Tattoo Ole is the world's oldest still functioning tattoo shop​

Tattoo artist & owner Majbritt "little Ole" Petersen in Nyhavn

CEO Majbritt Petersen is the owner of Tattoo Ole in Nyhavn in Copenhagen; the world's oldest, still functioning tattoo shop, where she is also a tattoo artist.

Majbritt comes from the Faroe Islands and has been creative since she was little and could hold a pencil or something. She has always loved being challenged, she uses much of her cosmetic past to understand the body and anatomy, to shape the tattoos so that they become a part of you with harmony.

Majbritt works from the WAUW technique and not wow. She wants her art / Tattoos to have a simple understandable expression, like when you see a person in the distance, that the person and the tattoo harmonize and you think WAUW and not WOW also in the distance before you get close and see the beautiful details.

​My experiences

  • In 1998, Majbritt started the Beautician education.
  • In 2001, Majbrit started apprenticeship with a tattoo artist in Ringsted. The year before she had started in business school and she decided to complete HG and the trade education as a Materialist next to the apprenticeship as a tattoo artist, as she thought it would benefit her career, here she learned about the skin, hygiene, cleaning which are all important elements in worked as a tattoo artist. In addition, she also learned to understand the composition of colors, shapes and shadows in a completely different way.

  • In 2012, she trained in micropigmentation / Permanent Make up at Monalisa cosmetics.

  • Majbrit is a founding member of ESTP 2013 - the European Federation for Tattoo and Pigment Research.

  • In 2013, Majbrit Petersen became deputy chairman of the Danish Tattoo Guild. However, in 2015, she decided to simply sit on the board, where she was at the end of 2016.

  • ​​In 2020 in connection with the New Tattoo Act from 2018, the Danish Cosmetology Association in collaboration with Majbritt Petersen has established the subdivision "Danish Cosmetic Tattooists", which will ensure the quality of work with permanent makeup and ensure that the industry lives up to future legislation.

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Contact information

Copenhagen department

003-maps-and-flags  Nyhavn 17, 1051 København K​

002-phone-call  +45 33 15 90 86​​

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Faroe Islands department

003-maps-and-flags  Tròndargøta 29, 100 Tòrshavn​

V-tal 651966​​

002-phone-call​  00298775050

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Welcome to Tattoo Ole. The world's oldest tattoo shop

- A true connection to history.

Opening hours


12:00 – 20:00​


12:00 – 20:00​


12:00 – 20:00​


12:00 – 20:00​


12:00 – 20:00​


12:00 – 20:00​


12:00 – 20:00​

Changes in opening hours are taken into account.

Closed Monday and Sunday in the Faroe Islands. Open 12-20.

CVR​: 37776610

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