About Us

At Tales our priority is giving our clients the very best treatment, and we focus all our efforts into creating beautiful pieces of art that they are proud to wear for the rest of their lives. We book personal consultations for every client, to discuss in detail what is wanted from the artist and ensure that every possible effort is made to create your perfect tattoo. All tattoos and consultations are done in a relaxed, inviting and friendly environment quite different from any typical tattoo studio you may have come across and we are very proud of the service we provide.

We are all unique, as is the story we have to tell and the perspective from which we tell it. Tattoos are a way to communicate our story in an aesthetically pleasing way to the people around us, to connect with them and make them a part of it. Our goal is to give each client an experience as unique as every tattoo.

56 Shirley Rd, Croydon,

020 8405 9942


Monday – Saturday
from 9am – 6pm

what we offer

Unique Tattoos

At Tales of Inkspiration we provide bespoke tattooing tailored to the individual. A personal consultation with each client to discuss every idea...


Tattoo Removal

We also offer laser tattoo removal for any unwanted tattoos or to help with the process of a new coverup tattoo. Please visit our dedicated...


What clients say about us

I had my leg piece done with Terry at Tales of Inkspiration and I couldn’t recommend it more. Terry is an amazing tattoo artist. He listened to what I wanted , then freehand my design. Will definitely be back
Candice PhillipsUK
Had my tattoo done today. I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to needles but I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed. Love my tattoo. Highly recommended. Clean and Professional exactly what you should experience for all visits and appointments. Will be back for another very soon.
Elette FrancisUK
Amazing artist as well as tattooist, produced a tattoo that was a million times better than what I pictured in my head. Welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Couldn’t have asked for more.
Jack ClarkUK

From arriving first thing in the morning until leaving at 6, I felt like I was around friends I had known for years. Terry and Chris were great to be around and the atmosphere/banter was awesome. The hygiene was impeccable, and the work carried out for my first sleeve session was done in an extremely professional manner, which made me feel comfortable and relaxed the entire day. This isn't my first tattoo but my first with Tales of Inkspiration and the whole experience out weighed any place I have been to before. Bring on my next appointment !! Get involved!!

Andrew FisherUK

Had my first Tattoo here the other day, I was very nervous, but was put at ease straight away with the great atmosphere and friendly staff. Had a good consultation, and Terry was able to take my ideas and put them into a fantastic design, which fitted perfectly with what I wanted. My Tattoo looks fantastic and I'm over the moon with it . Great place , very clean, professional shop. I can't wait till my next appointment in a few weeks to finish my Tattoo . Highly recommend Tales of Inkspiration, I wouldn't go anywhere else now.

Jesca BlundellUK

I was recommended by a friend who is a regular client at Tales of Inkspiration. I have wanted to do another Tattoo for a while but was slightly unsure. Once i had decided, i approach Terry with my idea and he simply produced a master piece. Never once was i made to feel uncomfortable. The hospitality and atmosphere is top class and they have an amazing array of herbal Tea..!!! Thank you Terry. I am very happy with what you have produced for me and I will undoubtedly recommend Tale of Inkspiration to anyone who may be wanting a work of art.

Diana LourencoUK
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020 8405 9942
Monday – Saturday
9 am – 6 pm
Email us at talesofink@outlook.com for appointment

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