Handpoke Tattoo Artist

Kelly Needles is a handpoke tattoo artist based in Leeds, UK, and works regularly in London.

Keep an eye on @kellyneedles for her 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.

On areas such as fingers and ears it’s ideal as it’s less likely to bleed (when the ink spreads over time) and more likely to hold better and for longer.

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.

How does the deposit work?

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. Please call the studio if you are running more than 15 minutes late. If you are more than 30 minutes late the appointment will be lost as it affects the rest of the day. If this notice hasn’t been given the deposit will be lost. The deposit helps to cover loss of earnings for the day, time spent on the design and set-up materials.

How much will it cost?

Prices start from £100 and quotes are given per piece depending on the size, the area to be tattooed, and the final design. If you would like several pieces done at once, or larger scale works, it will be charged at £100 an hour.

What happens on the day?

Please bring photo ID, wear suitable and comfortable clothing and make sure you have a good breakfast or lunch beforehand. Both studio’s are private and therefore cannot accommodate plus ones.

We will have plenty of 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.

How do I find the Leeds studio?

You can find the full address at the bottom of the page.

When you arrive there are some grey gates to the right. There’s an intercom there, just buzz us and we will let 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 the station, or around 5 minutes in a taxi.

Booking Form

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Easy Tiger Tattoo Co.

001 Castleton Mill, Leeds

LS12 2DS

+44 (0) 113 887 0172

Six Bullets Tattoo

Unit 3, 394 Camden Road

London, N7 0SJ

+44 (0)7579 049308