St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota are too close together to truly separate the two into diverse tattoo markets. Both offer a wide variety of high quality and innovative tattoo work of a northern flavor. Both cities are just minutes apart from each other and join to create on the greater metropolitan area. The next time you find yourself braving the bitter cold winds of Minnesota, consider one of these top Twin Cities shops to warm up in and get your ink fix.
Leviticus Tattoo & Piercing is a humble Japanese-inspired shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a relaxed and peaceful vibe as well as a zen atmosphere. The decor is arranged in the form of an art museum and is influenced by Buddhist temples, including a Japanese Koi pond that greets guests in the lobby. Saturday is set aside for walk-in tattoos, but clients must make appointments in advance for Sunday through Friday. Some of the shop’s featured artists include Kurt Melanchon, Kyle Malone, Jessi Lawson, Reid Gosmire III, and even guest artist Brent Bartel.
Sea Wolf Tattoo Company is a clean, minimalistic, and seaside-inspired tattoo shop in the heart of Minneapolis. Their website features a simple black and white aesthetic and showcases daily tattoos in the form of a photoblog. It is an all-American shop with artists including Jason Walstrom, Andy Hefner, Mimi Wunsch, and Benjamin Delano. Styles between each artist vary, but all of them specialize in boldly colored and vivid American traditional designs.
Beloved Studios is a low key tattoo shop located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The artists take pride in their personalized care for each client, patience, and attention to detail. They strive for a friendly, comfortable, and ultimately safe environment to provide the best customer service experience imaginable. Beloved Studios Artists include Brandon Heffron, Daniel Claessens, CM, and more. Each artist has received immense press coverage in multiple major tattoo and art publications as well as high praise from local papers. Each artist offers free consultations but encourages clients to call ahead.