So, you want to get a tattoo? Well, Glasgow has some amazingly talented tattoo artists with designs that are so unique. So, if you are interested, then these are the best tattoo shops near Glasgow University (just in case you want to pop in for an afternoon inking session in between classes.) If that is the case, we have you covered.

HR Tattoo Shop

HR Tattoo Shop
Source: HR Tattoo Shop – Glasgow Instagram

Location: St Andrews Street, Glasgow

HR Tattoo Shop are located just outside St. Enoch, which is just a 9-minute ride from Hillhead subway!

This tattoo shop has received outstanding reviews, with customers actively commenting on the ‘great atmosphere’ and ‘amazing artists’.

The shop offers a lot of realism designs, which are of remarkably high quality. The artists are said to have particularly good attention to detail and leave customers coming back for seconds.

Hepcat Tattoos

Location: High Street, Glasgow

Hepcat have been rewarded with some amazing reviews. As a result, they have been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Facebook. These reviews make constant reference to their friendly staff.

This amazing tattoo salon offer custom designs and are happy to take on even the most challenging designs. The studio’s vintage feel and their ‘award winning’ tattoo artists, make Hepcat one of the best tattoo shops in Glasgow.

Hepcat is only an 8-minute Subway ride from Glasgow University! Head on over for a high-quality ink tattoo that you will not regret.

Empire Ink

Location: Glassford Street, Glasgow

Following the success of their Edinburgh studio, Empire Ink have opened a Glasgow studio in Merchant City. Like Hepcat, they are only an eight-minute ride on the Subway.

This studio offers designs that are unique to each client. They also have a Facebook rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Empire Ink have left their clients extremely happy.

Lucky Cat Tattoo

Location: Great Western Road, Glasgow

Lucky Cat Tattoo are extremely close by to Glasgow University. Their studio is only a 2-minute Subway Ride or a fifteen-minute walk from the Main Campus.

Lucky Cat has a 4.7-star rating on Facebook. Their studio is open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, leaving plenty of time for students to visit.

The studio also offers gift vouchers, which make a great gift for friends who are fans of body art.

Tribe Tattoo

Tribe Tattoo
Source: Tribe Tattoo Instagram

Location: Bank Street, Glasgow 

Tribe Tattoo is a very convenient tattoo shop as it is only a five-minute walk from Glasgow University’s Main Campus.

What’s more, it offers a variety of services such as laser tattoo removal, piercing and tattooing. They even rate at 4.6 out of five stars on Facebook for these services.

However, this studio does more than just provide tattoos. A portion of their profits are donated to their non-profitable organisation named Tribe Animal Sanctuary Scotland. This organisation helps to provide animals with new habitats. This means you know that your money is going to a worthy cause.

Therefore, all this makes Tribe Tattoo one of the best tattoo shops near Glasgow University. They offer numerous services all an extremely high quality. Plus, the studio is also just off the Main Campus.

So, those are our top picks for tattoo shops near Glasgow University! Have any of the studios on our list inspired you to get yourself inked? If so, read our guide to make sure you don’t regret your tattoo. 

Last Updated on June 20, 2024