About Ink Monkey Tattoo Studio

Welcome to Ink Monkey Tattoo Studio. The place for Custom Tattooing, where your imagination is the only limit. As we say... "You Think It, We'll Ink It".

Based in Sacriston, on the outskirts of Durham City in the North East of England. All styles of Tattooing are offered from Japanese, Black n Grey to Realism etc.

All Tattooing is done to a high standard, using pre - sterilised disposable equipment in a clean sterile environment. I am also a licensed tattooist registered with the local council.

The studio was opened in March 2009 by Mark "The Captain" Novis.

Born in Kingston upon Hull. From a sea faring family, I was introduced to tattooing at a young age - from the swallow hand tattoos of my farther to all the friends and family who had been inked around the globe on their many voyages. I received my first tattoo when I was 18, whilst in the army - an "old school" dragon on the top of my arm.

I had always drawn and painted from a young age, hoping to follow a career in art, but decided to go down another path with a career in the Armed Forces. It wasn't till much later in life that I was drawn back into the world of tattoos - drawing designs for friends and tattoo artists, and gradually picking up skills and knowledge by watching, and learning from these artists.

I love all styles of tattooing and at present I am particularly enjoying realism and colour pieces. I love fantasy art - Frank Frazetta being one of my favourite artists in this genre.

Studio location & directions

You think it, We'll ink it.