Sunderland Body Art - Tattooing and Body Piercing Studio
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welcome to sunderland body art

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have moved!!! Our new address is 12 Stockton Terrace, Grangetown, Sunderland SR2 9RQ

We hope our site will make it easier for you to navigate your way around whilst still giving you lots of information that will hopefully help point you in the right direction, whether it is for a tattoo or piercing or just general advice.

Please feel free to ring or email us with any enquiries, details can be found on our Contacts page.

Opening hours - we are open from 9.30am until 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 930am until 5pm on Saturdays.

We also have a Guestbook where you can leave your comments about your visit to the studio and you can also read what previous customers have to say about us.

We would like you to read the following about the minimum age to get a tattoo or body piercing as we get asked frequently about it. The majority of people have been misinformed and misled over the years so hopefully this will clear up any queries and explain what is acceptable in our studio. 

CHristmas & NEw Year
opening hours

Monday 21st December 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 22th December 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 23th December 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 24th December
Christmas Eve
9.30am to 3.00pm
Friday 25th December
Christmas Day
Saturday 26th December
Boxing Day
Sunday 27th December CLOSED
Monday 28th December 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 29th December 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 30th December 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 31st December
New Year’s Eve
9.30am to 3.00pm
Friday 1st January
New Year’s Day
Saturday 2nd January CLOSED
Sunday 3rd January CLOSED
Monday 4th December Back open as usual at 9.30am


We have a strict policy on the minimum age for tattooing; we have the right to insist you provide us with Photo I.D. if we do not think you are 18 years old. If we do not think that the I.D. you have shown us is good enough or if you cannot produce any we will turn you away. We will accept a Driving License or a Passport as I.D. but if you do not have these then we will need to see what other I.D. you have and decide if it is acceptable or not.
There is NO such thing as parental consent to get a tattoo if you are under 18, so please do not ask if we will do it.
18 is the minimum legal age to get a tattoo, (Tattooing of Minors Act 1969). For the purposes of this Act, Tattoo means insertion into the skin of any colouring material designed to leave a permanent marker. Basically this legislation makes it an offence to tattoo a person under the age of 18.
There is no actual age restriction for body piercing as it not classed as permanent and can easily be taken out of the skin. The only legality is that anyone under the age of 16 MUST have parental consent. If you are 16 to 18 we will most likely ask you for I.D. just to be sure you are over 16.

13 years old is the minimum age that we will pierce anyone and that is just usually for navels.

16 and above we will do most piercings but NOT genitals, we will only do them if you are 18 or above (so you could be asked for I.D. to prove you are 18).

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Sunderland Body Art
12, Stockton Terrace,
Sunderland, SR2 9RQ
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