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Artistic Tattooing, Crewe : Tel 01270 585767

Professional and experienced tattooists

Come in and book today : Tel 01270 585767

About Us


Artistic Tattooing is a clean, and modern studio based in Crewe, Cheshire. Having been established for over 16 years we are the most respected studio for tattoos and body piercings around. Our main tattooist Steve, has over 35 years of experience!
Our professional artists draw up custom designs free of charge, so bring in your ideas and let us create something unique and special for you! Our studio is in a prime location on Nantwich Road with easy access and parking close by. Whether you have many tattoos or it’s your first one, our fully trained and professional staff will be on hand to guide you through the process, from start to finish. We look forward to having you in the studio!


Testimonials

There is nobody better in the area in MY opinion. There's tattooists and there are tattoo artists. Steve def an artist. Thanks for staying behind tonight to start mine off :) Love it

Andy Williams

Just had a tattoo done by Steve what a total legend!! Tattoo came out amaaazing cannot wait to go again! Friendliest place to go for some inking and such a laugh with Steve :)

Mel Doyle

Thanks Steve for my new tattoo, fantastic job as always xx

Christine Williams Bowen

Cheers for today Steve!! Will be back for more in the very near future!

Shaun Murray

Meet the Artists


Steve Eglin – Steve has been a part of the tattoo industry for over 30 years. Having run his own studios for 20 years he opened Artistic Tattooing in 1997 and has been running it ever since. Having worked in Europe and the USA, he has become a versatile artist and can cover all styles of tattooing. Particularly old school styles involving a lot of bold lines and bright colours. With being a first generation tattooist, Steve has also been involved in the manufacturing of pigments and machine building. He has also judged at tattoo conventions, the most recent being at the Tattoo Tea Party convention a couple of years ago.


Andrea Fleet – Andrea has been working in the tattoo industry since 2013. She can turn her hand to all styles, but specialises in drawing custom artwork which offers the customer a more personal and unique design. Preferring working to customers demands, specifications, and visions, it is more satisfying bringing peoples ideas to skin. Andrea considers all the tattoos she does equally important and prepares the designs as if it was for her own skin.

We Offer A Diverse Range of Tattoos


Tribal – This type of work was handed down from multiple cultures including Native American, Micronesia, and Polynesian. In ancient times, they would be represent one as an accessory to a certain tribe, also express puberty, a milestone in life or marriage. American Indians form of tribal tattoo was meant to represent culture, ritual beliefs, spirits or nature. Hawaiian tribes carried tattoos as a form of identification, protection or mourning expressions. Many tribes used tattoos to show bravery. Tribal tattoos are usually black in colour and are composed of solid geometric designs. Can also be done in a “stonework effect” or in colour but black is the most common.

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Black and Grey – This is when shading is heavily utilised. Black and grey work is typically used to create some type of 3-D effect without using colour.
Highlights are often added using white. White ink can also be used to smooth out sharp transitions between the different shades.

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Colour – Coloured tattoos can be vivid or subtle depending on the effect the tattoo artist is after.

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Celtic – These designs are made up of intricate knots. Celtic comes in many forms; knots, crosses, spirals, trinity knots, tree of life, and animal forms. This style of art represents the people from Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton folklore.

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Laser Removal – Tattoo removal has been performed with various tools during the history of tattooing. While tattoos were once considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially. Before the development of laser tattoo removal methods, commons techniques included dermabrasion, TCA (Trichloroacetic acid, an acid that removes the top layers of skin, reaching as deep as the layer in which the tattoo ink resides), salabrasion (scrubbing the skin with salt), cryosurgery and excision which is sometimes still used along with skin grafts for larger tattoos. Some early forms of tattoo removal included the injection or application of wine, lime, garlic or pigeon excrement. Tattoo removal by laser was performed with continuous-wave lasers initially, and later with Q-switched lasers, which became commercially available in the early 1990s. Today, “laser tattoo removal” usually refers to the non-invasive removal of tattoo pigments using Q-switched lasers. Typically, black and darker-colored inks can be removed more completely.

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Cover Up/Rework - Using colour and technique to hide an old tattoo with a new tattoo or just having someone reline and recolour an old tattoo so that it looks as it should. Many make the mistake of using the wrong cover design or wrong colours to cover – causing the old piece to resurface through the new one. Make sure you have an experienced artist do this for you.

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Piercings


Artistic Tattooing provide affordable prices with our professional, fully trained staff. We are friendly, understanding and most importantly hygienic. Available for purchase is our unique body jewellery. So come to us, and you will have brand new body modifications to show off straight away!

 

 

 

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Looking After Your Tattoo and Piercing


PIERCINGS

Healing will vary from person to person. Many different things can determine the actual healing time, such as your health and the aftercare your piercing receives. After having a piercing, it is important to keep the area dry and clean. It is advisable to keep the piercing as dry as possible for at least three days after the procedure. If you have an ear or facial piercing, having baths rather than showers will help to keep the piercing dry. Wash your hands with warm water and antibacterial soap before touching or washing your piercing, and ensure that any clothing and bedding that may come into contact with the area around the piercing is clean. Washing your piercing can be done once or twice a day with a cotton bud soaked in warm water, gently dab the area around the piercing without trying to move the jewellery.

AFTERCARE OF YOUR TATTOO

Now you have your fresh new tattoo, you want to take good care of it! From this point on, your artist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with your tattoo if you don’t take proper care of it. A really beautiful tattoo can turn into a disaster if the proper aftercare is not taken. Leave the cover on for a minimum of one hour. After that wash the tattoo gently with warm soapy water and pat dry with a clean towel (do not rub). Repeat this process once or twice a day until healed. The tattoo will be peeling like sunburned skin, just let it heal, do not pick or scratch it. Do not soak it in water, no baths, no steam rooms, swimming etc. until healed. Quick showers are fine. Do not expose a new tattoo to UV rays for at least 4 – 6 weeks. The sun could make it fade. To help promote healing you can apply Bepanthen (nappy rash cream available from any supermarket or pharmacy) sparingly to the tattoo after each time you wash it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Get In Touch!


Please feel free to get in touch either by using the contact form or social media options below. Alternatively, you can ring us on: 01270 585767. No question is too big or small. We look forward to hearing from you.


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