Getting inked in Dublin

Being new to a city can leave you looking for some insider information, and here at Babylon we aim to provide this guidance. Or maybe you’re looking to get your first tattoo and don’t know where to start? Either way you’ve come to the right place.


Wildcat ink is has always been a go-to, located upstairs on the top floor of Stephens Green Shopping Center. Friendly staff, hygienic practices, they’ll provide you loads of inspiration or advice as needed. Also a great place to go to get a piercing! They also have a studio on Jervis St – check out their website for more information or to make a booking!


Dublin Ink has got to be the home of tattooing in Dublin. Their work has to be seen to be believed, so check out their instagram to see some of their latest pieces of work. They also provide a laser removal service (very handy!). They regularly feature guest artists from abroad so keep an eye on their Facebook/Instagram to see what they are up to.


The Ink Factory can be found on Wellington Quay. It’s a nice little spot where you can get a tattoo, a piercing, a haircut or a coffee. It has some of the best recognized artists in Dublin, but The Ink Factory is more than just a tattoo studio. It is a social hub that feeds on creativity, inviting anyone or everyone to visit. Pop in a grab a coffee, visit the barbers and get some inspiration for your next ink masterpiece while you’re at it.


Apart from a wonderfully punny name, Reinkarnated is well known for providing top quality ink for a reasonable price. The resident artists cover a range of different styles, but also welcome you ideas for a custom tattoo. Found on Parliament St, be sure to check out their instagram for inspiration!

Check out  this website for where to find other tattoo studios around Ireland.

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