HEARTS and crosses, fairies and angels, lions and tigers – these are some of the most popular designs people opt for when it comes to tattoos.

If you’re thinking of getting inked, you might choose to have your child’s date of birth or your wedding anniversary on your arm or your shoulder.

Maybe you’ve got a Celtic design with knots and scrolls or a nautical themed tattoo with stars that has grown in popularity over recent years.

In the latest category of our Best of 2024 competition we want to know where in St Helens we should go if we want to get a tattoo.

It might be somewhere you’ve been going for years or a new tattoo artist who has done your latest ink.

In our Best of 2024 campaign, we’ve given out eight awards so far in St Helens for hair, nails, cocktails and beer gardens as well roast dinner, fish and chips, breakfast and pies.

Voting is currently taking place to find St Helens’ Best for Fitness, with the vote closing at midnight on Sunday, June 23.

Vote for St Helens' Best for Fitness 2024

This week, it’s tattoos and we know it will be no easy feat to choose a winner which is why we’ll be handing over the final decision to those who know best – our readers.


Each Friday morning we will reveal new categories via our social media pages and ask you who is the best. Nominations will then close each Monday morning at 12pm.

Every Thursday we will publish a shortlist of finalists with voting officially opening.

You will be able to vote in one of three ways:

- By commenting under the relevant post on our St Helens Star Facebook or Twitter pages = 1 vote

- By entering via the online article on our St Helens Star website = 2 votes

- By entering via our St Helens Star newspaper = 5 votes

Voting closes each Sunday evening at midnight.

The following Wednesday evening we will announce the winner of that category on social media.

Usual Newsquest competition rules apply.

For more details go to newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions

So, get in touch with your tattoo place nominations and tell us who is amazing enough to be one of our Best of 2024 finalists.

To make your nomination go to facebook.com/sthelensstar or find us on Twitter @sthelensstar

Alternatively you can email your nomination, telling us the name of the tattoo place, where they are based and why they deserve to be shortlisted, to heid.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website and our social media each Friday morning, when we will launch a new Best of 2024 search and then every Thursday to vote for your favourite from our shortlist.