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Area 51 is a studio where collectors and lovers of ink are welcome every day. Our main goal is to create custom, high-quality tattoos in a chilled out environment where each artist can express their skills to an optimum level.

Our team of professional artists are ready to offer you a custom, creative and unique piece of art in a relaxed and respectful environment. They exercise the highest hygienic standards needed during the whole tattoo process to give our customers peace of mind that they are being looked after to highest standard.



With over 18 years in the industry we pride ourselves on providing the latest techniques in body piercing. We are at the forefront of modern sterilization and sanitation protocols and our body piercing studio provides a clean, safe and friendly environment which complies with Basingstoke and Deane’s health and safety guidelines. Our staff are fully trained in multiple techniques and complex piercings and will provide expert advice on all aspects of body piercing, body jewellery and aftercare.



If you are thinking about having a tattoo removed, pop in and we can explain the process in detail, answer any questions you may have and possibly perform a small patch test. We can assess the patch test after 2 days and then, if everything is okay, laser the whole area.


Body Jewellery

We stock a great selection of body jewellery. We source only the best 365L grade surgical steel or medical grade titanium jewellery so you can be sure when buying from us you wont have any problems reacting to any impure metals.

We also have an ordering service for any body jewellery that we do not carry in the studio.

Jewellery Fitting

The piercing team at Area 51 can easily and quickly fit or remove your body jewellery for you as we understand and recognise that it can be difficult to do so yourself. You can buy it from us or bring your own jewellery in for us to fit. We charge £1 per item of jewellery bought in our studio and £3 for items of jewellery brought elsewhere. We offer a discount for multiple items. Please see our price list for further information.


Please feel free to contact us using the form below. We will endevour to reply as quickly as possible. Please be aware that we are closed Sundays and Mondays and therefore do not answer any emails sent through on those days. For tattoo enquiries we can answer most simple questions but if you know the artist you want to book or enquire with it would be beneficial to contact them directly using the details available on our tattoo portfolio page.


Find us

Area 51

14 Church Street


RG21 7QH

Tel: 01256 33 55 11


Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Piercing Hours 10:15am - 4:45pm

Christmas Opening hours

Christmas Eve - 10am - 3pm

Christmas Day - CLOSED

Boxing Day - CLOSED

Friday 27th December - 10am - 5pm

Saturday 28th December - 10am - 5pm

Sunday 29th December - CLOSED

Monday 30th December - CLOSED

New Year’s Eve - CLOSED

New Year’s Day - CLOSED