WHEN it comes to getting inked, what’s your favourite design?

A small heart or cross, a significant date or name, or maybe you’d opt for something bigger like a lion or tiger.

How about a Celtic design with knots and scrolls or a nautical themed tattoo with stars that has grown in popularity in recent years.

So far in our Best of 2023 competition, we’ve searched for Warrington’s best in a number of categories.

Ashleigh Hair and Beauty is Best for Hair, Best for Pies went to Tomlins and Bamboo Salon is Best for Nails.

The award for Best for Roast Dinner went to Heaths 26, Dead Eyes is Best for Cocktails and Best for Breakfast went to Café Blu.

Next up we were looking for the town’s Best for Fitness, which is Daniel Warburton, and voting for Best for Fish and Chips took place last weekend.

This week, it’s tattoos and we know it will be no easy feat to choose a winner which is why we’ll be handing over the final decision to those who know best – our readers.

Now we need your help to choose the winner from our 12 shortlisted nominees.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best for Tattoos shortlist post on our Warrington Guardian Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Warrington Guardian (Thursday, June 15 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to Newsquest.co.uk/terms)

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Monday, June 19 and we will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best of appeal on our social media pages on Friday.


11:11 Tattoo Studio

11:11 Tattoo Studio

11:11 Tattoo Studio, Marsh House Lane, Warrington

One nomination said: “The quality of his work is outstanding and I would recommend anyone wanting to get inked to visit this place.”

Another said: “Amazing attention to detail and always goes above and beyond with new ideas.”

For more details go to facebook.com/adamrobbotattoo

Black Bones Custom Tattoos

Black Bones Custom Tattoos

Black Bones Custom Tattoos, Norris Street, Orford

Recommendations for this popular place mentioned the “exceptional artists” “from initial design to the finished result”.

One happy customer said: “I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

For more details go to facebook.com/BlackBonescustomtattoosuk

Dark Art Tattoo Emporium

Dark Art Tattoo Emporium

Dark Art Tattoo Emporium, Cinnamon Lane, Fearnhead

One review on their Facebook page said: “Amazing one to one artists.

“Dave is one of the best and the only one who I would have tattoo me

“Couldn’t recommend this studio enough.”

For more details go to facebook.com/darkarttattoowarrington

Bold Street Tattoo

Bold Street Tattoo

Bold Street Tattoo, Bold Street, Warrington

Regulars “can’t fault their service and exceptional talent” and “everyone who walks through the door is made to feel welcome”.

One said: “With guest tattoo artists and themed tattoo days, it’s the place to go to allow talented people to create the image of your dreams.”

For more details go to facebook.com/people/Bold-Street-Tattoo/100047851617318

Tattoo Studio 150

Tattoo Studio 150

Tattoo Studio 150, Padgate Lane, Warrington

One review on their Facebook page said: “Dave is very talented and professional.

“He is very passionate about his work and this reflects on the end result.

“I would definitely recommend Dave to anyone considering a tattoo - you will not be disappointed.

“He is a fantastic artist and I am over the moon with my new work of art.”

For more details go to facebook.com/daveIshtattoo

Dannys Tattoo

Danny's Tattoo

Danny’s Tattoo, Palatine Estate, Causeway Avenue, Warrington

Danny Warburton won Best for Fitness 2023 last week – can he win back-to-back titles and bag Best for Tattoos?

One nomination said: “He is the best black and grey tattooist by far.”

Another said: “He is that good that I still travel back to see him even though I have moved to Liverpool!”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057085164389

Level Up Tattoo

Level Up Tattoo

Level Up Tattoo, Holes Lane, Woolston

Happy customers like the “creative and knowledgeable artists” as well as “their enthusiasm and encouragement for their clients”.

One said: “They always come up with the perfect design.”

For more details go to facebook.com/leveluptattoouk

Creative Tattoo Studio

Creative Tattoo Studio

Creative Tattoo Studio, Longshaw Street, Warrington

One review on their Facebook page said: “Couldn't recommend this place enough and I’m already looking forward to my next sitting.”

For more details go to facebook.com/tattooswarrington

Ninth Circle Tattoo Studio

Ninth Circle Tattoo Studio

Ninth Circle Tattoo Studio, Knutsford Road, Latchford

Recommendations for Ninth Circle say it’s “absolutely amazing” with one customer saying they were already planning a return visit.

For more details go to facebook.com/groups/3167878393332888

Voodoo Tattoo Studio

Voodoo Tattoo Studio

Voodoo Tattoo, Academy Street, Warrington

One nomination said: “I wouldn’t have anyone else do my tattoos – everyone at Voodoo is amazing.”

For more details go to facebook.com/VTSWarrington

Letara Welland

Letara Welland

Letara Welland, Harvest Moon Tattoo Studio, Winwick

One happy customer said: “Letara is by the best tattooist!

“I wouldn’t let anyone else tattoo me – no way.”

For more details go to instagram.com/letarawellandtattoo

Ascension Tattoo

Ascension Tattoo

Ascension Tattoo, Warrington Market, Time Square

One Facebook reviewer said: “I would definitely recommend Jodie as she is great.

“I’ve had three tattoos done and they have all turned out perfect;ly.

“I’ll definitely be going back for more tattoos in the future.

For more details go to facebook.com/ascensiontattoostudio