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 lead 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.

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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.

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With years of experience in advertising, marketing and sales alongside a deep passion for the tattoo industry, our team will manage all of your bookings and ensure that you are always busy. We offer an abundance of support and even have accommodation available if needed.

Our studio is open until 10 pm from Monday to Saturday so the hours worked are completely flexible. We have recently branched out and opened another studio in Durham city centre where we are also looking to house resident artists, but if our Middlesbrough branch is a more suitable location for you, our beautiful picturesque Durham studio loves to have our residents’ guest with them and they are always welcomed and encouraged to do so.

If you are interested in being part of a strong established brand and taking the next step in your career, please apply now with your cover letter and examples of your work. Please include links to your social media pages along with your application.

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Ink now. Pay later.

We have partnered with Payl8tr to enable us to offer customers the ability to apply for finance for their tattoo.

  • Affordable monthly payments
  • High quality tattoos without having to wait
  • Number of beauty procedures & laser tattoo removal available
  • Easy to apply
  • Free consultation regarding your tattoo
  • Funding from £200 – £5000 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.

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

    Please include as much detail as possible, including; Location of tattoo on the body, an approximate size, Colour or Black & White.

      Please include as much detail as possible, including; Location of tattoo on the body, an approximate size, Colour or Black & White.