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.
”‘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.’
Paul has won a number of awards in both design and tattooing. An industry award for ‘most innovative style’bieng 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!
We’ve been in our current location since 2013. I could tell you all about the awards 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…
”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.