Glasgow Tattoo  & Edinburgh Tattoo Studio

 Tribe Tattoo offers the very best in quality tattooing and piercing in our well-established tattoo shops in Glasgow & Edinburgh. Get in touch with us today...  email GLASGOW or EDINBURGH direct. 



Welcome to our website!

Tribe Tattoo & Piercing studios have been serving Edinburgh and Glasgow- and the rest of Scotland and beyond- since 2000.

We pride ourselves on our passion for and love for all types of body art, be it an ear piercing or a full body suit of japanese tattoos. We also offer laser tattoo removal (for those tattoos you wish you didn’t have) and in our Tribe Edinburgh shop, we also offer semi-permanent make up.




Our artists all have their own fields of expertise, and having so many artistic styles to choose from, we can make sure you get the perfect artist for your project.

If you are planning a tattoo, please feel free to check out our artists’ galleries. Between us we think we have most styles covered- from ornamental, floral, abstract, etching style, script, soft black and grey, colour realism and portraiture to Japanese and tribal tattoos, to name just a few- all done with the personal style of the individual artist.

So if your tattoo idea is just a small hidden symbol or a full body suit of Japanese tattoo art, speak to us and we will be able to make it happen for you.


Tattoo Shops in Glasgow and Edinburgh


Our Edinburgh tattoo studio as well as our Glasgow tattoo shop have dedicated receptionists who are there to chat to you and will be your first point of contact. They take all the calls and answer all the emails and facebook enquiries, they know the tattooists better than anyone and can book you in with the perfect artists for you.

Initially you might need a (free) consultation with your artist during which you can discuss your ideas and options, before getting booked in for the tattoo. However, in some instances we might be able to accommodate a small ‘walk in’ on the day- give us a ring and see what the availability is.

Our aim is to exceed your expectations and give you the body art you dreamed of, in a relaxed and friendly environment, and to make you as proud of your new piece as we are.


Body Piercing


Both our Edinburgh tattoo shop and our Glasgow tattoo studio offer a dedicated body piercing service- whether it’s a simple ear piercing or a complex industrial, our body piercers can do it for you. If it’s a pretty dermal anchor you’re after, head over to our Edinburgh studio, where our piercer George provides this service.


Laser tattoo removal


Sometimes we end up regretting a tattoo we got, we’ve outgrown it/ it doesn’t fit with the rest of the collection, or it was just never very good and now it needs to go. We understand, we’ve all been there, and thank god for laser tattoo removal! So if you are living with an unwanted piece or just need to make space for a bigger piece, get in touch. It’s not as painful as everyone makes out, but if you are unsure, we offer a free test patch.



Semi Permanent Make-up


In Edinburgh we have a semi-permanent make-up artist, tattooing with a difference! If you are tired of pencilling in your eyebrows or want your lips a shade darker, get in touch with Laura at our Edinburgh tattoo parlour, our fully trained semi-permanent make-up artist.


How to book


We pride ourselves on our friendly customer service, from first contact to aftercare. We will do what we can to make your ideas a reality, so if you’d like to get in touch with us, here are the best ways:

Tattoo Edinburgh:

pop into our studio by the university, 30 West Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD

Phone us: 0131 622 7220

Email us your ideas and images:

Tattoo Glasgow:

visit us at 1, Bank St, Glasgow G12 8JQ

Phone us: 0141 337 1940


Email us :

Piercing Edinburgh (inc dermals):

appointments not always necessary, but preferred

Piercing Glasgow:

pop in any time or book ahead

Laser Tattoo Removal Edinburgh:

pop in or book ahead

Laser tattoo removal Glasgow:

clinic every second Saturday, pop in or book

Semi-permanent make-up Edinburgh:

appointment only


Or, for ANY enquiry, you can find us on facebook.

online shop

Fri 28th Jul

we have started an online shop, at the moment it's just our tshirts, but we will be adding more merchandise as we go along, next will be prints of artwork by the artists. Stop by :)

vegans! We love you!

Sat 13th May

if you are vegan, please let the recptionist know, we will make sure everything used in the process of you getting your tattoo is vegan.

we have vegan inks and stencil paper! every artist has their own favourite brands of inks, but most of them are vegan, but be safe and ask.

The stencil paper we normally use is not vegan (it's got lanolin in it) but we have vegan stencil paper, which we are happy to bust out for you.

for vegan aftercare we recommend Lush's Ultra balm, or a small amount of cocoa butter.

UPDATE all stencil paper is now vegan :)

New receptionst in Glasgow!

Thu 4th May

we have said good bye to our receptonist Barry, he is starting a community arts charity with his wife, and we wish them all the best for the future.

Say hi to our new receptionst Lou! We have poached her from our local pub, having admired her skills with the punters at the bar and general air of competence (sorry  Inn Deep!)

Stop by and say hello :)