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Celtic Art was founded in 1984 by John Sargerson. He opened the studio in Chesterfield after an absence of a Tattoo studio in the area for some years.
The studio was 8 years in the making but in 1984 it became a reality. John worked alone in the studio for around 5 years but also travelled around the country gaining information and knowledge from other artists especially Micky Shaprz. Micky also tattooed John’s arms and during this process gave John invaluable inside knowledge concerning the technical aspects of tattooing.

In 1990 John extended the Tattoo studio to twice its size due to popular demand and because of the increase in custom. He also invited two more artists to join him at Celtic Art. He also incorporated a purpose built Piercing studio to accommodate the increasing demand for Piercing in the area; John has been piercing since the late 80′s.

Over the next 10 years John and the other artists travelled around the world working in studios as International Guest Artists, also working at International and National Tattoo conventions, gaining awards and recognition for his work in the tattoo world.

In 2000 he decided to re-locate the tattoo & piercing studio into Chesterfield town centre.
It was the opening of the studio that attracted Micky Sharpz to officially open the studio and Skin Deep Magazine to cover the event.
The studio is still in Chesterfield town centre today. We currently have 5 unigue Tattoo Artist. Each having there own prefered style and we feel the Studio can offer whatever you require.

We no longer offer Piercing at the Studio.


Our aim still remains the same as it was 20 years ago…To product high quality Tattoo’s to the best of our ability in a clean, sterile and friendly surrounding.
Remember a good Tattoo is not cheap…A cheap Tattoo is not good!!!!!!