WHEN it comes to getting inked, what’s your favourite design?

A small heart or cross, a significant date or name, or maybe you’d opt for something bigger like a lion or tiger.

How about a Celtic design with knots and scrolls or a nautical themed tattoo with stars that has grown in popularity in recent years.

So far in our Best of 2024 competition, we’ve searched for Mid Cheshire’s best in nine categories.

We’ve looked at hair, nails and fitness and then pies, roast dinners and fish and chips as well as breakfast, cocktails and beer gardens.

This week, it’s tattoos and we know it will be no easy feat to choose a winner which is why we’ll be handing over the final decision to those who know best – our readers.

Now we need your help to choose the winner from our 10 shortlisted nominees.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best for Tattoos shortlists post on our Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich, and Knutsford Facebook and Twitter pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Northwich and Winsford Guardian or Knutsford Guardian (Thursday, June 27 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to Newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions)

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Sunday, June 30 and we will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best of 2024 appeal on our social media pages on Friday.


Ink Fx Tattoo

Ink Fx Tattoo

Ink FX Tattoo, Langford Road, Lostock Gralam

This was last year’s Best for Tattoos – can they win again for 2024?

One nomination said: “This is absolutely the best.”

Another said: “Great tattooist and a really nice guy too.”

For more details go to facebook.com/inkfxtattoo

Newf247 Ink

Newf247 Ink

Newf247 Ink, Chester Road, Winsford

One recommendation said: “Everyone at 247 Ink & Beauty is pure talent!”

Another said: “Definitely 247 Ink – a great team, perfect studio and a lovely atmosphere.”

For more details go to facebook.com/people/Newf247-ink/100069657645429/

Maneki Neko Tattoo

Maneki Neko Tattoo

Maneki Neko Tattoo, Witton Street, Northwich

One regular says they “wouldn’t go anywhere else” and another agreed saying “they’re simply amazing”.

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063693305227

Buttercup Studio

Buttercup Studio

Buttercup Studio 1, Winnington

One review on their Facebook said: “I had the best experience with Amy getting my new tattoo that I've wanted for so long.

“Amy spent time helping me decide where to have it, to work with future tattoos I have in mind as well.

“Already planning what's next and will 100% be returning!”

For more details go to facebook.com/buttercupstudio1

Tilted Crown Tattoo Studio

Tilted Crown Tattoo Studio

Tilted Crown Tattoo Studio

One nomination said: “It’s without doubt Tilted Crown.”

Another said: “It’s 110 per cent Tilted Crown for me.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087192963442

Art N Soul

Art N Soul

Art N Soul, Witton Street, Northwich

One happy customer said on Facebook: “Great results.

“I’ve had a couple of tattoos here and I love them.”

Another said: “Hands down the best – super talented and super friendly.”

For more details go to facebook.com/northwich.ink

Amelia at Face Base

Amelia at Face Base

Amelia at Face Base, Navigation Road, Northwich

There were dozens of nominations for Amelia at Face Base from customers and clients who love their artwork and ink.

For more details go to facebook.com/face.base.spmu

Aurora Tattoo Studio

Aurora Tattoo Studio

Aurora Tattoo Studio, Weaverham

One recommendation simply said this is “the best around”.

Another regular client said: “Their work is phenomenal.”

For more details go to facebook.com/AuroraTattooStudios

Thunderkiss Tattoo

Thunderkiss Tattoo

Thunderkiss Tattoo, Hightown, Middlewich

One reviewer on their Facebook page said: “Absolutely loved having three tattoos done here - such friendly people.

“They were absolutely incredible in bringing my designs to life.

“I now have the tattoo bug!”

For more details go to facebook.com/thunderkisstattoo

Salvation Tattoo Studio

Salvation Tattoo Studio

Salvation Tattoo Studios, Kings Street, Knutsford

Clients say this is “without doubt” the best place around to get a tattoo and “five stars is simply not enough”.

Another said the tattoos done here are “absolute perfection”.

For more details go to facebook.com/salvationtattoostudios