Tattoo

After dabbling in tattooing throughout the 1980s, Aaron began his professional career in ’93 after relocating from California to Seattle. He opened Slave to the Needle (Ballard’s first tattoo shop) in 1995, expanding his operation to Wallingford in 2005. Aaron focuses on rendering beautiful large-scale custom tattoos with speed and efficiency. He enjoys building lasting relationships with clients who share his appreciation for traditional western and Japanese style tattoos.

Scheduling: Aaron’s hourly rate is $300, with a $500 minimum. In an effort to minimize wait times, Aaron may suggest another artist that he feels is best suited for your tattoo. Its Aaron’s highly talented group of artists that have helped earn the shop’s great reputation, and he completely backs their work. Although Aaron tries to accommodate as many people as possible, there is no guarantee that he will personally be able to take on your project (even if you are on his waiting list). Please contact our Wallingford shop at 206-545-3685 if you’re interested in being tattooed by Aaron.

Conventions: Aaron’s convention rate is $350 an hour. If you’re interested in getting tattooed by Aaron at a convention, shoot us an email with a general description of what you want, then please be patient. Although he usually responds promptly, there are times when he doesn’t coordinate his schedule until a few weeks prior to the show. Thanks for your interest. We’re looking forward to hearing from you…

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Aaron's Portfolio

Aaron on Instagram

Good progress today on Edward’s sleeve #slavetotheneedle #tattoodo #envyneedles #bishoprotary #eternalink ...

Glad I did this MLK portrait a couple years back… otherwise, what the heck would I post today!? #slavetotheneedle #seattletattoo #tattoodo @tattoodo #envyneedles #bishoprotary #eternal #ink ...

Dragon and Koi sleeve from last year. It’s so hard to convey how a sleeve really looks when it’s confined to this little box #slavetotheneedle #seattletattoo #envyneedles #tattoodo #eternalink #bishoprotary #jetblack ...

A little elbow action today. Casey sat like a champ! ...

Donghee is an amazing client. So far I have been unable to get even the slightest flinch out of him, and he often falls asleep during our sessions! It’s a 10 hr drive to get to his appointments, and he has never been late… definitely knows how to honor his commitments! Very grateful #slavetotheneedle #seattletattoo #japanesetattoo #irezumi @tattoodo #tattoodo #envyneedles #jetblack #eternalink #bishoprotary #sullenfamily ...

Nailed down the background on on Nick’s dragon today (back of the arm is already healed) #slavetotheneedle #tattoo #seattletattoo #eternalinks #bishoprotary #envyneedles #jetblack ...

Leah’s Hannya all healed up #slavetotheneedle #eternalink #envyneedles #jetblack #bishoprotary #tattoodo #seattletattoo #hannyatattoo #japanesetattoo ...

We have a permanent artist position available at our Wallingford location. If you’re an experienced professional, and love tattooing like we do, then get in touch with us slaveeast@msn.com congratulations @elijahcole on your new home in Kansas City! We’re gonna miss ya lots and look forward to future guest spots 🍻#slavetotheneedle #seattletattoo #seattletattooer #tattoojobs ...

Tattooed my daughter’s leg yesterday. Not a fun spot but she sat like a rock! #slavetotheneedle #seattletattoo #hannyatattoo #hannya #tattoodo #eternalink #envyneedles #jetblack #bishoprotary #sullenfamily ...

This weekend!! If you’re racking your brain over what to get me for Christmas… a painting from here will do😉 ...

A few sessions in on this one ...

Getting all the foreground stuff sorted out on Jason’s sleeve ...

Finished Kelly’s koi project today #slavetotheneedle @tattoodo #tattoodo #eternalink #envyneedles #bishoprotary #jetblack #sullenfamily #japanesetattoo #koitattoo #seattletattoo ...

Finished Sean’s Shishi today. Hannya was from a couple years ago #slavetotheneedle #seattletattoo #tattoodo #envyneedles #jetblack #eternalink #bishoprotary #sullenfamily #japanesetattoo ...

Finished Daryl’s dragon sleeve yesterday #slavetotheneedle #dragaontattoo #japanesetattoo #sleevetattoo #tattoodo @tattoodo #envyneedles #eternalink #jetblack #bishoprotary #sullenfamily ...

Wallingford

403 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
206-545-3685

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