Established over 13 years ago and leaders in our industry, at Skins & Needles you can be confident you are in safe and knowledgeable hands when getting your tattoo.

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Welcome to the North’s leading tattoo and piercing studio, Skins and Needles.

At Skins & Needles, we strive for excellence in every aspect of our brand. From tattooing and piercing to barbering and more, we are committed to being the best.

With over a decade of experience and industry-leading expertise, our team ensures that each client begins their tattoo journey with confidence and trust. Whether you’re starting or continuing your tattoo adventure, you can rest assured that you’re in safe and knowledgeable hands.
Spanning across three locations in Middlesbrough, Durham, and Ingleby Barwick, our studios house highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to understanding your design ideas and accommodating any specific preferences. We take into account factors such as body contour, existing tattoos, and more, guaranteeing exceptional results every time. Our clients can have complete faith in our commitment to their satisfaction and our ability to deliver precisely what they envision.
No matter your goal, Skins & Needles Tattoo Studio is the ideal choice with over 30 artists working across our studios.
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Over the years we have won a number of awards and achievements for our services. This could never have been possible without 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!

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Alexander Bailey
Alexander Bailey
I found it really easy to make an appointment at Skins & Needles and found the service professional from start to finish. All my questions were answered straight away, the atmosphere was always great and I was amazed with the artwork and result of my tattoos.
Andy Cato
Andy Cato
After struggles elsewhere with other artists, I got this class piece done by Antonio. His experience really shows in his excellent work. I can tell about how much care he takes in his work. Nice guy too who communicates well outside of the session. Could not recommend more.
Had my second tattoo with Marco and I am so happy with it, his talent and work are INCREDIBLE and wouldn’t go anywhere else for a tattoo. Customer service is always amazing and everyone makes you feel very welcome. 💖
Got my first tattoo with Chloe, amazing artist
Really professional staff , had a full sleeve & many ither tattoos in this place , highly recommended
Emily Lockwood
Emily Lockwood
Had a tattoo from Marco, incredible artist couldn't recommend more, wil be back for more
Friendly staff extremely skilled artists
Michal Majtas
Michal Majtas
Heeey folks. Im tattoo artist working at this tattoo studio as guest artist and after long years of cooperation im preparing to become as resident artist. Reason? Profesional services, great enviroment, more than friendly stuff and huge range of tattoo styles under one roof and lots of fun. I totally recommend👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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At Skins & Needles, we are driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence and refuse to accept anything less than the best. We believe that creativity knows no bounds and we wholeheartedly embrace all its diverse forms. Our aim is to empower our team to express their artistic vision and unleash their creative prowess.

We are committed to propelling local talent to new heights. By prioritising the well-being and growth of our team, we offer flexible working options that cater to their unique lifestyles. We understand that a happy and fulfilled team yields exceptional results. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide multiple company benefits, ensuring that our employees come first at Skins & Needles.

We have the following positions open:

Tattoo Artist (Middlesbrough, Ingleby)
Hairdresser (Durham, House of Gentlemen)

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