The Finest Tattoo and Piercing Studio
in Dubuque
We are happy to provide you with quality in everything that we offer. From our tattoo ink to our jewelry you will always get the best. To us, your happiness and health are our top priorities.
 Every year our entire staff continues their health and artistic education to excel at their craft, as well as keeping up with the ever-changing tattoo and piercing styles.  
You will also be happy to know that our staff is certified in Cpr, First Aid, Cross Contamination Control, and have had Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training.  It does not stop there though, our body piercers take on an average of 15 classes a year to keep current in aseptic training and many other health-related,  and technical classes.
Customers First

Yes, we mean all of you.

Art aside, we believe that the absolute most important service that we can offer you is listening.  We understand that your ideas are personal, so without judgment, we listen to what your needs and wants are, then translate them into tattooable art. We always take the time needed to ensure that you are comfortable with your design, we do this by allowing you to be part of the creative process. We help to educate you on what is a workable tattoo idea,  and what will not work and why.  You can call us anytime during our operating hours to schedule a free consultation. 
​​​​​We are in this together. ​​

 From the moment you walk in, and every step after, 
we are here to create an amazingly unforgettable experience to carry with you for life. 
Our Resident Artists

To see their individual approach to the tattoo craft, be sure to check out every tattooer's portfolio. 
This will help you find an artistic style that may already reflect your ideas. 

Gentle Josh

  1. Josh's
  2. Tattoos
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  4. Gentle
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  2. Cat's
  3. Ali
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Nikki Bernal

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  2. Nikki
  3. Bernal's
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Do you want to be on our team? 

Your hard work will get you free services.
Just message us through our contact page for more details. 
Our Future Guests and Events​​
The following are events we will be attending, places we are currently donating to, 
or a list of upcoming guest tattooers that will be performing tattoos or piercings at Crow's Nest.

Mitch is back!

Jacob Webb

Don't miss your chance to collect some epic
New School tattoos from Jacob. His artistic mind will not disappoint you. 
Here are some super sweet changes

Tattoo Removal Available

We are opening our doors to a business the specializes in tattoo removal.
Retrospect Tattoo Removal Inc. will be located inside of The Crow's Nest.

Tattoo Removal Stories
In this video you'll see some great client testimonials in regards to laser tattoo removal. 
For more information click this link to go to Retrospects Website.

New Gold
​Arrives every week.

We understand your need to feel like the jewelry you are wearing cannot be found in just any other shop.  That is why every week we have gorgeous and unique 100% genuine gold pieces of body jewelry arrive.   All of our 14k gold also uses genuine gemstones and all carry with them a lifetime guarantee for gem setting and clarity. 

​To see more about piercing and our jewelry check out the piercing section of our site. 
Cosmetic Tattooing
Is another service we added to our studio. 

To see more please go to the Cosmetic Section of our site.