Leith Tattoo Parlour



Louise Fleck (née Sutherland) wrote:

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"My family is from Leith and I was born in Constitution Street, Leith.   I have been tracing my family tree and have done extensive research.

My Great Grandfather, William McKinley, apparently had a tattoo parlour in Leith after the war. Unfortunately, my info is very limited as most of the elder members of the family are now gone.

I believe that the tattoo parlour was called Abelins or Abelones and my Mum thinks it was at  the "fit 'o the walk".  I do hope you may be able to offer some info or point me in the right direction."

Louise Fleck (née Sutherland), Newcastle, England:  May 13, 2008

If you remember anything about this tattoo parlour or where it was, please email me, then I'll pass your comments on to Frank.

Thank you.    - Peter Stubbs:  May 19, 2008




Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bob Henderson who wrote:

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"I have a vague recollection of a tattoo parlour in the Kirkgate just round the corner from Woollies."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  May 20, 2008

Recent Years

Yes, there has been a tattoo parlour in Constitution Street, just round the corner from Woolworths,  in recent years.

It is very close to the foot of Leith Walk.  I don't know whether or not it has any connection with the tattoo parlour that Louise speaks of above.

-  Peter Stubbs:    May 20, 2008




Reg McCaw

Portobello, Edinburgh

Thank you to Reg who replied:

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"There was a tattoo shop in Jane Street, Leith in the 1960s.  The tattoo artist's name was Jimmy Todd.  I got my first tattoo there.  Later on, he moved to Gordon Street, Leith - just across the road."

Reg McCaw, Portobello, Edinburgh:  July 19, 2012


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