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!
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I have been at the front desk at Black Squirrel since February 2020. I grew up in the Black Hills and had a deep love for tattoos long before I was even old enough to sit in the chair. I love the smell of Green Soap in the morning and being a part of creating a comfortable and enjoyable experience for our clients. In my free time I enjoy cooking, creating music and petting my cat.
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 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.