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Frank Turner talks tattoos

By | July 25th, 2016|News|

Folk-punk, singer songwriter Frank Turner, has been a long term client here at MBA. In 2013 he filmed the music video for his single 'Losing Days' at Modern Body Art and played a short acoustic set afterwards. He has kindly taken some time out of his constant touring schedule to write a short blog on [...]

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The reality of tattoos on Instagram

By | July 20th, 2016|News|

Instagram has been a godsend for tattooing and tattooists, providing a free way (up until now at least) to advertise directly to the people who are actually interested in what you do. But, there are a few things I see again and again that might not be immediately obvious to some people who are new [...]

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Lucy O’Connell – upcoming guest artist!

By | July 6th, 2016|News|

Lucy O'Connell is a Leeds based artist who enjoys tattooing stylised portraits and loves all things colourful and nature based. She works at Red Tattoo, Leeds, and will be visiting us here in Birmingham to tattoo on 14th & 15th October. In order to get to know her better, we sent out some questions and [...]

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Bristol Tattoo Convention & upcoming guest spots

By | June 21st, 2016|News|

Bristol Tattoo Convention!   On 11th & 12th June it was the Bristol Tattoo Convention and Matt, Jo and Hanumantra attended. They were fully booked for tattoos over the weekend, but had other merchandise for sale. Matt had some gorgeous limited addition hand finished rose prints for sale, which didn't sell out. If you are [...]

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New website launch

By | June 7th, 2016|News|

New Website! We’ve just launched the new Modern Body Art website, so welcome! Have a good mooch around the site and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you come across any faults or issues, although we hope this isn’t the case. We are really pleased with it and think it is much more [...]

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A brief history of blackwork tattoos.

By | May 19th, 2016|News|

There has been a lot of recent media coverage about blackwork tattoos and its apparent new arrival on the tattoo scene. Our very own Hanumantra's work features heavily in articles in The Huffington Post and Tattoodo. Even the odius and right-wing, The Daily Mail has recently published an article on blackwork tattoos. Whilst it is [...]

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How can I reduce the pain when getting tattooed?

By | May 10th, 2016|News|

One of the most common questions we get asked is “do tattoos hurt?” or “how much does getting a tattoo hurt?” This blog post is for anyone who is interested in how to reduce the pain when getting tattooed and for the whole experience to be less painful and less stressful Firstly it is important [...]

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Everything you wanted to know about Laser Tattoo Removal.

By | June 3rd, 2015|News|

Why do people have laser tattoo removal? Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to lighten or remove a tattoo and its popularity has grown recently. Some people want to achieve complete removal of a tattoo that they have fallen out of love with, whilst others want to lighten a tattoo in order [...]

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