"Create A Unique You!"

Well known cosmetologist and piercing master Natalie Ferrer and her husband Charlie Comber, known for his outstanding hand at tattoos, decided to combine artistic forces and open Pinups & Needles…Your one stop shop for creating a unique you.

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Pinups & Needles is all about the experience for clients. We are a tattoo parlor, beauty salon piercing studio and fine art gallery located in the heart of Traverse City. Let us provide you a creative edge through body and beauty art today!

Phone: 231-493-5045

Rachel M. – 5 Star Review

If you’re feeling shaggy and in need of a change, or if you’re feeling bland and lacking color on your skin, these two will take care of you!

Natalie has held my hand thru some gross hair styles, and has fixed me up when I felt like a paper bag was my only option. She makes the whole experience fun, and has a lot of professional suggestions for you to try.

The other half of the shop is a tattoo room. Clean and comfortable, and he works well with you and your tattoo ideas. I’ve had a lot of tattoos done, and this is by far the most enjoyable tattoo experience.

Pinups & Needles 11/10. Both of the owners pay great attention to details, and I highly suggest them.

Paula JeanMarie Pittman – 5 Star Review

Friendly, Fun, Proffesional and the best Tattoos and Hair styles out there. ?

Jesse S – 5 Star Review

This place is absolutely perfect amazing loving fun just the best customer service. Just a since of I’m home feeling make sure to check them out

Kristina Clark – 5 Star Review

Charlie is AMAZING! Baby handz for sure, lol.My tattoo didn’t hurt at all and he was done before I even knew it…and such an interesting story background as well, I totally enjoyed talking and sharing with him!
I will most definitely be back!!!

David G. – 5 Star Review

This is the only place I’ll go. Such amazing people will make you feel welcomed right away and their level of talent and professionalism will keep you coming back!

Tamra E. – 5 star review

If your looking for new ink or new look, this is the place to go… They make you feel like family when you come throw the door. Its a great feeling knowing they care about you an their work.

Odessa K. – 5 Star Review

This by far is my favorite tattoo shop in town. Absolutely recommend it to anyone and everyone. The people are so friendly and nice Charlie is an awesome artist! I guarantee you will not be disappointed! They work very well with you when you need to take a break and are so nice

Derek Nelson – 5 Star Review

My wife and I both had work done yesterday. Roth did an amazing job. I will be back for more. everyone there was super cool and laid back. Thank you so much Roth and Pinups and Needles for the amazing work.

Trisha Ahrent Beamish- 5 Star Review

We scheduled a birthday celebration with 5 ladies each getting individual tattoos. Roth did an awesome job with each and everyone! Everyone loves their tattoo and we will be back for sure!

Caitlyn Rorick – 5 Star Review

My first tattoo experience was memorable in the best way possible. My siblings and I were able to get the same tattoo and it looks IDENTICAL on all 3 of us. Charlie has the experience and patience to pull off the perfect tattoo. You best believe I’ll be back for more�

Rw V. – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Natalie are amazing people that I’m so proud to know!! Their business is very professional and their customer service is out of this world. Thank you for everything!

Allie Robinson – 5 Star Review

Could not be happier with my tat! Charlie has one of the brightest energies ive ever seen. Light hand and solid lines. My new favorite shop. Already scheduled my next sesh. Xoxox

Tabitha M. – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Natalie are absolutely wonderful 🙂
Got an old tattoo redone by Charlie Ann’s couldn’t be happier with the results

Kira Nelson – 5 Star Review

I set up an appointment with Charlie for my first tattoo back in the beginning of July. We texted ideas and specifics around for a bit and everything fell into place with ease. He even was thoughtful enough to send a detailed map on how to get to the shop!
When I arrived for my appointment the scenery was very different from my expectations. Such a colorful and welcoming environment!
Onto the actual tattoo. I may not have any other experience to go by, but the level of pain from my tattoo was extremely minimal. A cat scratch is an apt way to describe it, and I get scratched by cats more often than I should due to how many cats I am always around. Speaking of cats. Charlie’s heckin cat is the most fabulous creature I have ever seen. His haircut is… UGH. I won’t spoil it. ��
Back on track. My time at Pinups and Needles was phenomenal. I know I’m awkward in most social situations, and not once did my quirks cause those “looks of pity” I receive far too often. Not to mention the artist made one of my least favorite activities (touching other humans) a much more pleasant experience then I could have ever dreamed for. I will definitely be going back too have more tattoos done by Charlie. �

Mary Carlsn – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Natalie are the most friendly, incredible people you could ever meet. I love the artistry and am incredibly happy with my tattoo!

Kerry Harteker – 5 Star Review

Charlie is awesom. He was wonderful with my daughter. He is very kind and professional yet personable.

Melanie P. – 5 Star Review

Both my husband and I come to Natalie and Charlie for all hair and ink needs. (Yes, ink is a need, especially if you’ve had the honor of having Charlie create one of a kind art on you.)
Hair, after seeing Natalie I always get compliments, I’ve been to several people over the years but after having Natalie do my hair I won’t go anywhere else.

Katie D. – 5 star review

Very happy with my tattoo! I can’t wait to have more done in the future! Had great conversation the whole time and Charlie and Natalie are so welcoming! I will never go to another shop again!

Aaron Crandall – 5 Star Review

Charlie & Natalie are wonderful~! They had more than enough patience due to myself basically being a whimp. I will be back for more… eventually lol.

Daniel F. – 5 Star Review

I have had my hair cut by the fabulous Natalie, and I walked away feeling ready for a first date, or a walk down the runway.  She was full of life and laughter, constantly keeping me engaged as she cut my hair. It was a magnificent experience.

On the other side of the wall you can hear her husband working in the tattoo studio, usually with some good beats playing. He did my back piece, and it is magnificent. I spent nearly 17 hours, altogether, in his chair.  He was focused, and made sure that his work was flawless. He went over my tattoo with such detail before even applying it (I have about 100 words on my body) and stayed focused, while chatting with me. I love the tattoo, and every time I take off my shirt, I look at it and feel sexier.

Angela Sweeney – 5 Star Review

Amazing people and talent. Clean, unique, comfortable shop. Stop by my new lil world and check it out. I felt super comfortable, almost like home. Thanks for bringing it all together. Also in case that doesnt intrigue you, their work is spot on.

Terri Mccoy – 5 Star Review

Thanks y’all! Love my tattoo and the company was great also! My kids love it also! Bad grandma

Leann Mallow- 5 Star Review

Professional, clean, great needle work, and friendly

Stacy K. – 5 Star Review

Loved my experience here, I have gotten two tattoos here and plan on getting more.  Charlie and Natalie are awesome to be around.

Kendra Oakley – 5 Star Review

my tattoo looks amazing, the line work and color are great, very friendly and can’t wait to come get my other tattoo soon! 5 out of 5 for sure!

Hope Miller – 5 Star Review

Just got my haircut by Natalie and it’s AMAZING!!! I went in with reservations because I’ve never had my hair so short on the sides but Natalie made me feel so comfortable and confident! She is just amazing!! I already booked my next appointment next month! ? Everyone should go get your wig split by Natalie!! Thanks so much again!

Toni Stout – 5 Star Review

Excellent work, very detailed Would highly recommend!

Trevor S – 5 Star Review

Charlie was AMAZING! Great guy, and GREAT work. Had the straightest tattoo lines I’ve have done on me. My wife’s and my tattoos turned out amazing and we will definitely be going to him from now on for ink!

Brandon LaDouce – 5 Star Review

Awesome people and atmosphere great artist. Thank you so much

Johnathan Supernaw – 5 Star Review

I cannot recommend the shop highly enough. They are quality people that do quality work. I am always looking forward to my next appointment as it is not just a shop, it is a community. Thanks for being awesome.

Damian Darrow – 5 Star Review

Awesome place! Very fair pricing. “King Roth” was great to chat with and did an amazing job not once but twice! More to come!

Aron C. – 5 Star Review

Charlie & Natallie are amazing hair & tattoo artists. 5 stars *****

Kayla Holmes – 5 Star Review

This was one of the best experiences!! Charlie was amazing with tattooing my recovery tattoo and I have a memorial tattoo getting started for my brother tomorrow!! Charlie was very friendly, open to conversation and kept making sure i was doing good and comfortable! I highly recommend coming to see Natalie and charlie!! Natalie was also very friendly and sat and chatted with us! Very talented people!

Alicia Richards – 5 Star Review

Natalie really works for the client!! She’s had me coming back for 13 years!! She has her own, private salon giving the client a sense entitlement that makes the whole experience relaxing.

Derek Nelson – 5 Star Review

My wife and I both had work done yesterday. Roth did an amazing job. I will be back for more. everyone there was super cool and laid back. Thank you so much Roth and Pinups and Needles for the amazing work.

David G. – 5 Star Review

This is the only place I’ll go. Such amazing people will make you feel welcomed right away and their level of talent and professionalism will keep you coming back!

Northwoods Hunter – 5 Star Review

A awesome place a very layed back atmosphere, super clean and definitely has a family feel

Lorie Forton – 5 Star Review

I just had my Pride tattoo done on Tuesday by Charlie. I cannot say enough how much I recommend both the shop and Charlie. Very professional and accommodating. We had a full conversation while he was working on my arm and I felt so at ease. I would 100% get another tattoo here.

Cheyanne Banks – 5 Star Review

Always a good time getting new ink with Charlie! And Natalie is so sweet! They are both amazing at what they do!!!

Maya Grant – 5 Star Review

Charlie gave me an extremely valuable and amazing tattoo experience. He freed me of any stress and altered anything I asked without question or judgement. He made me feel like my body and identity was valued and respected. No better person to tattoo the word “QUEER” on me! If I could rate Pinups & Needles higher I would. (Also Natalie is a sweety and brought so much positivity to the space.)

Gia Angela Trapani – 5 Star Review

After years of vacationing up here I finally decided to get my cherry tat to represent my love of the state. The placement of it makes it part of a memorial bluebird I have for my mom which was a big thing for me. I could not be happier with how intimate, clean and cute the shop is and was very pleased with Roth all the way around from communication to the tat itself. Thanks for a lovely addition to all my ink.

Stephanie Fiebing – 5 Star Review

I am beyond satisfied with the quality and professional atmosphere that Pinups and Needles provided! King Roth, thank you for creating physical master piece, it’s everything and more! Will be back again and again.

Melanie P. – 5 Star Review

Both my husband and I come to Natalie and Charlie for all hair and ink needs. (Yes, ink is a need, especially if you’ve had the honor of having Charlie create one of a kind art on you.)
Hair, after seeing Natalie I always get compliments, I’ve been to several people over the years but after having Natalie do my hair I won’t go anywhere else.

Kelly Everson – 5 Star Review

very cheap price wonderful people Charlie is amazing person to have around

Melissa Berens – 5 Star Review

I love Natalie and Charlie!

Shannon Oakley – 5 Star Review

This is an amazing place and Charlie’s the best!

Ashley Mugnolo – 5 Star Review

I have gotten two of my tattoos done here by Roth. They are awesome! Great conversation and attention to detail. The shop is a fun atmosphere too.

Odessa K. – 5 Star Review

This by far is my favorite tattoo shop in town. Absolutely recommend it to anyone and everyone. The people are so friendly and nice Charlie is an awesome artist! I guarantee you will not be disappointed! They work very well with you when you need to take a break and are so nice

Annie Smith – 5 Star Review

So happy with my tattoo!! “Baby handz” is amazing, super friendly, and the place is cute and clean! Highly recommend!!

Kelley Murphy – 5 Star Review

Wonderful atmosphere. Amazing artists. Great personalities! I’ve gotten some tattoos done here and I’ve also gotten my hair done here. Tattoos were fun and Charlie is not heavy handed so there was very little pain, and what pain I did have was definitely tolerable. He takes his time and I can tell he loves what he does. I get my hair done here as well. I absolutely love my color and cut. Natalie gets a 10 out of 10! She’s amazing! They ARE licensed through the state of MI contrary to a previous review. Their facility is very clean and well kept. I would definitely recommend doing getting your tattoos and your hair done here!

Dee Ann Yancho – 5 Star Review

professional and un-intimidating~ great skill and creative genius

Megan Guthrie – 5 Star Review

We were a walk in and they were amazing. Charles was so easy to talk to and nice. He made us comfortable and was able to squeeze us in for honeymoon tattoos! This will not be the last time we visit.

Karen T. – 5 Star Review

Charlie is super talented, super professional, and super patient (I’m very whimpy haha) with his clients. He did an awesome job on both my tattoos! I usually do one every 10 years and I had another one within a couple months 😉  Natalie is fabulously creative and super talented as well with her haircuts and colors. I am a big fan of these two! Definitely recommending .

Nicholas M. – 5 star review

This place is awesome!! Charlie does awesome work. Did 2 great touch ups for my wife which turned out perfect, and one for me, which was also legit. I will definitely be stopping by next time I’m in town. Very friendly and comfortable.

Him and his wife also gave my kid some great toys to play with while we were getting them done which was way more then expected.

Nicole Galen – 5 Star Review

Charlie is absolutely amazing with the attention to detail he has.

Kristen L. Berry – 5 Star Review

Roth is the tattoo artist everyone needs in their life. Professional, fun & a great conversationalist. Not to mention he makes sure to take care of your wants & needs. Nice & clean intimate shop.

Recommend to everyone.

Adam Muehi – 5 Star Review

My wife and I made an appointment with Roth on Friday 9/20/19. It was the most enjoyable experience I ever had with a tattoo parlor. Everyone at the shop was very friendly and it just added to our experience. Would definitely go back and have more done.

Sean H. – 5 Star Review

They did a really awesome job on my Tattoo and I am very pleased with the work they did. They are very clean and friendly. I would go check them out.

Melinda Moder – 5 Star Review

Charlie did my last tattoo. He’s awesome! His artistic ability is phenomenal. I’m impressed with the quality of my tattoo; the colors are still vibrant 10 months later and the complex shading looks as good today as it did when I had it done. I’m already planning my next tattoo and I’ll definitely be going back to Charlie to have it done.

Deborah F. – 5 Star Review

I love the set up and the couple who owns it! The tattoo Charlie Comber gave me is, to date, my absolute favorite. He was clean, professional and personable. I highly reccomend his services to anyone.

Jess Vanden Berg – 5 Star Review

Incredibly kind and accommodating. Will definitely be back!

Megan Holman – 5 Star Review

Charlie squeezed us in to do our amazing anniversary couples tattoo of peas and carrots lol Great conversationalist, made us feel super comfortable & truly lived up the baby handz name. We might have to make the 3+ hour drive again to get more ink! Charlie’s wife Natalie is amazing as well & made some amazing suggestions!

Jon Supernaw – 5 Star Review

I wanted to get a copy of a tattoo that I already had on my back and decided on the fly. Roth took care of everything I needed and didn’t even laugh and me for wanted two of the same tattoos on my back. I highly recommend Pinups & Needles!

Jennifer Lester – 5 Star Review

Love my tattoos! Roth did a beautiful butterfly on my shoulder. She’s got a great eye for color and soft handed. I am extremely happy with her work. Leaving for Denver tatted and happy! ?

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Megan Holman – 5 Star Review

Charlie squeezed us in to do our amazing anniversary couples tattoo of peas and carrots lol Great conversationalist, made us feel super comfortable & truly lived up the baby handz name. We might have to make the 3+ hour drive again to get more ink! Charlie’s wife Natalie is amazing as well & made some amazing suggestions!

Tilda Kinere – 5 Star Review

One of the most down-to-earth and homely places to be! Natalie was awesome and talking to her was like talking to someone that I’ve known forever when I literally JUST met her today! I was able to trust her with cutting my bangs, which huge deal, because after high school, I swore to myself to never let anyone touch my bangs again hahah She was able to deliver with how I wanted to cut my hair which is really hard to find around Traverse City because of how thick, wavy/curly, and coarse my hair can be. All I’m saying is that I know where I’ll be getting my haircuts and future anything that I want done with my hair from now on! Thanks for letting me entrust my hair to you! It was truly an experience and I can’t wait to come in again!

Kevin O. – 5 Star Review

This is one of the freindliest salons and tattoo parlor that you can go to.  Natalie and Charlie are exceptional.

Charlie does great work with ink and is very helpful in helping plan things out.  Charlie is great at trying to get to know you as a person to help design the proper tattoo for you.  After all it is permanent.  I currently have 3 more large tattoos planned and 2 future appointments set up.  I was so comfortable when getting the last one done I lost track of time and having so much fun joking around that It didn’t hurt at all.

Although they are by appointment only they are very flexible and care about their clientel.  I have never been as comfortable with a stylist as I am with Natalie.  I can trust her opinion on keeping my hair in a profesional cut yet let her change it up.

I hope I never have to find another place to get my hair and ink need done because I know that it will not be as great of an experience.

Kayla McGee – 5 Star Review

“Baby Handz” is no exaggeration for Charlie’s light touch! I have 11 other tattoos in various places, and the one that I just got from Charlie was not only the least painful tattoo I’ve gotten, but I’m pretty sure I’ve had more painful zits. Or papercuts. Or any other mundane injury. And the added bonus of an LGBT friendly establishment? Priceless. I can’t wait to come back again and again

Tarma E. – 5 Star Review

If your looking for new ink or new look, this is the place to go…  They make you feel like family when you come throw the door. Its a great feeling knowing they care about you an their work.

Amy J. Curtiss-Rooker – 5 Star Review

Roth was truly amazing!!!!! Worked with my two friends and I. We knew what we had in mind and the design he drew up we loved! Highly recommend this shop. Very clean and professional. This place rocks. Thanks so much.

Alicia Damiana Nowell – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Natalie are absolute dolls! I got a couple of little pride tattoos, and had a really spectacular experience. While Charlie was finishing up my tattoos, Natalie was heading upstairs to get some teenagers ready for teen drag night this weekend. Love them, and what they’re doing. I will always support this business when I can. *Note that the GPS took me to the front of their home. When you hook around back, you find the shop in the alleyway.*

Karen T. – 5 Star Review

Charlie is super talented, super professional, and super patient (I’m very whimpy haha) with his clients. He did an awesome job on both my tattoos! I usually do one every 10 years and I had another one within a couple months 😉  Natalie is fabulously creative and super talented as well with her haircuts and colors. I am a big fan of these two! Definitely recommending .

Tabitha M. – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Natalie are absolutely wonderful 🙂
Got an old tattoo redone by Charlie and couldn’t be happier with the results

Misty H. – 5 Star Review

They did a really awesome job on my Tattoo and I am very pleased with the work they did. They are very clean and friendly. I would go check them out.

Jacob Schults – 5 Star Review

Absolutely an amazing experience! I felt more welcome at Pinups & Needles than I do in my own house. Roth was a wizard walking me through every experience, nuance, and future care for my first tattoo adventure so I could be comfortable and excited to enjoy the Enterprise  I was about to undertake. Both Charlie and Natalie are an absolute delight! I felt as if I had known them for ages. Pinups & Needles is definitely a place where EVERYONE should visit to see great people sharing an offering of their joy with a complete stranger. I can’t thank all of you enough! Roth, you’ve given me, yet, another reason why Traverse City ranks at the top for places I need to live. Thank you!

Emily Sneller Edel – 5 Star Review

Charlie showed great professionalism and talent while doing my tattoo…it turned looking great and whenever I get a compliment on it I make sure they know about my great experience!

Katie Simmons – 5 Star Review

this place is awesome! they touched up my tattoo and gave me a new one on my ribs. they were super patient with me picking out different sizes and fonts and extremely professional with everything they do. thank you guys soooo much i really love my new tattoo!!! ❤️ i’d give this place 6 stars if i could

Amanda R. – 5 Star Review

I have been to pinups & needles for both ink and my hair done…they do an amazing job. Very professional and friendly! I plan on more visits very soon. I would recommend this place for your one stop shop…

Allie W. – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Natalie are the most talented artists in the area with tattoo work and beauty salon services! Charlie has done amazing color and black pieces for me and even restored my faded pieces! Seriously the best place in town for tattoo or beauty work! Always clean, friendly and accommodating!

Rachel Mockridge Carr – 5 Star Review

I was comfortable from the moment I walked in! I fulfilled a bucket list item with Charlie’s expert assistance and I couldn’t be happier!! I WILL return!!!

Elaine Falk Parker – 5 Star Review

I loved my experience here, Charles is a talented tattoo artist and Natalie is welcoming and wonderful! I highly recommend them both!

Cory Mitchell – 5 Star Review

Found my salon from now on!!!! Absolutely love the cut and color!!!! I will continue to return thanks for all the laughs and awesome job Natalie!!!

Katie G. – 5 Star Review

My partner and I went to Charlie for our first tattoos, and had THE BEST experience possible! The space is very comfortable & clean, and Charlie is such a talented and professional artist.

I also got my hair done with Natalie, and I have never been happier with my new do’!

Katie Richards – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Roth are phenomenal! Easy to work with, and truly go above and beyond.

Amanda R. – 5 Star Review

I have been to pinups & needles for both ink and my hair done…they do an amazing job. Very professional and friendly! I plan on more visits very soon. I would recommend this place for your one stop shop…

Brittiney Stachnik – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Roth are amazing, honestly the best tattoo I’ve ever gotten. they talk you through it all and even help you remember to breathe. definitely will be back for my other tattoos in the future!

Melanie Ockert – 5 Star Review

My husband and I come here to get our hair done and we also get all of our ink here too. Charlie and Natalie are the best!

Deborah F. – 5 star review

I love the set up and the couple who owns it! The tattoo Charlie Comber gave me is, to date, my absolute favorite. He was clean, professional and personable. I highly recommend his services to anyone.

Kevin Ockert – 5 Star Review

Best place for both ink and hair.

Molly Davis – 5 Star Review

Innovative and cool.

Kristina Kovach-School – 5 Star Review

Great experience today with Roth!! Everyone is so friendly and cheerful. It’s amazing what a little ink therapy can do for a person. Thank you Roth! I’ll see you again!

Mae Cloeman – 5 Star Review

My bestie and I just popped into this cute little shop, while craving some ink during vacation; we were able to book back to back appointments with Roth. We messaged back and forth the night before and they set excellent expectations. I wasn’t totally sure exactly what I wanted but after going In and talking to Roth for a hot minute she created a simply beautiful design that was precisely what I was looking for. She helped me find the perfect placement and executed amazingly. I cannot say enough good things about this whole experience. So friendly, very professional/clean and I’m ecstatic with my cute little dainty wrists piece. We’re already planning our next pieces for next year, when we come back up north and see Roth and Charlie! THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH!

Ruby Edgren – 5 Star Review

The people there are so amazing and they will always brighten your day!

Zachary Norman – 5 Star Review

Roth and Charlie was amazing. They were very accommodating for two walk ins and provided quality work and great conversation. We found “our shop” and made a friend in the process. The communication and professionalism was off the charts! Thanks again for making this a great experience

Charles C. – 5 Star Review

Always get the best haircuts from Natalie!  Shes an absolute peach and amazing at everything she does!  Highly recommended 🙂

Allie W. – 5 Star Review

Charlie and Natalie are the most talented artists in the area with tattoo work and beauty salon services! Charlie has done amazing color and black pieces for me and even restored my faded pieces! Seriously the best place in town for tattoo or beauty work! Always clean, friendly and accommodating!

Aaron C. – 5 star review

Charlie & Natalie are amazing hair & tattoo artists. 5 stars *****

Kevin O. – 5 star review

This is one of the friendliest salons and tattoo parlor that you can go to. Natalie and Charlie are exceptional.

Charlie does great work with ink and is very helpful in helping plan things out. Charlie is great at trying to get to know you as a person to help design the proper tattoo for you. After all it is permanent. I currently have 3 more large tattoos planned and 2 future appointments set up. I was so comfortable when getting the last one done I lost track of time and having so much fun joking around that It didn’t hurt at all.

Although they are by appointment only they are very flexible and care about their clientele. I have never been as comfortable with a stylist as I am with Natalie. I can trust her opinion on keeping my hair in a professional cut yet let her change it up.

I hope I never have to find another place to get my hair and ink need done because I know that it will not be as great of an experience.

Rachel Carr – 5 Star Review

Charlie was AWESOME!!! THANK YOU for helping me with my bucket list! <3

Roth H. – 5 Star Review

Best salon and tattoo shop in Traverse City! Walkins available! Call today for your creative edge appointment!

Patrick R. – 5 Star Review

Extremely talented artist with an amazing personality. Some of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. 10/10, definitely recommend.

Nicholas M. – 5 Star Review

This place is awesome!! Charlie does awesome work. Did 2 great touch ups for my wife which turned out perfect, and one for me, which was also legit. I will definitely be stopping by next time I’m in town. Very friendly and comfortable.

Him and his wife also gave my kid some great toys to play with while we were getting them done which was way more then expected.

Katie D. – 5 Star Review

Very happy with my tattoo! I can’t wait to have more done in the future! Had great conversation the whole time and Charlie and Natalie are so welcoming! I will never go to another shop again!

Anne Krause-Foote – 5 Star Review

Love it! Amazing artist, Roth understood exactly what we wanted!

Rachel M. – 5 Star Review

If you’re feeling shaggy and in need of a change, or if you’re feeling bland and lacking color on your skin, these two will take care of you!

Natalie has held my hand thru some gross hair styles, and has fixed me up when I felt like a paper bag was my only option. She makes the whole experience fun, and has a lot of professional suggestions for you to try.

The other half of the shop is a tattoo room. Clean and comfortable, and he works well with you and your tattoo ideas. I’ve had a lot of tattoos done, and this is by far the most enjoyable tattoo experience.

Pinups & Needles 11/10. Both of the owners pay great attention to details, and I highly suggest them.

Jenna Ostrander – 5 Star Review

Charlie “Baby Handz” is the one and only artist i will allow to ink my skin… and Natalie is the best with my hair! They are always so amazing!

Kristi Gilland – 5 Star Review

Roth did an excellent job! Will definitely be going back for more!

Sarah Captain – 5 Star Review

Great atmosphere, great energy, amazing people and the best tattoo artists!! I have been so pleased with the work I’ve had done here!

Katie G. – 5 Star Review

My partner and I went to Charlie for our first tattoos, and had THE BEST experience possible! The space is very comfortable & clean, and Charlie is such a talented and professional artist.

I also got my hair done with Natalie, and I have never been happier with my new do’!

Cynthina Greensky – 5 Star Review

This place is kewl!!! Very friendly.

Stacy K. – 5 star review

Loved my experience here, I have gotten two tattoos here and plan on getting more. Charlie and Natalie are awesome to be around.

Fer Dalio – 5 Star Review

Charlie did my birthday tattoo in mid July; it healed faster and felt better than any other work I’ve had done. I drew the art as a child and he was super respectful of that while cleaning it up and doing the work itself. It’s been a while since Natalie did my hair (we used to work in a salon together), but she, too, is amazing!

J McGinnis – 5 Star Review

Great people, EXCELLENT services and reasonable prices.

Melissa Crysler – 5 Star Review

I look forward to more chill sessions with both Natalie and Charlie. I can’t even put into words how awesome this power couple is!!!

Michelle Bennink – 5 Star Review

Thank you Crystal for the awesomeness you gave this Birthday!! Been the best I have in a long time! Thanks for your great hands talent and making me feel beautiful and blessed with good people in life! You’re amazing!! I’ll be back!!

Matthew Devantier – 5 Star Review

Awesome place. Awesome people. A must go for all your art and style needs.

Clauida Willsea – 5 Star Review

Roth is awesome! Worked with us to create the perfect tattoo and adjusted her schedule so we could all come in together. She was very professional and explained the procedure clearly. Couldn’t have asked for a better artist to do my first tattoo! Thank-you Roth!

We Are Located At

Contact info

604 Grant Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Shop entrance and parking is located around the back alley off of Grove Street - 2 story cedar building with unicorn parking signs

Charles "Baby Handz" Comber

LICENSED BODY ART TECHNICIAN MASTER - TATTOOS & PIERCINGS - FINE ARTIST

Charlie has been tattooing since 2008 and was given the nick name “Baby Handz” due to his extremely light hand.

Charlie specializes in:

Fine line detail
Vibrant Color
Realism
Original art
Black and grey
Reworks
Coverups

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Natalie "Lady Handz" Ferrer

MASTER OF ALL THINGS!

LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST - LICENSED BODY ART TECHNICIAN - PIERCING MASTER - TATTOO APPRENTICE - IN-HOUSE WITCH

Natalie has worked in the industry since 1999 and is known best for:

Her delicate lady hands and light touch with all piercings that she performs!

Hair cuts – men, women, children

Hair Color Vibrant fun punky colors, highlights, dimensional highlights

Hair extensions

Waxing

Nails – manicures and pedicures

Makeup and makeup lessons

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***Please note that due to high demand, Natalie is no longer able to accommodate new salon clients

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Jake "Ragnarok" Shafer

LICENSED BODY ART TECHNICIAN - TATTOOS - FINE ARTIST

Jake “Ragnarok” Shafer began tattooing in 2016 as a street artist in Detroit. Eventually he moved his way to Traverse City to further pursue his career. Jake joined the dream team at Pinups & Needles in 2021, to learn advanced techniques to master multiple areas of his career, under master tattoo artist Charles “Baby Handz” Comber.  Jake has a wide range of specialties but he particularly enjoys tattooing neotraditional and color pieces.

Jake specializes in:

Vibrant color work
Fine line detail
Cover ups 
Black & Grey
Neotraditional 
 

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Hana Phelps

FINE ARTIST

Hana is a local artist. She has been creating art since she can remember, her family’s first home in TC still has her little painted toddler foot prints in the basement!

She recently started painting again to rehabilitate herself from surviving stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that she recently beat in March 2020.

She loves to paint people the most and dabbles in the abstract. She also enjoys creating commissioned portraits for people.

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Raegan Hedman

FINE ARTIST

Growing up the black sheep in a conservative, WASPy family, I knew I’d probably always stick out at least a little. Life in a small California Central Valley town definitely isn’t as glamorous as it may sound, in high-school my peers and I referred to our town as Methdesto (Modesto).Nonetheless, what else is a young, artistic queer to do other than spend all their time drawing.

I’ve spent years filling sketchbooks and to this day I’m not totally sure how many I have built up in my storage.  As I got older I slowly expanded into sculpture and painting in a more studious attempt at developing myself as an artist. My favorite sculpting mediums are wire, polymer clay, and ceramics! I also adore oil painting, but I’ll need a totally cat free space in order to really work on one (since they stay wet so long and cat hair flies). I’m also slowly trying my hand at comic development with a few story-lines I’ve begun writing up.

It’s no secret that my collection is an eclectic one, and for ages I believed that that made it “unsellable” because there was no overall rhyme or reason to my pieces. I simply make the art I like to see, I make expressions of momentary feelings and ideas. I love going with the flow of each day and seeing where it takes me, allowing myself to create and live as freely as I can.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my art! I’m slowly but surely finding my footing as a professional artist and appreciate all kinds of support!

View Raegan’s Art For Sale In Our Shop…Soon To Be Available In Our Online Store

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12 hours ago
Pinups & Needles
More to one meaningful piece!  What a pleasure tattooing this awesome woman as always!!!  Tattoo by Charles Baby Handz Comber @charles_memphis  Call or text 231-493-5045 to setup your creative edge appointment today!  https://www.pinupsandneedles.com  #tattoos #tattooing #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #eternalink #babyhandz #tattooartist #finelinetattooartist #michigantattooartist  #finelinetattoo #fkironsproteam #nativetattoo #memorialtattoo #lovegrams

More to one meaningful piece! What a pleasure tattooing this awesome woman as always!!!

Tattoo by Charles "Baby Handz" Comber @charles_memphis

Call or text 231-493-5045 to setup your creative edge appointment today!

www.pinupsandneedles.com

#tattoos #tattooing #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #eternalink #babyhandz #tattooartist #finelinetattooartist #michigantattooartist  #finelinetattoo #fkironsproteam #nativetattoo #memorialtattoo #lovegrams
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2 days ago
Pinups & Needles
Loving the lefty look. 😍  Piercing by Natalie  Text or Call 231-493-5045 to setup your appointment!  Visit our website at: http://www.pinupsandneedles.com  #beautysalon #salon #tattooshop #tattoo #piercing #piercingstudio #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #lovemyclients #safeinmychair #getfancy #happyfaces #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #shoplocal #nostrilhoop #nostrilpiercing

Loving the lefty look. 😍

Piercing by Natalie

Text or Call 231-493-5045 to setup your appointment!

Visit our website at: www.pinupsandneedles.com

#beautysalon #salon #tattooshop #tattoo #piercing #piercingstudio #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #lovemyclients #safeinmychair #getfancy #happyfaces #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #shoplocal #nostrilhoop #nostrilpiercing
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3 days ago
Pinups & Needles
Its a pigeon!!!  What a fun drawing for a sweet tattoo :)  Drawing by Charles Baby Handz Comber @charles_memphis  Call or text 231-493-5045 to setup your creative edge appointment today!  https://www.pinupsandneedles.com  #tattoos #tattooing #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #eternalink #babyhandz #tattooartist #finelinetattooartist #michigantattooartist  #finelinetattoo #fkironsproteam #pigeontattoo #pigeontattoos  #pigeondrawing

It's a pigeon!!! What a fun drawing for a sweet tattoo 🙂

Drawing by Charles "Baby Handz" Comber @charles_memphis

Call or text 231-493-5045 to setup your creative edge appointment today!

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#tattoos #tattooing #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #eternalink #babyhandz #tattooartist #finelinetattooartist #michigantattooartist  #finelinetattoo #fkironsproteam #pigeontattoo #pigeontattoos #pigeondrawing
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4 days ago
Pinups & Needles
Another badass in the books!  Piercing by Natalie  Text or Call 231-493-5045 to setup your appointment!  Visit our website at: http://www.pinupsandneedles.com  #beautysalon #salon #tattooshop #tattoo #piercing #piercingstudio #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #lovemyclients #safeinmychair #getfancy #happyfaces #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #shoplocal #septumpiercing

Another badass in the books!

Piercing by Natalie

Text or Call 231-493-5045 to setup your appointment!

Visit our website at: www.pinupsandneedles.com

#beautysalon #salon #tattooshop #tattoo #piercing #piercingstudio #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #lovemyclients #safeinmychair #getfancy #happyfaces #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #shoplocal #septumpiercing
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4 days ago
Pinups & Needles

Painting time:) Love you so much Ganny!

Painting by Charles "Baby Handz" Comber @charles_memphis

Call or text 231-493-5045 to setup your creative edge appointment today!

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#paintingoftheday #pinupsandneedles #traversecity #babyhandz #tattooartist #michigantattooartist  #memorialpainting #paintingprocess
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