Tattoo shops and Services in Leeds

We provide a range of services at our three state of the art tattoo shops in Leeds City Centre, at The Merrion Centre, on Vicar Lane, and our flagship tattoo shop located in the centre of Headingley.

The artists at our tattoo shops in Leeds are apprentice trained, custom tattoo artists, who offer clients a variety of traditional and contemporary tattoo styles. Some of the more popular styles from hand poke, realism, watercolour, new school, Japanese and Chicano.

ID policy:

Please do not be offended if we ask you for valid photo I.D, including passports and driving licences. Contact us beforehand if you have any questions.

We still require a valid form of identification even if you are with your guardian/parent.

Please note - Photocopies and picture on your phone will not be accepted as valid I.D

Tattoo FAQ'S

How do I choose my tattoo?

There are many reasons you might decide to get your first tattoo or add to existing pieces. A tattoo can be used to remember a moment in life, an expression of one’s personality, to feel self-empowered, a memento to a special person, or simply because you appreciate good art.

Tattoos have certainly become more socially acceptable within the workplace and in society over the last few decades, with pop culture influencing different styles throughout the decades.

It is best to get the process right first time by researching what you want and using a reputable tattoo studio and artist capable of meeting your expectations.

What style’s of tattoos can I choose from?

Having a custom tattoo ensures that your piece of art is unique to you and your personality. While it is perfectly fine to have a stock tattoo, nothing beats the enjoyment of working with a skilled tattooist and creating something truly unique in a style that you want.

Some of the more popular styles you will be used to seeing are realism, watercolour, hand poke, new school, Japanese and Chicano. Some styles focus on bold lines with bright colours, others are so intricate and lifelike they seem surreal.

Research your preferred style of tattoo for inspiration and try to find a tattoo artist and studio that specialise in a style you want from the get-go.


Choosing a good tattoo artist and studio

Being tattooed is a surgical process requiring hygienic equipment, a clean environment, and professional skill. Always make sure that the studio or artist carrying out your tattoo are registered with your local authority health department and carry a health and safety certificate that is clearly displayed or available to see. Do not be afraid to ask for information around compliance and to confirm any doubts around insurance, safety, or professional training.

Tattoo studios and artists have a duty of care for not only upkeeping personal safety, but to ensure any hazardous waste is disposed of in the most considerate manor. Ask any potential studio or artist on their tattooing and waste disposal process for further peace of mind.

How much does a tattoo cost?

For pricing a tattoo, the larger surface area the tattoo covers, the more ink will be needed. 

If your tattoo design is particularly intricate, this will require more time per square inch than a tattoo and it could therefore take more time to complete.

Placement of your tattoo can affect the overall price. If your tattoo is placed in a sensitive area this may require the tattoo artist to be more careful with pain levels of a client. 

This in turn lengthens the time it takes to complete and if it is a big piece the cost will increase.

Detail is one of the main factors that determine the price of a tattoo. The more detailed a design, the more ink and time will be needed to complete.

Custom tattoos will always be more expensive than a stock tattoo that can be chosen from a book. 

A tattoo with four colours might not necessarily cost more than a tattoo with one colour. But applying the colours could well be a delicate process that is a skill in itself.

Mixing colours and ensuring the correct shades are achieved will certainly take time adding to the cost of larger tattoos that re more colourful.

Tattoo artists need to eat too! Most tattooists will have an hourly rate and possibly even a minimum charge. Disposable tattooing equipment such as needles are changed after each client with sterilisation equipment needed on other items, all adding costs to a tattoo artist in time and operating expenses.

How do I look after a new tattoo?

Tattoos age the same as our body does and keeping to a good routine will definitely help your new tattoo look its best for years to come. 

Your tattoo artist will give you the best advice possible once your sitting is complete. Keeping that new tattoo looking fresh starts from the moment you leave the studio and by using aftercare products that contain the best ingredients for your skin.

We always recommend products with natural ingredients such as Skin Aftercare (link) who’s products contain only eco preservatives, aromatic waters, and are 100% vegan.

See our caring for your new tattoo guide here .

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