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Oh my god, tattooists are so arrogant…

By | November 25th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

The realities on tattooing certain body parts, or, do tattoos on fingers last?  Tattoos on fingers (inside and outside), knuckles, palms and even soles of feet are more popular than ever. Some of this is definitely down to Instagram and the tendency it has to popularise the shocking, the new or the different. This is [...]

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Tattoos that bring about transformation

By | November 8th, 2016|News|

Jo originally wrote this blog post for Un1ty, her private studio in Shrewsbury, where she tattoos from if she isn't here at Modern Body Art, Birmingham. We are really grateful that Lianne was happy to share her experience of covering scars with tattoos, and allowing us to show photographs of her journey for this blog [...]

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MBA News

By | November 1st, 2016|News|

It's been a busy few weeks here at your favourite Birmingham tattoo studio so this blog post is a little catch up with the artists to see what they've been up to. Christmas is fast approaching and if you find yourself struggling to find that perfect gift for a loved one, why not get them [...]

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Joe Spaven 11th – 12th November 2016

By | October 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Traditional Japanese Tattooing by Joe Spaven We have the talented Jo Spaven of Scarlet Rose Tattoo guesting with us on the 11th and 12th November. We're huge fans of his traditional Japanese style. We emailed him a few questions to get to know him a little better. What is you very earliest memory of tattoos [...]

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A look inside MBA

By | September 20th, 2016|News|

Good friend of the shop and amazing photographer, Steve Gerrard recently spent an afternoon at the studio. He captured some of the team at work and gives anyone who hasn't been through our doors an insight to what Modern Body Art really looks like. You can check out more of Steve's work and what he [...]

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MBA News

By | September 3rd, 2016|News|

Hi Everyone. Here's a round up of what's been happening at your favourite Birmingham tattoo studio, along with exciting things coming up in the future.   MBA Updates For the past few weeks all the artists here have been working on a sleeve project. They have almost finished their contributions and we can't wait to [...]

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Mike Boyd Guest Spot Interview

By | August 30th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

We've had some great guest artists here at MBA over the past few months and from the 5th - 7th September, we have the extremely talented Mike Boyd. He has a very distinct style, and we're really excited about working with him. Here's a little Q&A we emailed to Mike recently.   What is you [...]

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Time-lapse tattooing by Matt Hunt

By | August 22nd, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Matt Hunt recently posted a short time-lapse video on Instagram of a skull he tattooed. Here's the video in it's entirety. 3 hours of tattooing, compressed to just over 90 seconds.         Skull and geometry tattoo by Matt Hunt   In other news, stay tuned over the coming weeks for [...]

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Daniel Flower – upcoming guest artist!

By | August 1st, 2016|News|

Daniel Flower will be guesting with us from 3rd-5th August and is travelling from Dublin. He specialises in portraits and black and grey realism tattoos. In order to get to know him better, we sent out some questions and conducted this little interview. Enjoy! To book in with Daniel you can contact him directly at danielflower@gmail.com [...]

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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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