Welcome to The Crooked Rook Tattoo.

A multi award winning private tattoo studio.

Our aim is simple: to create beautiful custom tattoos.

We work in a comfortable and relaxed space in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Ideal for enthusiasts and first time clients alike, The Crooked Rook is a private studio. This is a different approach to tattooing that offers a more creative environment with fewer distractions for a more personal experience.

The Crooked Rook was opened in 2016. With excellent custom tattooing from the area’s finest tattoo artists and an emphasis on customer service and hygiene, it’s easy to see why we are regarded as Hertfordshires premier studio and so highly respected in the tattoo industry.

We continue to maintain and improve our high standards of tattooing, which makes us very busy. We can only offer pre booked appointments and do not offer a walk in service for tattoos. If you would like a tattoo please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your ideas.



We currently have 6 resident artists: Jake X, Rachel, Lewis, Jim, Max and Kim. We also have an apprentice called Sam. Visit our artists page for more information.

Follow us on social media for regular updates and guest artists.



The Crooked Rook

Hammer Lane​

Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire HP2 4ES

Tel: 07989152413


Monday-saturday: 11:00am-5:30pm

Sunday: CLOSED

The studio is accessed via Hammer Lane, it can be quite difficult to find at first.

We have a blue double door with two crooked rook chess piece logos.

The doors are usually open so come straight up! If they’re not or you are struggling to find us then ring us on 07989152413 and we’ll let you in.

Free parking is always available in The Queens Square car park.

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The Crooked Rook Tattoo

est. 2016