Roadhouse Tattoo Studio is a custom tattoo studio based in Saltaire, Bradford. We cover most styles including portraits, black and grey, colour realism, old/new school, japanese, and many more! We aim to deliver a friendly, clean and safe environment, whilst producing a high standard of work. Our artists are work hard to give you the best result possible whilst maintaining the highest standard of hygiene. Each of our artists specialize in different styles of tattooing, and artistic backgrounds. Here at Roadhouse Tattoo Studio, no tattoo is done twice, each and every tattoo is uniquely designed for YOU, as we take huge pride in what we do, and try to stay away from the typical mediocrity that is often associated with other studios. So please feel free to drop in, say hi, have a coffee, or get some tattoos done.
Liam completed his apprenticeship in 2010, he then went on to open Roadhouse Tattoo Studio in December 2012. His vision was to open a studio unique from others."Everything will be designed for the client. No two tattoos will be the same." Roadhouse Tattoo Studio still carries this same ethic towards the work that is produced to this day. Liam attended his first Tattoo Convention at Blackpool Tat-con 2015. This snowballed into a string of appearences up and down the country under the Roadhouse Banner. Check out Liams personal Instagram page right here.
James began his appreniceship at Roadhouse Tattoo Studio in September 2013. Once completed in April 2015, James set about establishing his own name in the industry. James brings a touch of the old school to the studio. His approach is reminiscent of the stye used from the early 1900s - 1950s. James continues to be an asset to the studio, churning out stunning origional piece after piece. James also be appears at conventions under the Roadhouse banner. You can check out James' personal website right here.
Emma is the latest addition to the studio. Emma completed her apprenticeship in May 2016. Emma's portfolio hosts a wealth of eye-catching Geometric, Black Work and Dot Work. Emma has been a talented artist since a young age and continues to make leaps and bounds, exploring new styles and techniques to perfect her craft. Emma We all look forward to seeing her work as it develops in the future within the studio and at conventions up and down the country. Emma will make her debut convention appearance at Blackpool Tat-Con 2016. Don't forget to check out Emmas personal Instagram Page!
Our hourly rate for large work is £60 and hour, and our minimum charge is £30.
All our designs are custom made and when you're happy with the design, a deposit is taken to secure your booking.
Please be aware that during busy periods, it may not be possible to fit you in right away, but we will do our best to accomodate you as conveniently as possible
There are many ways you can get in touch with us. You can either do so by dropping us an email here, by phone on: 07730272692, one of our various social media accounts or if you prefer a more personal touch, come down to the studio. We're always happy to have a chat.
Find UsYou can find the studio at:
223 Bingley Road
Please note: There is parking available at the front of the studio, however this is limited to no longer than 2 hours. There is parking along Carlton Road at the side of the studio and to the rear for which there is no time limit.
I want a tattoo but I'm not sure what I want
A tattoo is something that you will have for the rest of your life, so it's best to make sure that you know exactly what you want before you come in, for yours and our sakes. You may end up with something that you're not happy with in a years time and it is difficult for us to come up with a design when you're not even sure what it is that you want.
How much do tattoo's cost?
Tattoos can and do range from £30 to hundreds, even thousands of pounds (as long as they're done properly by a fully liscenced artist). Given that all our artwork is custom made and NEVER repeated, it is difficult for us to make an estimate on an idea. We will be able to give you an exact number once we have spoken to you face to face and all your artwork has been sized appropriately. We will not haggle with you over the price
How should I prepare for my tattoo?
Firstly, make sure that you've had a proper nights sleep (8/9 hours), have a good meal an hour or two before hand as your body is going to need the energy to cope with the stress of having the tattoo applied. Make sure that you bring a sugary soft drink/fruit juice/energy drink and/or some sweets as this will help to keep your energy up.
Do tattoo's hurt?
Yes. Anybody who tells you that they don't is lying to you and you don't need that in your life.
Do you do piercings?
We currently do not do piercings
My mate says that as long as you have parental consent, you can get a tattoo at 16, is that true?
Again, you are being lied to. The legal age to get a tattoo is 18. We will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18 and anyone who will is breaking the law. If we think you are, we will request proof of identification. Be patient, 18 is not that far away.
Can I have an apprenticeship?
If you want to learn to be a tattoo artist, it is essential that you serve an apprenticeship at a reputable studio. To do so you will need to have a good portfolio of artwork, the resources to commit to such an endevour and a killer work ethic. A lot of people leave their apprenticeships because they don't have the right attitude and it isn't what they expected, just bare that in mind. We cannot recommend enough that you DO NOT buy a "tattooing kit" from ebay or anywhere else. No tattoo studio will give you an apprenticeship if you practiced on your buddy using a kit you bought from ebay.
We do not currently have an open apprenticeship at the studio
Can I bring a friend with me to get my tattoo?
You can bring ONE friend with you to your appointment as we cannot stress enough how distracting it can be, particularly if your friend is a chatter. Also, we cannot allow anyone under 18 to be with you while you are getting tattoo'd.
My friend did a design for me, can you tattoo it?
We can take the design that your friend has made and design something similar. When you get a Roadhouse Tattoo, you're not just paying for the ink. You're paying for the artists expertise, creativity and talent. Everything we tattoo is designed by us. The artists.