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.

Brighton 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 Brighton

Blue Dragon Tattoo Studio

Rating: 4.9/5

Number of reviews: 272

Where: North Road, Brighton

What people are saying: Tim Sindelar - "I got a tattoo from Will at the back-end of a long international business trip. I was super tired and ready to go home, but I can’t emphasize more how worth it was to go here.

"Wills art is completely his own, and he is FAST. A piece of comparable size took me 8hours — Will took three.

"The shop was really clean, everyone was very nice and professional, and most importantly they play good music.

"I would recommend Will and Blue Dragon to absolutely anyone, and I will certainly be going back every time I’m in the UK."

Gilded Cage Tattoo Studio

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 243

Where: St James's Street, Kemptown, Brighton

What people are saying: Lulu Rose - "Absolutely fantastic! I am so pleased with this tattoo. It covers up my scars, which I've been so self-conscious about for years now.

"James is an amazing artist, who I can only dream of becoming half as good as!

"He was wonderful and I WILL be back!"

Brighton Tattoo Shop

Rating: 4.7/5

Number of reviews: 148

Where: Meeting House Lane, Brighton

What people are saying: Lily Scully - "I went here for my first tattoo, It was amazing, lovely people, they made me feel very very welcome and made it a very enjoyable experience.

"I was very nervous about getting the tattoo but the lady who tattooed me (Rachel) was amazing.

"Would definitely recommend to anyone!"

Eclipse Tattoo and Piercing Studio

Rating: 4.7/5

Number of reviews: 224

Where: Sydney Street, Brighton

What people are saying: Kai - "Amazing experience having my first tattoo with Karina today! I’m wary of needles but she took plenty of care and reassured me every step of the way.

"The design came out beautifully and I can’t wait to go there again."

1770 Tattoo

Rating: 5/5

Number of reviews: 195

Where: Little East Street, Brighton

What people are saying: Kirsty Radley - "I cannot recommend Alice at 1770 Brighton enough. Her artistry and skill is simply brilliant.

"The whole shop is an absolute treasure. Thank you, I've already recommended you to others."