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ABOUT US

When Dublin Ink first opened its doors back in 2009 in the heart of Dublin city, our main aims were to build a studio in Ireland that offered our clients unique and fully customised tattoos from a range of highly skilled artists. Our main goal is to be the best tattoo and piercing studio Ireland has to offer. Our artists work with the ideas of our clients ensuring a personalised piece no matter how big or small your tattoo. Our clients not only travel from all around Ireland to have their work done, but from all over Europe.
Dublin Ink is also a second home to our guest artists giving our clients the opportunity to be inspired and tattooed from art movements coming to us from all over the globe, to our lovely little home here in Dublin,Ireland. Our guest artists travel from all over the world from the very best tattoo studios ensuring continuity of outstanding work and a prime opportunity for our clients to be tattooed by the best.
Dublin Ink pride ourselves on offering a comfortable open and friendly environment to be tattooed in, understanding how intimidating tattoo studios can be…(we scare ourselves)!Our studio is an open creative space which can not only guarantee you a great tattoo, but also a great experience.

 

kevin

KEVIN MCNAMARA
artist

 

matt

MATTHEW LARKIN
tattoo apprentice / laser technician

norbert

NORBERT HALASZ
artist / owner

wagner

WAGNER BASEI
artist

feca

FECA LANFREDI
artist

danielle

DANIELLE ROBINSON
manager / piercer

isnard

ISNARD BARBOSA
artist

bruno

BRUNO SANTOS
artist

nikki

NIKKII PIPPUS
piercer / manager

 

GUEST ARTISTS

 

  • screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-15-13-47Luiz Lacorte

    14th-21st November. Luiz specialises in traditional work but also loves to whip up some cool line work, geometric and dotwork designs.

  • screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-15-17-56Krizstina Varnai

    9th-18th November. Krizstina comes all the way from Budapest and is one of our very regular guests, staying with us at least 3 times a year. She specialises in realism, yes guys, black and grey AND colour. Score!

  • screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-15-24-31Sean Perrins

    22nd-27th November. Travelling all the way from South Africa, Sean specialises in line work, geometric work, realism and anything crazy and abstract. Colour and black and grey. What can you imagination muster? Sean's got it.

  • screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-15-27-46Oliver Vog

    4th-5th December. Oliver joins our team at least once a year all the way from Germany. He specialises in nep traditional and will give you the brightest, most colourful tattoo that even the sun would be jealous.

  • screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-16-28-37Johnny Domus

    11th-18th December. From our brother studio in Portugal comes our friend Johnny Domus. Neo traditional extraordinaire.

  • screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-17-36-18Matheus Il Forestiero

    13th-19th February. Matheus comes all way from Italy to provide you with a dynamic range of neo-traditional work. He is a regular guest here at the studio so keep your eyes open for more dates to come.

  • screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-17-41-07Aaron King

    21st-27th February. Aaron King joins us for his first ever guest spot in the studio from the UK this year. Bringing along with him a seriously impressive collection of black and grey realism. You found your artist!

 

FAQ

We charge depending on the piece although we have a shop minimum of 80e. Please note that is impossible to give you an estimate cost over phone or email. Any price estimations can be given at time of consultation only.

Different pieces require different types of consultations, for the smaller pieces usually consultations aren’t required. For larger pieces we usually would book you in a week in advance of your tattoo appointment to discuss your tattoo with your artist, here we can take size maps and any other information your artist may need.

Custom means we do not provide you with a range of ready made tattoos to choose from, we try to provide each client with a personalised piece instead.

We do indeed. But it is important to keep in mind that not all tattoos can be covered, and your artist may recommend that you have a few sessions of laser removal first, we do that here in the studio. For more information on cover ups and touch up’s you can message us directly.

Laser tattoo removal is a process where a high powered light penetrates through the top layers of skin and hits larger molecules of ink subsequently breaking them down to be absorbed by the body. Ideally, laser removal will remove all evidence of a tattoo with no marking or scarring. Although we do strive to give the optimal result, some types of ink are harder to remove than others, and complete removal is not always possible.

You can call in to the studio anytime from 12-7, 7 days a week to make a booking. We do require a 50e deposit to hold your booking, and 100/150e for larger pieces. This deposit comes off your final price of the tattoo. If you are unable to call into us, you can email us through our website, email or Facebook and we can guide you through the process.

We have a strict 18’s policy in the shop for tattoos, and piercing age starts from 17 to 18 depending on the piercings your looking for. You must be able to present valid proof of age on the day of your appointment. Even if you mom says its ok…. 😉

It is important you get a good nights sleep before coming in to have your tattoo done, getting tattoos can be stressful and you will be nervous so if your rested this will aid how your feeling. Do not drink too much caffeine or energy drinks. They make you tense and will not help stress levels. Shower and wear clean clothes to your appointment, careful hygiene practice starts the minute you walk in the door. Be aware that depending on placement of your tattoo, you may be required to take off certain items of clothing, to make things more comfortable for you we suggest bringing a bikini top or shorts in preparation if necessary. We do have dividers in the studio for your privacy also.

Occasionally we do take walk in’s for tattoos but we can’t also guarantee we will have space. To prevent disappointment, we do recommend making a booking. All our piercings are walk in and we have a piercer here 7 days a week.

Bring all the images or references you have saved or printed off to show your artist. This helps your artist have a better idea of what your actually looking for. If you don’t have any reference images, just prepare yourself to give a clear description of what your looking to have done. You will also need a deposit, the deposit ranges from 50e-150e depending on the size of your tattoo. Deposits are refundable up to 3 days before your appointment, so if you need to cancel make sure you so it in the appropriate time to ensure the safe return of your deposit.

Pain varies with everybody, obviously the larger pieces are more painful then the smaller pieces. But your always going to feel it. Make sure to be well rested and have a good feed before you come in for your appointment.

Alway call back to the studio, we will know exactly what is going on and can direct you from there.

If you are happy with your tattoo and the service you received artists are always greatly appreciative of a tip. If you want to express this online, we greatly appreciate a friendly yelp review on our Dublin Ink Yelp page.

We will not tattoo or pierce you if you are pregnant.

Under no circumstances will we tattoo you if you have been drinking. We prefer you to have a clear head when committing to a tattoo!

Dublin Ink is located in old city temple bar on Cows Lane, Dublin. Using google maps will bring you straight to our door.