As the home of Britain's most tattooed man – the elegantly named King of Inkland King Body Art the Extreme Ink-ite (previously Matthew Whelan, but his friends call him Mr Body Art) – Birmingham is clearly a great place to get inked.
Here are five studios in the city where talented artists can create all manner of designs to be cherished forever. Not that you have a huge amount of choice but to cherish them, of course...
The self-proclaimed 'most successful tattoo brand in the West Midlands', Vivid Ink has five different branches, located in Stafford, Sutton, Walsall, Moseley and central Birmingham.
The Birmingham parlour opened back in 2010, and has grown to house six resident artists. Marius and Nino are both multi-award-wining artists, while Sarah is one of Vivid Ink’s longest standing tattooists. There's also Angel, Charlie and VJ.
4 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4EN.
Offering your regular machine tattoos as well as a more traditional hand poke technique, the guys at Park Street Tattoo know how to work a custom design.
The team consists of Andy Cryztalz, Ross Cook, Rob Colley and Aaron Beese. Though one of the smallest tattoo studios in Birmingham, they work hard to create an approachable and warm atmosphere.
The studio itself has framed templates of previous designs hung across its red walls. Imaginative templates include realism in colour and black and grey from Ross, enticing geometrics and dotwork from Andy, lavish coloured and black designs by Rob and more traditional pieces by Aaron.
27 Park Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5JH.
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