The Finest Tattoo and Piercing Studio
in Dubuque

We provide


like no other.

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 various 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. 

Are you a student or faculty member?

Look for our fliers on campus to collect your chance to win discounts.

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, 
and a list of upcoming guest tattooers that will be performing tattoos or piercings at Crow's Nest.

Kasey Gonzalez Returns
May 11th-15thg 

Telling you that Kasey is a complete bad ass does not do this man justice. His dedication to his craft is inspiring. Getting a tattoo from him would enhance you in such a way that for the rest of your life you will look at your tattoo with deep and incredible pride. Do not miss your chance! 

"Merv the Incredible"
Returns July 3rd - 10thg 

Magic Merv the Dragon Slayer will be honoring our studio for the third time.
His muted color tones and very stylized art makes for such unique and interesting tattoos.
If you like to collect ink, you definitely do not want to miss booking with Merv.
Some new changes

An attractive make-over.

We are always growing and always improving. You deserve the best and we intend on giving it to you.