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Established 1999

Traditional Tattoo Experience 

Welcome To Happy Sailor Tattoo

Happy Sailor is the pink shop in Shoreditch where you can:

  • Get tattooed
  • Get Pierced
  • Find T-Shirts Jewellery, Mugs and other booty, essential to Pirates of our time.

OUr Tattoo Artists:

Guest Master Ajarn Ohr

Master Ajarn Ohr, from Bangkok Ink, specialises in Thai Sakyants. He tattoos, by hand, Thai religious designs. Every tattoo is done as a ritual; it starts with an offer, a prayer, hand tattoos and ends with a blessing. Master Ohr has a great number of followers and disciples. For his first time abroad he came to Happy Sailor in June. He’s planning more visits as there is a very big request for his magic tattooing. For any enquirers, please contact the shop.

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Happy Sailor
4.7
Based on 129 reviews
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Will Glendenning
Will Glendenning
19:50 23 Oct 21
After being quoted £70 for my piercing at another place I decided to go here instead, was greeted by happy faces and a... welcoming energy, felt super comfortable and well informed about everything I needed to know, 10/10 recommend if I get any more piercings i'll be heading straight here 🙂read more
Laura Kaija
Laura Kaija
13:41 20 Oct 21
Had the backing of my piercing missing, gave me one and put it on for me for free. My friend also got a tattoo here and... they turned out great! The staff is super friendly.read more
Jill bENNARDO
Jill bENNARDO
21:10 25 Sep 21
Claudia is an amazing artist and person.She made me feel comfortable and as ease.Jay also makes a really good cup of... tea.read more
Shellan Barbour
Shellan Barbour
12:54 02 Sep 21
Great staff. Can't wait to go back for my tattoo.
Angel Louise Weaver
Angel Louise Weaver
19:05 28 Aug 21
Absolutely amazing, from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave you get 5 star service. Both Tota and Claudia... are amazing people and tattooists and know exactly whats best for you when you're a little unsure and easily calm your nerves if needed. Always a great service when i come in, Absolutely love them all ❤read more
Oluremi Edwards
Oluremi Edwards
20:36 03 Jul 21
Very friendly, good quality job n value for money.
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09:40 06 Jun 21
I loved the whole experience. Both Claudia and the guy in the reception are so nice and made the process very easy and... enjoyable with good advice !! The studio is a pure piece of art!read more
Josiane Smith
Josiane Smith
07:03 31 May 21
The staff here were friendly, chatty, accommodating and patient (!), efficient and caring. I got two tattoos as a... walk-in and they printed out different versions for me to try sizes and played with the stencils of the placement so I could see it in different places (although I would recommend you do this yourself before you come so you can have a better idea). They love what they do and it shows. I will be coming back!read more
Lia Wanilia
Lia Wanilia
14:08 18 May 21
absolutely love this shop!! I've been there a couple times now and i keep coming back because staff is so nice and fun... and they do a great job! read more
Tee B
Tee B
17:13 09 May 21
Friendliest group of people ever! Make you feel so welcomed & comfortable from the minute you step into their door. I... got a piercing with them, after expressing worries about my previous piercings & problems I had experienced Claudia was extremely patient & helpful, even with the after care process & the million & one extra questions I’ve had since, she’s always been happy to help!Will definitely going back from any future piercings, which I definitely plan on getting, & tattoos. Highly highly highly recommend!read more
EVA “evap123” Pa
EVA “evap123” Pa
14:30 09 May 21
Once again extremely satisfied with my piercings. Did nipples and one more hole in my earlobe this time and I couldn’t... be more than happier and excited and on top of that have it done by proffesionals that make you feel welcomed, accommodating, comfortable and get the job done super quickly. I will be coming for more!read more
bouvet ophelie
bouvet ophelie
17:18 06 May 21
Lovely people, they helped me with my piercing as I couldn't took it out. They have been very helpful. They did very... quickly.They are very responsive, they answered all my questions.read more
shayne heatley
shayne heatley
12:46 05 May 21
Fantastic line work and dotting. Very pleased with the whole experience especially the customer service.After many... years of fabulous service from a concerned I can alas only give 5 stars... 6 stars are needed. Exemplary.read more
jasmine santarin
jasmine santarin
19:37 30 Apr 21
I got my nose pierced here and i definitely regret it. When I got it pierced they used the piece of nose jewellery... which has a curve and hooks into your nose, then when I went to get it changed at a different piercing shop to a ring about seven months later thinking that it was fully healed, when the piercer removed the jewellery that was provided for me she saw that the jewellery was way too small for my nose causing an indentation to form. Then when she put the hoop in, found that because of the jewellery that they used for me (which is apparently not the one you're meant to use for an initial piercing) the hoop didn't sit right at all on the nose. So she had to replace it with a longer straight barbell which allowed for potential swelling and to help reduce the appearance of the indent. Regret coming to this place as i now can't guarantee that I can even wear a ring and would have to take it out completely and wait to repierce it again. So quite disappointed with the outcome of all of this and wouldn't necessarily come back for another piercing.read more
Kazi Alam
Kazi Alam
22:53 28 Apr 21
Little NoseMy wife and I walked in and got seen to straight away, my wife had her nose pierced, Claudia who did the... piercing was super friendly, explained what she was doing, ensured my wife was happy (my wife was a bit nervous lol) everything was clean and sanitised. My wife will definitely come back here for more piercings. Thank you, one happy sailor!read more
Dawn Millard
Dawn Millard
19:15 24 Apr 21
I have had a few tattoos done at Happy Sailor.James & Tota have both done tattoos for me.They are both lovely & make... you feel very welcome.I can't wait for Tota to do my next tattoo in a few weeks, looking forward to seeing Tota very soon 💖read more
Abbie Fletcher
Abbie Fletcher
12:33 15 Apr 21
Me and my friend got pierced here Yesturday by Claudia. Great experience ! I got both sides of my nostril done and I'm... happy Claudia took the time and effort to make sure they were symetrical for my face. Everyone was lovely and I'd defo reccomend it. Loved the studio too. Take care guys 🙂read more
Lauren Thompson
Lauren Thompson
17:29 09 Dec 20
Claudia is amazing she has tattooed and pierced me and I love her she's so talented
Lucy Franco
Lucy Franco
16:48 01 Nov 20
I got a piercing done by Tota here last month and she was so good I came back to get a few more! Tota makes you feel... totally at ease and gets the piercings done quickly and easily. Really pleased - will be back for a third time for sure!read more
Iwan Pettifer-Cole
Iwan Pettifer-Cole
13:29 29 Aug 20
Amazing staff, really know what they're doing. Was quick and painless!
Tammy Wells
Tammy Wells
08:08 06 Aug 20
Amazing as always only place I will go 😍 tota is amazing ❤
Alys Bills
Alys Bills
17:06 27 Jul 20
I’ve had a couple tattoos with Claudia now and absolutely love both of them! Everyone there is so friendly and... talented. Will be back again soon for more 🙂read more
Michelle Williamson
Michelle Williamson
10:08 01 Mar 20
Best piercing experience I have ever had! Originally went somewhere else but they didn't offer what I wanted and they... were more expensive. Called happy Sailor and they said I could come straight down! Our piercer was amazing, she made us feel relaxed and at ease and was so professional from start to finish. Great atmosphere in the studio from everyone there too, Highly recommend!read more
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