The reopening of hair salons and barbers were not the only places customers were looking forward to on April 12 - tattoo studios also made a huge comeback!
We asked our readers to recommend the best tattoo studios in town and we had many recommendations come through based on the quality of completed tattoos and creativity of tattoo artists.
Whether you are looking to get your first ever tattoo or you want to add another stunning piece of artwork to an already growing sleeve of masterpieces, we have got you covered with this list of the best studios to get it down in Northampton
They are ordered according to the popularity in our readers' comments.
5. Alternative Art Tattoo and Piercing
Alternative Art, situated on Kettering Road, was also ranked highly by our readers. They are working by appointment only between 11am - 4.30pm. For more information, call 01604 472929.
Photo: Alternative Art Tattoo & Piercing
6. Twisted Chapel
The Twisted Chapel tattoo studio on Harborough Road in Kingsthorpe was also recommended by a lot of our readers with lots of praise for their resident artist, Kim! One reader, Julie Craddock, described her work as "amazing". For more information, call 01604 722345.
Photo: Twisted Chapel Tattoo Studio
7. Tattoo Phil's
Tattoo Phil's on Bridge Street in Northampton town centre was one of the first to register with Northampton Borough Council and has been operating for over 30 years. Call 01604 602277 to arrange a free consultation with them.
Photo: Tattoo Phil's
8. Dynamite Tattoos
Dynamite Tattoos on St Leonard's Road in Far Cotton comes highly recommended by our readers as their team of four tattoo artists cover a wide range of styles including comic book art, realism and fine art. One reader, Richard Coys Culter, commented: "Dynamite, had my sleeve done by Sam he’s awesomely brilliant!" For more information, call 07749 354848.
Photo: Dynamite Tattoos Collective