Arm Tattoos

The Holy Mackerel

The Holy Mackerel Studios has been Saint Paul's premiere tattoo and piercing hot spot since March 2009. Known for its award winning body artists and one of a kind jewelry selection, it is the place to go for all of your tattoo and piercing needs.

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Shop Hours and Info

We are open 7 days a week

Mon - Thurs: 12pm - 9pm

Fri and Sat: 12pm - 10pm

Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Call us for our holiday hours!

Walk-ins only for piercings.

Due to COVID-19, our tattoo artists may be able schedule a same-day appointment.

We are a cash only establishment.


Meet Our Artists

We’re inspired by the people, the culture, and the fiber of the Twin Cities. That’s where our artists call home. Our approach to needlework is traditional with a modern edge, which leaves plenty of room for individual interpretation and creativity. Come into the shop and let us help you turn your dreams into reality.



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State Licensed Tattoo Artist Since 2015

Specializing in fine line art, black and grey and micro-tattoos


The Best Piercer in Town

Clean and Precise


A New Standard for Piercers

Piercing Aftercare Guide

Get the Attention You Love


Add Some Edge to Your Look


Our Expert Piercer

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Special Events


Contact Us

196 Forbes Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102


Ripped Jeans and Tattoos


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