My name is Rachel Halsey and I started my career in tattooing in 2011, starting an apprenticeship at The Grasshopper Tattoo Studio in Harrow, London.
I was in my last month at university when I began, after studying for a BA (Hons) Illustration degree at The University of Westminster.
After 5 years of learning how to tattoo across a vast array of styles, I had built up a wonderful client base of people who liked my Disney themed designs and floral/animal based work.
It was in January 2017 when I began working at a private studio in Hemel Hempstead, called The Crooked Rook. The owner of the studio; Jake X was a long term friend of mine who was an established and esteemed tattoo artist within the industry, gaining awards for his work across his extensive career.
Here I was able to expand my skills further and refine my illustrative style of tattooing that I then became known for.
Thanks to the local tattoo loving community, and with the reach of social media I have been able to expand my client base and am humbled by a wonderful and loyal array of customers (new and old) who visit me from far and wide to get tattooed.
So far in my 14 year career I have had the pleasure of doing several guest spots at tattoo shops across the country, and tattoo conventions alike.
If you would like to make an enquiry about an appointment please use the contact form on this website or send me a message on my Instagram: