Posts in Category: Painting

Listen to the silence let it ring on…

I don’t update this blog too often as all my pictures are elsewhere online and it seems slightly redundant in this Instagram age. I may as well make use of it and make some requests though…

– I wanna do some bigger tattoos again; sleeves, chest pieces etc. Maybe unusual subject matter or ambitious and different ideas (I have ideas for, amongst other things; a sleeve or 1/2 sleeve of watercolour/abstract jellyfish, a hand, a nude female with a skull head). Obviously continuing in the style of the work on here or my Instagram etc. Get in touch with any ideas you might have, let’s do something interesting!

– I would like to tattoo in Europe later this year, guest spots or conventions. If you are based in Europe and want work from me, know a good convention, own a studio and would like me to guest, or any thing else that might help, then get in touch and I can start planning.

– I am working the Liverpool convention in May and I may have space for one more cool tattoo. I will also be selling some prints and tote bags etc.

-The easiest way to get in touch with me is through the shop email:

-The easiest way to keep up to date with the work I am doing is Instagram, click here.

Finally, here are some pics:

six-skulls skull-inner-arm-squares skull-foot-luke

Skull-tree Butterfly-lyn bluebird-on-ribs linnet-bird Sarah-wildflower-leg Raven-suzie Ian-curtis Marlon Skull-in-circle-2013 eye-in-dots Skull-in-hexagon wizzard


Total tattoo

I am very honoured to have an interview in the new Total Tattoo magazine. I get my name in pink letters on the cover and there is even a photo of me inside, you can see the joy on my face. Total Tattoo is so good at printing tattoo photographs without messing up the colours or the contrast (a lot of magazines don’t come close) and I am happy to say they nailed it with my article.

For various reasons I am actually the quietest I have been for a while in the shop, so if you want a big piece starting without the usual wait or trouble getting appointments, now is the time. Just contact the shop; or 0121 236 0753

Next year I am planning on working some conventions again and hopefully a guest spot or two, preferably in Europe somewhere. If you run a convention, would like me in your shop or just want some work from me then get in touch.

I have joined instagram, my user name is matthuntmba. I resisted for a while but it seems to have become the standard way for tattooists to get their work into the public domain, more so now than Facebook or Twitter. Please don’t be offended if I don’t follow you back, I rarely even look at the news feed as I find it pretty dull.

I am going to be a part of an art exhibition around Halloween in Birmingham, more details when I have them. All of my latest paintings will be there, possible some for sale for the first time. Definitely some high quality prints though.

Here are some long over due pics;

I have had a love affair with the Misfits that has lasted over 20 years so this tattoo was a special one to do;

This painting is of my colleague Rachel Baldwin. I am sure you will know her work but if not then go and find out;

This painting was a commission for my friend Dawnii from Painted Lady Tattoo. It is of her sister and husband on their wedding day;

I should be at the London convention on the Sunday, see you there!