Press

Slave to the Needle - in the news

Tattoo Magazine

8 page feature on the Wallingford shop

Tattoos Down Under

Tattoos Down Under

8 page feature on Kiwi Matt

Ireland Tattoo Artists

2013 Yearbook

cover artwork by Aaron Bell

Inkslingers Under Huden

Danish Book with 8 page feature on Aaron Bell

Inked Magazine

March 2013 Ballard Shop Feature

Eight Arms of Inspiration (Book)

Featuring tattoos and paintings from artists at both the Ballard and Wallingford shops

Bound by Honor: A Tribute to Black & Grey Flash

Featuring flash and tattoos by Aaron (2013)

 

 

Aaron Bell Vol. 2(Book)

Japanese Tattoo Designs and Sketches Vol. 2 (available in our online store)

Aaron Bell Vol. 1(Book)

Japanese Tattoo Designs and Sketches Vol. 1 (available in our online store) 

Cranial Visions (Book)

Featuring artwork and tattoos by Aaron Bell

Black & Grey's Finest (Book)

Featuring artwork by Aaron Bell

Planet Ink (Book)

Featuring artwork, tattoos, and interview by Aaron Bell (eight pages)

2012 The End is Here (Book)

Featuring fine art by Aaron Bell

Animal Ink (Book)

Featuring tattoos by Aaron Bell

Tattoo Extremities (Book)

featuring tattoos by Aaron Bell

Tätowier Magazin

February 2011

7 page feature on Aaron Bell

Tattoo Flash

September 2010

10 page feature on Honest Jon

Tattoo Magazine

10 page feature on Slave to the Needle

Fannatic Magazine

Interview with Aaron Bell

Tattoo Prodigies (Book)

2 page feature on Aaron Bell

Coquille or be Killed (Book)

Featuring art by Aaron and John Fitzgerald

Scandanavian Tattoo Magazine

10 page feature on Aaron Bell

Skin&Ink cover

by Aaron Bell

Tattoo Artist Magazine

Cover Illustration and 25 page feature on Aaron Bell

 

Scratch Art (Book)

feturing artwork by Aaron Bell

 

Inside the Tattoo Circus (Book)

Featuring Slave to the Needle (both locations), and art by Aaron Bell

www.thetattoobook.com

 

We are Tattoo (Book)

Published by Japan's Tattoo Burst, featuring artwork by Aaron Bell

 

Tattoo mode (Japanese Tattoo Book)

Featuring tattoos by Aaron Bell, Andrea Ottlewski, and Chris Thompson.

 

Tarot Book

Aaron Bell

Skull Project Book

Aaron Bell

Tattoo

September 2007

4 page feature on Aaron Bell

Tattoo

September 2007

10 page feature on Slave to the Needle

Tattoo Flash

May 2007

Cover Model by Aaron Bell

Tattoo Burst (Japan)

July 2007

6 page feature on Aaron Bell

Total Tattoo

May 2006

Featuring “Aaron Bell's Amazing Paintings”

Total Tattoo

March 2007

9 page feature on Aaron Bell

Tattoo Life

Cover tattoo by Aaron Bell

Skin & Ink

Cover illustration by Aaron Bell

Tattoo Magazine

Oct 2005

8 page article by Aaron Bell on the Milan

convention in Italy

Flash Mag

5 page supplement of artwork by Aaron Bell

Tattoo Flash

#71 Sept 2005

Feature on Andrea

Ballard News Tribune

Dec 14, 2005

Feature article on Aaron and Melissa

Scandanavian Tattoo

Magazine:Flash Special 2005

Featured Flash artist

Aaron Bell cover and centerfold

Tattoo Design Book

Featuring The Artwork of Aaron Bell

Flash Magazine

May 2005

12 Page Feature on Aaron

Nordic Tattoo Life

#5

6 Page Feature on Aaron

Skin and Ink

January 2005

cover art by Aaron Bell

Part one of Aaron's Japan article.

Skin and Ink

February 2005

Part two of Aaron's Japan article

Tattoo Burst

(Japanese Mag)

January 2004, #17

10 page feature on Aaron Bell

Tattoo Magazine

February 2004, #174

10 page feature on shop

Pain Magazine

January 2004, #20

3 Page Shop Feature

The Sketchbook

Featuring The Artwork of Aaron Bell

Tattoo energy

#29

8 Page feature on Aaron Bell

Electric Tattooing By Men

1900-2004

Featuring Aaron Bell, and John Fitzgerald

 

Skin & Ink

July 2003

Cover Illustration by Aaron Bell

10 page feature on Aaron Bell

Tattoo Industry

December 2002

Special Feature: Aaron Bell's

step by step process for flash art

Skin & Ink

September 2002

Cover Illustration by Aaron Bell

Tattoo Magazine

Supplement 2002

Featuring Aaron Bell in

"Dream Team"

Tattoo Road Trip

'The Pacific Northwest' 2002

8 page feature on Aaron Bell

Tatowier Mag

March 2001

(German Magazine)

8 page feature on Aaron Bell

Savage Magazine

Jonathan Gilbert Feature

National Tattoo

2000-2001, #4

3 page feature on Aaron Bell

Tattoo Revue

2000, #82

8 page feature on shop

Tattoo Revue

#61

9 page feature on shop

Tattoo Magazine

April 1999, #116

5 page feature on shop

WEST MEMPHIS 3 vs. freedom

A benefit for the WM3 legal defense fund.

Artwork by : Aaron Bell, and Josh Schwegel,

 

 

Rebel Ink

Jonathan Gilbert Feature

Awards

From Tattoo Conventions

2014

2014 Le Mondial du Tatouage Paris France 3rd place best black and grey (Aaron Bell)

2013

  • 2013 Party in Paradise Tattoo Convention Philippines 2nd and 3rd Place Best Traditional Tattoo (Clark Kent)
  • 2013 R.J. Rosini Award for positive contibutions to tattooing & the tattoo community (Aaron Bell)
  • 2013 Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival 3rd Place Best Traditional Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2013 National Tattoo Convention SD Nicest Studio
  • 2013 National Tattoo Convention Colored Design Sheet Award (Aaron Bell)

2012

2011

  • 2011 DC Tattoo Arts Expo Best Female Sleeve (Aaron Bell)
  • 2011 DC Tattoo Arts Expo 1st Place Best Oriental Piece (Aaron Bell)
  • 2011 DC Tattoo Arts Expo 2nd Place Best Oriental Piece (Aaron Bell)
  • 2011 Ta Moko Tattoo Convention Auckland New Zealand Best Back (Kiwi Matt)

2010

  • 2010 New York City Tattoo Convention 3rd Place Best Color Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Nicest Tattoo Studio
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Black and White Design Sheet (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Colored Design Sheet (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Most Realistic Tattoo People's choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Portrait People's choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Large Tattoo Artist's choice (John Fitzgerald
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Black and Grey Backpiece People's choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Black and Grey Backpiece Artist's choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Sleeve People's choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Sleeve Artist's choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Overall Tattooed Female Artist's choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Tattooist (Aaron Bell)
  • 2010 Citysearch Seattle Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio 
  • 2010 Seattle Weekly Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio 

2009

  • 2009 Seattle Citysearch Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio
  • 2009 Auckland Tattoo Convention (New Zealand) 1st Place Color Leg Female (Kiwi Matt)

2008

  • 2008 National Tattoo Association Terry Wrigley Award (Aaron Bell)
  • 2008 New York City First Place Best Color Design Sheet (Aaron Bell)
  • 2008 Styrian Austria Tattoo Convention 1st Place Best Small Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2008 Styrian Austria Tattoo Convention 1st Place Best Black and Grey (Aaron Bell)
  • 2008 Seattle Tattoo Convention 1st Place Best Traditional (Aaron Bell)
  • 2008 Seattle Tattoo Convention 2nd Place Best Traditional (Aaron Bell)
  • 2008 Seattle Tattoo Convention 3rd Place Small Black and Grey (Andrea Ottlewski)
  • 2008 King 5 Best of Western Washingtion Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio  
  • 2008 Seattle Weekly Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio    

2007

  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Nicest Tattoo Studio
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Fine Art Award (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Traditional Tattoo Artist's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Black and Grey Tattoo People's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Black and Grey Tattoo Artist's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Most Realistic Tattoo People's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Portrait People's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Portrait Artist's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Unique Tattoo People's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Unique Tattoo Artist's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Large Tattoo People's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Black and Grey Backpiece People's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Black and Grey Backpiece Artist's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Colored Backpiece People's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Colored Backpiece Artist's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Colored Design Sheet (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Sleeve Tattoo Artist's Choice (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 New York City Tattoo Convention 1st Place Black and Grey Piece (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 Citysearch Seattle Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio
  • 2007 Seattle Weekly Seattle Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio
  • 2007 New York City Tattoo Convention 1st Place Best Colored Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Traditional Tattoo Artist's Choice (Josh Schwegel)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Traditional Tattoo People's Choice (JoshSchwegel)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Colored Backpiece Artist's Choice (Andrea)
  • 2007 National Tattoo Association Seattle Best Sleeve Artist's Choice (Andrea)
  • 2007 Seattle Tattoo Expo 2nd Place small Black and Grey (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 Seattle Tattoo Expo 2nd Place Best Leg (Aaron Bell)
  • 2007 Skin N Steel Expo Large Color 1st Place (John Fitzgerald)
  • 2007 Skin N Steel Expo Sleeve 1st Place (John Fitzgerald)
  • 2007 Skin N Steel Expo Sleeve 2nd Place (John Fitzgerald)
  • 2007 Aberdeen Tattoo Convention (Scotland) 1st Place Celtic Tattoo (Kiwi Matt)

2006

  • 2006 Seattle Weekly Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio 
  • 2006 City Search Seattle Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio 

2005

  • 7th annual Heart of America Tattoo Festival (Davenport IA), 1st Place Best Medium Sized Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 7th annual Heart of America Tattoo Festival (Davenport IA), 3rd Place Best Medium Sized Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2005 National Tattoo Association convention(Miami Fla), Fine Art Award (Aaron Bell)
  • 2005 National Tattoo Association convention(Miami Fla), People's Choice Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2005 National Tattoo Association convention(Miami Fla), Artists Choice Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2005 National Tattoo Association convention(Miami Fla), Best Cover Up (Aaron Bell)
  • 2005 Seattle Weekly Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio

2004

  • 2004 New York City Tattoo Convention, 1st Runner Up Best Black and Grey Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2004 New York City Tattoo Convention, Best Tattoo of The Day (Saturday) (Aaron Bell)
  • 2004 National Tattoo Association(Reno), Artists Choice Best Sleeve(Aaron Bell)
  • 2004 Tampa Bay Tattoo Festival, 1st Place Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2004 Motor City Tattoo Expo, 1st place Best Black and Grey Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2004 Texas Tattoo Revival, Best Black and Grey Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2004 LA Body Art Expo, Tattoo of the Day (Aaron Bell)
  • 2004 Derby State of the Art Tattoo Convention (England) 1st Place Small Color (Kiwi Matt)

2003

  • 2003 Mario Barth's Golden Star Award from 'Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth', Best New School Tattoo Artist (Aaron Bell)
  • 2003 New York City Tattoo Convention, 2nd Place Best Black & White Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2003 Artistry in Ink (Anaheim, CA), 3rd Place Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2003 National Tattoo Association (St. Louis Convention), Artist's Choice, Best Portrait Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2003 LA Body Art Expo, 3rd Place Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2003 National Tattoo Association (St. Louis Convention), Nicest Studio Award
  • 2003 Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth (New Jersey), 1st Place Black and Grey Flash (Aaron Bell)

2002

  • 2002 National Tattoo Convention (Philadelphia, PA), Fine Art Award (Aaron Bell)
  • 2002 National Tattoo Convention (Philadelphia, PA), People's Choice Portrait Tattoo Award (Aaron Bell)
  • 2002 Hell City Tattoo Festival, 1st Place Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2002 Tattoo Tour (Minneapolis), 3rd Place Best Black & Grey Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2002 Tattoo the Earth (Oakland, CA), 3rd Place Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2002 Tattoo the Earth (Chicago), 2nd Place Realistic (Aaron Bell)
  • 2002 Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth (New Jersey), 1st Place Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2002 Seattle Weekly Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio

2001

  • 2001 Kansas Tattooing & Body Piercing Festival, 1st Place Best Portrait with Picture-Female (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Steel and Skin, Most Realistic Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Booth
  • 2001 Artistry in Ink (Long Beach, CA), 1st Place Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Kansas Tattooing and Body Piercing Festival, Best Portrait with Picture (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Inkslinger's Ball (Hollywood, CA), 2nd Place Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth (New Jersey), 1st Place Black and Grey Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth (New Jersey), 1st Place Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Tattoo the Earth (Massachusetts), 1st Place Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 National Tattoo Association (Reno), Best Black and Grey Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Kansas Tattooing and Body Piercing Festival, Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2001 Seattle Weekly Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio

2000

  • 2000 Kansas Tattooing & Body Piercing Festival, 1st Place Best Portrait with Picture-Female (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 National Tattoo Association (San Antonio Convention), Nicest Studio
  • 2000 National Tattoo Association (San Antonio Convention), Top 3 Artist's Choice Realistic Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Tattooist (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Idaho Tattoo Association , Best Cover-Up (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Steel and Skin (San Diego), Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Artistry in Ink (Long Beach, CA), 2nd Place Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Kansas Tattooing & Body Piercing Festival, Winning Artist, Tattoo of Day (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Idaho Tattoo Association, Coolest Tattoo Studio
  • 2000 Steel and Skin (San Diego), Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 2000 Seattle Weekly Best Tattoo & Piercing Studio

1999

  • 1999 Tattoo Tour (Anaheim, California), Best Colored Flash Sheet (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Tattoo Tour (Anaheim, California), Best Black and Grey Flash Sheet (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Kansas Tattoo and Body Piercing Festival, Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Idaho Tattoo Association, Coolest Tattoo Studio
  • 1999 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Cover-Up (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Kansas Tattooing & Body Piercing Festival, 1st Place Best Tattoo of the Day (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Inkslinger's Ball (Hollywood, CA), Tattoo of the Day (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Artistry in Ink (Anaheim, California), 2nd Place Best Black & Grey Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Kansas Tattooing & Body Piercing Festival, Winning Artist, Tattoo of Day (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Steel and Skin (San Diego), Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 1999 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Black and Grey Flash (Aaron Bell)

1998

  • 1998 Idaho Tattoo Association , Best Black & Grey (Aaron Bell)
  • 1998 Idaho Tattoo Association , Coolest Tattoo Studio
  • 1998 Kansas Tattooing and Rock & Roll Festival, 1st Place Best Portrait (Aaron Bell)
  • 1998 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Cover-Up (Aaron Bell)
  • 1998 Kansas Tattooing and Rock & Roll Festival, Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 1998 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 1998 Empire State Tattoo Club, Best Flash Design (Aaron Bell)

1997

  • 1997 Artistry in Ink (Seattle, WA), 2nd Place Most Unusual Tattoo (Aaron Bell)
  • 1997 Idaho Tattoo Association, Best Color Flash (Aaron Bell)
  • 1997 Artistry in Ink (Seattle, WA), Best Booth