Handpoke Tattoo Artist
Kelly Needles is a handpoke tattoo artist based in Leeds, UK.
Keep an eye on @kellyneedles for latest work and updates on guest spots.
Booking form below ↓
What is handpoke tattooing?
A handpoke tattoo is machine and electric free, working the needle dot-by-dot into the skin. It is much gentler and less traumatic on the skin therefore heals a lot faster. A lot of people find it much less painful compared to the machine, and sometimes even therapeutic.
How do I book in?
Please fill out the booking form (below) and fill in as much detail as possible.
You can choose from available flash designs that you can find on Instagram highlighted stories. These are only ever tattooed once. I am always happy to work on custom designs too as long as they fit with my style.
Custom designs are only made after a deposit has been paid, and they are shown on the day.
If you don’t receive a response within two weeks please send the form again or send all the info (idea, size, placement and location) to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens on the day?
Plus ones are not allowed, you must come alone to your appointment.
Both studio’s are private and therefore cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Please bring photo ID, wear a mask and suitable clothing, and make sure you have a good breakfast or lunch beforehand.
We will have time to go over the design, size and placement together and make any changes if needed.
The remaining balance is paid in CASH ONLY on the day.
I will go over the tattoo aftercare with you on the day.
How does the deposit work?
The deposit confirms your appointment. Deposit details will be given when booking in.
By paying a deposit you are commiting to the appointment, design and quote given. Deposits are non-refundable and they are taken off the final price of the tattoo.
If you can no longer make an appointment, at least three days notice is required. If you are more than 30 minutes late the appointment will have to be rescheduled as it affects the rest of the day. Please call the studio if you are running late.
If this notice hasn’t been given the deposit will be lost. The deposit helps to cover loss of earnings for the day – I will have booked out the time for you, set-up materials and have to pay my studio rent.
How much will it cost?
Prices start from £100 and quotes are given per piece depending on the final design, size, placement and time taken.
If you would like several pieces done at once, or larger scale works, it will be charged at £100 an hour.
If you have a budget in mind, just let me know.
How are we helping the environment?
For every booking made, six trees will be planted. Keep an eye on Instagram stories for updates on how far we’re coming along.
All supplies used are vegan and, where possible, biodegradable.
You can also help by (carefully!) shaving the area to be tattooed in the morning, to save disposing of a razor.
How do I find the Leeds studio?
You can find the full address at the bottom of the page.
We are in Castleton Mill. When you arrive to Castleton Close (Industrial estate) you will see the mill behind – there are some grey gates to the right. There’s an intercom at the gate, please use that to call us from there otherwise we don’t know you have arrived. We can buzz you in then meet you at reception.
We don’t have parking at the studio but you can park on the main road, Armley road or Castleton Road.
It’s around 20 minutes walking from Leeds train station, or around 5 minutes in a taxi.
Easy Tiger Tattoo Co.
Castleton Mill, Leeds
+44 (0) 113 887 0172
Den of Iniquity
Six Bullets / Parliament