Established over 10 years and leaders in our industry, you can be confident you are in safe and knowledgeable hands when embarking on your tattoo journey.
Skins and Needles Barbers in the heart of Middlesbrough is a multi award winning barber shop priding ourselves on offering not only the best haircuts but the best customer experience.
Our Barbering Academy delivers barbering education to those looking for the very best training available. Our learning methods are delivered in a working barbershop environment, proven to be the best preparation for a professional career in barbering.
Skins & Needles Middlesbrough is the home to Kim, Skin Seamstress, who has been piercing professionally since 2003. As professionals we pride ourselves in our strict compliance with all health and safety regulations. We are fully insured for ourselves and our clients. Kim is a proud member of the UKAPP and APP.
Scalp micro-pigmentation is a service which is using tattooing to replicate hair follicles and disguise any hair loss. This service is built up over sessions and is a semi-permanent process to give you your desired look without any dangerous costly surgery.
We have partnered with Social Money Ltd, T/A Payl8r to enable us to offer customers the ability to apply for finance for their tattoo.
-High quality tattoos without the wait
-Easy to apply
-Free consultation regarding your tattoo
-Funding from £200 – £1500 available
Our gift cards offer the perfect present for your loved ones and are available to purchase in store and online.
Presented impressively and available in multiple values they can be used against any tattoo booking.
Welcome to the North’s leading tattoo and piercing studio, Skins and Needles.
Here at Skins and Needles, our ethos is to be the best across all areas of our brand – period. From tattooing, to piercing, to barbering and so much more.
With over a decade of experience and true leaders in our industry, we can assure every client that they are in safe and knowledgeable hands when starting (or continuing) their tattoo journey.
Set over two sites, Middlesbrough and Durham, our studios are equipped with some of the most experienced and educated teams to assess the best artist for your design idea, along with any additional needs or requests you may have. By considering body contour, previous tattoos and so much more to ensure a top-quality result every time, our clients can trust that we have their best interests at heart and can deliver exactly what is asked of us.
Whatever the aim, choose Skins and Needles Tattoo Studio.
By using only the best equipment and ink from UK suppliers, we can guarantee that everything is date-checked and in line with UK Health and Hygiene Standards. As well as this, we have vegan ink available, allowing all of our customers to have the option to be environmentally friendly during their tattooing experience. Of course, along with multiple Environmental Health visits, so we can be 100% every time.
We have a mixed skill set within the studio, each artist with their own qualities and abilities – which is what makes us so unique. Unlike other studios that may attempt a style to please their clients, we have artists that have dedicated their lifes work to a niche who are able to deliver the best advice and efforts to the job.
We’re passionate about picking the right artist for the job, regardless of financial circumstances. Our highly educated teams are able to provide further assistance with payment plans and so much more.
A tattoo done by us is more than just a tattoo, by adding your own personality and style to be noticed for a lifetime, our artists allow you to tell a story through your art, remember your loved ones, highlight your body, grow confidence and impress those around you.
MULTI AWARD-WINNING STUDIOS
Over the years we have acclaimed a number of awards and achievements for our services. This could never of been possible with out all of our loyal clients and followers.
5* Barbers of the Year 2021 – North East Hair & Beauty Awards
Tattoo Removal Surgery of the Year 2021 – North East Hair & Beauty Awards
Highly Recommended Improving Job Opportunities 2021 – Business Award Civic Community Awards
Employer of the Year 2021 (Matthew Salvin) – British Hair & Beauty Awards
Barbers Shop of the Year 2021 Gold & Overall – British Hair & Beauty Awards
Gold Barbers of the Year 2021 – British Hair & Beauty Awards
Barbers shop of the Year 2021 – English Hair & Beauty Awards
Barber Team of the Year 2019 – North East Hair & Beauty Awards
Salon of the Year 2019 – North East Hair & Beauty Awards
Tattoo Removal Surgery Winner 2019 – North East Hair & Beauty Awards
Barbers Team of the Year 2018 – North East Hair & Beauty Awards
Tattoo Removal Surgery Highly Commended 2018
Check out what people are saying about us!
Brilliant from start to finish. We wouldn’t use anywhere else for a tattoo now. The staff are amazing, from reception to the artists themselves. Adam is unbelievable; he’s fast, knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. You may wait a little longer for an appointment with him, but he is well worth the wait! Thank you, S&N’s. Don’t go changing!
Unbelievable work, started my sleeve and I couldn’t be happier with it. Back in 3 weeks to hopefully finish it off. I won’t be going anywhere else from now on.
I’ve just had my first tattoo and it was amazingly done. The tattoo itself meant a great deal to me and I could not be happier with it, will definitely be coming back soon!
Devin was lovely, she was super friendly and accommodating. She made the tattoo look even better than I could have imagined. My previous tattoo was done by Sawyer and he was also amazing and helped me get the perfect coverup done. I would recommend anyone goes to Skins and Needles.
My second tattoo here. Love the friendly staff at reception, make you feel welcome. Had two different tattooists both outstanding. Melany and Eva are excellent 👌
Outstanding customer service from Sarina & Hayley! Along with a lovely genuine bunch of staff! Super pleased with my sunflower tattoo by Jay smith! 🌻- highly recommended for the best in service, tattoo artists and care!
Skins and Needles are my go-to tattoo studio, they are always so lovely and helpful and make the experience as comfortable as possible!
Everything from start to finish was perfect. Excellent front of house service a great day session in a wonderfully professional environment.
Thank you I will be back
Very friendly and accommodating staff all smiles and the tattoos are Awesome. So much so I travel from Wales
Brilliant, Michael and staff put me at ease, I got the tattoo on my bucket list, thank you!!!!
Had my first ever tattoo here. There all amazing. I’m in love with my tattoo and will definitely be back soon!! Really helpful and friendly from start to finish Thank you
Decided on my very first tattoo, being of the elder generation , and choose this place. From first contact till the finished work , I am impressed. It was a long sitting , 5.5 hours , but I was well looked after, several breaks and being kept informed. Amazing work. Thank you so much Chez. I love it
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We strive to be the best we can be. We don’t settle for mediocre. We promote creativity across the brand. Creativity comes in many forms and we support them all. We encourage our team to have autonomy and freedom to express their work and creative flare.
We have a passion to lead local talent to be amazing talent. We promote our teams’ wellbeing and creativity with flexible working options to fit in around their lifestyle to maintain a work and family balance.