Award Winning Tattoos

Est 1981

How it all started...



Sean Hobden started tattooing in 1981 and opened Sean's Body Art in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in 1985 after serving in the army and then moving premises in 89. Our shop is now one of the longest estabilished tattoo shops in the whole of Kent and we were the first ever shop to be licensed in Tunbridge Wells. Sean is now retired after tattooing for almost 34 years. So whats happening today?

Today Sean's son Josh runs the shop and is a full time artist, he can tattoo in all styles but due to his award winning black and grey work people travel from all over to be tattooed by him. Working along side Josh is Gavin Dunbar who is also a capable all rounder but he likes to tattoo in black n grey realism as well as colour realism and traditional. Body Art offers a friendly welcoming atmosphere with a unique blend of modern and traditional. Sean now spends his time painting flash and writing books on tattooing in the 20th century as well as new projects.

If you would like to purchase one of Sean's books then click on the link below.