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 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

Cameron Slaven

Resident Junior Tattoo Artist

Cam is Kookie Tattoo’s Junior Artist – trained under Archiebald Cook. Using his OCD to his advantage Cam has made a strong reputation. Cam is an all rounder but has flourished with black and grey realism.

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Poppy Tiller

Resident Junior Tattoo Artist

Poppy’s skill in illustrated drawing and a keen eye for art translates seamlessly into her tattooing. Poppy has a broad tattooing capability and is happy to tattoo most styles but will always flourish in fineline blackwork.

As her portfolio shows she has a natural understanding of both technical and artistic sides.

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Cristiano Fantin

Resident Tattoo Artist

Cristiano has over 25 years tattooing experience in all styles and has worked in some of Englands most prestigious studios, with a love for black and grey realism finalise blackwork and oriental. Cristianos wealth of experience and knowledge mean he is the perfect artist for any project.

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Annie Pascaru

Resident Tattoo Artist

Annie is our current guest artist normally based in Liverpool. She is confident in many styles with a number of years of experience behind her. She is confident in black and grey realism, line work, graphic tattoos and old school.

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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.

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Nicole Cruz

Apprentice Tattoo Artist

Nicole is our Apprentice Tattoo Artist, starting with us in 2022. She has been creative since a young age, practising traditional art by drawing and painting. In the past year, Nicole has developed onto practising realism art. Nicole has trained under Archie and has advanced her tattooing skill very quickly. She has a keen interest in realism and American traditional tattoo and is now taking bookings.

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

Cesar Rodriguez

Guest Artist | 15th September 2022 – 15th March 2023

Cesar started his career as a tattooist at a young age in USA where he learned black and grey heavily influenced by Mexican culture where he originates from. Cesar boasts a pure talent in freehand script but can take on any style

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Leonardo Avelar

Guest Artist | 16th September – 15th October 2022

Leonardo Avelar, aka Leo, has been tattooing for over a decade. Originally from Brazil, Leo specialises in custom tattooing where quality is paramount. His artistic eye and understanding of effective contrast mean Leo’s tattoos last and stay strong for a lifetime.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Lyon Sandro

Guest Artist | 16th September – 15th October 2022

Lyon Sandro joins us from Brazil for his debut guest residency along side Leo Avelar.
Specialising in black and grey, Lyon is a lettering expert and neo-gothic pioneer.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Tulio De Paula

Guest Artist | 19th September – 15th October 2022

Tulio is a well established tattoo artist from Brazil. He has been a professional tattoo artist for 9 years, specialising in realism. Tulio learned to tattoo at the age of 15, encouraged by his brother who was already a tattoo artist. Since then, he has studied and specialised in realism. In 2017, he became a partner of the Original Dragon in Brazil.

For bookings email info@kookietattoo.com

Virginia Calderon

Guest Artist | 8th – 18th November 2022

Tattooing since 2017, Virginia joins us from Andalusia, Spain. She is confident in a range of styles with her speciality being in black and grey. Here for a limited time only she joins us from the 8th – 18th of November 2022.

Get in touch with the studio to book your tattoo now.

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.