Skins & Needles Durham

The North’s Leading Studio


Nestled in the heart of Durham’s lively city centre, our studio proudly stands as a symbol of our unwavering dedication to the art of tattooing. While Durham remains our cherished flagship branch, it is with immense excitement that we introduce our second tattoo studio—a testament to our ever-evolving commitment to artistic excellence.

Inaugurated in 2020, Durham has since evolved into a thriving epicentre of creativity and self-expression. Within its walls, we’ve assembled a truly extraordinary team comprising more than 10 exceptionally gifted tattoo artists and two proficient piercers. They are united by a common purpose: to transform your ideas into captivating and lasting works of art.

Our creative haven spans the 1st 2nd and 3rd floors of this magnificent studio, harmoniously situated above our equally accomplished barbers at House of Gentlemen. Fuelled by an unbridled passion for our craft, we relentlessly explore the frontiers of tattoo artistry, ensuring that each piece we create is a masterpiece unto itself.

While our journey began in Middlesbrough, it is far from its conclusion. We embark on this new chapter with excitement and gratitude, inviting you to join us. Our second studio represents another hidden gem, where the synergy of your unique vision and the boundless artistry of our team come together to craft tattoo experiences that are truly unparalleled. Welcome to a new era of self-expression and creativity; welcome to Skins and Needles.

Ink Now.
Pay Later.

We have partnered with Social Money Ltd t/a Payl8tr to enable us to offer customers the ability to apply for finance for their tattoo.

*Finance is subject to creditworthiness and affordability assessments.

  • Affordable monthly payments
  • High quality tattoos without having to wait
  • Laser tattoo removal available
  • Easy to apply
  • Free consultation regarding your tattoo
  • Funding from £200 – £1500 available


Guest Artists

Thinking of guesting with us or being a resident artist?

🎨 Calling All Artists: Discover Your Artistic Home at Skins and Needles!

Are you an artist with a passion for ink and a talent that knows no bounds? Skins and Needles welcomes you to explore the incredible opportunities that await you as part of our team.

🌟 Guest Artists & Residency Options:

Whether you’re considering a guest spot or envisioning a residency, Skins and Needles is your canvas to shine. We’re always on the lookout for exceptional talent to join our vibrant artistic community.

🏢 Prime Location:

Nestled within walking distance of Teesside University and surrounded by all the amenities you need, our studio offers a prime location for artists looking to realise their full creative potential. It’s where inspiration thrives!

📣 Marketing Magic:

At Skins and Needles, we understand the value of visibility. With a constant flow of clients, a robust marketing team, and a strong social presence, we have the tools to elevate your profile and build your clientele.

🤝 Friendly & Approachable:

We’re not just a studio; we’re a family. Our friendly and approachable team is committed to delivering an exceptional customer and staff experience. Here, you’ll find support, camaraderie, and a welcoming atmosphere.

Ready to take your artistry to new heights? Skins and Needles is the place where your creativity can flourish, and your career can soar. Join us and be part of a community that celebrates the art of tattooing like no other. 🚀🎨 #ArtisticOpportunities #InkMastersUnite #SkinsAndNeedlesFamily

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Hygiene & Safety

We are renowned for our strict hygiene and high standards throughout our studio, and have a reputation to prove it. During recent times, we’ve been even more proactive and have increased our policies to make sure everyone is kept as safe as possible.

Safety doesn’t just end at the studio, it’s important that you treat and protect your tattoo once you leave us, see our Aftercare guidelines.

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