Improving mind, body, and soul one tattoo therapy session at time...

We believe tattoos are more than just images on the skin. They are memorials of loved ones lost, symbolize obstacles overcome, achievements reached and many more. Come in, tell us your story and let us create a piece of art that will tell the story you want and you will be proud to show.

Providing Tattoo Therapy at its finest!


Meet our staff:
Greg Ivy Holly Dini
Greg - artist Ivy - artist Holly - apprentice Dini - manager

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568 Old Highway 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
(651) 797-2597
www.InkShrinksTattoo.com
E-Mail Us: studio@inkshrinkstattoo.com


Name: Dini Sullivan.

Title: Manager.

Nickname: Currently it is Master of Minions (aka MoM).

Years in the tattoo industry: Since 2001.

Where did you grow up? Osseo, MN.

When did art become an interest to you? High School.

Who is your favorite artist? The tattoo artists in my studio, of course.

Why? Because I am a brown-noser.

What is your favorite movie? I have a few: “Labyrinth”, “Sweeny Todd”, any Daniel Craig “Bond” movie.

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, do you have a plan? YES!

What will be your weapon of choice? Bow and Arrow, but that is all I can tell you.

How do you spend your free time? I do not get much free time, but when I do it is spent hanging out with my family and reading.

What inspires you? God and my family.

How do you want to be remembered? As someone with integrity in all aspects of life.

What was the first tattoo you got? My deceased friend’s initials.

How old were you? 24?

Is it still visible? Yep.

What do you think is the dumbest tattoo idea? Names of current significant others.

Why? Life is just too uncertain.

What is the best piece of advice for someone who is thinking about getting their first tattoo? Choose something that has meaning. Talk to tattooed people about what they chose and how they feel about it now. Check a few studios before picking one and pick the one where you feel most at home.

Why do you do what you do? I love to help people express their hopes, dreams, memories, or accomplishments through their body art.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation.

Why? I like to travel, but HATE to fly.

If you could have a conversation with anyone alive or dead who would it be? John F Kennedy.

Why? I want to pick his brain about many things.

What animal best represents you as a person? Turtle.

Why? They have a tough outer shell, but are really soft and gooey on the inside. That’s off record right? Cuz, if that got out it would ruin my image.

What is one thing you have yet to accomplish on your bucket list? I want to visit Australia.

What are you afraid of? Bears. They are stronger than me, can climb and swim better than me and they can out run me. Where do you go?

What was your first job? My mom’s in-home daycare.

What is your best personality trait? Honesty.

Worst? Honesty. Sometimes people have a hard time hearing the truth.

What is your biggest pet peeve? People who lie.

What is your favorite tattoo you have? A race car turtle on my calf.

What does it mean/symbolize to you? Symbolizes my son.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Pacifica California.

Why? It is beautiful!

Name: Greg Sullivan.

Title: Artist.

Nickname: Gerg.

Years in the tattoo industry: Since 2001.

Where did you grow up? Everywhere in the twin cities.

When did art become an interest to you? Birth.

When did you perform your first tattoo in a live canvas? 2001.

What was it? My wife’s first tattoo, it is a memorial of a deceased friend.

Who is your favorite artist? Me.

Why? If you could see the images in my head, you would understand!

What is favorite genre of music? Loud & heavy rock.

What is your favorite movie? Young Guns.

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, do you have a plan? Yes, but I am not telling.

What will be your weapon of choice? Tank.

How do you spend your free time? What free time?

How do you want to be remembered? Not sure, but I do know that I was the sound byte from Mario when he goes down a tube to be played when they lower my casket.

What was the first tattoo you got? Eagle on my chest.

How old were you? 17.

Is it still visible? Yes.

What do you think is the dumbest tattoo idea? Names.

Why? It’s taboo.

What is the best piece of advice for someone who is thinking about getting their first tattoo? Just do it!

Why do you do what you do? I’m addicted.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? Time travel.

Why? Because I would have as much time as I needed.

What animal best represents you as a person? Monkey.

Why? I’m always messing around.

What are you afraid of? NOTHING!

What was your first job? Hardees.

What is your best personality trait? Making people laugh.

Worst? Making people cry.

What is your biggest pet peeve? People who cry too easy.

What is your favorite tattoo you have? Dragon’s on my skull.

What does it mean/symbolize to you? No meaning, they are just FREAKING AWESOME!

What is your favorite vacation spot? Las Vegas.

Why? I am a ROCKSTAR there!

Name: Ivy Hoffman.

Title: Artist.

Nickname: The Shocker.

Years in the tattoo industry: Just started.

Where did you grow up? Renville County, MN.

When did art become an interest to you? 4 or 5 years old.

Who is your favorite artist? J. Scott Cambell.

Why? He draws women really well.

What is favorite genre of music? Alternative.

What is your favorite movie? It’s a tie between Donnie Darko and The Lion King.

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, do you have a plan? No.

What will be your weapon of choice? A pan and a zombie teddy bear I created.

What inspires you? Nature.

How do you want to be remembered? As the one word you would use to describe me.

What was the first tattoo you got? 2 lillies and Victorian script.

How old were you? 18 years old.

Is it still visible? Yep.

What do you think is the dumbest tattoo idea? Crosses. I don’t really think they are dumb it’s just they are over done.

What is the best piece of advice for someone who is thinking about getting their first tattoo? Look at your design a hundred different ways before you have it done.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? Shape shifter.

If you could have a conversation with anyone alive or dead who would it be? Jesus.

Why? Cause He is my Lord and Savior.

What animal best represents you as a person? Fox.

Why? I am mischievous.

What are you afraid of? The unknown.

What was your first job? Cashier at a gas station.

What is your favorite tattoo you have? My dragon.

What does it mean/symbolize to you? I love dragons and its how I got my start as an apprentice. The lead artist saw it through a friend and he introduced us.

Name: Holly Corporaal.

Title: Apprentice.

Nickname: Use your imagination.

Years in the tattoo industry: Just under a year.

Where did you grow up? Cottage Grove, MN.

When did art become an interest to you? When I was a kid selling my drawings in the cul-de-sac by my house for a dollar.

Who is your favorite artist? Myself.

Why? Every piece I do reminds me of who I am, where I have been, and how far I have come every time I look at them.

What is favorite genre of music? Obnoxious.

What is your favorite movie? Requiem For a Dream .

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, do you have a plan? You can find me at the zoo. Unless animals can turn into zombies too. That would be bad… nobody wants to run into a zombie tiger!.

What will be your weapon of choice? An unzombied tiger.

What are you most worried about during your apprenticeship? Keeping my nerves in check.

What inspires you? The feeling I get when I finish a drawing that turns out exactly as I saw it in my head.

How do you want to be remembered? Having the biggest boobs in the world. Either that or my super penis..

What was the first tattoo you got? Marilyn Manson heart on my hip.

How old were you? 19 years old.

Is it still visible? When I’m not wearing pants.

What do you think is the dumbest tattoo idea? The finger ‘stache .

What is the best piece of advice for someone who is thinking about getting their first tattoo? Don’t think about it too much. If you have an idea that you like then GET IT! What exactly are you waiting for?

If you could have any super power, what would it be? Echolocation.

If you could have a conversation with anyone alive or dead who would it be? Dini.

Why? Because I love Dini.

What animal best represents you as a person? An 11 year old told me that I look like a bat. Apparently he has never seen a raccoon before.

Why? The eyes…

What are you afraid of? Greg, the dark, and Greg in the dark.

What was your first job? A cashier at my Aunt’s gift shop in Breezy Point.

What is your favorite tattoo you have? Alice in Wonderland theme on my thigh.

What does it mean/symbolize to you? There really isn’t a meaning. It’s just an awesome piece and I was in the need of a therapy session.

Ink Shrinks Tattoo Studio

Hours and Directions

Sunday-Monday: Appointment Only
Tuesday-Friday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday: Noon-10:00pm

DIRECTIONS:

From North:

Hwy 10 Hwy 10 E - I-35 S - Take exit 28A to County Rd 96 & turn right - Turn left at Stop Sign onto County Rd 77 - Turn right at 2nd light onto Old Hwy 8 NW - We are just over the bridge on the right hand side.

US-169 US-169 S - I-694 E - Take exit 40 to Long Lake Rd/10th St NW & turn right - Turn right at light on 8th Ave NW - Turn right at Stop Sign onto Old Hwy 8 NW - We are on the right hand side just past the gas station.

From the West:

MN-100 MN-100 N - Keep left at the fork following signs for 694 E - Stay on I-694 E - Take exit 40 to Long Lake Rd/10th St NW & turn right - Turn right at light on 8th Ave NW - Turn right at Stop Sign onto Old Hwy 8 NW - We are on the right hand side just pas the gas station.

CR-81/I-694 CR-81 N - Take ramp to I-694 E - Take exit 40 to Long Lake Rd/10th St NW & turn right - Turn right at light on 8th Ave NW - Turn right at Stop Sign onto Old Hwy 8 NW - We are on the right hand side just pas the gas station.

From the South/East:

I-35E I-35E N - Take exit 111B onto MN-36W - Take I-35W N/Cleveland Ave Exit - Stay on 35W N - Take exit 26 onto CR E2 W - Turn right onto 5th Ave NW - Turn left on Old Hwy 8 NW - We are just over the bridge on the right hand side.

I-35W I-35W N - Take exit 26 onto CR E2 W - Turn right onto 5th Ave NW - Turn left on Old Hwy 8 NW - We are just over the bridge on the right hand side.

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Aftercare

Please take care of your new piece of art!

Initial Tattoo Care and Cleaning Steps:

Treat your new tattoo as an open wound.

Ongoing Tattoo Care for healing tattoo-Approximately Days 1-5:

NOTE: Once the pain and redness are gone from the tattoo you can switch to the instructions for Days 6-14.

Ongoing Tattoo Care for healing tattoo-Approximately Days 6-14:

Things to remember:

During the healing process, if you experience severe discomfort in the tattoo area, it becomes bright red, puffy, oozes puss, and is accompanied by heat you may have an infection and should seek immediate medical treatment.