About Us

Established in 2009 it has been quite a journey in this unpredictable industry.

First starting out in a building adjoining to a gym in Armley Leeds, Lee spent his entire redundancy pay from his previous job as a computer programmer and graphic designer building his idea of the perfect studio. after only 4 months and thousands of pounds later, the owner of the gym and the property went into bankruptcy leaving the first studio unable to trade anymore.

Lee then had to find property fast in order to keep trading and ended up moving into a small property in Swinnow. Funds been tight due to all money been placed into the first studio, Lee only worked part time while also working as UK site manager for a landfill plastic lining company. 2 years were spent at the Swinnow studio and the name Skinz built up quite a good reputation.

Lee’s wife Emma also joined the team to become a trained body piercer and laser removal technician.

After 2 years, the landlord of the Swinnow studio wanted to renew the lease but also wanted to increase the rent by just over 50%. Faced with this news, the search was on for a more suitable premises.

We then found our 3rd premises based on Stanningley Road beneath the famous Bob Jackson Cycles.

It took nearly 2 months to renovate the 3 adjoining shops.

Upon moving the the Stanningley Road premises, Lee devoted all his time to making it the studio it was including dropping ties with the company he was working with part time. Since been there, our work has been featured in multiple magazines, we have attended numerous tattoo shows around the UK, been on TV numerous times and won awards.

Unfortunately during lockdown, the landlord of the parade of shops retired and sold his buildings. The current businesses in the parade failed to gel with the new landlord and many of us decided to find alternative premises.

Which takes us to the present where we are now located in a modern studio at the busy Bramley Shopping Centre.

The studio now houses multiple talented tattoo artists and we continue to go from strength to strength despite the negativity and oversaturation of this industry.

As well as tattooing, piercing and laser removals, we now also offer new treatments such as:

  • Laser carbon facials
  • Laser hair removal (IPL and SHR)
  • Cryo fat freeze
  • Semi permanent makeup
  • Aesthetics
  • Hair micropigmentation treatment

We also are home to the Nail & Beauty lounge and RH Cosmetics providing professional treatments such as Nails, Brows, Waxing, Dermablading, Hair Extensions and much more.

Our story continues and we hope you will be part of it with us.