Paul's Awards


Paul started naughty needles tattoo studio in 2005 as a young tattooing prospect. Since then naughty needles has become a multi award winning well respected British tattoo studio with a range of awards spanning from 2006 - 2011. Awards include 1st places at Derby tattoo convention for 3 years in a row, a feat that has never been achieved before. Multiple runners up to European artists at other British tattoo conventions.

In 2011 Paul chose to step up his game and try to prove his art and talent against Europe and travelled to Germany to participate at the Berlin tattoo convention in December 2011. Hence a new chapter in naughty needles began. Since then with the respect given from Berlin tattoo show, Paul has had various offers from tattoo conventions overseas and is hoping to keep striving for more in the years to come.

Paul has won several awards along the way and we're regularly attending tattoo shows. While we try to keep this list up to date, we will use Facebook to list the most up to date news on his awards.

Dutch International Tattoo Expo 2015

Best of Day (Manny Pacquiao)


Dutch International Tattoo Expo 2015

Best of Show (Female)


Dutch International Tattoo Expo 2015

Winner of most realistic category


Leeds International Tattoo Expo 2014

Best colour tattoo in show


1st Place in Las Vegas 2012, Friday

Friday, Best Tattoo of the Day


2nd Place in Derby convention in 2011

Awarded runner up in Best of Day


2nd Place Manchester Show 2011

Runner up in portrait at Manchester 2011


1st Place Derby Show 2010

Awarded for best tattoo completed at show and best tattoo at show


2st Place Manchester Show 2010

Awarded for best portrait


1st Place Derby Show 2009

Awarded for best tattoo completed at show


2nd Place Derby Show 2009

Awarded for best tattoo at show


1st Place Derby Show 2008

Awarded for best tattoo at show


2nd Place Manchester Show 2007

Awarded for best small colour at show


1st Place Rossendale Ink Party (R.I.P) show 2005

Awarded for best small colour at Rossendale ink party 2005.