Definition of needle artist in English:

needle artist

noun

US
  • 1Slang. A drug user who administers drugs hypodermically.

  • 2Slang. A person who deliberately goads or provokes others.

  • 3A person adept at embroidery.

  • 4Slang. A tattooist.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Writer's Monthly. From needle + artist.

Pronunciation

needle artist

/ˈniːdl ˌɑːtɪst/