Storyville named one of the top ten best tattoo studios in London!

24.08.2019 — Storyville

We’re not quite topping the best tattoo studios lists yet but Conde Nast Traveller recently asked the man behind the London Tattoo Guide to come up with his top ten of the best contemporary tattoo studios in London and Storyville Tattoo was included! We feel very honoured to be included, especially seeing as we haven’t been open for two years yet! We’re among some excellent, well established studios on the list so it really is great to be considered. Here’s what they had to say:


‘A small but perfectly-formed tattoo oasis nestled away in East Dulwich, this is the brainchild of Nick Horn and his partner Clare. Tattooist Nick has been an artist since he was 18 and, following seven influential years working at Good Times in Shoreditch, opened his own studio in 2017. He was joined in this new venture by Clare (who doesn’t have any tattoos) she provided a fresh perspective and helped shape the concept for a welcoming, peaceful space. The fruit of this collaboration – a cosy cabin, flooded with light and fronted by a plant-filled patio that will relax even the most nervous of clients.’

We’re pretty happy with that description! They even included a photo of our Chris doing his thing.


Progress with Paul’s dragon bodysuit!

10.07.2019 — Storyville

Nick is making excellent progress with Paul’s dragon bodysuit! Paul always wanted to have a dragon tattoo covering his entire body and has finally reached his goal! Although now he’s decided to, in his own words, “fill in all the gaps” so he and Nick have got a way to go yet! The plan is […]


Merry Christmas!

14.01.2019 — Storyville

We want to wish everyone who has been through Storyville Tattoo’s doors a huge Merry Christmas and a very happy new year! We also want to say a massive THANKYOU for all your support and love! We couldn’t be happier with how our first year has been and super excited about the coming year. Bring […]


Danny Kelly in the house!

17.09.2018 — Storyville

We were lucky enough to have Danny Kelly come and tattoo with us recently. He and Nick took the opportunity to sit down for a chat about their experiences so far in and around tattooing and the tattoo community. Nick and Danny used to work together at Good Times Tattoo in Shoreditch for around 5 years […]


Rose Harley comes to visit

18.06.2018 — Storyville

Our incredibly talented friend Rose Harley came to visit us at Storyville Tattoo studio recently. Rose was also kind enough to film a chat with Nick about her experiences both sides of the needle. Rose works at Vagabond Tattoo studio in Hackney which is where our own Andrew works 3 days a week while he’s […]


2018 Dulwich Artists Open House Festival

16.05.2018 — Storyville

    The 2018 Dulwich Artists Open House Festival was an absolute blast! Our great friend Fenella Woolgar honoured us by having her first ever exhibition in our studio. Fenella is truly an incredible artist and even finds time to appear in films and television shows to boot. She’s in the new season of BBC’s ‘Call […]


Studio visit to Dharma Tattoo

23.04.2018 — Storyville

  Storyville Tattoo owner Nick Horn recently paid a visit to his old pal Dharma Tattoo owner Yeshé Konchok. You can find Dharma on Roman Road in East London. Yeshé and his wife Sally opened the doors almost three years ago and have a great team of tattoo artists working with them. They’ve built a really vibrant […]


When is the Best Time of Year to get Tattooed?

15.04.2018 — Storyville

  A lot of people have asked me over the years ‘when is the best time of year to get tattooed’? It’s a great question and might be counter intuitive – or at least counter to the common approach. Most tattoo artists will tell you that the spring and summer are the busy times of […]


The Dulwich Diverter

19.03.2018 — Storyville

Our excellent free local paper The Dulwich Diverter were kind enough to not only feature Storyville Tattoo in the latest issue but even put our very own Nick Horn on the front page! We’ve got the article below for anyone unlucky enough to not live in East Dulwich so grab a cup of tea and […]


How do tattoos heal?

04.02.2018 — Storyville

Have you ever wondered how tattoos heal? Exactly what stages does a tattoo go through in the healing stages? Well get comfy because studio owner Nick Horn is about to reveal all! How Tattoos Heal The first stage is when you’ve just had your new tattoo completed, or at least the first session if it’s […]