Welcome to The Tattoo Shop

via Evangelista Torricelli 19, Milan Italy

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Appointments: to book an appointment for your tattoo, for info or for a quote, write to or or call (+39) 02 837 2993.

Walkin welcome!

Prices: the starting price for small tattoos is 80 euros. The price for larger works, taking more than one session, is 100 euros per hour.

If one morning you wake up with the urge for a small tattoo, you don't have to wait three weeks for an appointment! Just give us a ring during business hours and we'll fit you in strait away. For larger or more complex jobs, please come on over to the shop for a consultation and quote.

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A bit of history

"The Tattoo Shop" in Via Torricelli, the first tattoo shop on the streets of Milan, was established in 1985 by Daniele Carlotti, representative of Old School tattooing, at a time when tattooing was still strongly associated to subcultures such as bikers, punks and skins.

He began his apprenticeship with Gianmaurizio Fercioni and then travelled around Europe in search of new material and technical knowledge. In Amsterdam he become a loyal customer of Hanky ​​Panky which inspired him to create his own style: solid lines and black shading. Over the years he has continued to travel to broaden his knowledge on the world of tattooing while keeping his shop open in Milan and collaborating with various international guests such as Leo Zulueta, Paulo Sul'uape, Mr.Cartoon, Tony Angujano, Pepe tattooing, Beo Lucca, Clem Diglio, Jonathan Harley, Albertino da Bologna and others.

Currently he is collaborating with Sailor Edo, Lorenzo Maglione and Mino Luchena.

TTS hosts the best international guest tattoo artists. You can find info and dates of the guests on our socials or on the page TTS News of this website.

This site is dedicated to Primo Moroni who gave him a love for the city of Milan and its history, and Gianmaurizio Fercioni for his true passion for tattooing and its culture.

Reasons for tattooing:

  • to disguise a naked body while hunting
  • to ensure a place in heaven
  • to facilitate the transition through difficult life phases, such as puberty and pregnancy
  • to prevent disease and injuries and to gain fertility
  • to appease evil spirits at the time of death
  • to acquire special characteristics through Totemism and ancestor worship
  • to acquire special respect in the community that allows you to rise in social rank
  • to terrorize the enemy on the battlefield
  • to make a body more sexually attractive
  • to express feelings (patriotism, love, friendship, anti-authoritarianism, etc.)
  • to commemorate personally significant events, places visited, etc.
  • to identity as an individual or as part of a group (primitive tribes, gangs, sailors, etc.)
  • to make money (acrobats, suicide girls, etc.)
  • to record important health information such as blood type