About Us | Tough Love Studio

Tough Love Studio is a custom tattoo studio in Minneapolis, MN, founded by Joel David McClure in 2007. After a temporary relocation to Sweden in 2013-2014, Tough Love Studio reopened in South Minneapolis as Joel's private art studio, operating on an appointment only basis. Just like our previous MN locations, Joel visualized and designed the current space, turning it from a blank slate into a sleek, modern tattoo studio that our customers appreciate and have come to expect from Tough Love Studio.

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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.

Tough Love Studio, Minneapolis

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