Tribal Images is one of the longest established studios in Staffordshire and over the years it has built an outstanding reputation for itself, with the artists here producing top quality work and picking up numerous awards along the way. Their customer services are second to none, with a friendly yet professional atmosphere in the studios, the artists are more than happy to take the time out to chat with potential clients about their ideas and to produce for them custom one-off designs.
In these studios, the artists between themselves, cover all styles of tattooing, polynesian, traditional, dotwork, realism, japanese and script, to name just a few of the styles available to you. They are happy to work with your design or theirs, both custom and flash. They are highly experienced in the fields of cover-ups and reworks. The studios themselves are both recently refurbished with hospital grade sterilisation. Hygiene is paramount to the artists here. They only use professional equipment and sterile accessories in a sanitised environment. They can guarantee you the highest level of cleanliness and safety. Feel free to pop in for a free, no obligation consultation with one of the artists here.
How we started
Tribal Images was established back in 1999 by Oz, a few years after he moved to Stoke-on-Trent. His first studio in the area, The Ink Spot, was located on Foundry Street, Hanley but after 4 years he moved to Marsh Street South, after the owner of the premises sold it on to be converted to a night club. Oz's decision to name the studio Tribal Images was influenced by his speciality of tribal and polynesian style tattoos. In 2000, due to growing popularity and success, Oz opened a second studio in Newcastle-under-Lyme and then in 2006, a third studio in Burton-upon-Trent.
The Newcastle branch was originally located on Bridge Street. Several years on the studio had grown too big for its original premises so in 2012 it was relocated to a new bigger premises on High Street, where it remains today. Likewise, the Burton-upon-Trent branch grew too large for its premises, so in the same year it moved from St Peters Street to New Street. Oz made the decision to pass this studio down to his son, Marc, to run as his own business. In 2014 Marc rebranded it and it is now called Outsider Art.
Oz celebrated his 30th anniversary of professional tattooing in 2014, making him one of the most experienced artists in the Midlands. You can read more about Oz's career here.