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Premier tattoo studio supporting the local community & drawing on folks since 2012

Welcome to Old Smithy Tattoo owned by Artist Hollie May and her husband and Studio Manager Matt. The studio is based on the South West corner of the Peak District in the beautiful market town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands.


We are a family run tattoo & piercing studio priding ourselves on professionalism and great customer service in a sterile, clean and friendly environment. We opened in Leek in 2011 as Hollie May Tattoos on St Edwards Street,  and in 2012 moved to Fountain Street and established ourselves as Old Smithy Tattoo.  The beginning of 2018 saw us expand to a newer bigger unit in The Smithfield Centre.


Our studio, tattoo artists, piercer, and including guest artists are fully health registered with the local authority and practice to the highest standards.

We offer a walk-in tattoo & piercing service when artists and piercers are available.  Our artists will not copy other tattoo designs and will always inquire where artwork has come from.  They will, however, use your ideas and reference to create you your own original personal tattoo.

Do you have a question about getting tattooed or would you like to know how to book your next tattoo with us? Then please click the button to see all the information you'll need to hopefully answer your questions and make a booking with us.

Or maybe you are looking for our tattoo aftercare advice, then please click this button.



Tuesday to Saturday

10.00am till 5.00pm


Closed: Sunday & Monday​​


Check out the latest news & shenanigans in the Old Smithy Tattoo Blog


Why not give your friends or family the gift for a lifetime, with one of our Tattoo Gift Vouchers. Available with all our artists for any amount from £10 upwards.


They are especially popular for Birthday and Christmas presents, or why not just show your partner or friend how much you 'really' love them! 


Available to purchase at the studio with cash and take with you or we can take payment via Bank Transfer or Paypal and post recorded delivery for an extra £3.50.


We now offer digital Tattoo Gift Vouchers which can be sent immediately for when you need that last-minute present.


To buy a Gift Voucher either:


Message our Facebook page Old Smithy Tattoo Parlour

Email oldsmithytattoo@gmail.com





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Unit 19 The Smithfield Centre, Leek, ST13 5JW

Tel: 01538 384430



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