My studio is owned and run by me, Barry Hogarth, a tattooer with over 20 years professional shop experience. I pride myself on the fact that I do not have (nor want!) an apprentice, receptionist or groupies! If you visit my studio you will talk only to me and be tattooed only by me, not an apprentice or trainee.
This allows you to have the full value of my experience and ensures a bespoke tattoo service, tailored to you. I have set up this studio with the emphasis on quality of tattoos. It is a one to one service in a comfortable and hygienic environment.
Both the studio and myself are licensed with Down district council Environmental Health Authority. In accordance with their regulations I have a separate sterilisation area, equipped with the latest ultrasonic and vacuum autoclave cleaners, which are used to keep my equipment clean. All of my needles are single use, pre-sterilised and are always opened and disposed of whilst you watch. The machine grips(the bit you hold) are also sterilised and opened in front of you. My tattoo inks are non-toxic and certified vegan safe.
I have thousands of varied designs to choose from and books to help get you inspired. However I am here to encourage and assist my clients in getting their own unique tattoo from a rough idea or sketch. I am of course happy to do a personalised version of tattoos that you may have found on the internet or social media sites.
The best way to make an appointment is drop into the shop for a free consultation. We can have a chat in person about what you want and look through designs, make some starter sketches and work out the right size of your tattoo. Only in this way am I able to give you an idea of the cost of your tattoo. I CANNOT price tattoos over the phone or via Email or social media.
My minimum charge is £30. for maybe a small name or basic design.
The hourly rate is £60. and this is only for ongoing pieces (sleeves, legs, etc).
Being located in Downpatrick I am only 40 minutes drive from both Belfast and Southern Ireland. This allows me to offer you small town prices whilst giving you world class tattooing.
Hope to hear from you soon and we can sort out that great new tattoo.
ALL OF THE TATTOOS ON THIS SITE WERE DONE BY ME!