Quality Tattooing and Piercing
Your health and happiness are our top priorities. This is why for your health, our entire staff is certified in Cpr, First Aid, Cross Contamination Control, and Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training.  
For your happiness, our tattooers and body piercers continue their artistic education to excel at their craft, as well as keeping up with the ever-changing tattoo and piercing styles. 

​​​​​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. 

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 judgement, 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  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. 
Upcoming events and guests
The following are events we will be attending, places we are currently donating to, and a list of upcoming guest tattooers that will be performing tattoos or piercings at Crow's Nest.

​Allisin Riot

OMG! Be super excited! Sin is joining our team! 
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Guest Tattooer

Not only was Halo on Ink Master season 4, but Halo's work graces the pages and covers of some of todays top tattoo magazines. His realistic style, awesome color and portrait work has won him awards all over this great country of ours! Halo also does airbrush work that has gained him notoriety in that circle as well. Check out his site to book an appointment or to spend some time looking at his portfolio! 

Check out these amazing tattoos that Halo perfromed while he was a guest artist here at
Crow's Nest Tattoo. 

Guest Tattooer

We welcome back Merv who is also from Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery.  He already has a following in this town, you should join them to get some incredible work.  Merv has won awards for his work. Not only is he talented, he's a super nice dude. 

Merv started some incredible pieces while he was here at
Crow's Nest Tattoo

​August 6th

Romper Stompers Childcare Center and Crow's Nest Tattoo wanted to give our kids and us adults something fun to do that is also free! That's right, Free. It's for all ages, we will separate children into age groups, and adults, well its a free for all. There will be food on site provided by one of our sponsors Catfish Charlies. There will be a cost for food, but all the money Charlie makes he is donating to The Way the Crow Rides, a benefit to raise money for underprivileged children's school supplies. We also have ink filled balloons for "Paint the artist" where you can throw balloons at the artists!

August 13th

We are raising money for our children. 

We do this for our children, our future.

Jorge Rivera

Coming all the way from South Florida.

Jorge Rivera has a wide range of tattoo styles. He's a super cool dude, with a great eye for detail. 

Kasey Gonzalez

October 7th - 9th

We are so pumped for Kasey to be here.

Talk about skills. This man just destroys black and grey realism.
This is not a tattoo style that you could get here in Dubuque. So don't delay, contact us to  book an appointment. 

To check out more of his work,
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Booking Appointments

Cash or Credit Accepted

We require a minimum of a $100.00, non-refundable deposit to book a date and time for your tattoo. If the project is a large scale one, we may require a higher deposit. Of course, this comes off the final session price of your tattoo. We do accept payment over the phone if needed. A 24-hour notice is required for a schedule change or deposit is void.  No call no shows will also have their deposit voided.  
Thank you for understanding.
We accept both forms of payment, however, we have a 5% credit or debit surcharge on all transactions.  We do have an ATM set up for your convience as well, with a $4.00 surcharge. 

Tattoo Etiquette


Your tattoo is a personal and awesome experience, bringing in multiple people will take away from that personal touch. To ensure that your artist can concentrate on you, we only allow 1 person per studio, which means friends would have to stay in the lobby. Not only would they then be bored but it would clutter our lobby and make it hard for us to best serve you and other clients. Thank you for your consideration. 
Paragon Piercing does offer ear lobe piercings on a child with consent, typically 5 and up. Other than a child coming in for this procedure, children are not allowed into Crow's Nest Tattoo. This is for the safty of your child. Thank you.