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Tribal Body Art opened on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in 1996 with an emphasis on quality and customer care.

We have four tattooists, and two piercers, one of whom is also a jewellery maker and a tattoo laser removal system. We also have room for guest artists.

We are located on the Royal Mile, five minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Car parking is available nearby.

We can help you realise your ideas into a finished tattoo. You can email ideas to our email address or pop into the shop for a chat. You can also browse our previous works on this site, Facebook or Instagram.

Typically we tattoo larger pieces in two to three hour sessions. Clients can become exhausted and the skin not take the ink so well after 3 hours. We can accommodate longer sessions if required.

Read about the history of tattooing, by Jared.


Tattoo Prices

Body Piercing Prices

Tattoo Age Restrictions

The 1969 Tattooing of Minors Act prohibits tattooing anybody under the age of eighteen We will not tattoo anybody under eighteen years old, no exceptions.

  • Under 18: no services
  • 18 – 25: we will tattoo most parts of your body, the exception being places where a tattoo cannot be concealed such as the hands or neck.
  • Over 25: no restrictions

Piercing Age Restrictions

The licensing for tattoo and piercing studios in Scotland states that as persons under the age of sixteen are minors they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to consent for them to be pierced. Our age restrictions policy is based partly on the conditions of our license:

  • Under 14: no services
  • 14 and 15: most piercings (not nipple or genital or dermal implants) must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian (not a random stranger you picked up on Hunters square or Greyfriars Kirk!)
  • 16: you can consent for most piercings (except female nipple or genital) you must bring valid I.D. as proof of age
  • 18 and over: we will perform all piercings

Where to find us