Colchester has many tattoo parlours to choose from, whether you want a large piece of artwork inked onto your back or something smaller and more delicate.
To help you decide where to get your body art next, we’ve rounded up the best tattoo studios in the area.
This is according to their Google review score – each with a minimum rating of 4.0.
7 of the best tattoo parlours in Colchester
Flaming Gun Tattoo Studio
Address: 16 Church Walk, Colchester CO1 1NS
Rating: 5/5 (from 62 reviews)
One reviewer wrote: “Had an enjoyable time having my memorial piece completed by Alex.” Thank you for making my very first tattoo experience painless and easy.
Red’s Tattoo Parlour Ltd
Address: 123a High St, Colchester CO1 1SZ
Rating: 4.8/5 (from 320 reviews)
One reviewer stated: “I’ve been coming to Sonya @ Reds Tattoos for over ten years. The studio, with its friendly staff, is top-notch. Sonya has a great talent for tattooing. Her work is beautiful and done with excellent craftsmanship.
Monumental Ink Colchester
Address: 29c, Peartree Business Centre, Peartree Rd, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0JN
Rating: 4.9/5 (from 316 reviews)
One reviewer wrote: “I was impressed by the level of service and skills displayed at Monumental Ink in Colchester.” I had my first tattoo done by Jonathon and my larger shoulder piece by Eddy. Both artists were welcoming and knowledgeable about the different tattoo styles.
Address: 1, 1A Scheregate Steps, Colchester CO2 7AS
Rating: 4.8/5 (from 141 reviews)
One reviewer wrote: “Absolutely Fantastic! Emma created a beautiful colour realism painting for me, which I love. Emma is a talented artist and a lovely person, friendly and approachable. The price was very reasonable for the work quality. “Highly recommend.”
Pastel Palace Tattoo and Piercing Studio
Address: 27 N Station Rd, Colchester CO1 1RE
Rating: 4.8/5 (from 155 reviews)
One reviewer wrote: “I went in with a lot of anxiety because I’ve had bad tattoo experiences before, and it had been some time since my last tattoo. As soon as I walked in, I felt welcomed and comforted. Sam, my artist, was very friendly and made me feel comfortable during the process. The tattoo artists made sure that I was comfortable at every stage. The result was stunning! My favourite tattoo to date. I’ll be back for all my future tattoos.”
Address: 124 Military Rd, Colchester CO1 2AS
Rating: 4.9/5 (from 51 reviews)
One reviewer wrote: “Used it for the first time as a correction to a sleeve that had been started. The guys are amazing, and the tattoo is incredible. I’ve booked another appointment with them. I won’t use it anywhere else anymore.”
Tze Ling Tattoo
Address: 35 Crouch Street, Colchester CO3 3EN
Rating: 4.9/5 (from 32 reviews)
One reviewer stated: “Definitely recommended for those looking to have their first tattoo. I have seen three different tattoos within a few weeks. They are good at listening to client concerns and making changes accordingly. What I’ve got is valuable and well worth the choice of Terry and the team. Kudos.”
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