About Us

Premium award winning tattooing in Southampton using the finest inks. Also offering piercing, laser tattoo removal, semi-permanent make up and scalp micro-pigmentation using state of the art methods. The best known tattoo studio in Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Hampshire and Dorset and surrounding areas. Brought to you by multiple award winning artist by Archiebald Cook and his team.

Email us at info@kookietattoo.com or give us a call on 023 8063 7010



Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday Closed

The Artists

Archiebald Cook is a multiple award winning artist with a highly skilled team of resident artists and international guest artists at his Southampton tattoo studio. Take a look below...

Archiebald Cook

Senior Resident Tattoo Artist

Archiebald Cook started tattooing at the age of 9 mentored by his father, Matt Cook of the Sharp Practice. In his teenage years he had been recognised by multiple magazines for his work, moving on to win awards in various categories around England. Archiebald is also the tattooist of international footballers.

Building a solid reputation in many styles of tattooing, Archie’s experience and determination to be the best tattooist he can shows in all of his work.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Poppy Tiller

Resident Junior Tattoo Artist

Poppy specialises in fine line and black and grey tattoos. As one of our junior artists and being trained by Archie, her skills have progressed rapidly. Poppy started with us back in our Ringwood shop and now works as a resident artist in our Southampton studio.

Unique to Poppy is her precise line work and artistic ability. She offers our studio something different as an artist. Poppy is excellent at floral tattoos and has experience in tattooing a number of styles including old skool and traditional.

Poppy has bookable appointments Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please contact the studio to book an appointment.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Chris Hirakawa

Resident Tattoo Artist

Kiyoharu Hirakawa (aka Chris) is a half English, half Japanese opaque realism artist. His tattoo career began in graphite realism and has since taken him around the globe.

Chris has pushed the limits of opaque black and grey firmly establishing himself as one of the best.

His portfolio reflects his passion for dark realism and love for small details. His relaxed attitude and genuine love for tattooing make him a fantastic addition to the Kookie family.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Diyan Ivanov

Resident Tattoo Artist

Diyan Ivanov is a multi-award winning tattoo artist, specialising in colour and black and grey realism. 

With over 23 years experience and tattooing since he was 15, Diyan’s experience shows in his quality of work. Diyan started tattooing in Bulgaria, and has since had guest appearances as an artist in Holland, Germany and England. 

Winning serval awards at Southampton and Portsmouth tattoo convention for his black and grey and colour work. His film and horror tattoos have a particularly colourful and wicked style to them and his flower motifs and female portraits are particular special. 

Diyan has bookable appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Please email or message the studio if you are interested in booking and appointment. 

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Annie Pascaru

Resident Tattoo Artist

Annie Pascaru is one of our resident artists. Annie first came to Kookie as a guest artist from Liverpool back in 2021 and we loved her so much we asked her to stay and join the team on a permanent bases. 

Originally from Moldova, Annie has many years experience tattooing across the globe. 

She is a skilled black and grey artist and confident in a number of styles including realism, graphic, old school. 

What sets Annie apart from our other artist is her unique style for graphic and quirky tattoos.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Cristina Ribeiro

Resident Tattoo Artist

Introducing Cristina Ribeiro aka @tiny_needlez, the newest addition to our team.

Her passion for tattooing can be seen in her attention to detail and her ability to work with the client to create a unique design. Her fave styles are neo-traditional and linework. Cristina works both in colour and black and grey, and loves to add a pop of colour to make her designs stand out.

Whether you’re looking for a small, intricate design or a large, bold statement piece, Cristina will work with you to create a tattoo you love.

Drop the studio a message if you’d like to book an appointment with Cristina.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Nicole Cruz

Junior Tattoo Artist

Nicole is our Junior Tattoo Artist, trained under Archiebald Cook. Specialising in realism and fineline.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Lottie Loolaz

Resident Tattoo Artist

Lottie’s Loolaz has a strong background in art and design and specialises in realism tattooing.

Her creative passion was prominent well before she was a tattoo artist and prior to tattooing she worked as a graphic designer and studied art and design in college.

Her artistic interests shifted towards tattooing and she pursued an apprenticeship at Scream N’ Ink Southampton to better her skills. Here she learnt how to tattoo in a traditional style.

However her growing love for realistic drawing soon took centre stage, this is where her real design flare was.

Lottie now specialises in realism, whether it’s black and grey or vibrant colour. Her favourite subjects to tattoo are animals (especially furry ones), like big cats and dogs.

She takes pride in treating each tattoo as a personal gift, creating something special for her clients.
For Lottie, tattooing is a therapeutic experience and she loves the fact that she can bring someone’s idea to life, brightening their day.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Maddy Connor

Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

Maddy is a Semi-permanent makeup artist from Hampshire. Specialising in eyebrows and scalp mico-pigmentation, Maddy offers a range of treatments including eyelash enhancement, eyeliner, lip blush, eyebrows, ombré brow, hair strokes and powder.
With a VTCT level 4 qualification and several years of experience in the beauty industry, she has a lot of experience in creating semi-permanent make up that is unique to each and every person!

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Hannah George

Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

Hannah George is a gifted semi-permanent makeup artist with a passion for enhancing natural beauty. Since completing her training in 2014 at the prestigious Finishing Touches, Hannah has spent the last 9 years building up her permanent makeup skills in eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner, becoming a specialist in these areas. Her dedication to perfection has made her a go-to artist for corrective work, skillfully rectifying mistakes made by other artists. Hannah’s expertise goes beyond technical proficiency; she believes in the importance of understanding her clients’ unique needs. Hannah crafts bespoke permanent makeup that perfectly complements each client’s face shape, style, and requirements.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

(Kuki) Qiping Cai

Resident Tattoo Artist

Qiping Cai or Kuki as he is known is a East Asian tattoo artist specialising in traditional Chinese and Japanese tattoo, whilst being a well rounded black and grey and colour artist.

Having experience in China tattooing traditional style means Kuki’s experience is unique to our studio. Kuki’s work often revolves around the theme of animals and he loves to tattoo dragons, cranes, snakes, demons as well as Chinese characters and typography. 

Kuki hasa decade of experience tattooing in China, where he had his own tattoo studio. He learnt from his master/teacher, one of the best in China – AngZi Qi (translated name). 

With bookable appointments from Monday to Saturday, please contact the studio if you are interested in booking a tattoo with Kuki. 

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Pedro Veloso

Guest Artist | 8th February – 5th May 2024


For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Lyon Sandro

Guest Artist | 20th February – 6th April 2024


Renowned for his distinctive gothic black and grey style, Lyon’s portfolio showcases a blend of blackwork, realism, fineline and ornamental tattoos.


For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Lucas Lemes

Guest Artist | 2nd April – 7th May 2024


Our black and grey phenomenon: from realism, to fineline, old school and whip shading – he’s got it covered.


For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Tulio De Paula

Guest Artist | 3rd June – 30th September 2024


Joining us from Brazil, Tulio has established himself across the globe as respected name in the realm of black & grey and colour realism.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Leo Avelar

Guest Artist | Spring/Summer 2023


Tattooing for over a decade, Leo is a well established artist black & grey and colour.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Al Correa

Guest Artist | Spring/Summer 2023


‘Al’ as we call him is our neo-traditional ink maestro with 11 years of tattooing experience.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Getting to the Studio

The Kookie Tattoo shop is based in Southampton, Hampshire. Commutable distance from Salisbury and Bournemouth.

114 High St, Southampton SO14 2AA

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If you would like to get in touch with any enquiries or to book, email info@kookietattoo.com or give us a ring on 023 8063 7010.


We require a minimum of 5 days notice when cancelling or rescheduling tattoo appointments. Failing to meet these requirements will mean that your deposit will not be refunded. Please note that refunds will be made via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account please speak to a member of the reception team.