trust tattoo company

Trust Tattoo Company

179 Caledonian Rd, London

Looking for an Amazing Tattoo Studio in London?

We provide a winning tattoo experience, one of a kind artistry, and impeccable health & safety standards.

The button takes you to our booking form ☝️ If you prefer you can message us on WhatsApp.

John, Steven, Mary, Sarah, and 500 more people

are already rocking a unique Tattoo by Matteo Lieto.

sponsor trust tattoo company bg

My name is Matteo, I started my journey in tattooing in 2013 and life has been a great ride ever since.

From a very young age I couldn’t resist tattoos, I’d see them on strangers and my imagination would go wild beyond those images.

I knew at the time already that sooner or later I was going to give all of myself to tattoos.

In time my vision and relationship with tattoos has evolved and changed a lot, especially after I opened my studio in 2019.

The things that always meant the most to me have always stayed the same: 

* quality work, 

* attention to the customer,

* and a great experience in the room once it’s time to get to business.

This is one of the reasons why after four great years of running the studio I decided to switch to an appointment only basis.

I love tattooing, I like to do many different styles, my specialties are black and grey illustrative, traditional, neo traditional and as of this year I started doing much more Japanese influenced work which I am really enjoying and would love to do more!

Little more to say about me, when I am not tattooing if I am not injured I am probably climbing!

My studio was my childhood dream: beside being a beautiful establishment we guarantee immaculate hygiene, top-tier equipment, and a comfortable atmosphere ensure that your tattoo experience is safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or taking your first steps into the world of tattoos, I’m here to guide you. Let’s collaborate, design, and make your tattoo experience one that resonates with you for a lifetime.

Trust Tattoo Company

179 Caledonian Road, Islington - London

Key Styles

I specialize in several styles such as Traditional tattoos, often referred to as “old school”, Neo-Traditional, Black and Grey, Tribal, Fine Line, Japanese and Dotwork: check out the pictures below!

neotraditional tattoo style london


black and grey tattoo style london

Black and Grey

fine line tattoo style london

Fine Line

traditional tattoo london



More than 80 positive reviews

Last minute plan for my tattoo, Matteo kindly fitted me in. Great communication prior to the appointment. great shop in a great location. Nice smooth tattoo, attention to detail spot on and always checking I was ok. very informative re the aftercare too.

Alex Ottaway

Recommends Matteo at Trust Tattoo Company


Are You Ready to
Get Your Next Tattoo?

Do you want a new sleeve, back, or chest tattoo? A big piece or minimal?

There’s no better time than now to find a tattoo artist whose style and aesthetic will complement and uplift your own tattoo design ideas.

This button takes you to my booking form ☝️ If you prefer you can message me on WhatsApp.

sponsor trust tattoo company bg

Guillermo Diaz

Actor & Producer | LA, 29th of Jan, 2020

Check out our Portfolio  

We love to do custom tattoos and see your idea coming to life 

The end result is always an original artwork that you’ll carry forever.

Calling All
Tattoo Enthusiasts

My goal is to create unique pieces combining both of our creativity and vision for your one of a kind tailored Tattoo.

My background is in fine arts, modern painting and graffiti. I’ve now been a practicing Tattoo artist for about 10 years, 6 of which were spent in 20 different countries of Europe and throught the USA in places such as New York, California, Florida, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and more.

I strive to provide a welcoming and friendly service for you, my client, in order to create an authentic experience before, during and after your visit. We will work side-by-side to create unique and exclusive pieces of art on your skin.

Trust Tattoo Company
Based on 81 reviews
powered by Google
Carlos AndreoniCarlos Andreoni
23:22 14 Sep 23
21:21 02 Sep 23
Alex OttawayAlex Ottaway
08:04 22 Jul 23
Last minute plan for my tattoo, Matteo kindly fitted me in. Great communication prior to the appointment. great shop in a great location. Nice smooth tattoo, attention to detail spot on and always checking I was ok. very informative re the aftercare too.100% Recomended
Jonas WosnikJonas Wosnik
10:26 21 Jul 23
nice, clean and cozy studio with talented artists. Had an amazing time and got one of my favourite tattos done :DWill come back for aure when I’m in London!
Sonam BassiSonam Bassi
20:13 17 Jul 23
Matteo is an incredible piercer, and I’ve gone to him multiple times! Will always come back.
Henry GunningHenry Gunning
08:04 04 Jun 23
Brilliant little shop with a great atmosphere and matteo did a fantastic job on my first tattoo. Couldn’t have asked for a better first experience and I’ll be sure to go back to get my next one.
Brogan KulupBrogan Kulup
22:22 19 May 23
This was my very first tattoo and it was a wonderful experience. The guy who did it for me was so informative and friendly, he put me at ease. I love my tattoo and I will defo be getting more done. Thank you so much 😊
Rob BartlettRob Bartlett
16:32 20 Apr 23
My tattoo had faded quite badly, getting old unfortunately! Matteo was very clear and precise on what would happen and was able to fit me in the following day. The communication has been spot on and I am extremely pleased with his work and how it is now looking.

How Does It Work

If you want to get a Tattoo done by our artists, you can book a session using the button right here 👇

The button takes you to a form ☝️ where you can pick a time frame for your booking and give me all relevant info about your desired tattoo.  If you prefer you can message us on WhatsApp to book your session.

What Does It Cost?

The cost of your tattoo will depend on a few factors. Once you have submitted the booking form I will contact you and we can get into the specifics.

Truth be told if you are looking for a low budget tattoo then maybe I am not your guy. But if you are looking for a unique high quality conversation-piece bespoke tattoo, then do hit me up via INSTAGRAM (click HERE). You won’t be disappointed by the results or by the experience.


The best way to get a specific price for your desired tattoo is to contact me by completing the booking form and I will get back to you so we can discuss it in person.

Each tattoo is unique, different and personal. I am not an assembly line tattoo artist and you don’t want an assembly line tattoo, right? 


💳 Deposits & Cancelations

Here is my policy regarding Deposits and Cancelations:

  • £400 = Day Session Deposit 

The deposit is part of the total final price of a tattoo and is required to reserve and commit to get tattooed a specific day and time.

It is non refundable in case of no-show or cancellation / change of the appointment day less than a week in advance. 

A no-show is when a client is 2 hours (or more) late and has not contacted me to let me know about the delay.

I’d love to not keep any deposits, work as arranged and keep up a schedule. I value and respect your time, I’m always on time and there for your booked appointment, I expect the same from you.

Saul Vargas

Photographer | Pasadena, Golden State Tattoo Expo


Click the + to see 👇

I take every precaution to ensure that my studio is a safe hygienic environment and I prioritize the safety and comfort of my clients. I use sterile needles, follow strict sterilization procedures and hygiene protocols to protect your health and to prevent infection. I also use high-quality ink and follow industry best practices to ensure the best possible results.

Yes, I require customers to provide a valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, in order to confirm your age and identity. You have to be over 18 years old to get a tattoo.

That’s okay! Many of my clients come to me with a general idea or theme in mind, and I can help you develop a specific design that reflects your personal style and vision. During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and preferences with me and see rough sketches or digital mock-ups of your tattoo design.

The time it takes to complete a tattoo depends on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the design, the placement on your body, and your pain tolerance. Smaller tattoos can take as little as an hour to complete, while larger tattoos may take several sessions to complete. I will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of the time it will take during your consultation, based on your specific tattoo.

Here are some things you can do to prepare for your tattoo:

  • Arrive at your tattoo appointment well hydrated.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before, arrive well rested and not tired.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows easy access to the area you’re getting tattooed.
  • Eat a light meal and stay hydrated before your appointment to ensure that you have enough energy and are comfortable during the tattoo process.
  • You may want to bring a snack or drink to have during your tattoo session, as some sessions can take several hours.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or smoking weed the day-night before your tattoo and in the morning of the day as these can increase your sensitivity to pain.
  • If you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications that might affect your tattoo, be sure to let me know before your appointment.

You could but they’d stay in the lobby for most of the time as our studio does not allow people other than the clients in the tattooing area.

Pets or ESA animals are not allowed by law and only the client’s certified service dog is allowed to the facilities of tattoo studios. You’d need to be in control of the animal and he/she/they should behave.

Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before your tattoo appointment, as these can make the skin more sensitive and increase the risk of complications. Also avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing on the area to be tattooed, as this can make the tattooing process more difficult.

On a basic level, being on your menstrual period will not affect your tattoo, and a tattoo will not affect your period.

It’s generally possible to tattoo over scars or stretch marks, but the results can vary. The appearance of the tattoo may be affected by the texture and color of the scar tissue. It’s important to discuss your scarring with me during your consultation to determine if tattooing is a good option for you.

If you have any skin condition such as eczema/psoriasis or similar, it’s important to mention that to me before booking a tattoo and mandatory to get advised by your certified dermatologist.

A person with these conditions most times can get tattooed when they control the condition, the best bet is to stick to places where you don’t usually get flare-ups. 

Some medications, such as blood thinners or acne medications, can affect the healing process of a tattoo. If you’re on medication, it’s important to discuss this with me during your consultation. Similarly, if you have allergies or sensitivities to certain materials (such as latex or certain inks), it’s important to let me know so that I can take precautions to ensure your safety.

I’ve been tattooing colour tattoos since I’ve started 10 yeasts ago and after thousands of tattoo sessions I had only a handful of clients that reacted to some colours , and even in those vases it didn’t really cause a large issue and we were able to control it.

To help prevent any inconvenience I use high quality, top-tier inks to minimise the risk of allergic reactions 

If you are very concerned with the potential of having an allergic reaction I can provide you with a patch test

All tattoos will fade to some extent over time, as the ink is absorbed into the body’s natural healing process. However, the rate of fading can vary depending on a number of factors, including the quality of the ink, the skill of the artist, and the location of the tattoo on the body. Proper aftercare can also help to preserve the color and detail of your tattoo.

Tattoos can be removed, but the process can be expensive and time-consuming. There are several methods available for tattoo removal, including laser treatment, dermabrasion, and excision. It’s important to carefully consider your decision to get a tattoo and make sure it’s something you’re prepared to commit to before getting inked.

No, I do not offer tattoo removal services.

Tattooing Since 2013!

All my clients have a very interesting life story and I’m glad I get to meet all of you through tattooing, a hobby that became a job and after 10 years of hard work I still love doing it.


@Brogan Kulup • May 25, 2023

This was my very first tattoo and it was a wonderful experience. The guy who did it for me was so informative and friendly, he put me at ease. I love my tattoo and I will defo be getting more done. Thank you so much 😊

Brogan Kulup

Recommends Matteo at Trust Tattoo Company

Ready For Your Dream Tattoo?

Bookings Are Filling Fast! Don’t hesitate to book your appointment today for a unique piece of body art.

Fill my booking form ☝️ If you prefer you can message us on WhatsApp.

John, Steven, Mary, Sarah, and 500 more people

are already rocking a unique Tattoo by Matteo Lieto

sponsor trust tattoo company bg

@Casper Karup • Jun 29,2020

Matteo did an incredible job for my first ever tattoo! Apart from the artwork he made me feel relaxed and comfortable at all times and the shop is so warm and welcoming. Very good hygiene and clear aftercare instructions. I will definitely go back here if I decide to get my second one 🙂

Kimberley Swift

Recommends Matteo at Trust Tattoo Company


Copyright 2023 © Trust Tattoo Company All rights reserved.