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5 Best Tattoo Artists in Manchester

Below is a list of the top and leading Tattoo Artists in Manchester. To help you find the best Tattoo Artists located near you in Manchester, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Manchester’s Best Tattoo Artists:

The top rated Tattoo Artists in Manchester are:

  • Ling-Gen Chan – Noēsis Tattoo
  • Alex T. Frazer – Tooth and Talon
  • Holly – Flesh Tattoo
  • Secret Society Tattoo MCR – is an Ancoats-based private, appointment-only tattoo studio
  • Terry’s Tattoos – is one of Manchester’s premier tattoo shops with Dan Kavanagh

Noēsis TattooLing-Gen Chan - Noēsis Tattoo

Ling-Gen Chan began her career in art early, keenly drawing and painting as a child resulted in her doing a level of art. She then went on to study foundation art at the prestigious St. Martins College in London before doing a degree in textiles. After spending several years teaching art and design at secondary school Ling-Gen was presented with the opportunity to apprentice tattooing under the tutorage of legendary Manchester artist ‘Saz Saunders’.

She is a versatile artist, undertaking a variety of styles of tattooing. Though Ling-Gen excels at high detail colorful work. She likes to sit down with her clients to discuss ideas and create something unique.


Tattoo, Tattoo Aftercare, Piercing


Address: 60 Burton Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3EB
Phone: 161 637 4664


“Ling-gen was absolutely fantastic, very patient, always checking I was happy and ok. My tattoo is so beautiful and so detailed, I love it!” – Claire M.

Tooth and TalonAlex T. Frazer - Tooth and Talon

Alex T. Frazer makes traditional tattoos with an illustrative take. Fuelled by coffee, Alex is a die-hard Bruce Willis fan and you will always find him singing along to the shop music. Tooth and Talon is an independent tattoo parlour based In Ancoats, Manchester, UK. Tooth and Talon offer bookings and email your chosen artist directly and they will get back to you when they have an email day.


Traditional Tattoos, Black & Grey, Full Color


Address: 1 Jersey St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6JA
Phone: 7818 244113


“Cool shop, good music, lots of talented artists who are friendly and professional.
I had work done by @alextfrazer today. It was painless and fast, really satisfied with the attention to detail. Great work, thanks again.” – Sace

Flesh TattooHolly - Flesh Tattoo

Holly pursued art in a more general sense, completing her undergraduate fine art degree and exhibiting anywhere she was allowed, from nightclubs to the Tate. The path eventually led to tattooing by chance, being suggested whilst she was receiving a tattoo. Holly has so much love for the art form and the craft of tattooing and she loves being in an industry where she can learn something different every day, and being trusted to illustrate other people’s stories at Flesh. Holly has always had a keen interest in tattoos, sneaking around to get her back done at 14, and staying up late watching LA ink.


Custom Tattoos, Aftercare, Tattoo Removal


Address: 31-33 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA
Phone: 161 222 8433


“Holly was absolutely wonderful, so grateful for her stunning animal design and carrying out my first tattoo yesterday! Studio was very clean and everyone so friendly, easy to book into. Informative and easy to follow aftercare sheets provided. Very reasonable pricing. Would 100% recommend and will likely go to flesh tattoo/Holly in the future for any future tattoos if I can!” – Zoe T.

Secret Society Tattoo MCRSecret Society Tattoo MCR

Secret Society Tattoo MCR started tattooing in 2008 before opening Secret Society Tattoo Manchester in 2013. With a Fine Arts degree and a background in graphic design, she continues to create art including painting, screenprints, and mural work. They are an Ancoats-based private, appointment-only tattoo studio. Fully licensed, its passion lies in creating a custom design so each tattoo is unique to the wearer. They pride themselves in a clean, professional studio with a relaxed atmosphere where their clients can feel comfortable.

Manchester’s best kept secret studio invites you to come by for a free consultation. Beany works in many different styles, ranging from small first tattoos to back pieces. She works in both color and black and grey. She can also do cover-ups, turning old tattoos into new pieces you can be proud of.


Portraits, Nature, Pets, Mythology


Address: 113 Pollard St, Manchester M4 7JA
Phone: 161 272 8738


“I’ve been coming to the secret society for the last 7 years and never fails to impress me.” – Simon E.

Terry’s TattoosTerry's Tattoos

Terry’s Tattoos established as one of Manchester’s premier tattoo shops with Dan Kavanagh and the artists having many years experience under their belt. Its aim is to provide a pleasurable experience within a friendly, safe, and exciting environment, recently moving location just 5 minutes from the old location to enhance this experience. At Terry’s, they use only the highest quality materials for your tattooing experience in the clean, professional, and sterilised environment.

They have a large selection of tattoo designs and portfolios from its artists for you to browse, or you can bring in your own customs designs and they will work with you to achieve the best results, they even have a library of reference material if you are stuck for an idea.


Custom Tatto, Aftercare


Address: 220 Oldham Rd, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0HH
Phone: 161 684 1118


“Good choice of tattoos nice clean shop at reasonable prices.” – Derek L.

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