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NORTH'S LEADING TATTOO AND PIERCING STUDIO

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.

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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.

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BARBERING ACADEMY

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.

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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.

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WHAT IS SMP?

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.

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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.

-Monthly payments
-High quality tattoos without the wait
-Easy to apply
-Free consultation regarding your tattoo
-Funding from £200 – £1500 available

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GIFT VOUCHERS

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.

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About Us

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.

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From being consistent award winners to having constant demand for bookings, this doesn’t take away from the unforgettable experience our customers have within the studio. We want to break down the stigma of ‘intimidating’ tattoo studios, and we can do that by putting our customer’s comfort first.

 

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.

Gift Vouchers

Gift that lasts
a lifetime

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.

SHOP GIFT VOUCHERS
THE PERFECT GIFT DOES EXIST

Our Store

Tattoo

North's Leading Studio

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Barbers

Award Winning Barbers

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Beauty

Beauty Industry Winner

VISIT BEAUTY

Piercings

Skin Seamstress

VISIT PIERCINGS

SMP

Scalp Micro-pigmentation

VISIT SMP

Academy

Explore Our Academy

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AWARDS

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

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Have you got what it takes?

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.

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Middlesbrough

170-172 Linthorpe Rd, Middlesbrough
TS1 3RB

Durham

House Of Gentleman,
10 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA

Barbers

174 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough
TS1 3RB

Beauty

170 Linthorpe Road,
Middlesbrough
TS1 3RB

Piercings

170-172 Linthorpe Rd, Middlesbrough
TS1 3RB