Callan Leavesley is a tattooist, illustrator and fine artist based in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire.

Callan has had a passion for art from a young age, and decided to follow an artistic career path. The journey of his art career started with studying graphic design and illustration at college, and then going on to do an apprenticeship in tattooing. Along with learning the craft of tattooing, Callan constantly spent time refining his fine art skills, working with a range of mediums and drawing at any given opportunity.

After starting his tattooing apprenticeship in early 2011, Callan has now been tattooing full time since 2012 and enjoys using his specialist illustration and love of photography styles to create amazing artwork for customers. In both tattooing and fine art, Callan enjoys working in a range of styles and has a passion for nature inspired ideas, including animals, flowers and landscape. When not tattooing he spends time drawing, painting, and photographing.

You can find Callan working at his studio Great Bear Tattoo, which doubles as an art gallery and where a lot of his artworks are displayed. You can also purchase original art, fine art prints and clothing in-store and online.

Callan opened Great Bear Tattoo in 2016 with help from family and friends, and the studio has gone from strength to strength ever since. He has also worked on various other projects including a t-shirt designing competition for GAP, and a selection of commission work for independent clothing companies, and has had some recent commission paintings displayed in Real Homes magazine. Callan has also been regularly featured on various art social media pages.

You can follow social media updates on artwork and the studio here –

@callanleavesleyart  |   @greatbeartattoo  |  Great Bear Tattoo