Although Stockholm has been called “the most inked city in the world” in the past, Oslo is definitely not lagging behind. Look around you when roaming the streets of Oslo, particularly one of the city’s hip areas such as Grünerløkka, and you’re bound to see many people sporting tattoos. To support the ever-growing inking trend, Oslo’s tattoo parlors are amping up their game. Here are the ones that should capture your attention.
Invictus tattoo studio
A corner of the work area in Invictus Tattoo | Courtesy of Invictus Tattoo
Invictus was established in 2006 and takes pride in working with artists who are not just talented and experienced in the art of tattoos, but also at drawing. As as a result, you can get custom, detailed pieces designed just for you. They often bring guest tattoo artists from all over the world (specializing in different styles) and they accept walk-ins. The studio also offers microblading.
Attitude Tattoo Studio | Courtesy of Attitude Tattoo Studio
Attitude Tattoo Studio refers to themselves as “Norway’s largest and most well known Tattoo Studio”. A look at their clientele – which comprises Norwegian celebrity rappers, TV hosts, and rock band members – certainly supports that claim. The studio is helmed by Electric Linda, an artist who’s won more than 50 awards in tattoo competitions globally and participated in a Norwegian TV show about tattoos.
Tattoo artist Noi Siamese | Courtesy of 1969 Tattoo
Tattoo artist Noi Siamese 3 first opened 1969 Tattoo back in 2008, as a solo project in Grünerløkka. The artist, who specializes in oriental style, now shares his studio with Hungarian tattoo artist and illustrator Peter Tikos. Tikos’ forte is realism, black/white, and fantasy – together they offer something for everyone.
Lucky 7 Tattoos has been around since 2005 – and they even have a sister shop called Lucky 7 Classic Custom. They pride themselves in their “clean, safe and friendly” environment, as well as the variety of tattooing styles their many artists specialize in.
The team at Timeless Tattoo | Courtesy of Timeless Tattoo Oslo
A tattoo studio with more than 10 years of experience, Timeless Tattoo is centrally located and offers a broad spectrum of styles from established artists. Here you can get pieces done in styles such as Viking art, new trad, dotwork, and realism.
You Gotta Love It Tattoo | Courtesy of You Gotta Love It Tattoo
Located in downtown Oslo, near the Opera House, this tattoo shop specializes in traditional styled tattoos. Haven’t decided exactly what your next tattoo should look like? No worries! Collaborate with the artists as they’re great for brainstorming and together you can come up with original ideas.
Old Bastards Tattoo Oslo | Courtesy of Old Bastards Tattoo Oslo
The artists at Old Bastards specialize in realism (both color and black & grey), as well as Chicano style and silhouettes. Apart from paying per tattoo, you also have the option to book your favorite artist for either a half or a full day to work on multiple or larger pieces. They also have a shop where you can buy carefully curated streetwear pieces as well as after-care products. Don’t forget to check out their referral program: if you refer one of your friends to them, you get 150 NOK towards your next session.