19th Jul 2021 in Arts
If you’re looking for a new ink or just some inspiration for your next piece look no further than Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, with five premier tattoo studios all located within the heart of the city.
Whether you want simple line work, geometry, realism or blackwork, there are many talented artists to suit all styles.
Here are 5 tattoo studios in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter:
1. Belfast City Skinworks
Based in Belfast for the last 30 years Belfast City Skinworks is one of Belfast’s oldest and most established Tattoo and piercing specialists in the city.
Located in the old building of St Malachy’s Christian Brothers School, the tattoo studio has gone from strenght to strenght, even tattooing boxing legend Carl Frampton.
Providing a complimentary consultation service and a large portfolio of past work the company caters for first time tattooers or regulars who are ready to get a new piece.
2. A Sailors Grave
With a huge studio space on Royal Avenue and 11 resident artists, A Sailors Grave is certainly a popular choice for tattoo lovers in Belfast.
The variety of artists available at the studio means you will be sure to find an artist that specialises in the style you like. Calia Dagger specialises in fine line and dot work whilst Sabra Carson specialises in neo-traditional.
3. Meraki Tattoo
Based in North Street Meraki Tattoo specialises in blackwork and geometry and cosmetic tattooing.
As an appointment only based studio you will have to contact one of their artists; Mark, Brandon, Nathan or Liam directly to book an appointment. You can see a selection of the different artists work on their social media to find which style would suit you best.
4. Penthouse Ink
Based in Royal Avenue Penthouse Ink pride themselves on catering to all styles and offering custom designs.
Clients of the studio have praised it’s friendly atmosphere and laidback staff. Resident artists Jan and Aaron both have their work displayed on social media for customers to check out their style.
Established in 2010, Addinktion Tattoo is based on Donegall Street in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.
Offering custom tattoos by resident artists Dre and Adam, the company has a wide variety of styles and designs featured on their social media, including tarot based designs and portraits.
To find out more about what’s happening in Belfast Cathedral Quarter check out the Destination CQ website at cathedralquarterbelfast.com
By Hannah Chambers, Excalibur Press