We are hiring! 

You heard it right folks we are taking on 2 new staff members aiming to start in early January. Both roles will have the same basic clerical duties but then will have different key duties. Both positions will be part time with a 22.5 hour working week at national minimum wage and will be Tuesday – Saturday. 

Responsibilities for both roles:

  • Making and amending appointments
  • Telephone, email and social media correspondence; keeping artists updated as to any changes to appointments.
  • Offering advice to clients as regards choice of artist, design, cost of tattoo.
  • Cash handling
  • Record keeping / sales etc

Clerical position 09:30 – 14:00:

As the first point of contact for all customers our ideal candidates will demonstrate a friendly and welcoming attitude toward the general public, no matter what their attitude or appearance. Excellent communication skills are essential and should be reflected in a good phone manner and prompt correspondence over emails and social media.

Precise record keeping and organisational skills are invaluable in the infrastructure of any business, and Octopus Tattoo is no exception.

Tasks will include:

  • Reminder messages to clients
  • Weekly banking
  • Regular stock check, rotation and ordering
  • Daily cleaning of the studio
  • Handling bio-hazardous material
  • Fire alarm checks
  • Utility meter reading, arranging PAT testing etc. 

Media and promotions role 13:30 – 18:00:

The key objective is to ensure Octopus Tattoo will stand out in the mind of the general public. This will involve extensive interaction with social media, and the creation, organisation and promotion of studio events throughout the year with a view to maintaining public interest and awareness. 
Applicants will need to have a demonstrable ability to use various forms of social media and other media platforms.
Candidates will be required to generate visual content, ie photography and video so editing and experience with adobe products (light room, photoshop etc) is desirable. Experience with WordPress is also preferable but not essential.

Tasks will include: 

  • Website interaction – news, blog posts, portfolio updates, galleries etc
  • Regular newsletter with articles and upcoming events etc
  • Regular social media interaction over all platforms
  • Creation and management of events, ie competitions, studio events.
  • Promoting different aspects of the artists, ie outside work and interests
  • Project managing and budgeting for larger events.

Please send a cover letter and current applicable CV to octopustattooderby@gmail.com and specify in your cover letter which position you would like to apply for. If you would like to be considered for both roles please state this also.

Please note that we will be unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. Those who are successful will be notified before the first week of January. 

Jewellery-New arrivals.

Lost & Found.

Unique handmade jewellery by Angel Simpson.

Octopus Tattoo is very pleased to announce that it now stocks some fantastic new jewellery pieces made by Angel Simpson at Lost and Found. Angel works in a variety of different styles and mediums.

This selection comprises of steampunk-inspired jewellery made with vintage and antique pocket watches, wrist watches and clock parts. Hand-painted re-purposed keys, whimsical charms, Swarovski crystals and more. Angel occasionally takes commissions too please contact her directly for further information. 

Gift Vouchers.

Don’t Forget The Gift Vouchers! 

December is already upon us so you know what that means?! Its nearly Christmas. So, what better way to say ‘I love you’ than by making a permanent mark on your nearest and dearest? These little tickets of joy are available via the Merchandise tab on the Octopus Tattoo website, our Big Cartel page or direct from the studio. All gift vouchers can be any amount (minimum of £20), come with a complimentary gift card and can be posted for a small fee. 

Merry Christmas from Octopus Tattoo! 

Andy Wharton moves to Sheffield.

The big move.

Photo by Dave Hughes Photography.Some of you may or may not be aware that Andy will be leaving the studio at the start of November. This is both sad and exciting news, sad for Octopus Tattoo, exciting for Andy. He will now be tattooing from The Workhouse Tattoo co, Kelhem Island, Sheffield. Bookings are still being taken for the remainder of his time here with existing customers as a priority and his diary is open for Sheffield bookings. Please head over to Andy’s website for all tattoo related enquires and further information about the move. If you would like to see his recent work, please head over to his gallery page on the Octopus Tattoo website or follow the Instagram link below. Examples of The Workhouse Tattoo co’s work can be found here.  

All the artists at Octopus would like to wish Andy the best of luck on his new adventure, he will be greatly missed. 

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Guest Artist Announcement.

Guest artist Jason Vaughn 16th-18th March.

We are very pleased and excited to announce that this coming March we will be playing host to the wonderful Jason Vaughn from Dark Horse Tattoo, Los Angeles, California while he is on his UK tour. He has kindly sent a portfolio to the studio so please drop by and take a look. Or, if you would like to see more of our guest’s work online you can find his portfolios on his WEBSITE and INSTAGRAM profiles. All bookings are to be directly through Jason so please don’t hesitate to contact him via his EMAIL.