As a follow-up to a story published on the black tattoo market in Iceland, we asked the Reykjavík Public Health Authority to provide us with a list of tattoo parlors which have a license from the Authority to operate.
In the original article, a project manager at the Directorate of Health states, “If you decide to get a tattoo, you ought to check whether the tattoo artist has a license to operate. Consumers must be critical and the responsibility can’t rest with the state alone.”
Readers responded by pointing out that for foreigners, it may be easier said than done to know what to look for. We hereby present you with a list of parlors with a permit, which you see below, along with their addresses.
Íslenska Húðflúrstofan - Hverfisgata 39
Reykjavík Ink - Frakkastígur 7
Götun og Skart/Tattoo og Skart - Hverfisgata 108
Bleksmiðjan - Kirkjuteigur 21
Húðflúrstofa Classic Tattoo - Arnarbakki 2
Húðflúrstofan Sweet Hell ehf - Vitastígur 12
SkinnList - Brautarholt 16
Mótorsmiðjan - áhugamannafélag - (temporarily closed) - Skipholt 5
Húðflúrstofan MrDon - Eddufell 2
Irezumi - Laugavegur 69