Welcome To Eastbourne Tattoo Stars

Tattoo – Piercing – Lasering

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About Us

Who are we? Husband and wife team Ilian and Zarah worked incredibly hard to turn an old green-grocers shop into a boutique-style modern tattoo studio. We were lucky to have the help of a Tattoo artist friend from Bexhill who gave us good advice and lots of support. That got the set up sorted; now we just needed artists!

We were really grateful when our artist pal put us in touch with a couple of great young artists he knew. They were our first team and they have since gone on to do other things.

Our Current Team

The guys we have now are a great team!
Martin Marshall is our resident artist.
Dan Banner does our body piercing and laser removal.

The guys are friendly, approachable and happy to discuss whatever you need to ensure you get the exact piece that’s just right for you.




Martin Marshall has been our resident artist for 2 years of his 5 year career. He’s very professional and approachable and can turn is hand to all styles including Japanese, Religious, Traditional, Portraits, Lettering and Cover Ups.

Do I need an appointment to get a tattoo at Tattoo Stars?

We can’t always guarantee to accommodate walk-ins as we are a very busy studio, however we will always do our best to find a time and date that is most convenient for you. Most of the work we do does require a certain amount of planning and design work in advance, and so we would prefer it if you contact us for a consultation and a chat before booking an appointment.

The legal minimum age you can be to get a tattoo is 18. Even with parental consent we will not tattoo anyone under this age, so please don’t ask us. If you often get asked for ID, make sure you bring it with you on the day, otherwise we won’t be able to tattoo you.


Having a body piercing at Tattoo Stars is always an enjoyable experience. Our resident piercer Dan Banner is very friendly and approachable, and will do everything he can to calm any anxiety you may have about having a body piercing. All piercings are performed in a private booth for your comfort.

Piercing is more popular and inventive today than it has ever been with new options such as dermal anchors becoming the norm very quickly. If there is something you want to try but you aren’t sure if it will work then Dan will talk you through the process and help you pick something you’ll always be proud to show-off!

Laser Removal

Tattoo Removal and Reduction by Q-Switched ND: YAG Laser.

How does it Work?

(The Science Bit!)

Our tattoo removal laser produces a very high power in quick pulses. The light enegy produced tends to pass through normally pigmented skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink deep in the dermis layer where it is then shattered into tiny particles. These particles are removed from the body through the normal immune system. As the ink particles are removed, via the imune system the tattoo begins to fade.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Safe?

Tattoo removal lasers are very safe for use when used by our fully trained laser operators. The radiation emitted by a tattoo removal laser is non-ionizing and carries no risk of cancer or other abnormal cell growth. The procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive.

Does it hurt?

Every person’s experience is a little different. Laser tattoo removal is not going to be the most comfortable thing you’ve ever done but whether it gives you a prickling sensation or whether it’s a proper ouch it’s impossible to tell until you try.

The patch-test is free and we start at the lowest setting to find the level that’s best for you, both for tattoo removal and for your comfort and tolerance of the experience. It wil give you a good idea of how it’s going to feel.

Will the laser treatment leave a scar?

Not normally, it is very unusual to develop any scarring, however; subject to poor aftercare there may be a 5% chance, so its vital to heed the advice given in regards to aftercare treatment.

What happens immediately after each treatment?

After each treatment session, the area treated will feel hot and the skin will form small white blisters. These are water vapour spots and may be flat or slightly raised. This is a good sign that the treatment is working. The white spots will fade quickly and the remaining ink will start to show through.

Underneath that upper layer of skin the laser will have broken down ink that is bound into the collogen layers of the skin. Your own immune system can now find these fragmented ink molecules and clear them away as it would with any other toxin in your skin.

How Long Does Each Treatment Take ?

Each treatment can take between 5 and 30mins; longer sessions could cause too much skin trauma. Each session is personal to you; what your needs are and how long you are comfortable sitting for. After the first couple of treatments you will get a good idea of how long your session will take. We recommend that larger tattoos need to be treated in several seperate sittings.

Depending on the size, age and type of ink used in the tattoo, together with the result required (removal or fading) up to 12 or more sessions may be needed.

How Much Does Each Sessions Cost?

The first stage is to have a Consultation and Free Patch Test; this will determine if you are suitable for treatment. This will include completion of a medical questionnaire and an individual patch-test to ensure that you will not have a reaction to the treatment. This normally takes 10 – 15 mins.

Each session is usually £40 covering an area of 10cm by 8cm (size of a mans palm). We also provide a package series of 5 sessions for a discounted price of £100. Have a chat with our laser specialist and I’m sure we can work out a plan that will help you clear that unwanted ink and be good value for money!



Do I need to make an appointment?

We can not always accommodate walk-ins. So it’s always best to contact us first to find out availability.

How old do I need to be for a tattoo?

You MUST be 18 or over. We will NOT tattoo anybody under the age of 18.

Can I bring my own design in?

Yes, we’re always happy to take your design and turn it into a tattoo.

Does it hurt?

It’s not a pain free process, but it’s certainly bearable. The pain factor varies depending on the area of the body.

How old do I need to be for a body piercing?

The minimum legal age to consent for yourself for a body piercing is 16. Though with certain piercings, parental consent will suffice.

Does laser removal hurt?

It’s not a pain free process, but it’s certainly bearable. Most people refer the treatment to being similar to having an elastic band pinged against their skin.

Contact Us

Please use the form below to contact Tatto Stars Eastbourne. We aim to get back to you within a couple of hours…

Address: 247 Seaside, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Phone: 01323 641 007

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