Added on: 9th May, 2019 by O1
Celebrating 21 years in Orpington town centre, Avinit Tattoo & Body Piercing is the borough’s longest established tattoo parlour; a bright, open and modern warehouse style studio home to a talented team of up and coming artists.
Specialising in freehand work, with an eye for super crisp lines, saturated colour and shading, Orpington born owner Warren Coates’ interest in tattoos was sparked as a teenager. “With no one in my family having a tattoo I found them intriguing. I saw them as a mark of someone with a different life experience, someone who had perhaps seen more of the world,” said Warren.
Inspired to travel himself, Warren spent several years honing his skills as a tattooist in South Africa, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and India.
Returning from Goa in the Spring of 1997, and with no one in England carrying out the kind of work he wanted to, he set up his own shop on Chislehurst Road, ‘Avinit’ - the first ever to be licenced in the London Borough of Bromley. In the succeeding 21 years, some of the world’s top tattooists have graced the studio.
Avinit offer a full consultation process and a new, private body piercing room. A spotless, air-conditioned studio is also wheelchair accessible and guests can even bring their own music and make use of the inhouse record player.
Warren said, “We aim to create a warm, friendly environment here - all are welcome. It’s very much an evolving art space and following a full refurb we are looking forward to the next 21 years.”
Visit Avinit Tattoo & Body Piercing at 3 Chislehurst Road, Orpington.