About Helen Aldous

After completing a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at Staffordshire University I worked as a designer in various areas of the advertising and media industries. I also contributed illustrations to various magazines and publications. I enjoy working as an artist and my paintings and prints have been exhibited in various art galleries and venues. After taking time out to battle a serious illness, I have established my own private Tattoo Studio, Secret Garden Tattoo, in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

3D Nipple Tattoos

i create permanent, realistic 3D Nipple Tattoos for breast cancer warriors. After mastectomy and reconstruction, a permanent 3D Nipple Tattoo can create a sense of completion and closure. Please view my work on my dedicated 3D Nipple Tattoos website.

Tattooist Holmfirth, Huddersfield

I have completed a professional apprenticeship to become a tattooist. I tattoo out of my own private tattoo studio, Secret Garden Tattoo, Holmfirth, Huddersfield where I can be contacted for appointments and custom tattoo designs. Tattooing is a natural place for my work and I enjoy the challenge of the human canvas and creating a unique piece of art for each client.


My work is often influenced by the countryside around my home in Holmfirth, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.


Huddersfield Making Space // Huddersfield // August 2019
Holmfirth Art Week // Holmfirth // July 2019
Holmfirth Art Week Fringe // Holmfirth // July 2014
Holmfirth Art Week // Holmfirth //July 2011
Holmfirth Art Week Fringe // Holmfirth // July 2011
SciFi Future Worlds // WYPW Mirfield // October 2010
Gallery 49 Bridlington // Away From Home // June 10 >
Artmill Gallery Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire // February 10 > March 10
Brighouse Art Gallery, Yorkshire // Nov 09 > Jan 10
Flourish // West Yorkshire Print Workshop Nov 09 > Dec 09
Cherished // Otley – Aug 09 > Sept 09 < Individual Holmfirth Art Week // Holmfirth – Feb 09 Lawrence Batley Theatre // Huddersfield – Feb 09 > March 09
Art In The Barn // Oakwell Hall – Jan 09 > Feb 09
Impressions // Huddersfield Art Gallery Jan 08 > June 08
Tonic Art Space // Leeds General Infirmary Nov 08 > Feb 09
Small & Beautiful // Cherished Otley Oct 08 > Nov 08
West Yorkshire Print Workshop Collective // Dewsbury Museum April 08 > June 08
Winner of Calder Graphics Art Prize
Holme Valley Warehouse Fringe // Sept 07

Curriculum Vitae

Medical Tattoo – Burns & Scars Qualification FTG > 2019
Professional Tattoo Apprenticeship.
Many many years Designing, Painting & Illustrating // 1993 > present
BA Honours Degree//Graphic Design with Illustration//Staffordshire University // 1993
Art Foundation Course//Rochdale College of Art // 1989