Is Wingnut Tattoo a licensed establishment?

Absolutely! Not only are all of our locations each licensed but all of our artists and piercers are as well. Our licenses are available in each location or can be viewed at:

Does Wingnut Tattoo offer a discount on your birthday?

Celebrating your birthday should be sweet, swing in ON your special day and we’ll give you $10 off your piercing. Even sweeter yet, if you get pierced with any of 14 karat gold we’ll pierce you for free!

*The birthday discount can not be used in conjunction with any other discounts, sales, coupons or offers.*

How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

In the state of Minnesota it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent.

How old do I have to be pierced?

WITHOUT parental consent you must be 18 years of age or older. WITH parental consent you must be 15 years of age or older. If you’re underage, both you and one of your parents need to provide a valid state or federal-issued photo ID with matching last name AND address (school ID’s are not acceptable). If for some reason either of those things don’t match we need a state/federal issued form explaining the difference (ex: birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree) Please note, any of those forms do NOT replace the need for either of the ID’s. Acceptable forms of ID include a valid state ID card, a drivers license, a drivers permit (hard copy) a passport or military ID.

Does Wingnut Tattoo pierce children under 15?

We will pierce earlobes only for children ages 5 to 15, on a case by case basis. After a successful consult with a piercer we will schedule an appointment for the piercing for before or after shop hours. In order for our staff to feel comfortable with proceeding we ask that the following guidelines are met:

– The child understands what is going to happen and wants to have their ears pierced.

– The child can communicate well with our piercer and staff

– The child feels reasonably comfortable inside the shop


How do I set up an appointment at Wingnut Tattoo?

Stop into either shop with any reference material you may have and speak with an artist about your idea. We require a small deposit to hold the appointment, it’s non-refundable but comes off the price of your tattoo.

How much do tattoos cost?

At Wingnut Tattoo we charge by the hour, the rate varies by artist. For a specific tattoo price quote please speak with the artist of your choosing.

Does Wingnut Tattoo have a minimum tattoo cost?

Both shops have a shop minimum of $80, with the exception of hands, neck or face, that have a minimum of $100. 

Can I swim with my new tattoo?

Having your tattoo submerged underwater for any length of time will be devasting to your tattoo. Water hitting your tattoo in the shower is fine. 

Can I tan or sunbathe with my new tattoo?

Direct sunlight or tanning should be avoided for at least the first 3-4 weeks after getting your tattoo. After that time, taking precautions to protect your skin and tattoo from the sun is always best.

Can I get pierced or tattooed if I’m pregnant?

Due to the unnecessary stress it introduces to your body and baby, it is our policy at Wingnut Tattoo to not tattoo or pierce you while pregnant.


Is everything at Wingnut Tattoo clean and sterile?

We pride ourselves on having clean and safe studios. We use disposable, sterile single-use needles and our piercing instruments are sterilized with a weekly spore-tested autoclave. All equipment that can’t be sterilized is covered with a single-use, disposable plastic barrier and is changed after each client.

What is the difference between externally threaded jewelry and the internally threaded jewelry that’s used at Wingnut Tattoo?


Here is a fine example of the quality of the internally threaded jewelry we carry compared to lower quality externally threaded pieces out there. We pride ourselves on carrying ONLY internally threaded (left side of the photo), as you can clearly see using this provides our clients with far more comfort when their jewelry is inserted, along with a high polished mirror finish on every single piece we carry. We care about our clients and their health so we make sure to take every step necessary to only carry the best.

My ears seem to be really sensitive to the jewelry I’ve worn in the past, can I wear jewelry from Wingnut Tattoo?

Typically the jewelry you’ll find in malls and boutiques contains a large amount of nickel. At Wingnut Tattoo we use titanium or solid 14-karat white, yellow, or rose gold, this should prevent your ears from jewelry irritation. If you’re concerned with what jewelry is right for you swing into the nearest location and ask to speak with a piercer

Does Wingnut offer gift cards?

Yes! Wingnut has gift cards available year round in any denomination. Unless otherwise stated, our gift cards can be redeemed at any of our locations for any service or retail purchase. They cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. They are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.