Life & Death Tattoos, tattoo art studio in Shrewsbury run by tattooist John Lewis.

Based in the heart of Shrewsbury

Life & Death Tattoos is a modern, expanding studio & strives to produce the very best in tattoo art owned & run by John Lewis.

Life & Death Tattoos is situated in Frankwell, in the heart of Shrewsbury, Shropshire within the United Kingdom.

John Lewis first opened the doors in 2009 under the guise of Tattoos by Lewis, tattooing out of the back of a sunbed shop. Shortly after that the reputation of John went from strength to strength, forcing him to take the next step & establish a hard working, creative studio & in 2014 Life & Death Tattoos was born.

We provide free design consultations where you can bring ideas & pictures to show us, we can work with you to create fantastic art you will be proud to wear.

Our Artists & Staff
John Lewis

Owner & Tattooist at Life & Death Tattoos. Lover of skulls, specialising in black & grey portraiture/realism & anything weird.

Richard Jones

Tattooist at Life & Death Tattoos specialising in traditional tattoos.

Aaron Breeze

Traditional tattoo artist at Life & Death Tattoos. Aaron brings something different with his approach & dedication to his craft.

Craig MacKay

Tattooist at Life & Death Tattoos. As well as a talented Illustrator and Graphic Artist. Craig specialises in black & grey realism and portraits.


Jimbo has been a tattooist for over 11 years, with the last few at Life & Death Tattoos - his passion and specialty is in black and grey.

George Geary

Once an apprentice at Life & Death Tattoos, learning from a selection of different artists. George is now a Tattooist specialising range of different tattoo styles

Phil Beaman

Black and grey artist at Life & Death Tattoos with over 7 years experience - a passion for attention to detail, hyper realism and portraits pieces.


Studio Manager at Life & Death Tattoos. Manages all the diaries, answering all of your queries via email & social, as well as arranging all your appointments and helping where I can.