Entries by Aaron Bell

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 our annual tradition of the White Elephant gift exchange. Many […]

New Aaron Bell sketchbook now available

Aaron Bell Japanese Tattoo Designs & Sketches Best of vol. 1 & 2 This new book features the best from previous volumes, and has a bunch of new material. Lots of usable reference here. Now available with free shipping in our online store.

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 Slave 20 group art show. Slave 20, made up of […]

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 to Seattle, where he opened the Ballard location in 1995. […]

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 5-9:00 during the Seattle art walk. There will […]

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!