Welcome to Octopus!

Based in Derby, Octopus Tattoo is home to three astounding resident artists with various & unique styles of tattooing. Offering bespoke design, cover ups, flash pieces, walk ins and of course – our famous Gumball Machine! 

Founded in 2006 by Gerry Carnelly, he built a reputation for his high quality biomech & bio-organic style. After moving from the Five Lamps area, finally settling on Osmaston Road in 2011 – and with the addition of Mat Bone and Leigh Boardman – the team & studio have gone from strength to strength.