Following the widely publicised spate of bikie related arson attacks and other malicious damage events on tattoo parlours, insurance for tattoo parlours and property owners with tattoo tenants has become very difficult to obtain with few insurers prepared to insure them.

After a successful trip to London and extensive meetings with Lloyd’s of London, Gary Dawson, Managing Director of Axis Underwriting, has negotiated arrangements with Lloyd’s to provide cover for Property Owners of Tattoo Parlours.

Mr Dawson said, “As Axis can underwrite most types of property including many hazardous and hard to place risks, it was unusual for us not to be able to insure Tattoo Parlours.

“My recent trip to London resulted in some very successful meetings with Lloyd’s and now puts us in a better position than ever to service brokers with hard to place risks.”

Axis’ Underwriting Manager, Jeff Campbell, said that previous restrictions had limited Axis’ ability to offer cover for tattoo parlour property owners, however, under these new arrangements Axis can now consider them on a case by case basis.

Mr Campbell said, “We understand there are facilities which insure Tattoo Parlour operators so we are not looking to target them but rather the property owners, who have been finding cover difficult to obtain.”

For a full listing of the property risks Axis can write, please visit our Risk Appetite matrix or contact one of our underwriters today.