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Our staff includes some of the best artists and tattooists in the Northland, and it’s backed up by experience!

We consider it our job to get the ideas and concepts that are in our clients heads, onto paper and, ultimately, onto the skin—to be enjoyed and displayed with pride for years to come!

 
 

Christopher owen

Artist/Owner

Chris is an artist and the owner of The Living Art Studio. A licensed Minnesota Body Art Technician, and award-winning tattooist, he has been professionally tattooing since 2005 and has been creating art for over 20 years. A big believer in reinforcing community, he has actively used the studio as a platform to support and promote local artists, programs and philanthropic endeavors of all shapes and sizes, including the Adopt-A-Highway Program. His favorite styles of art and tattoos include realism and black and grey work, however, Christopher has gone to great lengths to be as versatile with his capabilities as the broad personalities of people he services on a daily basis. To set up a private consultation, or inquire about a commission, please call or email him today!

218.722.4644

chris@livingartduluth.com

 
 
 

 

JOSH KIRKPATRICK

Artist

Josh has been tattooing at Living Art since the spring of 2015. An award-winning artist and tattooist, he has had the pleasure of working all over the country. In 2001, he received recognition from the National Audubon Society for his original work in a series created to raise awareness about on endangered frogs in North America. Establishing two successful tattoo studios over the last decade, Josh enjoys working on bold color pieces and has a flair for American Traditional. For questions about pricing, or to set up a consultation about a tattoo, feel free to call or email him today! 

218.722.4644

josh@livingartduluth.com

 
 
 

 

JOSEPH PENN

Artist

Joseph has been creating fine art for as long as he can remember, having parents who were both college art professors. He started tattooing professionally in 1996 and prefers to focus primarily on the Japanese-traditional style. An award-winning tattooist, Joe has worked in the industry for more than two decades. He has worked in numerous studios across the Midwest, learning from some of the best tattooists our region has to offer. In addition to tattoos, Joe has delved into many other forms of art including metal sculpture, skateboard graphic design and portraiture. If you would like to contact him to get going on a body art project, or to speak with Joe in regard to commissioned art or metal sculpture work, please send him an email or give him a call at the studio today!

218.722.4644

joseph@livingartduluth.com

 
 
 

 

JOSH CROTTY

Artist

Josh started his career as a tattoo artist straight out of high school in the mid 2000’s. After an intensive 3½-year apprenticeship, he began working as a full-time, professional artist in August of 2010. Since then, Josh has traveled quite a bit plying his trade, both, in the United States, as well abroad. Having worked in countries such as Ireland and Costa Rica, he is in the midst of planning trips to England, Japan, as well as Australia. Josh’s work radiates a flair for excellence. With its bold designs, solid technique, and dynamic color palettes, his tattooing style is a perfect fit for anyone looking for geometric, exaggerated realism, new school, or traditional work. If you are interested in setting up a free consultation, please call, stop by the studio, or send him an email today!

218.722.4644

crottykidtattoo@hotmail.com

joshcrottytattoo.com

 
 
 

 

MITCH GOGINS

ARTIST

Mitch has been a part of the Living Art family since July of 2017, and has been tattooing professionally since 2015. Having had a long-standing passion for many different kinds of art, including pottery, graffiti, sign painting and pinstriping, he was honored by the private high school that he attended, graduating with the Art Department Award in 2010. Considering his background, Mitch enjoys doing lettering tattoos and has a flair for dynamic, fluid designs, including woodcut line work, geometric patterns, and floral compositions. If you are interested in working with Mitch in creating your next custom tattoo, please call or stop by the shop today!

218.722.4644

mitch@livingartduluth.com