About Us

About Us

Tribal body Art opened in May 1996 with an emphasis on quality and customer care. Typically we have three full time tattooists, and two piercers, one of whom is also a jewellery maker and a tattoo laser removal system. We also have room for guest artists. We can help you realise your ideas into a finished tattoo, or you can come into the studio and browse through our designs. Typically we tattoo larger pieces in two to three hour sessions as clients can become exhausted and not sit so well, though we can accommodate longer sessions if required.

Age Restrictions Apply

The 1969 tattooing of minors act prohibits tattooing anybody under the age of eighteen, we will not tattoo anybody under eighteen years old, no exceptions. The current licensing for tattoo and piercing studios in Scotland states that as persons under the age of sixteen are minors they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to consent for them to be pierced. Our age restrictions policy is based partly on the conditions of our license:
  • No services under fourteen
  • Fourteen and fifteen, most piercings (not nipple or genital or dermal implants) must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian (not a random stranger you picked up on Hunters square or Greyfriars Kirk!)
  • Sixteen, you can consent for most piercings (not female nipple or genital) you must bring valid I.D. as proof of age
  • Eighteen, we will perform all piercings and tattoo most parts of your body (the exception being places where a tattoo cannot be concealed such as the hands or neck)
  • Twenty five, no restrictions

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  • December 4th, 2015

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Religious Sleeve Tattoo by Tamas Dikac

  • August 5th, 2015

Religious Sleeve Tattoo by Tamas Dikac


“I come from quite a religious family though I’m not religious myself.

I am fascinated by the old icons and statues of the Holy Trinity.

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  • Tattoo Collection by Matt Curtis

Tattoo Collection by Matt Curtis

  • May 8th, 2015

Tattoo collection by Matt Curtis
Joanne’s collection of tattoos done in Mr Curtis distinct style.
And not a single moustache to be seen!

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Please don’t hesitate to enquire by calling the studio on 0131 558 9019 or emailing us, we are very accommodating!

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