Past Events

mondial
Mondial du Tatouage Paris March 2016

Aaron and Melissa Bell will once again be attending the fabulous Mondial du Tatouage taking place in Paris March 4-6 2016. This is by far one of the best shows in Europe! Hope to see you there...

the crew 2015
2015 Holiday Gift Exchange

Our annual holiday event was, as usual, a real inspiration for us all. It was a great reminder of the high level of talent that exists among our crew. We all got together to celebrate and give thanks to another great year while participating in...

10402964_10153580290114441_3979208876773403728_n
Best of Seattle by Seattle Weekly

"Walking into either of Slave to the Needle’s two Seattle shops will put anyone looking for some new ink at ease. The space is as artful as its many artists, who are led by Aaron Bell, an old Orange County punk who found his way...

11800080_10153518448714441_3034680207840942769_n
Slave to the Needle celebrates 20 years in Seattle

Gallery Axis in the historic Pioneer Square district of Seattle was the location for this summer’s main event. Aaron Bell started slave to the Needle in 1995. On August 1st, in celebration, Slave to the needle hosted a fully catered party, which coincided with the...

art show postcard
Group Art Show

Axis Gallery in Pioneer Square will be presenting Slave to the Needle's 20th anniversary art show. An array of backpieces and bodysuits created by STTN's resident and guest artists will be on display throughout the month of August. Join us for opening night on August 6th from...

national nicest studio award
National Nicest Studio Award 2015

We're very pleased to have received the National Tattoo Association's Nicest Studio award at the 36th annual tattoo convention in Orlando Florida. Thanks to the NTA members, our great crew, and all of our wonderful customers for making this possible!...

shaun-1
Shaun Nel will be guesting May 4-9th

Shaun Nel aka Shaun the African will be guesting in Ballard and Wallingford May 4-9th 2015. Check his great work out on Instagram: shauntheafrican ...

featured
Slave to the Needle at Ink-n-Iron in Long Beach CA June 12th-14th 2015

Aaron Bell, Clark Kent, Daniel Charneski, and Elijah Cole will be tattooing and selling prints, books and artwork at Ink n Iron June 12-14th. We still have bookings available. There are many great bands in the line up here including: Pennywise, Wanda Jackson, UK Subs, The...

portland logo
Ballard and Wallingford artists at Portland Tattoo Expo

Aaron, Rok Greg, Andrew and Daniel will be at the Portland Tattoo Expo Oct. 10-12 2014. Being that it's just a short drive for us, we'll have lots of shirts and prints available! Stop by the booth and say hello...

inkniron_featured
Aaron, Clark and Kiwi in Long Beach

Aaron Bell, Clark Kent, and Kiwi Matt recently attended the Ink & Iron Festival, tearing it up once again! This show takes place in Long Beach at the Queen Mary, and is a hell of a show. Some of the bands that played this year were...

NZ
Matt, Cindy, and Clark in New Zealand

Kiwi Matt, Cindy Maxwell, and Clark Kent recently attended the New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival, making a brief  stop along the way to do a lil skydiving in Fiji, have a few cocktails on the beach, and you know...