Garth’s Tattoo studio is home to some of the UK’s most talented tattoo artists. Award-winning, our tattooists are located in our Kent studio (Deal, CT14) and welcome customers from across the country (UK). With over 60 year’s experience, we are expert tattooists who can offer most tattoo styles. All tattoos are freehand and bespoke is our speciality. Check out our tattooists’ work below.
I’m Max and I have been around the tattoo industry my whole life. As a young boy, I spent a lot of time in my Dad’s tattoo studio in Crawley where I grew up. It inspired me to become a professional tattoo artist and a thirst to learn more.
I have travelled to many places in order to gain experience and add fresh input into my tattoo technique. I love to travel and have developed my craft around the globe.
I enjoy working at tattoo conventions and I managed to pick up awards, which is an achievement I am very proud of.
I have worked at Garth’s Tattoo Studio for almost ten years now as a resident artist. A decade in I still enjoy planning different guest spots to keep my ideas and work fresh.
Born in Birkenhead in 1984, I have spent the majority of my 35 years in Deal.
I have always had an affinity with art, drawing and precision as a way of expressing myself.
When I was about 18 I enquired about a tattoo apprenticeship but was faced with a very dismissive person and poor information, so I spent many years trying out different job roles, gaining experience and qualifications across many fields before I was led back to the path of tattooing around 7 years ago.
Some of my proudest achievements prior to starting at Garth’s and having beautiful twins with my amazing partner Meg, include creating a hand-painted backdrop for a psychedelic trance night in Nottingham, which was used for events in London. I worked my ass off to get a 1st class degree in sustainable design at The University of Derby where I discovered a passion for woodturning, later going on to produce bespoke handmade wooden ear stretchers.
I went from a kitchen porter to a head chef in a local restaurant, and proudly finished my career as a chef making artisan pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven.
It was whilst cheffing that I decided to leap into tattooing, so I got an apprenticeship in a studio in deal on my days off from cooking and worked hard to get where I find myself today.
I love all kinds of tattoos and enjoy learning more every day about the technique and history of our craft. My favourite style of tattooing is dot work, which I taught myself, first hand poking my left arm for about 40 hours (not in one go!) It wasn’t until I started working at Garth’s that I was really pushed into trying out all of the varieties of tattoos available, I also love whip shading the shit out of flowers, who wants some flowers?
Thanks to all my current and future customers for their trust, support and patience.
How much do tattoos cost?
It depends on the size and difficulty.
The total price is determined by the number of hours taken
It’s best to call us for a free consultation and quote.
MONDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
TUESDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
WEDNESDAY by appointment only
THURSDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
FRIDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
SUNDAY by appointment only