Welcome to Great Bear Tattoo
We are a modern custom tattoo studio, 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 house an art gallery and creative space that periodically hosts art workshops and events, run by local creatives and ourselves.
We have original artwork, fine art prints, clothing and accessories available created by the studio team as well as artists from the local area, which can be purchased in-store. Our creative events are also the perfect opportunity to discover talented artists and makers.
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For tattooing, we operate predominately as a private studio, as we have found that this works best for our clients and us on a day-to-day basis, which means all tattoo work and consultations are by appointment only.
To discuss a tattoo we kindly ask you to contact us online first, and we can then advise whether a consultation at the studio is needed, or whether we are able to organise an appointment for the tattoo online.
When enquiring about a tattoo, please include as much information as possible, including a brief description of your ideas, placement on the body, overall size, and attach any reference images you have seen that you like. We will work with you to create a custom design so your ideas do not need to be final, but providing as much information as possible will help us give a much faster and more efficient response.
We aim to respond to everyone as fast as possible, however, we do at times have high volumes of enquiries, so please allow 2-3 working days for our reply.
(Please note: our receptionist Tracy works Tuesday-Friday only, for any urgent enquiries you can call the studio on 01782 838500 during working hours, or leave a message).
Big love from us all at Great Bear Tattoo.
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 and soul into producing timeless tattoos with plenty of style.
Great Bear Tattoo is open for appointments Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 18:00pm.
We are an open plan premises covering two floors of our amazing new building. Upstairs is our main tattoo studio, and downstairs is our gallery and art workshop and creative space. We do also have a tattooing area downstairs for any clients that may not be able to make it upstairs. If you would like to pop in to discuss an idea in person, please get in touch online or by phone to organise a consultation.
All of our tattoo work is done by appointment only, and waiting times vary depending on the size and complexity of the design. When enquiring about a tattoo, try to include as much information as possible. To find out more, please see our FAQ page.