A POPULAR tattoo artist in Tiverton has moved to a premises fives times the size of its former base.
Art & Soul has been based on Bridge Street for the past 13 years.
It has now moved a few doors down the road to number 15, next door to Spar on the corner of Westexe North.
Staff members celebrated their opening night on Saturday, July 27, with drinks and the first tattoo of the new shop was given to Simon Miller who helped with the move.
Jay Hann, 28, took over the tattoo and body piercing shop when he left school at just 16.
He said: "It was a really good night, about 40 people turned up, which was a lot more than we expected."
He said most of the customers who had been in since the move have said it was about time they moved site.
"The shop I was in before was so small, with barely enough room to move about," Jay added.
"So to have some more space is great.
"I had a lot of help from my wife Charlie, as well as from Simon and my colleague Kamil."
Jay has a built up a loyal client base and said that despite looking at other premises he wanted to stay in the Westexe area.
The new premises has no branding on the shopfront at the moment but when it does it will have a fresh look, with a red theme rather than the purple of the old shop.
Art & Soul is open from 10am to 5pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 9am to 5pm from Thursday to Saturday.