Guest artist: Julia Kuchaeva – September 2014

Russian born Julia Kuchaeva will be doing a guest spot at the shop from 14th to 29th September. Julia, now based in Portugal has been involved in art her whole life. While studying a bachelor degree in Painting at the University of Fine-Arts in Lisbon, Julia got involved with tattooing in the summer of 2012 and instantly fell in love with it.


Julia is constantly experimenting with different styles of tattooing, always putting her own artistic touch to every tattoo she does. Be sure to browse through some of her work below and get in touch with the shop to arrange your appointment.

See more of Julia’s work on her Facebook page.

Bad Boys Tattoo Ivan to guest at Skunx Tattoo

Ivan from Oslo’s Bad Boys Tattoo will be doing a guest spot at Skunk Tattoo in early July. Be sure to book an appointment early to ensure you get a spot. Ivan will be available from 7th-20th July.

A small sample of Ivan’s work can be seen below:

Ely Smily joins the team

elyWe are excited to welcome Ely Smily to the Skunx Tattoo family. She will be joining us from the 21st of June. Ely will be available for tattooing on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Be sure to browse through some of her work on her portfolio page.

Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art by Lal Hardy features Skunx Tattooists

mammothtattooBoth Nick Skunx and Steve Richardson are featured in Lal Hardy’s new book, Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art.

“A fantastic, all-new, third volume of tattoo art – both tattoos and original artworks – showcasing the best recent work of the world’s most outstanding tattoo artists. The format is compact, but contains over 600 full-colour photographs of the work of international tattoo art stars, including Frank Carter, Camila Rocha, Dan Smith and Horikazu, representing outstanding value-for-money.”

The book is set for a late June release and can be pre-ordered now on

Limited edition Rancid B-sides and C-sides 2nd pressing

1-bundle-everything-50Rancid B-sides and C-sides 2nd pressing on double yellow 12″ vinyl! Only 500 made! Limited edition bundles from $20 to $50 are now available for pre-orders at Machete Mfg. They’re going fast and once they’re gone, they’re GONE!

Get your order in today. Choose from four different packages. Click here.

Guest artist at Skunx Tattoo & Steve in France

Skunx Tattoo’s Steve Richardson will be heading over to France from 19th to 23 October and will be doing a guest spot at Marseille’s Exoskull Tattoo studio. There are currently still spaces available on the 22nd and 23rd. To book an appointment, please contact Steve via his profile.

While Steve is away, Kyle Smith from Forevermore Tattoo Parlour in Glasgow will be guesting at Skunx Tattoo (19th – 23rd October). You can find out more about Kyle here or browse a selection of his work below. To book an appointment with Kyle, please call us on 0207 278 6960 , email us or drop by the shop.

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Change in tattooists at Skunx Tattoo

It is with regret that we need to inform all our clients that Lou Hopper will no longer be at Skunx Tattoo with immediate effect. We would like to apologise to all those of you who have already booked an appointment with Lou – this change in staff has come as a complete surprise to us. We are trying to contact everybody via email to re-schedule appointments with either Nick, Steve or Julia. Please get in touch with us if you’ve not heard from us yet about your appointment with Lou. Again, we apologise for this abrupt change but it is completely out of our hands.

Kerry Irvine to be based at Birmingham tattoo studio

As most of you know, Kerry has left Skunx Tattoo and will be heading north to Birmingham. Kerry will be joining the Spear Studio from the beginning of August. Kerry has worked at Skunx Tattoo for over five years and has been an integral part of the Skunx Tattoo family – she will be missed.

Spear Studio

269 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6EB
Tel: 0121 443 3211, Email: [email protected]

Lou Hopper to join Skunx Tattoo

louTalented Devon born tattooist, Lou Hopper, is to join the Skunx Tattoo team on the 1st of July. She will be bring her experience, style and a very keen interest in flora & fauna portrait work to the Skunx Tattoo studio.  You can arrange bookings with Lou by sending her an email or by getting in touch with the shop directly.

Want to learn more about Lou? Please visit her page and browse her portfolio of selected work.



Skunx Tattoo will be at this year’s Norwich Body Art Festival

2013 marks the 5th year of the Norwich Body Art Festival. Taking place at the OPEN, 17th and 18th in August will be the dates for you to bookmark as this event is one of the must attend events in the UK tattoo calendar.


Skunx Tattoo’s Steve Richardson and Julia Seizure will be working at the show this year. It is a rare opportunity to catch up with them in a festival setting so be sure you book quickly as slots are limited and spaces are being filled as you read this.

To book appointments, please ring the shop direct 0207 278 6960 or you may email Steve or Julia.

For more information about the event, please visit their website.