logo_INSTAGRAMrob titleRob Ratcliffe is the owner and lead artist at the Border Rose. He has over 25 years of experience in tattooing, and is a highly regarded member of the industry. His work has been featured in magazines such as Skin Deep, Total Tattoo and Backstreet Heroes; and he attends conventions all over the UK and abroad. Rob grew up in the area and when he left school he apprenticed under local legend Jonny Sparks; who he worked with for many years in and around Rochdale. He opened the current Border Rose Tattoo on Church Street in 2011.

He is confident in all styles of tattooing but has a particular interest in large scale Japanese bodysuit projects. Rob also has a wealth of experience in cover ups.


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