Artists

CHRISTOPHER OWEN

ARTIST/OWNER

Chris is an artist and the owner of The Living Art Studio. A licensed Minnesota Body Art Technician, and award-winning tattooist, he has been professionally tattooing since 2005 and has been creating art for over 20 years. A big believer in reinforcing community, he has actively used the studio as a platform to support and promote local artists, programs and philanthropic endeavors of all shapes and sizes, including the Adopt-A-Highway Program. His favorite styles of art and tattoos include realism and black and grey work, however, Christopher has gone to great lengths to be as versatile with his capabilities as the broad personalities of people he services on a daily basis. To set up a private consultation, or inquire about a commission, call or email him today!

@chrisowentattoos

JOSH KIRKPATRICK

ARTIST

Josh has been tattooing at Living Art since the spring of 2015. An award-winning artist and tattooist, he has had the pleasure of working all over the country. In 2001, he received recognition from the National Audubon Society for his original work in a series created to raise awareness about on endangered frogs in North America. Establishing two successful tattoo studios over the last decade, Josh enjoys working on bold color pieces and has a flair for American Traditional. For questions about pricing, or to set up a consultation about a tattoo, feel free to call or email him today!

@josh_kirkpatrick_tattoo

josh@livingartduluth.com

MITCH GOGINS

ARTIST

Mitch has been a part of the Living Art family since July of 2017, and has been tattooing professionally since 2015. Having had a long-standing passion for many different kinds of art, including pottery, graffiti, sign painting and pinstriping, he was honored by the private high school that he attended, graduating with the Art Department Award in 2010. Considering his background, Mitch enjoys doing lettering tattoos and has a flair for dynamic, fluid designs, including woodcut line work, geometric patterns, and floral compositions. If you are interested in working with Mitch in creating your next custom tattoo, please call or stop by the shop today!

@minnesota_mitch_tattoo

mitch@livingartduluth.com

SYDNEY BARNETT

ARTIST

Sydney has been interested in all different styles of art since she was young, leaving her to win superlatives like "most artistic" in her graduating class of 2016. With multiple art scholarships in hand, she studied Fine Arts at Lake Superior College for a couple years before deciding to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a tattoo artist. Beginning her official apprenticeship in mid 2019, and then becoming a part of the Living Art family in July of 2020, Sydney has been pushing her limits and learning as much as possible to continue growing as an artist. Although she's still exploring different styles of tattooing, Sydney's main focus is American traditional and Neo-traditional. To schedule an appointment, set up a free consultation, or to ask anything else use the information provided below!

@sydneybeetattooss

sydneybeetattoos@gmail.com

SHANIYA JOHNSON

PIERCING

Shaniya has been pursuing her passion of body piercing since 2017. Some of her favorite piercings to do are kids lobes, noses, vertical labrets, and tragus piercings. What Shaniya hopes to deliver at Living Art is high quality piercing services and jewelry. When she's not piercing, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking care of her handicapped dog Frida, and tending to her many houseplants.

@scorpiosunpiercings

scorpiosunpiercings@yahoo.com

SHANNA FINCH

MICROBLADING

Shanna is a Minnesota - born cosmetic artist from Brainerd, she re-located to the Duluth Area in 2014. Where she pursued licensure for Cosmetology in Duluth and graduated in 2019. Her cosmetology background led her to pursue training at the Minnesota Brow and Lash Academy and Medi spa in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 2021 for Cosmetic tattooing/PMU. Where she gained her Certificate to offer Microblading, Combination brows (microblading/micro shading) Ombre' Brows, and Lip blushing.

When Shanna is not in the studio, she can be found drag racing with her husband, doing random art projects, watching Zombie movies with her Cat, Loki or reading a good book.

shanna@livingartduluth.com

JESS PAULSON

ARTIST

Jess has had a strong passion for the arts since a young age. Her mother is a gifted painter, so growing up she was introduced to various mediums and styles. After high school Jess went on to receive her associates degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, realizing soon after she belonged in the world of art. She began streaming painting live on her Twitch channel full time, sending her paintings to viewers all over the world. During this time Jess began exploring more art forms and found her love for tattoos. She started an apprenticeship in 2016 but had to cut it short, picking back up in 2019. She joined the Living Art family in 2022! Jess enjoys doing fine line, illustrative and floral work, as well as learning new techniques and styles. To schedule an appointment direct message on social media or email, both provided below!

@jesspaulsonart

jess@livingartduluth.com