the rockstar attitude of some of the other shops.


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Jolie Rouge says
Custom, friendly tattoo studio in North London with seven permanent artists specializing in different styles of tattooing.
Artists: Matt Difa, Lord Montana-Blue, Keely Glitters, Antonio Gabriele, Mark Ford, Manni K and Andrew John Smith. Guest artists and special events announced periodically.
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Venue name: Jolie Rouge
Address: 364 Calendonian Road
N1 1DU
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am-7pm; Sunday closed
Transport: Tube: Caledonian Rd
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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Having had 90% of my tattoos inked at Jolie Rouge I can guarantee there is no better place to be!! The team are all so friendly and professional and make you feel calm, comfortable and keen to return. Javi has designed and inked some incredible and beautiful pieces for me and i've never seen or heard of an unhappy customer... If you want a beautiful tattoo, done in a super cool clean and friendly environment, Jolie Rouge is #1!  

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Travelled from Lincoln (East Midlands) to visit this studio. Got a gorgeous tattoo by Keely. She was very helpful and super friendly regarding setting up the appointment/deposit seeing as I couldnt just pop in. On the day, I had a lovely time chatting with her while she worked and the end result is STUNNING. The studio itself is small but welcoming, very airy too which I feel is always important when you're sitting for a number of hours being worked on. There's also a lot of interesting things hung up on the walls to keep you distracted, which is nice! I'd fully recommend.

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Visited Jolie Rouge for the first time last weekend. I have to say, of all of the places I have been tattooed, this has to be the most pleasant and we'll organised experience I have had to date! Very friendly staff who have a genuine and keen interest in each customer. I had work done by Henry Big and I shall definitely be returning. He did a fantastic job and made me do feel very welcome and comfortable. All in all a resounding thumbs up from me!

Love this place! I has been there for almost 10 years and there is a reason for that! One of the few tattoo shops that has a friendly and professional vibe. They care deeply for what they do. 5**

Got my tattoo from Raquel. She was very professional and patient. I absolutely recommend this place.

AVOID THIS PLACE!  I am now into month seven of a long and painful tattoo removal process after trusting The Jolie Rouge to tattoo me. I have had 5 very successful tattoos at different studios in London and across the globe, but have never experienced anything as bad as this tattoo shop. I was appalled at the level of care and detail applied to my tattoo. I wanted a small delicate Daisy (for my daughter as that is her name) but you can see from the photo it bears no resemblance to the image i provided them, or in fact anything - maybe a thistle at a stretch...  I still have another 2 removal sessions to go and hope it will be fully removed, but it has cost me over a thousand pounds already, and thats without the cost of the tattoo. The Jolie Rouge refused to reimburse me for they poor craftsmanship. Very dissatisfied customer. 

Great place to get a tattoo. Friendly talkative staff, great artists, workroom looks amazing plastered with tons of beautiful artwork. Our artist, Enrico Grosso a.k.a. Sir Henry Big is a lovely guy, very talented and such a nice person. I'd gladly return for more tattoos

I had an amazing time while also getting an amazing tattoo at Jolie Rouge! I travelled to London on short notice from Canada and was able to get tattooed by Enrico whom I had been following on Instagram for some time. Not only were all the staff extremely friendly they were also professional and made my experience very memorable. I strongly recommend this shop and plan to return. Thanks again!

Great clean shop and crew who you can trust, I had some bad work done at another studio and had the fortune to find this shop and Sir 'Javi' who covered up the mess with some quality Japanese work allowing me to feel good about myself and able to take my shirt off again in public. Changed me that much I have been back many times to visit, get more ink and Javi has never let me down ...   Thanks Jolie Rouge !!

Great clean shop and crew who you can trust, I had some bad work done at another studio and had the fortune to find this shop and Sir 'Javi' who covered up the mess with some quality Japanese work allowing me to feel good about myself and able to take my shirt off again in public. Changed me that much I have been back many times to visit, get more ink and Javi has never let me down ...   Thanks Jolie Rouge !!

Really nice crew, nice welcoming vibe. Had my piece done by Henry Big and I am ever so pleased with the work he did. Definitely will get my next piece done at Jolie Rouge.

I went to the Jolie rouge after advice from friends. Went there and as soon as I entered was greeted by the very friendly receptionist who advised me on the artists and eventually I chose to book an appointment with Raquel. 

At the consultation she was extremely friendly and professional and I knew from the first moment that I could definitely put my trust in this person and she really understood exactly where I wanted to go with the tattoo. I proceeded a week later with the tattoo after she had had time to design the idea. 

When getting the tattoo done the vibe in the studio was great. very friendly, tattoo artists and their clients all laughing and happy which definitely helped ease my nerves. 

The end result is brilliant. I am so happy I decided to go to the Jolie Rouge.   

I have already booked to get another tattoo with Raquel. Her artwork is simply amazing. If I had the money I would get a tattoo from each and every one of them. Lovely crowd of people. Anyone wanting to get some ink in London, I would highly advise to check this place out.  

I love my Matt Difa tattoo, I cannot fault the cleanliness, the style or the friendliness of Jolie Rouge. I'm so proud of my pirate cat, makes me smile every day, it's so beautiful.

not had the good fortune to grace their studio BUT i have had the awesome experience of meeting them at the scottish tattoo convention where I was lucky enough to get a piece from Lord Montana himself!  He was super friendly and helpful even squeezed me into the end of his day LAST ONE TATTOOING!  Where he did a fantastic piece :)  I would defo visit here and trust them with my skin.  THANK YOU from a peerie lass on da shetlands!  

I came in for my first ever tattoo and I was pretty nervous. Straight away the friendly and decidedly unpretentious staff made me feel at home straight away. I work as an accountant, so I'm not the 'hippest' of people, but it didn't seem to bother these guys at all. I had a chat with one of their artists about what I wanted, where it was going, and how much it would cost. I paid my deposit and left. I was emailed the next day with a beautiful design, which I signed off. Two weeks later, I came out of the shop with a great piece of ink, which people always remark on. I highly recommend Jolie Rouge to anyone thinking of getting a tattoo. I've recently heard that they have also made the top 10 of London tattooists too!!

they were really friendly people, and i left happy with a beautiful tattoo.

i would recommend them to everybody  

This is perfect. I was looking for the best place to get a Christmas Present for my boyfriend and this artist and place was recommended to me. Can't wait to check the place out.

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When I visited to discuss what I wanted I thought they seemed a bit sniffy but they're local so I booked an appointment to have a tattoo on my 40th birthday. I arrived to find the shop shut. When I phoned the next day they didn't give a damn, no apology and the guy I booked with said he got caught up in something and when did I want to rebook for. If you're fashionable enough for them they might deign to turn up and they might even lower themselves to do you a tattoo. If not, stay well clear of these pretentious little pseuds.