Great Bear Tattoo | Custom Tattooing in Stoke-on-Trent
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Great Bear Tattoo – Custom Tattooing

Welcome to Great Bear Tattoo

We are a modern custom tattoo studio and art gallery, located in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire. Owned and operated by Callan Leavesley and his team, prioritising hygiene, customer service and high-quality tattoos.

We also stock original artwork, fine art prints, clothing and accessories designed by the studio team as well as artists from the local area, which can be purchased in-store or online.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram to follow our updates, tattoos and artwork.

With years of experience, you can rely on us to give you the best possible advice whether you are getting your first or fiftieth tattoo. We cover a wide range of styles including realism, black and grey, traditional, neo-traditional, Japanese, abstract, script, cover-ups and more. We put our heart into producing timeless tattoos with plenty of style.

Great Bear Tattoo is open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 for appointments and consultations.

We are an open plan studio with an open door, so you’re welcome to pop in and have a chat with us about creating your tattoo ideas anytime.

All of our work is done by appointment only, with a deposit needed to secure the slot. When enquiring about a tattoo, try to include as much information as possible. To find out more, please see our FAQ page.


  This is some important information on how we will be moving forward at the studio so please read through:

  • We are now operating as an appointment only private studio, so the door will be closed throughout the day. All tattoo work and in-person consultations will be done by prebooked appointment.
  • Only those with an appointment will be allowed into the studio - please come alone to your appointment to help reduce footfall.
  • For all enquiries or to organise an appointment please contact us via
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided once you enter, as well as regularly using sanitiser and hand washing facilities throughout the time at the studio. 
  • Please come on time - if you are early to your appointment you may be asked to wait outside until we call you in. 
  • If you have felt COVID-19 symptoms or have been around anybody that has in the last 14 days prior to your appointment, please contact us to reorganise your appointment. 
  • Our artists will be wearing visors throughout the whole time spent with customers, from the point the customer enters the studio, as well as for any in-person consultations.
  • Free disposable face masks will be available if you require one - feel free to bring your own face covering. 
  • Please remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines with other customers at all times - screens have been placed between work stations to help protect customers. 
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided for customers at each workstation during the tattoo, as well as at the counter for entry and exit. 
  • Unfortunately guidance states no food or drink can be consumed in the studio at the moment, other than water in a disposable cup or bottle (which we can provide) - so please make sure you eat well prior to your appointment. (We know everyone’s going to miss Tracy’s brews - we’re so sorry!)

As always we will be continuing to operate at the highest cleaning standards, and in our relaxed, friendly atmosphere. By following these guidelines, we can all stay safe and stay awesome!

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your appointment, please get in touch!

Thank you!

The team at Great Bear Tattoo.