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About Us

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...

Dolores

Dolores is as likely to catch a person off-guard with her dry humor as with her passionate artistic versatility. Since the age of 16, Dolores has been traveling finding inspiration for artistic expression. As she explored, street artists her best friends...

Jared Holte

With his background in the arts, Jared's dynamic range of tattooing skills encompasses not only tattoo styles ranging from black and gray/color realism and watercolor to neo-traditional and trashpolka, but draws from numerous traditional art styles as...

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...

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...