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The Holy Mackerel was born in the Spring of 2005 and at first only encompassed the piercing work of Verno. Over the last four years the vision of The Holy Mackerel has grown and it was decided that rather than just being a presence in the piercing community,...

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of our products, prices and information or have any questions about your piercings, tattoos, or care instructions please contact us. 196 Forbes Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102 phone: 651.222.HOLY email: info[at]theholymackerel.com...

Health & Safety

PIERCING & TATTOO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS Aftercare Here at the Holy Mackerel we want to ensure that your experience is the best possible. The team at Holy Mackerel only uses disposable needles and hospital grade sterilization that exceeds...

Piercing

Minneapolis and St. Paul’s Premier Body Modification Studio featuring the many talents of Verno. The Holy Mackerel was born out of piercing and we are continuing that tradition at our new location. We specialize not only in piercing, but also in scarification a...

Verno

Verno is a man of many talents and has been performing precision piercing, body modification and custom jewelry design for over 13 years. He has a deep love of learning and is constantly challenging himself, whether in esthetics or technique. Verno grew...

Ear Gallery

VERNO'S CUSTOM PIERCING PORTFOLIOS  

Facial Gallery

VERNO'S CUSTOM PIERCING PORTFOLIOS  

Genital Gallery

VERNO'S CUSTOM PIERCING PORTFOLIOS  

Other Gallery

VERNO'S CUSTOM PIERCING PORTFOLIOS  

Surface Gallery

VERNO'S CUSTOM PIERCING PORTFOLIOS  

Suspension Gallery

VERNO'S CUSTOM PIERCING PORTFOLIOS  

Tattooing

Our most recent addition to The Holy Mackerel is full Custom Tattooing. Always being on top of our industry, we’ve filled our studio with some of the Twin Cities most talented artists. Take some time to learn more about each of our artists and review t...

Benny Stanphill

Benny’s passion for tattooing started over 13 years ago and in that time he has enjoyed the variety of artwork he has been able to create for clients.  Benny has a strong love for Black & Gray work and a passion for classical pieces, surrealism, t...

Garrett Meyers

Garrett started his tattooing career in 1994 and has been growing and evolving in his craft ever since. Garrett’s move to The Holy Mackerel has reenergized his creative style and provided inspiration and movement in new and bigger directions. Garrett l...

Jared Holte

Jared Holte is a Minnesota native that has been tattooing for over three years.  Jared enjoys tattooing all subject matter and loves tattooing intense color pieces with richness, depth and layers.  In his free time Jared is an avid painter creating...

Nick Gagnon

So first things first, it’s pronounced GONE-YOU! Nick is a born and bred Minnesota Native who has been honing his craft since 2011.  Nick loves working in both color and black & grey, and has a love of surrealism and realistic tattoo work.  N...

Sam Dunn

Sam’s tattooing adventure started over 9 years ago and he continues to stretch and grow in his career. Sam loves all styles of tattooing, often taking on interesting and challenging pieces and pushing in different directions to give the client the piece o...

Sarah Jane Epperson

Well hello there…this is Sarah Jane! I have been interested in the arts since I was a very young girl. My parents had a big hand in that and always encouraged me to try new forms and styles; anything from sewing and pottery, to painting and welding. T...

Travis Lee

Travis Chavez fell in love with tattooing over 4 years ago and has been honing his craft and building his career ever since.  Art has always been a large part of Travis’ life and as he got older it became clear that it was his passion.  Travis p...

The Holy Mackerel

FUELING YOUR CREATIVITY. CREATING A CULTURE. Welcome to The Holy Mackerel, St. Paul’s Premier Precision Piercing and Custom Tattooing Studio. Here at The Holy Mackerel we strive to create a destination for people, for art and for self-expression a...