About Us

Back in 2010, Black Squirrel Tattoo Studio was established on the corner of 40th & Farnam Street, Omaha’s Blackstone district, by Matt Dinovo & Mel Judkins. Since then Black Squirrel has relocated in Iowa and Nebraska. Each shop is still considered one of the Midwest’s premier tattoo parlors. The Nebraska studio is now operated by Mel and the Iowa Studio by Matt.

The Nebraska location is still in the heart of Midtown Omaha,  just a few blocks from the original location. The studio offers a clean, comfortable, and inviting space and prides themselves on exceptional customer service. Black Squirrel provides clientele with top quality, professional tattoo work; offering old and new designs, in addition to custom artwork from the artists on staff. We have been a Best-of-Omaha award winner for 10 years and counting!

For scheduling information or other questions, please visit the shop or utilize FAQ’s and Contact Page on this website.


(Tattoo Artists can be found in Main Menu)


Shop Manager

I am currently the Shop Manager at Black Squirrel. I’ve been working the front desk since fall of 2018 and I absolutely love it. I spend a lot of my free time drawing, painting, and going to shows. During the warmer months I also enjoy rollerskating.


Assistant Shop Manager
I've been with Black Squirrel since 2018 and I'm one of the lovely faces that you will see when you first walk into our shop. As the Assistant Shop Manager, it is my job to help ensure that you have the best possible experience during the entire tattoo process. My biggest passion is photography. I've been shooting photos since high school and dove into film photography a few years ago. You can find some of my work on Instagram under @keeperofthegloom where I feature my live music shots.


Artist Assistant

I have been an Artist Assistant at Black Squirrel since February 2020. I'm from the Black Hills of South Dakota and have lived in Nebraska since 2015. I love the smell of Green Soap in the morning and being a part of creating a comfortable and meaningful experience for our clients. In my free time I enjoy practicing playing the drums, going on hikes and petting my cat, Tito.