Tales for the Wicked is a cozy and clean private tattoo studio located in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Resident artist and owner Merel Woudwijk’s distinct style is best described as a combination of the absurd and psychedelic.

Each piece has it’s own narrative, that originates from Merel’s vivid imagination. All designs are drawn with ink on paper. This analog way of creating gives a lively, textured result that truly conveys pen and brush strokes. Great care is taken to transfer this signature style to your skin.


You can choose an original illustration from the ‘flash’ books, or ask for a custom design. In any case, Merel makes sure the tattoo you choose is one of a kind.

Anyone interested in getting tattooed, can enquire via e-mail.

For ‘flash’ tattoos, attach a screenshot of the @merel.woudwijk instagram post to your message or make an appointment to browse the ‘flash’ books in the studio.

For custom tattoos, please e-mail your ideas, approximate size and placement. It’s helpful to attach some examples.

Merel takes care in spending time and effort in discussing your custom design in person on the day of the appointment.

Therefore, no artwork is sent in advance. We can always change the design if needed on the spot.

Feel free to make an appointment to discuss your ideas. At Tales for the Wicked you’ll find a listening ear and an open mind.


Photography: Siem van Woerkom

Website: Sander Huizing