Set in Stone Tattoo in Mesa, AZ is a full-service tattoo shop providing exceptional and custom tattoos. Our experienced and talented artists have been creating beautiful and unique tattoos for many years. We specialize in custom tattoo designs, black and grey, color, lettering, and water color. Our shop is well-equipped with the latest technology and equipment to ensure the highest quality tattoos. We pride ourselves on our impeccable hygiene and safety standards, and provide every client with an individualized experience. We also offer a wide variety of aftercare products to ensure your tattoo remains beautiful for years to come. Come visit us today and see for yourself why Set in Stone Tattoo is the premier tattoo shop in Mesa, AZ.

Derek Scott | Tattoo Artist at Set In Stone Tattoo

Derek Scott

is an award-winning, published artist specializing in abstract watercolor tattoos.

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"From start to finish, I have been extremely impressed with Derek’s ability to see an idea and expand on it, making it come to life. Dereks work on my sleeve has been primarily free hand and it is simply stunning. I have needed my sleeve finished and reworked for quite some time now and I am super happy with the results. He is also amazingly fast in his work and was able to get an obscene amount done and it looks incredible. The healing process was the quickest I have experienced from any tattoo. I know I won’t be going to anyone else for my art work in the future and have recommended him to anyone who asks."

Nikki Shepard

"Was looking for an artist to do some realistic looking roses on my arm, and found Derek Scott on Instagram. Derek tattooed some amazing water colored roses that I couldn’t have been happier with. I then booked him for a Wonder Woman tattoo which I gave him freedom to use his creativity to come up with a design, and WOW!! It came out incredible! The only draw back to getting a Derek Scott tattoo is that you’ll consistently be stopped when walking around in public because people want to see your tattoo."

Andrea Alvarado

"Not only is Derek an incredibly talented tattoo artist, he's also very down to earth. I'm always excited for my sessions and leave ready for my next."

Dylan Greene

"I recently decided to find a new tattoo artist after a previous mediocre experience. After some research and looking around, I decided on Derek Scott. I am now a couple of sessions in and couldn't be happier. The design, color, artistry, and anything else you can think of is fantastic. My tattoo is not even complete and I am constantly complemented. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Not only is he a great artist but he's a great guy as well. I will not be going anywhere else for tattoos."

Jacob Koshoshek

"Self-Liberation!! Any individual who decides to get a tattoo by Derek Scott, will soon learn the feeling of self-liberated. A new piece means a new journey and a new addition to something that will be apart of you forever. There will be no stigma when people see your fresh artwork from Derek. There shall only be praise and love coming your way. Derek Scott is extraordinary in his professionalism and artistry. His artwork has completely changed my life in the positive light. I personally recommend Derek Scott to anyone who wants a life changing experience."

Ryan Claus

"I was visiting Arizona for the first time and was looking for a great tattoo artist to get some work done before I went back home to New York. I discovered Derek's work on Instagram and was amazed how great his work work was! His tattoos had so much life and vibrance I had to get him to do a piece for me and my girlfriend. Derek had clients thats day but managed to squeeze us in just so we could get tatted before we went back home. Our pieces came out so dope and we were very pleased with the his work and professionalism. We plan to get tattoos everytime we visits!"

Javonne Chill

"Derek is truly a master of his craft! I told him the direction I wanted to go to finish my sleeve and he created his own designs and knocked it out of the park! Book him ASAP!"

Alex Austin

"In the middle of the summer, I went to Derek intending to get a simple cover up on my leg. It's several months later and I now have almost my entire leg covered in amazing artwork and a much lighter wallet. That should tell you anything you need to know."

Alberina Shabanaj

"Derek’s talent is beyond anything I could put into words. It truly speaks for itself. The first piece he did for me was a coverup and I never could have imagined that the end result would be such an amazing piece of art that I get to wear every day. His imagination flows through needles onto skin in a way that could only be described as magical. I was beyond excited to show off my new ink so I had to come back and continue my sleeve. With a matching personality, he’s hands down the best! His ability to turn what I want and portray it in a way that works with the defining lines of anatomy while still being an outstanding piece of art is remarkable!"

Jennifer Faux

"Derek's ability to take an idea and turn it into a stunning tattoo is unreal. His passion and enthusiasm for tattooing is seen in each step of the process; from the initial sketch to applying ink Derek is completely focused and involved. I have a whole sleeve of Derek's work and get stopped all the time by people asking to check out my tattoos - they're stunning!"

Nicole Upshaw