Artist Peter is a-head of the rest

Peter Hall, Evil Needle Tattoo Studio, based in Alnwick.
Peter Hall, Evil Needle Tattoo Studio, based in Alnwick.

TATTOO artist Peter Hall has won a prestigious award.

Peter, who owns Evil Needle Tattoo Studio in Alnwick, picked up the honour for best black and grey tattoo at the Scottish International Tattoo Convention in Edinburgh.

The winning tattoo by Peter Hall for Best Black and Grey Tattoo

The winning tattoo by Peter Hall for Best Black and Grey Tattoo

He faced stiff opposition from tattoo artists from Scotland, England, Europe and America. The winning tattoo was a portrait of a Viking, picked out by a panel of international judges.

Peter, who lives in Amble, said: “I am very pleased. It is the first time I have been to a tattoo convention and to win an award when I was up against a lot of well-known international artists is great.”