Cactus Tattoo And Body Piercing

Cactus Tattoo and Body Piercing is one of Southern Minnesota’s premier tattoo shops featuring nationally renowned tattoo and piercing artists. Each of our tattoo artists specialize in different mediums ranging from portrait realism to custom design. We strive to give our customers the experience they are looking for. Check out the artists’ portfolios and schedule your appointment today!

Each of our artists and body piercers are licensed and regulated by the Minnesota Department of Health. We take pride in providing a clean, safe, and professional environment that our customers can feel comfortable in.

We are located at 307 N. Riverfront in Old Town Mankato, Minnesota, just an hour and half drive southwest of the Twin Cities. Our shop is open Monday thru Saturday, from 12pm to 8pm. If you have any questions please give us a call and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable receptionists by calling the shop at (507) 387-6601 or emailing us at


At Cactus Tattoo and Body Piercing most of our appointments are scheduled in advance, however, all of our artists do take walk-ins when they are available. Our Schedule may get booked up very quickly, especially on the weekends, so please make arrangements far enough in advance if you would like a secure a certain artist, day and/or time. We take appointments Monday through Saturday 12pm – 8pm. We feature three full time tattoo artists: Makeba, Karl, and Rob. Take a look at their portfolios and choose your artist today!


At Cactus Tattoo and Body Piercing anything piercing related is now done on an APPOINTMENT ONLY basis, which includes, piercings, jewelry changes, ear stretching and piercings questions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are now scheduling appointments for all piercings and jewelry changes. Please call us at (507) 387-6601 to schedule your piercing or with any questions you might have. We feature two body piercers: Brandon, our full-time piercer and Brie who pierces part-time. Please call the shop ahead of time if you have a body piercer preference so we can let you know their schedule.

News & Events

COVID-19 Update

February 28, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have changed our Walk-in policy to appointment only, and we ask that you call to schedule for both piercings and tattoos. When you enter the business, all customers must wear a mask, and we ask you to please come by yourself. If you are a minor who has a scheduled…


June Piercing Sale

December 6, 2013

For the month of June we will be running our Buy one piercing and get the second for 1/2 price sale! Feel free to share this discount with a friend or get multiple piercings yourself. Come in anytime Monday thru Saturday from Noon – 8pm, just make sure to bring your Valid Government Issued ID!…


New Piercer

December 1, 2013

Cactus Tattoo is happy to announce that Tatum is officially a licensed body piercer! You can read her Bio and see some of her work over on her portfolio page: click here.


Phone Number 507-387-6601
Address 307 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato MN
HOURS 12pm-8pm, Monday thru Saturday
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