Leigh Boardman

Leigh started his tattooing career from 2015 down in Daventry. Before becoming a tattoo artist, he was a professional photographer. Originally, Leigh joined Octopus Tattoo as a Guest Artist in 2018, and a few months later, came to join us fully as a Resident Artist!

He specialises in Blackwork, Traditional and illustrative designs.
You can see examples of his work below or via his social media: instagram // facebook // email

Behind the Artist
  • Favourite Foods: Tornado Potatoes, North Staffordshire Oatcakes & Churros!
  • Favourite Bands/Music: Les Savy Fav, Thursday, Tellison, Anything Emo!
  • Favourite Movies: Step Brothers, Muppets Christmas Carol & Gattaca.
  • Favourite Artists/Tattoo Artists or Inspirations: Kelly Violence & Sewp. I enjoy anything dark and occult!
  • What animal would you be and why?: I’d be Jake from Adventure Time so I could go on magical, stretchy adventures with Finn!
  • What projects would you love to take on in the future?: I’d love to do bigger blackwork pieces and colour traditional stuff.