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Handpoke Tattoo Artist

Kelly Needles is a handpoke tattoo artist based in Leeds, UK.

Keep an eye on @kellyneedles for latest work, updates and guest spots.

Enquiry form below ↓

What happens on the day?

Make sure you have a good breakfast or lunch beforehand, wear suitable and comfortable clothing and don’t forget photo ID.

Plus ones are not allowed in the studio, please come alone to your appointment.

Both studio’s are private and therefore cannot accommodate walk-ins. 

You will have time with Kelly to go over the design, size and placement together and make any small changes if needed. 

The remaining balance is paid in cash (preferred) or bank transfer.

Kelly will go over the tattoo aftercare with you on the day.

How does the deposit work?

The deposit confirms and secures your appointment. Deposit details will be given when booking in.

When offered a date, it is held for up to 48 hours only.

By paying a deposit you are committing to the appointment time/date, design and quote given. It secures Kelly’s time and yours.

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 72 hours notice is required. If this notice hasn’t been given, or you are more than thirty minutes late, you will have to pay another deposit to rebook. (Please note this is non-negotiable. The deposit helps to cover loss of earnings for the day)

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 and settles in faster. A lot of people find it much less painful compared to the machine, and sometimes even therapeutic.

It does last forever just like a machine tattoo, as long as it’s well looked after.

Prices start from £100 and quotes are given per piece. The price depends on the final design, size, placement. Kelly does not charge for time taken unless you have booked a full day/several pieces.

Please fill out the enquiry form (below) and fill in as much detail as possible. Kelly will get back to you with a quote and availability as soon as possible.

You can choose from available flash designs that you can find on Instagram highlighted stories. These are only ever tattooed once. Or, Kelly is always happy to work on custom designs as long as they fit with her 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 all the info (idea, size, placement and location) to 

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.

Leeds Studio Info.

The full address is 68 Brussels Street, Leeds, LS9 8AB.

The studio is in a red brick viaduct with blue fence and gate. There are wooden flower beds outside it.

We have limited parking within the blue gates (not on the street), but please be aware it’s quite tight.

There are two dogs at the studio so be careful when opening the door. They are very friendly and will be excited to say hello, then they will move onto sleeping. If you have an issue with is, or allergies please let us know in advance as we can arrange something else for them.

Guest spot addresses will be given out when booking in.

Enquiry Form

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