Welcome to Tattoobase

Situated on Grantham High Street, Tattoobase opened its doors in 2000 and has been a prominent provider of specialised artistic tattoo design, consulting and superior piercing services.

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A sanctuary of creative self-expression

Our Grantham studio withholds a zero-attitude policy. Each and every client is treated with integrity and respect, and we do not discriminate against race, nationality, religious background or sexual orientation.

We blend old-school values with modern safety standards. Our tattoo and piercing artists are fully licensed and highly knowledgeable.

We also regularly host guest artists from all over the world, so keep an eye out for updates. 


0778 000 3270


Tattoobase, 1 High Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 8FH

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

The story of Dave Thomson

A former army solider turned tattoo artist who made a name for himself drawing portraits of his loved ones.

Dave Thomson never envisioned owning one of the most reputable tattoo shops in Lincolnshire. But after struggling once he left the the army set out to transform his life. Dave turned to designing tattoos as an aid to helping others express themselves via art and immediately fell in love with the designs he produced. After years of sketching out designs an opportunity of a lifetime fell into his lap. Dave was offered a retail outlet and two weeks later, the studio became home.

A studio dedicated to optimal client services and positive vibes, Tattoobase has raised the bar for studios in Lincolnshire — providing an approachable, relaxed and astonishingly clean studio to clientele. We go beyond what is expected, our attention to detail is flawless and we are incredibly good at what we do.

We want every client's tattoo to tell their stories of personal journeys through the unique artwork on their skin by offering a clean, comfortable environment to provide clients, artists, and guests with a truly memorable tattooing experience. Our hand picked team of resident artists and guest artists are passionate and dedicated to the fine art of tattoo. 

Below you will find our price list. 

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30 minutes


A consultation fee applies for a consultation appointment with your chosen Artist. This is redeemable against your tattoo appointment.

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Artist Josh
10+ years of experience

£95 per hour

Josh Ryan is a tattoo artist originally from London specialises in abstract geometrics, colour portraits, realism, watercolour and Neo Traditional tattoos.

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Artist Dave
20+ years of experience

£150 per hour

Dave Thomson owner of Tattoobase specialises in single needle work, black and grey, portraits, abstract geometrics, large body and back pieces, intricate sleeves, cover ups or portraits.

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Tattoobase, 1 High Street,
Grantham, United Kingdom NG31 8FH

P: +44 77 8000 3270

Give us a call or drop us an email, we endeavour to answer all enquiries within 24 hours on business days.

We are open from 9-5 weekdays, 9-3 weekends.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are you taking any precautions due to covid-19?

We are opening in phases and for now is only by appointment. We are limiting the amount of people in the studio for now no more than 6 at once. Besides enforcing wearing a mask to clients and artist, we are checking temperature before entering our studio, mask are available for our staff and clients, we also increased separation in our station to follow the 6m distancing when possible, sanitisers are placed throughoutthe studio for everyone to use, also we encourage everyone to wash hands frequently.

How do I book an appointment?

Please book via the consultation tab above to send us an email so we can schedule this for you. If you are unable to send us an email, please call us.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes, a non-refundable £50 deposit is required to book an appointment. The deposit is included in the final session payment. More than one request to alter or redraw a custom tattoo design will require an additional deposit.

Will I be able to see my tattoo design before my tattoo sitting?

Yes! We usually send finished tattoo design with the possibility of adjustments 1-2 days before appointment.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

On the day of your appointment, you should arrive on time, well rested and on a full stomach. Don’t drink coffee,  alcohol or energy drinks. Don’t use any numbing pills creams or gels and make sure you don’t apply any lotion on the area to be tattooed the day of. During your session, you will have a few breaks, so if you would like to bring a snack or food you can.

Will I get aftercare instructions?

Yes you will, you will get detailed instructions on how to take care of your new tattoo and you will also get the  soap and ointment for the healing process.

Should I send a picture of my healed tattoo?

Yes please. Be sure to send photos of healed tattoos. We would like to use them on our social media.