The Studio

Based at 40 Iron Gate our studio is part of the listed building, formally, the George Inn. The George Inn was built in around 1648 and was one of the most famous and busiest coaching inns in Derby. Back then it had a much wider façade including the section next door, now currently, the Jorrocks public house. In 1745 it became the headquarters of the Duke of Devonshire where he raised the Derbyshire blues to combat the invading highland army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. In 2020 Studio One took over the part of the building now known as 40 Iron Gate, it had formally been Foulds Music shop and had been owned by the Fould family since 1908. After over a century’s addition of stud walls, drop ceilings and cladding there were none of the original architectural features visible. During the midst of a global pandemic in the summer of 2020 we had great fun completely gutting the whole building and restoring it to its former glory. We are now very proud to be a part of this historic listed buildings life and we welcome you all to come and enjoy it with us.


“I didn’t get the name of the lady that did my piercings, but she was so lovely! She did a great job, let me take my time and gave lots of helpful information. It was a great studio, very clean. I would definitely go back again.”

“This is the 2nd time I’ve been to Studio One and once again I’m am so overwhelming happy with my tattoos. Ziggy’s passion for art shows in every aspect of his work and I can highly recommend him.”

“Staff are really friendly, down to earth and make you feel comfortable. Have had all my tattoos done there and I’m booked in for another with very talented Charlotte, so that says everything about the quality of the work!”

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