A POPULAR tattoo parlour aiming to ‘take things to the next level’ has moved into a bigger premises in Wythall.

Nick Imms founded The Church Tattoo back in 2016 and the continued growth in popularity of the art form saw the business outgrow its former premises.

Along with fellow artists and new business partners Kirsten Pettitt and Stephanie Melbourne they have moved into The Old School House in Chapel Lane, Wythall, giving them more than four times the space of their old home.

Nick said: “It’s a beautiful building with space for all nine of our tattoo artists.

“It allows us to provide a comfortable, professional space that helps give our customers confidence in the quality of the work we do.

“We plan to work on the first floor later in the year, turning it into a gallery so our artists can showcase their work.

“We are taking things to another level here and aim to run seminars for colleagues to help us all improve our skills.”

The team have a string of accolades to their names while Nick is sponsored by a tattoo equipment firm and an ink producer. As a result, he is often their guest artist at trade shows in Europe and in the USA.

“I did various jobs after leaving school before deciding on a tattooing apprenticeship,” said Nick.

“I’ve been doing it for about 12 years now, since I was 20, and I’ve seen the continuing growth in its popularity and acceptance by the general public – a lot of which, I have to say, was due to David Beckham.”

Nick, originally from Astwood Bank opened The Church Tattoo in 2016.

“When we realised we needed a bigger place I spoke to Ben Truslove at John Truslove, who has worked with us over the years,” said Nick.