Fresh Scarification over black tattoo work



We provide a relaxed, sterile and pleasant environment for piercing and tattooing

Kalima Emporium was established in Worthing in 1998 by Quentin. In February 2007 we relocated to our new, bespoke premises. We now offer custom tattooing by The Bearded Lady, as well as body piercing and modifications and laser tattoo removal.


Our Work


We offer a full range of body modifications and piercings at Kalima

We are interested in the psychology of marking and altering the body and how it has been prevalent in so many cultures throughout history (see ‘origins’).
We understand reasons for being pierced or tattooed are diverse and varied, ranging from aesthetic to spiritual, and aim to provide what is relevant to you as an individual.


Our Style


We are renowned for our high standards of piercing, sterility, custom made jewellery and tattooing

Piercers Quentin and John are both adept at calming nervous clients and reassuring them throughout the piercing process.We now offer a variety of other body modifications including scarification, ear reconstruction, branding and tongue splits . We also can now offer laser tattoo removal.



Specialising in custom piercings, body modifications and tattoos
We have years of experience in body modification , being among the first to bring this art to the UK. We were the first studio to offer most body modifications, and have become renowned for ear reconstruction, scarification, branding, tongue splits and elf/pixie ears.
Safe and hygienic
We as a studio operate to the highest possible standards of hygiene – what we consider to be safe operating levels are above and beyond Health & Safety requirements and are based on the latest medical information.
Piercing and tattoos of the highest quality
We offer a full range of body piercings at Kalima including dermal anchors, skin divers, ear scalpelling, surface piercing, Mad Max Bars, dermal punching and a comprehensive range of male and female genital piercing.

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