About us

Idle Hands would like to thank ALL our customers who have had the Bee tattoo. We have raised over £1500 for the charity.


Idlehands Tattoo is the next chapter in the combined venture brought to you by Shazz & Rick Marsh, formally of Fire and Ice Tattoo, Farnworth.

At our studio in Heywood, Lancashire, for the last couple of years, we originally started our partnership in Farnworth back in 2005 and had a fantastic seven years working in the town. During our time there we met some fantastic people and formed some life-long friendships (you know who you are). As a well established studio, we gained a great reputation, with Shazz specializing in cover-ups and custom, black & grey, sleeve work.

In 2012, we decided to take a different turn in our lives due largely to some personal circumstances, so we shut up shop and moved away from the area. Two years later and Shazz was back tattooing again in her hometown of Heywood, working out of a friend’s shop on her own for a spell but you couldn’t split up a great team for too long and so we have decided it is time to work together once more.

So… Time for the start of a new era. The studio has a modern look, a new phone number and new website. We will be concentrating mostly on tattoos but will also be showcasing Shazz’s artwork in the studio. There will be examples of art & craft all done by Shazz & Rick, and all unique and individual. We will be taking on commissioned work, so if you have an image you would like bringing to life on either canvas or quality paper and framing, please call in and we can discuss your needs.

Alternatively just call in for a brew 😉



Check out the Northern Monkeys website which we are proud to sponsor, for dedication and support to their chosen charity….

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