Skins & Needles Middlesbrough

The North’s Leading Studio


Middlesbrough holds the very origins of our passion, propelling us to the exceptional position we find ourselves in today. Our studio, a stunning display of contemporary design, has flourished across three impressive floors, serving as a sanctuary for over 17 remarkably gifted resident artists, each with their own distinctive flair and creative prowess.

Within our studio, we take immense pride in the exceptional talent that graces our walls. Our esteemed team not only comprises our in-house specialists but also features internationally acclaimed guest artists who journey from far and wide to exhibit their extraordinary work. This convergence of local and global talent creates an atmosphere of unmatched artistic diversity and innovation.

To our esteemed clientele, we are privileged to offer tailor-made designs that encapsulate your individual desires and personal narrative. The process of crafting a bespoke masterpiece, conceived with meticulous attention to your unique requirements and life story, brings us immeasurable joy. We are truly grateful for the trust you place in both us and our artists when embarking on this lifelong commitment. Your body is a living canvas, and we cherish the opportunity to collaborate with you in creating a mural that will endure the test of time.

At Skins and Needles, the success of our artists is the lifeblood of our collective achievement. We take great satisfaction in witnessing their growth and development, as their triumphs reflect our own. By fostering an environment that nurtures their talents, we ensure that they flourish alongside us, perpetually pushing the boundaries of artistic excellence.

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?

We’re always on the lookout for talented artists to join us for guest spots and residencies.

Situated within walking distance of Teesside University and all other amenities, this is a prime spot for creative and driven artists to realise their potential.

With a large footfall of clients day in and day out, a strong marketing team, and social presence, we can easily build your clientele and offer some wonderful opportunities for you.

We’re a friendly and approachable studio and pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding customer and staff experience.

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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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