Summer means more flesh being flashed and with it comes tattoo envy.

During the warmer months, there’s more skin on show and an increased opportunity to see how people have chosen to get inked.

If you’ve decided on your first tattoo or want to add to your body art collection, one of the toughest decisions is where to get it done.

Bournemouth is teeming with tattooists, so we’ve turned to Google reviews to see which ones the public rates the highest.

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Top rated tattoo parlours in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Ink

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of reviews: 192

Where: Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

What people are saying: Ian Meads – “Bournemouth Ink is a fantastic friendly studio with the best artists in the area.

“This was my fourth visit for my dream sleeve. Tattooist Harvey is the ultimate professional and all the work he has done for me has been fantastic. He is a top guy who would rather get things perfect than clock watch.

I am so so happy with the work I have had done and will return soon for the next one.

I thoroughly recommend the studio and definitely book Harvey, if you can get a space with him!”

White Flame Tattoo Studio

Rating: 4.8/5

Number of reviews: 104

Where: Wimborne Road, Bournemouth

What people are saying: Brian Callinan – “Amazing artwork, tattoo I had done by Karl, looked like a painting. Beautiful! Not to mention the fascinating conversation we had too.”

South Coast Ink Tattoo Studio

Rating: 4.7/5

Number of reviews: 53

Where: The Triangle, Bournemouth

What people are saying: Elsa Marsh – “I was feeling very spontaneous and decided to go in and see if there were any walk in appointments available and there I met Molli, she is an amazing artist and made me feel very comfortable, my anxiety just disappeared!

“I couldn't be more grateful to Molli for my new amazing tattoo, she did an amazing job.”

Immaculate Chaos Tattoo Studio

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 48

Where: Lansdowne Crescent, Bournemouth

What people are saying: Antony Wilson – “I had my fingers tattooed by a lady called Hayley. Hayley was amazing! I had no idea what I wanted on my fingers, she went out her way spent some time finding things that suited my personality.

“We then got the designs and she tattooed them on me. I am not the best when it comes to tattoo's (pain) but she was understanding and didn’t butcher me like others have done.

“The work carried out was great and I will certainly be going back again. Thank you again Hayley!”

Inksane Tattoo

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 35

Where: Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

What people are saying: Tim Warren – “Had a back piece done and Dragos was great from the start with good ideas on how my concept of tattoo would work best.

“Very professional and friendly people. Would definitely use again and recommend. Very clean and after care advice worked perfectly.”