‘I’m a Good Old Fashioned Rebel Challenging the Notion that Tattoo Iconography is Relevant to a 21st Century Working-Class, 80’s Analogue, Comic Book Reading Suburban Rock’n’Roll Kid from the Middle of England.’

In a sea of ‘sameness’ his instantly recognisable style emerges as a fresh voice with a clear vision. Uniquely combining street art influences with contemporary portraiture and graphic design. The underlying theme of his work speaks to a far broader audience.  He gives us permission to do not wait for the stars to align.  If the road doesn’t exist, make your own.

He describes his work as KarmaPunk™ Collages. Or stills from a postmodern, science-fiction movie set ten minutes in the future. And his process as Re-examining Bits and Pieces of What’s Been Discarded in the Haste of the Late 20th Century and Sticking Them Together. ⁣

Paul has won a number of awards in both design and tattooing. An industry award for ‘most innovative style’ being one of them. He has also been nominated for a Grammy twice, is a published animal rights poet and has written his own column in two major UK Tattoo Magazines. He designed Evolution Cords (the worlds best selling tattoo clipcord) and is responsible for bringing the Brother PJ Stencil Printer to the world of tattooing. Plus he found time to produce a number 1 hit single!

Of course, because he is very modest he likes to drop these facts into conversation whenever he can!

The best Tattoos in Bromsgrove. Paul Talbot

I opened Modern Electric in 2010...

& we’ve been in our current location since 2013.
I could tell you all about the awards and accolades we’ve won but, quite honestly, I wouldn’t expect you to either care or be impressed.
So instead, I’ll tell you about the idea...

The idea was simple. Create the best tattoos in Bromsgrove in a friendly shop that everyone would feel comfortable in. Without any ego or pretentiousness. Kind of like being tattooed in a friends living room. If that living room was a couple of thousand sq ft and equipped with half a dozen tattoo stations in it!
I like to think we offer the best tattoos in Bromsgrove in a great atmosphere with good conversation and decent coffee. Most of us live in the village of Catshill and we’re connected to the area.
Modern Electric is a family owned and run business. My wife, Karen is the studio manager, both my kids learnt to tattoo here and my daughter Beth still works here. My son Gage is currently tattooing in Nottingham but does ‘guestspots’ here all the time.
We don’t expect everyone to be a hard-core tattoo fan. You might simply want to get a great tattoo in a place where you feel comfortable and welcome. The studio is a quiet private place for a reason. We’re concentrating on making something you’ll wear for the rest of your life and we prefer not to be distracted!
UK Trash Polka by Paul Talbot