Tattoo Artist




Welcome to the creative world of Dave Taylor, where ink becomes art, and skin becomes a canvas. Dave is a highly skilled tattoo artist renowned for his expertise in black and grey and colour realism. With a passion for pushing the boundaries of tattoo artistry, Dave’s work transcends traditional tattooing, transforming every design into a stunning masterpiece.

Dave first came to the studio on a guest spot at our Middlesbrough studio and instantly fell in love. After another two successful guest spots with us, Dave decided he would like to become a resident artist at Skins and Needles Middlesbrough, and the rest is history!

Dave’s journey into the world of tattooing began as a young artist with an unquenchable thirst for self-expression. He recognised the transformative power of tattoos, the ability to tell stories, evoke emotions, and capture life’s moments on skin. This realisation ignited his dedication to perfecting his craft.

Dave’s mastery of black and grey realism is a testament to his incredible attention to detail. He uses shading and contrast to create stunning 3D-like tattoos that look like photographs etched into the skin. Whether you desire a portrait of a loved one or a realistic representation of your favourite animal, Dave’s black and grey work will leave you in awe.

Additionally, Dave’s colour realism work is equally impressive. He uses a vibrant and diverse colour palette to bring life to his tattoos, making them pop with vivid hues and intricate details. His ability to capture the essence of any subject matter in full colour is nothing short of breathtaking.

With years of experience, Dave has honed his skills to perfection. His portfolio showcases a wide range of styles and themes – from intricate black and grey portraits to vibrant colour renditions.

Dave’s commitment to tailoring each tattoo to the individual’s preferences ensures you receive a unique piece of art that resonates with your vision.

Dave prioritises safety and cleanliness, maintaining the highest standards of hygiene in his studio to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for his clients.

Every tattoo is a labour of love for Dave, and he is dedicated to turning your ideas into beautiful, lasting art.

If you’re looking for a tattoo artist who can bring your ideas to life with unparalleled skill and artistry, Dave is the artist for you. Whether you have a specific design in mind or want to explore his creative vision, Dave is ready to collaborate with you to make your tattoo dreams a reality.

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