The Minneapolis tattoo scene doesn’t just thrive around the malls in Minneapolis, an area where small-time piercing shops abound. There are several studios just outside the Mall of America, but you can find great tattoo parlors farther from the beaten path, too, such as Identity Tattoo. The sought-after artists at that shop craft beautiful full-color sleeves that are evocative of peacock feathers, beach scenes, and more. It’s easy to think of yourself as an art collector when you get new ink there—and hard to imagine opting for tattoo removal.

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