Simon Erl

Simon Erl's Spellbinding Bangers

Simon Erl’s interest in the occult and all things dark is evident in his work which is spellbindingly good and lingers like a curse on the subconscious.

The MVL Tattoo Leeds artist – who occasionally also works from Dharma Tattoo in London – learnt the trade in New Zealand and has been inking those with good taste for more than a decade. Branding badass boys and girls with evilness that’s sexy and aggressive and just plain cool.

As a new feature on Parloir we’re asking tattooists and where possible their clients to speak about work that has caught our attention or gone viral.

Late last month Erl posted a picture of a selection of midriff-madness he’d inked on a long-time client.

Some 21,000 people liked it.

The provocative placement probably helped clock-up the likes but sexiness-aside the imagery, placement and execution perfectly illustrated why Erl is killing it.