A Birmingham-based medical tattoo studio, Sunday Skin, has recently secured £15,000 in funding from First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans under the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme to get the business off the ground. 

Sunday Skin is a medical tattoo studio exclusively dedicated to covering scars from surgery, C-sections, acne, and stretch marks. Unlike other studios, Sunday Skin focuses solely on medical tattoos, providing transparent, tailored plans with no hidden costs or additional treatments.  

Mia Casey, Founder of Sunday Skin, started her business after struggling to find solutions for her own scars. She decided to train in scar camouflage and then got her qualifications as a paramedical tattooist. Through Sunday Skin, Mia’s mission is to assist others in healing their scars, empowering them to regain confidence and comfort in their own skin. 

The funding from First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans will be used to increase its online presence across a wide range of social media channels. In addition, it will be used for purchasing specialised equipment for treatments and enhancing its booking system. 

First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans provides government-backed business loans ranging from £500 – £250,000 for start-ups and SMEs that are unable to borrow from traditional high-street lenders. The not-for-profit organisation reinvests any surplus into loan funds to further support economic growth and job creation in the local communities. 

Mia Casey, Founder of Sunday Skin, comments: “Despite Sunday Skin’s recent establishment in April 2023, the increased demand led me to apply for a Start Up Loan through First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans to take the business to the next level. This funding will significantly contribute to launching and advancing Sunday Skin. The streamlined and supportive process, guided by my business adviser and the whole team, exceeded my expectations. Their comprehensive assistance and belief in my vision and business were truly remarkable.”  

Inderpal Singh, Business Adviser at First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, comments: “Mia’s personality shone through, she’s a true people person. It was a pleasure to review and support her application. Her dedication and can-do attitude will serve her well. I’m excited about the funding she received and look forward to seeing Sunday Skin flourish.” 

Richard Bearman, Managing Director of Small Business Lending, British Business Bank commented: “Sunday Skin provides an important service and we’re delighted to be able to support Mia in her business venture. It is a start up that while only recently established has potential and could transform lives. We wish Mia all the best going forward.”