Tough Love Studio

Tough Love Studio is a custom tattoo studio in Minneapolis, founded by Joel David McClure in 2007. After a temporary re-location to Sweden, Tough Love Studio is now Joel's private art studio, available by appointment only.

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Custom Tattooing

No matter the style, Tough Love Studio takes pride in giving you a one-of-a-kind tattoo, completely unique and created specifically for you. Contact the studio to set up a time to discuss your ideas. We love to be challenged!

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Fine Art Gallery

Tough Love Studio's art gallery features paintings by a variety of artists. Please contact us for information about future gallery showings or if you are interested in featuring art at Tough Love Studio.

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Tough Love Studio Testimonials

See what some of our clients have to say

I love everything about Tough Love Studio

I love everything about Tough Love Studio! Amazing work and great people. Joel continues to amaze me with his knowledge and art.

Jane H

Minneapolis, MN

Fun and safe environment

I really enjoy getting my tattoos done at Tough Love. The space is clean and organized and the artwork is beautiful. In my many experiences I have been pleased with their hospitality. It is a fun and safe environment.

Jen M

Wayzata, MN

Couldn’t be happier

I tell everyone I talk to about tattoos that the place to go is Tough Love! […] Joel fixed a botched tattoo for me & I couldn’t be happier!

Kimberly F

Minneapolis, MN