Art was in my blood long before I can remember and tattooing was my passion before I had any markings of my own. Inspired by the colourful English punk scene tattooing was an unexplained calling for me from a young age. My career began in 1996 when I spent my student loan on buying the necessary equipment to tattoo as a ‘professional’. It was out of student dorms that I began tattooing friends and cultivating my own award winning style producing custom designs in an era of flash.
Three years later I had built up enough momentum to open Modern Body Art where the aim was to be a welcoming, female friendly custom tattoo studio.
8 years later after bringing some of the top female talent in the UK through our studio I decided to embark on my ‘Sweet Sting’ world tour, travelling across continents, making memories as well as tattoos. That brought me back into the arms of my family and friends finally settling in the medieval market town of Shrewsbury bordering the Welsh countryside. Jo Harrison and Hanumantra in Un1ty, our private creative space.