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Our Team

MEET THE TEAM

 

ROBIN THE NEEDLE

Robin was born and raised in Vaasa, Finland. As a young child he always had a passion for metal music & art. He first started off in the piercing trade but after a few years he knew he wanted to do more, he wanted to become a tattoo artist. So to gain his knowledge and educational training he left his home, family & friends to pursue his dream. In 2009 he attended a tattoo school in Canada. During this time he completed the training top of his class and was offered a position as a full time tattoo artist along side responsibilities of shop manager and piercer. After fulfilling 4 years of work, Robin decided it was time to move back home and open his own studio. On Sept 13, 2013 Fist of Needles Tattoo & Piercing was born. Robin is now an award winning and world traveling tattoo artist with a love for Dark Surrealism and Bio Organica fueled by Blackened Metal and Twisted Visions! He is always looking for clients that want evil sh*t!

Tattoos done by Robin are charged at an hourly rate of 130€ per hour.
Get to know Robin’s work by taking a look at his tattoo portfolio and available tattoo designs.

Service in Swedish & English.

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JAMIE

Jamie is from Toronto, Canada. She moved to Finland with her husband Robin in June 2013 to help with his dream of opening a tattoo studio. Jamie is the studio’s General Manager & main Piercer. She is also the Laser Technician offering both laser tattoo removal and laser hair removal services. Furthermore, she brings her cosmetics knowledge, beauty salon work experience and artistic skills to Fist of Needles by offering customers all types of hair extensions, eyelash extensions & nail art!
Take a look at Jamie’s piercing portfolio here and her Instagram account here.

Service in English & Italian.

 

Shop Managers / Piercers

 

 

EMILY

Emily started working with us in April 2018, taking over Alexandra’s role as full-time reception manager, and by 2019 she also started piercing. Emily is now our part-time piercer, mainly working Fridays and the occasional Saturday. She offers customer service in Finnish, Swedish & English.

 

 

MATTIAS

Mattias is our newest addition as of February 2022. He is our full-time Monday-Friday front reception manager, and his main duties are handling all phone and email inquiries. When you’re contacting us about getting a new tattoo or piercing, he is the one who answers your questions and handles your bookings. Mattias offers customer service in Finnish, Swedish and English.

 

MATHILDA

Mathilda started training with us in August 2021. By January 2022 she has become our new part time front reception manager. Her friendly face will greet you when you first walk in and she handles all aspects relating to tattoos and piercing inquiries (by phone, email & social media) . She offers customer service in Swedish , Finnish and English.

 

 

SANNI

Sanni is our part-time Saturday Manager since January 2022. Some of you may recognize her, as she’s a full-time bartender at Little Pub, but we’re lucky to have her services on our busy Saturdays. She is the one greeting you at our front reception and handles your tattoo and piercing inquiries. Sanni is also a registered nurse, and has her first aid certification.
Service in Finnish, English and Swedish.

 

JONAS N

Jonas N has been with us since December 2018. He started as our part-time reception manager working every Saturday, handling all aspects of the front desk from responding to emails, text and phone calls, booking appointments for tattoos and piercings to handling all the jewelry, clothing and art sales. By 2020 he started as a piercer and as of September 2021 he began his tattoo apprenticeship under Robin. Jonas’ main focus is to complete his apprenticeship so he can become a full-time tattoo artist before the end of 2022, however he can still be booked for the occasional piercing on evenings and Saturday’s.

You can check out his art portfolio here.
He offers service in Swedish, Finnish and English.

 

 

 

Tattoo Artists

 

 


JONAS T

Jonas T was selected as our apprentice and started with us in August 2018. After fulfilling his one year of apprenticeship duties we have taken him on as a full-time first tattoo artist starting October 2019. Jonas T like to draw anything crazy, abstract, intricate, psychedelic and horror related art. He also enjoys doing dotwork and linework designs!

Tattoos done by Jonas T are charged at a rate of 100€/h.
Get to know Jonas’s work by taking a look at his tattoo portfolio and available tattoo designs.

Service in Swedish, English & Finnish.

 

 

GEORGI

Georgi is from Bulgaria, where he completed his art education, specializing in Fine arts and later in Visual arts/Animation. Art in all it’s forms, and specifically visual art, has always been his passion. This inspired him to find a new art field to explore, and in 2010 he started his career as a tattoo artist. The past 5 years he has been working at his own studio and doing tattoo guest spots in Europe.
He enjoys working in the following styles: realistic animals, neo-traditional, neo-Japanese, fantasy, horror, lettering, and freehand tattooing.

Tattoos done by Georgi are charged at rate of 110€/h.
Get to know Georgi’s work by taking a look at his tattoo portfolio and available tattoo designs.

Service in English.

Georgi will be a resident artist at Fist of Needles, starting Aug, 2022.

 

 

TOM

Tom is a new addition to our tattooing team. He is one of the owners of the California Tattoo Studio in Hungary. He has been mesmerized by the underground lifestyle since childhood has been skateboarding and beatboxing for over 20 years. In the last previous years Tom has been living his dream, traveling all over Europe as a tattoo artist.
His artistic approach is shaped by meditation and healthy living and he tries to involve geometrical elements into his designs. Tom sees tattooing as a ritual, that has a unique atmosphere where he can connect with his customer and create something that is meaningful for the both of them.
He appreciates both simple fineline designs and more complex, surrealistic projects, freehand Polynesian, blackwork and dotwork/geometric tattoos. Tom also does tattoo collaborations with his girlfriend, Sandra.

Tattoos done by Tom are charged at a rate of 110€/h.
Get to know Tom’s work by taking a look at his tattoo portfolio and available tattoo designs.

Service in English.

 

 

SANDRA

Sandra is another new addition to our tattooing team and is a co-owner of the California Tattoo Studio in Hungary. She used to be a circus artist, traveling around the world, experiencing different cultures.  This inspired her to become a tattoo artist, since art has always been the biggest part of her life.
Sandra works mainly with female customers in order to make them feel comfortable in the tattoo experience.
Her overall goal is to make tasteful, completely extraordinary designs for her customers.
She provides the following styles: fineline, singleline, dotwork, ornamental, floral and some heavy blackwork just to unleash the darker side of her personality as well. Sandra also does tattoo collaborations with her boyfriend, Tom Big.

Tattoos done by Sandra are charged at a rate of 110€/h.
Get to know Sandra’s work by taking a look at her tattoo portfolio and available tattoo designs.

Service in English.