- Respect the times and appointment.  

 - Clean clothes and skin.

 - Family members or friends,

    stay at home.

 - For Appointment it is necessary to pay   

   deposit (50 Euro).

 - Cancellations must be to know 48

    hours before appointment.

- The deposit is non-refundable.

- information  personally, phone

   call, messages or e mail please 

                   Thank You :-)

              COVID 19 Rules
STUDIO NOTICE - As we're all aware of the Coronavirus, I would like to ask all customers if you have any of the signs/symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), high temperatures, if you have recently been  ill or if you are recovering from a flu/cold, please DO NOT come into the studio or appointment until your feeling 100%.

- Should anyone come into the studio with any of the stated symptoms for their appointment, or have a high temperatures, you will be asked to leave & forfeit your deposit.

-all customers need to wear a face mask in the studio.

-Thank you for being understanding, I'm sure you'll; understand everyone's health is paramount. 

                                ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Laci (Ladislav Hacel) & I'm a tattoo artist and owner at Alone in the dark ink Tattoo Studio, based in Didcot Oxfordshire.from 2009 till 2020. Now I m moved back to my homeland Slovakia and running my new studio Slovakia Tattoo. This site was created to showcase my Artwork & to provide information on myself & the tattoo. 

I m Multi Award Winning Tattoo artist: 6 year in the tattoo art. My tattoo awards 2011 to 2014 including:                           

Best Large Colour,                     

Best of large black and grey,

Best of black and white,             

Best of large tattoo,             

Best of arm & leg sleeve,           

 Best of male leg,                  

 Best of female leg,                      

Best of male back piece,     

Best of female back piece,          

Best of back piece               

Best female done at the show,   

Tattoo art gallery 2013          

Best male done at the show,     

Artist of the month 2014,  

Best of realism,                           

 Best of portrait,               

Best of day,                                 

Best of Show,                     

Best tattoo artist at convention.

Huge Thanks for excellent customers support.

                        My Artistic Journey:

The whole of life is art – though of course everybody will experience it in their own individual way. Art has enabled me to grow as a person. I have noticed one really important thing: it is given me the ability to appreciate life and the people around me. It has also taught me to stay positive. The more I get into art, the more I learn about myself. And I have realised that I don't really know anything at all! Art gives us a lot of answers, but it also provides us with more and more questions. We can use these in our search for peace. For me, peace of mind comes from within. It comes from the realisation that I am trying to do my best every single day.

                   My Inspiration and Style: 

Throughout my life, I have been exposed to many different styles of art and creativity, and my view has changed as I have got older. I have always liked to explore different genres and movements and I often find myself being inspired by things that I might have disregarded or ignored when I first saw them.

Variety – an eclectic point of view – is always a good thing. I pick up small things from other artists, put my own twist on them, and come up with something that is uniquely mine.

I really like realism and surrealism, so I try always to move in this direction, improving what I do with some unpredictable twists and turns. Like my personality, my work is shaped by my environment and by the people I respect. I remember, for instance, the day I found out about the famous Hungarian artist Boris and Ukraine Dimitri, whos is well known on the tattoo scene . His works really helped me define what I had in mind for my own work and somehow gave me the courage to push on.


          Collaboration Between Artist and Client

First of all, the client needs to do their research and make sure the tattooist they choose is the right artist for them. This is more important than anything. It is crucial for the client to trust the artist, feel positive about them and allow them to apply their skills and judgement to pretty much every aspect of the tattoo. Only in this way will the client get the best quality of work from the artist. Also it is really important, in my opinion, for the client to respect the artist as a person. And of course the same goes for the artist too! Communication then becomes easy and everything is possible. Obviously there is no such thing as a perfect match, so both sides must be prepared to adjust and be flexible. Mutual understanding is a must. And at the end of the process, if my clients like their finished tattoos then I am delighted and honoured to have given them that joy. Sometimes it is amazing how little we humans need to do to make each other happy.


                         The Studio

                                                                  THINK BEFORE YOU INK!!!

If you have never had a tattoo before, don't go rushing in.  Take your time and have a good look around. 

There are so many tattoo studio's around at the moment and they look fantastic but that does not mean that the art work or the care is fantastic. 

You can only blame yourself for getting a bad tattoo.

See the work that they have done first of all, don't just go for a bargain.  Don't go cheap on your skin, it could end up costing you a fortune in the long run!!!

There are so many customers who I meet that want me to cover up bad work.  They say "look at this mess, but it only cost me 20 pounds".  And now it is going to cost a lot more to sort it out and a lot of tattoo artist do not like touching other peoples work.






History of tattoos

  A Tattoo , or dermal pigmentation, is a mark made by inserting pigment into the skin for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding. Tattooing has been practiced worldwide. The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, wore facial tattoos, as do some Maori of New Zealand to this day. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples, and among certain tribal groups in the Philippines, Borneo, Mentawai Islands, Africa, North America , South America , Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and China. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular all over the world.Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times. Ötzi the Iceman, dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BCE, was found in the Ötz valley in the Alps and had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle.