About Helen Aldous. Artistic & Medical Tattooist

I have been tattooing since 2012, having completed an in depth professional apprenticeship. I am also qualified and licensed as a Medical Tattooist.

As far as I know I am the first person in the UK qualified both through a professional traditional tattoo apprenticeship and also in Medical Tattooing by an NHS approved training provider. Therefore, this allows me to combine industry best practice with the art and craft of traditional tattoo to create both custom body art tattoos and restorative tattoo work for people who have scarring after surgery or trauma. I love using my artistic skills to help my clients lead their best life.

My background is in Art and Design. After completing a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at Staffordshire University I worked as a designer in various areas of the advertising and media industries. I also contributed illustrations to various magazines and publications. I enjoy working as an artist and my paintings and prints have been exhibited in various art galleries and venues. My continuing artistic practice helps me to create custom designs for my clients and achieve realistic medical tattoo results.

Tattooing is a natural place for my work and I enjoy the challenge of the human canvas and creating a unique piece of art for each client. View my Artistic Tattoo Gallery

After taking time out to battle cancer in 2017, I established my own private Tattoo Studio, Secret Garden Tattoo, West Yorkshire.


I create permanent, realistic 3D Nipple Tattoos for breast cancer warriors. After mastectomy and reconstruction, a permanent 3D Nipple Tattoo can create a sense of completion and closure. Please view my work on my dedicated 3D Nipple Tattoos website.

3D Nipple Areola Tattoo Training

I offer an Areola 3D Nipple Tattoo Training Course Masterclass from my private studio in the UK

This Advanced Tattoo Artist Training takes place over 1 day and is a 1 on 1 opportunity to work closely with me to learn the art of creating hyper-realistic 3D Nipple Tattoos.

For more information on Areola Tattoo Training and other Tattooing Courses please visit this page.


Certified Hypnosis Practitioner // Transformation Academy // 2020
Certified Transformation Coach // Transformation Academy // 2020
Medical Tattoo – Areola Masterclass Qualification // Finishing Touches Group // 2019
Medical Tattoo – Burns & Scars Qualification // Finishing Touches Group // 2019
Professional Tattoo Apprenticeship // 2012
Many many years Designing, Painting & Illustrating // 1993 > present
BA Honours Degree//Graphic Design with Illustration//Staffordshire University // 1993
Art Foundation Course//Rochdale College of Art // 1989


I am registered as a tattooist with the healthcare provider BUPA

Find Me



Artistic Tattoo work and scar coverups

Permanent 3D Nipple tattoos after breast cancer surgery and gender confirming surgery

My Tattoo Work