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 Wirral’s best in a number of categories.

The Hair, Beauty and Nail Lounge is Best for Hair, the award for Best for Pies went to Pies4U and Ebony J Nails and Beauty is Best for Nails.

The award for Best for Roast Dinner went to The Fox and Hounds, Shaker Shaker is Best for Cocktails and Best for Breakfast went to Twenty Sixteen.

Next up we were looking for the area’s Best for Fitness, which is Matt Colligan at MCT Fitness, and the vote for Best for Fish and Chips was taking 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 shortlists post on our Wirral Globe 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 Wirral Globe (Wednesday, June 14 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.


Speakeasy Tattoo

Speakeasy Tattoo

Speakeasy Tattoo Studio, Wallasey Road, Liscard

One nomination said: “I absolutely love this place and it’s the best tattoo studio I have been to.

“The passion and dedication they have for their work shine through in the tattoo designs they produce.

“I have every trust in them.”

For more details go to instagram.com/shannonrosespeakeasy



Mattattoo, Reeds Lane, Moreton

One nomination said this is “hands down the best place and his work is outstanding”.

Another said: “Absolutely stunning artwork - a great friendly business and an all-round fantastic job!”

For more details go to instagram.com/mattattoo84

Galaxy Tattoo

Galaxy Tattoo

Galaxy Tattoos, Borough Road, Wallasey

Recommendations say this is “the best tattoo shop in the area” with designs that are individual and tailored to each customer’s needs.

For more details go to facebook.com/Galaxytattoouk

Nomad Ink

Nomad Ink

Nomad Ink, Seaview Road, Wallasey

One happy customer said: “Some of my tattoos represent different times of my life and I'm glad to have shared them with the tattooists at Nomad Ink.

“They always treat everyone with dignity and respect and they understand the magnitude of what they are doing and take pride in doing it.”

For more details go to facebook.com/nomad.ink.uk

Think Ink

Think Ink

Think Ink, Bebington Road, Bebington

Regulars to this tattoo place say it’s a “clean and professional studio” with custom artwork in a range of styles” and “the whole experience is 10/10!”

For more details go to facebook.com/Think.Ink.Now

Numinous Tattoo

Numinous Tattoo

Numinous Tattoo, Grange Road West, Birkenhead

One nomination said: “These are the best people who produce the best work.

“I wouldn’t trust anyone else!”

For more details go to facebook.com/NuminousTattooStudio

Quill and Kraken

Quill and Kraken

Quill and Kraken Tattoo, West Kirby

Recommendations say this is “the best tattoo place around with a great atmosphere, a cool studio and the best artists”.

Another said they travelled from Lancashire for their tattoos with are created from your own ideas and designs.

For more details go to facebook.com/quillandkrakentattoo

Just Tattoos

Just Tattoos

Just Tattoos, Oxton Road, Birkenhead

One review on their Facebook page said: “Brilliant tattoos every time friendly atmosphere will never go anywhere else for a tattoo.”

For more details go to facebook.com/justtattoos23

Joe Little Tattoo

Joe Little Tattoo

Joe Little, Eastham Village Road, Eastham

Happy customers say the work is “outstanding” and “a fan favourite”.

Another said Joe is “by far the best tattooist around”.

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100060053233059

The Holy Mackerel Tattoo Cafe

The Holy Mackerel Tattoo Cafe

Ged Buckley, The Holy Mackerel Tattoo Café, Seabank Road, New Brighton

One nomination said: “Ged is an awesome tattooist.”

Another said: “The best in the area!”

For more details go to facebook.com/HolyMackerelTattooCafe

Alans Art Studio

Alan's Art Studio

Alan’s Tattoo Studio, Hoylake Road, Moreton

One recommendation for this place said each appointment is full of compassion and a real understanding of why customers are getting tattoos done with one praising the work one of the tattooists did covering up scars on their chest.

For more details go to facebook.com/alanstattoo

Serenity Arts Tattoo

Serenity Arts Tattoo

Serenity Arts Tattoo, New Chester Road, Eastham

One nomination said the tattoo they had there is “by far my favourite out of all the tattoos I’ve had” and “the crew are amazing”.

Another said they are “by far the best at what they do”.

For more details go to facebook.com/serenityartstattoo