Welcome to the Inked Up website


Inked Up Studio is Cardiff’s first Custom Tattoo Studio. Opened in November 2005 by artist and owner Gareth, the aim of the studio is to create bespoke individual designs and to provide a memorable tattooing experience.

Being a custom studio allows each customer to work closely with Gareth to develop their ideas into bespoke designs. We welcome the customer's own designs and reference points which will help us to interpret your vision.

Alternatively there is a large selection of flash to choose from which can also be developed or altered or sold as seen.

Inked Up specialise in all styles of custom tattooing from Black work and Black and Grey through to Realism and Oriental. All ideas are welcome and all sizes of work are undertaken.

Inked Up is a clean, friendly and professional studio comprising of four main areas: the waiting room, work area, drawing area and sterilisation room.

The waiting room is a large and relaxing area which allows you to browse through the selection of designs and make your decision in comfort.

Once your decision has been made and your artwork is complete your tattoo will be performed in the work area. The work area is a bright, large and clean to the highest of standards and includes all the modern equipment required to ensure maximum comfort whilst being tattooed. 100% privacy is guaranteed during your tattoo.

The drawing room and sterilisation room are staff only areas where all the designs are created and sterilising and cleaning takes place, which ensures the work area remains sterile.

We work hard to give the best professional advice to each customer and their choices are treated with the utmost respect.

Due to our professionalism and unique designs, many of our customers recommend us to others leading to word of mouth being our most valuable form of advertising. This has led to Gareth having customers from all over the UK and some further afield.                                                                                            

Gareth has also had the chance to create tattoos for TV Shows on BBC and Sky. Through consulting with the makeup artists, Gareth has drawn tattoos for Doctor Who, Torchwood and most recently Ruth Jones' new series Stella.

Inked Up is continuing to grow as a business with new customers and interesting tattoos every day. You can keep up to date with whats going on at Inked Up by visiting our News page and Facebook page. Also keep an eye on the gallery to see all of Gareth's latest work.

Enjoy the website, we hope it gives you some inspiration to get tattooed by Gareth soon.

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