20th – 21st April Guest Spot.

Leigh Boardman visits Octopus Tattoo

Octopus Tattoo is very please to announce we will be hosting a guest spot with Leigh Boardman on the 20th and 21st of April. Leigh is currently working at Lewis Point Tattoo Studio in Daventry but is looking to expand his horizons further afield. Leigh enjoys working with bold lines and black and grey realism an has a variety of pre-drawn designs available which can be viewed on his website and his Instagram page. If you would like to get tattooed by Leigh then please contact him directly on 

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.