★ Customer notice – PLEASE READ ★
We will be continuing to operate as a private studio, as we have found that this has been working much better for us and our clients on a day-to-day basis.
This means during our working days the studio door will remain locked, and only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Any in-person consultations will also continue on an appointment-only basis.
For all enquiries, please contact us first via email, Facebook or our Contact Form.
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 efficient response.
We aim to respond to everyone as fast as possible, however, due to high volumes of enquiries, 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).
Our studio guidelines for customers can be found here.
Thank you so much for all the patience and support during these times – we are hoping we will be able to stay open for good now!
Take care everyone, and we will see you soon!
Big love from us all at Great Bear Tattoo.
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 sell 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.
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 premises currently operating as a private studio, so only those with an appointment can enter – this is due to current COVID guidelines. 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 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.