About Us | Tough Love Studio

Tough Love Studio, Minneapolis, MNTough Love Studio is a custom tattoo studio and fine art gallery in Minneapolis, founded by Joel David McClure in 2008. After a temporary relocation to Sweden in 2013, Tough Love Studio has reopened in South Minneapolis as Joel’s private art studio, operating on an appointment only basis.

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One-of-a-Kind Tattoos

No matter the style (color, black-and-grey, new school, traditional, portraiture, cover-ups, etc.), Tough Love Studio takes pride in giving you a one-of-a-kind tattoo, completely unique and created specifically for you. As a fully custom tattoo studio, we prefer to work on an appointment basis.

Not sure what to get? We will work together on a tattoo design that suits your personality, life experiences, or anything else you want it to represent. We love to be challenged!

Fine Art Gallery

In addition to being a custom tattoo studio, Tough Love Studio also serves as a fine art gallery for your viewing pleasure. The art gallery features art by a variety of artists, mainly local. Please contact us at info@toughlovestudio.com for more information about future gallery showings, or if you are interested in featuring artwork at Tough Love Studio in the future.