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Slave to the Needle Tattoo & Body Piercing


508 NW 65th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

Phone: 206.789.2618

Email: slavetotheneedle@comcast.net

Hours: 7 days a week: 11:00am-11:00pm


Slave to the Needle Tattoo 

(Piercing is done at our Ballard Shop only)

403 NE 45th Street, Seattle WA 98105

Phone: 206.545.3685

Email: slaveeast@msn.com

Hours: 7 days a week: 11:00am-11:00pm


We first recommend to stop by the shop to take a look around and see the artists' portfolios. If you'd like you can schedule a consultation with the artist of your choice (free of charge). Consultations are short so be sure to bring in any reference, and have ideas together to make the most of the time. Or you can put down a deposit to get a drawing started for you (the deposit goes towards your tattoo cost) then schedule your appointment time.

If this process does not work for you, you can always call the shop to make an appointment by using your credit card for the deposit amount (we accept Visa and MasterCard). Deposits are $50 for most pieces, and $100 for pieces that will take over two hours. We do not charge for custom drawings, we just require the deposit to start on them. Deposits are non-refundable. All deposits and appointments must be made over the phone or in person. Sorry, no online scheduling. Shop minimum is $100.00 and most single sitting pieces will be bid outright. Multiple sitting pieces will be 150.00 an hour (Aaron being the exception at $200.00 an hour).

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We at Slave to the Needle care a great deal about the physical well being of our clientele; therefore, we take the following precautions to insure your safety:

All needles used in the tattoo/piercing process are disposed of after each use. Needles are never used on more than one customer under any circumstances. These needles are sterilized before use and remain in a sealed sterile pouch until the time of use.

Any items that aren't disposable (hard tools) go through a three step process between every use:

Step one:
Tools are disinfected and thoroughly scrubbed and rinsed.
Step two:
Tools are put through an ultrasonic cleaning cycle, thoroughly rinsed and dried.
Step three:
Tools are placed in special pouches and run through a full cycle in a laboratory tested autoclave sterilizer.

The tools are then properly stored until the time of their use.

The pigments used in tattooing are also potential sources of contamination and therefore Slave to the Needle NEVER reuses tattoo pigments. Each tattoo customer gets their own pigments poured into disposable caps. At the end of the tattoo, any leftover pigments are disposed of along with their caps.

We use a 2000 Tuttnaeur 1730M autoclave sterilizer. It sterilizes with a combination of heat, steam, pressure and time to render the items inside sterile (free of living organisms). We adhere to the highest standards of autoclave testing. Our machine is spore tested weekly by an outside lab to ensure that it is working properly.

Spores are the hardest and most resistant particles to destroy, therefore, tests are done to determine the presence of spore growth in a test load. We have been spore testing since 1995.

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