A BODY piercing teacher has achieved international status after teaching students from France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary and as far afield as Pakistan and Thailand.

Malcolm Phillips of Mad Malcs Tattoo Parlour in Winyates has been teaching the art of body piercing for more than three years.

In that time Mr Phillips and his partner Karen Fincham, who own and run Mad Malc’s, have seen the trend grow and taught students from not just the UK but the all over the world.

So popular is the course becoming that he is now offering people any above the waist piercing completely free.

He said: This will benefit not only my students but also the people of Redditch.”

For more information or to book a place on the course, visit www.madmalcs-bodypiercingacademy.co.uk.