The Studio

Based at 40 Iron Gate, and originally known as The George Inn, our studio is part of a Grade II listed building. The George Inn was built around 1648 and became one of the most famous coaching inns in Derby. In the 17th, 18th and 19thcenturies, it had a much wider façade including the section next door, now currently the Jorrocks public house. In 1745, The George Inn became the headquarters of the Duke of Devonshire where he raised the Derbyshire Blues regiment to combat the invading highland army of Charles Edward Stuart(‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’). In 2020, Studio One took over the part of the building now known as 40 Iron Gate. It had formerly been Foulds Music Shop and had been owned by the Foulds family since 1908. After over a century’s addition of stud walls, drop ceilings and cladding there were very few 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 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.”

“Went for my first tattoo in about 15 years. I was nervous about having it done but made me feel at ease and was a good experience in the end and now I’m definitely booking in for more. Thanks to Jimmy who tattooed me great work.”

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