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Kingston's Number 1

Founded in 2013/14 by good friends Luke and James, Hard Luck Tattoo has become South West London's superior custom tattooing, laser and body piercing shop. A traditional open plan shop layout with wall to wall covered in ever changing tattoo flash and motorcycle art, making every visit to the shop a visual experience. We welcome anyone and any tattoo design or ideas with the sole goal of delivering the customer a great piece of individual art work. Hard Luck Tattoo is best known for bold bright long lasting tattoos... our artists have diverse skills and styles, from a full Japanese sleeve to a fine line black and grey portrait. Located in South West London, within the busy Kingston Upon Thames town centre, a mere 30 seconds from train and bus stations, plus several car parks surrounding the shop makes visiting easy.


Staff and Artists

Luke Kempton

Luke has been tattooing since 2006 and has had the opportunity to work with many great other tattoo artists. Luke's tattooing is diverse and he works in a vast range of styles, from bold bright old school and Japanese, to soft black and grey and realism. Luke's tattoos heal and age well, maintaining the vividness created on day one.*

Monday / TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY / FRIDAY / SATURDAY / Sunday

@Luke_hlt

James Smith

Although starting tattooing almost a decade ago, James took a hiatus to travel the world as a professional BMXer and then start a camera equipment company (as you do!). With all the adventures and broken bones now behind him, James now has the perfect focus and home at HLT among the co artists.

Monday / TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY / FRIDAY / SATURDAY / Sunday


@James_hlt

Phil Mann

Although local, Phil has been traveling for the large part of his life exploring music and art. Settling into tattooing in 2012, Phil became part of the Hard Luck team in 2015. Phil specializes in black and grey dot work, focusing on geometric patterns, floral designs and mystical imagery.

MONDAY / TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY / Friday / Saturday / SUNDAY

@philmanntattoo_hlt

Caz

Carol AKA Caz has over 3 years experience of professional piercing and can perform basic and advanced piercings in a quick and accurate manner. Available for walk-in piercing appointments, with a wide selection piercing jewellery.

MONDAY / TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY / Thursday / FRIDAY / SATURDAY / Sunday