Who we are

Apus Bodyart is a small, family friendly studio established in 2008 and based in Gosport, Hampshire. Our crew of talented body piercers and tattooists offer high quality body art to our ever expanding customer base.

We use brand new, disposable needles for each tattoo and piercing – without fail! All other equipment is sterilised and re-packaged to hospital standards between uses! We pride ourselves on extreme hygiene! The smell of Dettol may hit you as you walk in – embrace it!

Come visit and discuss your idea with us...

What we do

Tattoos

Our aim is to give our clients the best quality tattoos at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly studio, treating every tattoo, no matter of style or size, with the same care and importance. Whether you want your first tattoo or to add to your current tattoo collection, our friendly and professional team will be happy to assist you.

Piercings

Our highly experience, friendly body piercers offer a full range of body piercings, from a basic ear lobe to dermal anchors, skin divers, surface piercings and also a comprehensive range of male and female genital piercing. For more info or help and advice please email us or come in and visit our studio.

See our pricing list here or view as PDF

After care

At Apus we pride ourselves on providing appropriate advice on aftercare, when you receive a tattoo or piercing from us we will advise you on the best way to look after your newly acquired body art so you can enjoy it over time.

We use brand new disposable needles for each tattoo or piercing and all other equipment is sterilised and re-packaged to hospital standards between uses. Free after-care service is provided to all our clients as standard.

For more information, download our aftercare information leaflet.

Reviews

"I've been going to apus for many years now and have had 7 of my tattoos done there. The reason I keep going back is because not only does mark do great work, it's the atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly and honest too. I have recommended apus to everyone who asks and I will continue to do so."

- Charley Fitzgerald

“I've had 3 tattoos now and will continue to come back. You are put at ease and advised the whole way from tattoo being done to healing and after care. I have had loads of compliments on all my work done at Apus Body Art!”

- Sue Macnaughton

"I love coming to Apus because they make me feel very welcome, I trust them with my body, they're very friendly people. The shop is super clean, they're trained well, also all the needles are new and clean!xxxx Clean environment with friendly, professional staff. Would highly recommend!"

- Sophia Joanna Davies

"I have had 13 piercings at Apus and each time was given correct and helpful advice for keeping them clean and all healed very quickly. I also had my first tattoo done at Apus, was given great advice on how to keep it clean and help it heal."

- Khloe White

“My nan passed away a few years ago and I wanted something special to remember her by. I approached Apus with some ideas and had something drawn up. I couldn't be happier with the finished tattoo done by mark, it has truly captured my nan and she would love it! Thanks again for my fantastic special tattoo.”

- Kerry Gibbons

"I had my first tattoo in March and was a little apprehensive, Mark was great, he sat me down and talked me through it all. It's an amazing tattoo which I love, can't wait for more now."

- Char Pattenden

Meet The Crew

Mark

The owner of Apus Bodyart and our primary tattoo artist began his career in tattooing in Southampton 2003. After 5 years of working with some very talented artists he decided it was time to be his own boss, moved to Gosport and opened a studio here with his wife Iga.

Mark particularly enjoys tattooing new school and Japanese designs and is particularly skilled at cover ups, his work has been seen at various tattoo conventions in the south as well as being featured in international tattoo publications. He’s a good all rounder though and puts his all into every tattoo.

Mark is ex Army – which he’ll happily tell you all about, over and over again... a lot!! I think he misses the mud, running around and playing in ditches because over the past few years he’s taken to doing silly things like triathlons and swimming in lakes at 5am... either that or he eats so many sweets and cream cakes it’s the only way to keep the fat off!! He’s also soon to be an iron man!... So we’re told! We prefer to call him Aluminium boy!!!

Iga

Iga and Mark met in 2004 when she began working in the same tattoo studio as a trainee body piercer. Four years later, both fully qualified and with years of experience behind them they set out to open their own family business.

Apus tattoo and piercing was born!

Iga also has experience in semi permanent as well as tattooing... however she chose to go all academic and leave us arty farts behind for a career in Advertising - you will get to see her occasionally covering the studio in others absence and to keep her hand in. She just can’t give this ‘bloody business’ up! Also…‘behind every good man there has to be a great woman’!

Claire

Claire started working for Apus shortly after we opened in 2008 and has been with us ever since (she just won’t leave!!!).

As well as being an experienced and confident body piercer, Claire’s also talented in cleaning, coffee making, proof reading, tattoo preparation and design... This means she spends most of her time here slaving about after Mark! ‘Well what are slaves for’!?

Katie

Katie has been working at Apus just over a year now. She first started as an apprentice piercer, now she is fully qualified she has the added responsibility for making all hot drinks!!! We only hired her because we saw she had 7 years experience in waitressing!

Katie has a background in Art and Design, any unique designs you want drawn up – she loves a challenge!

She is also our apprentice tattooist! We’re all excited for her to start tattooing clients soon, either to give Mark a day off... or to give the rest of us a day without Planet Rock and endless tales of Triathlon training!!

Get in touch

APUS BODY ART

137A High Street, Gosport, PO12 1EA , UK 02392 522 452 apus.tattoo@gmail.com

*Piercings are walk in – no appointment necessary. However we stop piercing at 5pm every day, so please leave yourself plenty of time.