What We Do

Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour

Welcome to Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour in York PA.

We are located at 54 Carlisle Avenue, York Pa.

At Idle Hands we are here to provide our clients with professional custom tattoo services. You will find our environment to be safe and hospital sterile and the customer service you receive to exceed your expectations. We will show you a professionalism rarely experienced in the York, PA area.

Whether you are just looking for something small or a large-scale project we have you covered. Because your tattoo is unique and special to you, we will match you with the perfect artist for your project. If we are not the right fit for the style you want, we will not hesitate to recommend another artist that would better suit for your vision. We know that each tattoo is forever, and we would rather you have something you love from another artist than put something on you just to make a buck. We pride ourselves on putting out our absolute best work for each client. What does this mean? This means we treat every tattoo as if it were going on our own skin.

Most of our work is done by appointment. You will meet with an artist in a consultation to go over your ideas, then your artist will need some time to draw and refine your ideas. Once you have approved the design, we will schedule your tattoo appointment. We do this out of respect for your time and ours. We prefer that our artists are fully focused on your tattoo when you are in the chair. Each of our clients are valued and deserves uninterrupted chair time, just as clients deserve undivided conversation about their ideas with an artist. We offer walk-in days for small tattoos and a board of pre-drawn custom designs that our artists would like to tattoo. These are hand drawn custom designs and pre-priced.

Give us a call or stop by the studio (717) 980-3380

Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour is the premier tattoo shop for York PA. We offer the best tattoo experience in the area.

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Our Artists

We have many amazing, friendly artists on staff for your tattoo needs. Schedule your consultation today at Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour in York PA.

Custom Design

Have an idea in mind? No problem, sit down with one of our artists and let us sketch out your design idea. We have some of the best tattoo artists in the York PA area!

Flash Art

Looking for something small and standard? No problem, walk ins are welcome  several days a week at our York PA Tattoo Shop, located at 54 Carlisle Avenue, York Pa


Your safety is of utmost importance to us at Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour in York, PA. We follow the strictest safety procedures and always use new/clean equipment.

" Show me a person with a tattoo and I?ll show you a person with an interesting past. "

Jack London

Our Artists

We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table. Our team consists of some of the most professional tattoo artists in Pennsylvania and the surrounding area.
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If you’re looking for a superior tattoo experience in York, PA, and the surrounding Tri-State Area you have come to the right place. Our professional artists provide a diverse range of styles to meet the needs of our clients.

Check out our work below and give us a call for or stop by the studio for a consultation (717) 980-3380




Tattoo Aftercare

Leave that bandage alone! It is there to ensure that no air-borne bacteria enter through your new tattoo. Your new tattoo is as awesome as it looks and as much as you want to show it off, it is a potential breeding ground for bacteria and infection, so leave that bondage on for a minimum of an hour. Once the hour has passed you can remove the bandage. Using lukewarm water and a mild antibacterial or antimicrobial soap, gently wash away any ointment, blood, and/or plasma. Do not use a washcloth or any abrasive material, your hand is the best tool in this case to completely clean the area.

If your tattoo feels slimy or slippery you have probably been oozing plasma. Not the neon Ghost Busters Plasma either. Gently remove as much of the plasma as possible because when it dries it creates scabs. When plasma dries scabs pull the ink out of your skin creating a gap in the color resulting in what we call Holidays. Next, pat (do not rub) the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to get it completely dry. Follow up with a light application of either A & D Ointment or other professional tattoo after care products. Continue this cleaning-and-ointment process 4-5 times a day for at least one week, however your tattoo may require you to continue this process until your tattoo is completely healed and/or as needed.


Yes, you can and absolutely should shower with a new tattoo, however, do not submerge it in water. This means no baths, pools, hot tubs, or oceans for 2-3 weeks. Trust us on this one to avoid serious infection or damage to your new tattoo.

After your tattoo is healed you must protect it from the sun. We recommend using at least 30 SPF to prevent fading and damage caused by UV rays.

If your artist uses a Saniderm/Second Skin bandage leave it on for 7 days. To remove simply wet the bandage in the shower and gently peel away starting in one corner.

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