The North’s Leading Studio



170-172 Linthorpe Rd,
Middlesbrough TS1 3RB

Middlesbrough is not only our pride and joy it is where the passion was created to which lead us here. Our striking modern studio has expanded across three floors and is a home to 16 wonderfully unique resident artists.

We pride ourselves on our specialist talent within our studio which also includes our renowned international guest artists that travel to showcase their own individual artwork.

We are honoured to offer bespoke one off designs which have been produced with your requirements and story in mind, we love that we can work with you as an individual to create you a mural which lasts a lifetime. Your body is a canvas for which we are extremely grateful for the trust that comes with choosing us and our artists for this commitment. We thrive off the success of our artists and their ability to grow and develop with us if we succeed so do we and we encourage growth as much as possible.


10 Elvet Bridge
Durham, DH1 3AA

Durham is our beautiful picturesque branch located in the heart of city centre. We have proudly expanded our pride and joy “Skins and Needles”, Durham is our first stop and certainly not our last. This hidden treasure is located above our talented team of barbers “House of Gentlemen”.

You will find our creative artistic team on the 1st & 2nd floor doing what we love doing which is making you look good.

“Passion led us here” is our slogan and we use this as our guide to remind us daily where we came from and what we are capable of, there are no boundaries when we set on mind but also our heart on our love for the industry.




We are home to the most talented artists. From our resident artists to our special guests who travel from around the globe to guest at our studios. Get to know more about each one and who you would like to work with.

Click on an artist to discover more

Guest Artists

Want to guest spot with us?

We are continually on the look out for talented artists to join us for guest spots or 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 foot flow of clients day in day out, a strong marketing team and social media presence, we can with ease build your clientele and offer you a great opportunity. We are a friendly and approachable studio and pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding customer and staff experience.


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
The New Studio

Our Durham takeover.

See our expansion from dominating Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough, to our second studio at House Of Gentleman in Durham.

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.


Lets Talk

Want to book your next tattoo, lets get the ball rolling.

Tattoo Enquiry Form