WELCOME TO INKA TATTOOS
Tattooing in the East Midlands with the very best Artists.
Inka Tattoos is a mainstream professional tattoo studio which caters for a wide range of clients of all ages, from all walks of life. Whatever the taste; whether its Old School, Traditional, New School, Celtic, Tribal, Polynesian, Oriental to Custom Art. Our professional tattoo artists can provide.
A little information on what we offer here at Inka.
Inka is home to tattooing professionals with 45 years of combined experience, being one of Derby’s longest standing studios. We can accommodate all of your tattooing needs.
Ouija piercings a sister company of Inka tattoos. Providing a unique piercing experience. Offering modern alternatives to old school techniques. Filled with passion, expression and individuality.
“The level of care that I received was exemplary and was my tattoo was testament to the work that goes into cleanliness and consultation, I wouldn’t ever go anywhere else. “
MEET THE INKA FAMILY
We’ve got just about the best team anybody could wish for!
I picked up my first tattoo gun in 2010 after leaving college. My mum and grandad were artists and I always knew I wanted to draw for a living and nothing compared to drawing on skin. After a few years finding my feet and building up my portfolio I was given an opportunity by lee to join the Inka family in 2013. Fast forward 8yrs I now own the business and get to do what I love everyday. Inka represents everything I love about the industry.
I was originally from Mayfield near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. I moved to South Gloucestershire in 1995 and I completed my first apprenticeship in 1998.
In the beginning, I learned the profession alone. After visiting several conventions and watching well known artists and how they were working, what techniques and what equipment they were using. All this helped to accelerate my learning process.
Two years later, I served an apprenticeship at the Skin Art Studios in Bristol for two years. Three years after that I moved back to Derby and opened Inka Tattoos in 2005. Since then, I have hugely enjoyed creating body art for my clients and can’t imagine doing anything else.
After 10yrs in retail I took a radical change of career to pursue my passion for body piercing. Now not only do I create all types of wonderful luxurious looks for clients, I also teach people how they can do the same and turn their passion into something more. Ive been part of the Inka family for 3yrs now and time really flies when you’re having fun. .
In 2014, whilst a was having my first tattoo done for my 18th birthday, I was given the opportunity from Lee of a part-time cleaning Job at Inka. From there, I got to learn about all aspects of Inka. I went from being a full-time receptionist when I left college in 2015, up to up to becoming the studio manager in 2017.
Inka is a great studio with a small team of lovely people and it’s great to be a part of the team!
Ever since a very young age I’ve always loved art, it has always been my passion and something I loved to do in my free time ☺️ I’ve always known I wanted to get into the tattooing industry and be able to make my art more permanent on peoples skin! I was lucky enough to get an apprenticeship at Inka straight after I left college in 2019 and start my career in the tattooing industry..
WANT TO DISCUSS A PIECE WITH US?
You can reach us for a consultation via the link below, this form will allow you to give us an in-depth description of the work you want to get and let you pick a time for our consultation.