Wildside Tattoo and Body Piercing
413 1st Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Tue: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Take a walk on the Wildside
Tattoo, piercing, body art respect, earned.
If you’re looking to get inked by one of the most well-respected and experienced artists in the Midwest, you’re looking for Johnny O.
If you’re looking for a family-owned and operated tattoo shop with more to offer than anywhere else in Cedar Rapids, you’re looking for Wildside Tattoo.
Johnny O’Connor (or “Johnny O” as he’s best known) has been a skin artist for over 35 years. Johnny O, an Ironworker by trade, opened his first shop in 1998 in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. In 2006 Johnny retired from Ironworking and began tattooing in his new shop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Johnny is an avid motorcyclist, family man, and an incredible artist.
Wildside Bail Bonds
Johnny and his wife/business partner Tammy (“Mama O”) could be called serial entrepreneurs. The tattoo shop is also home to one of their many side businesses, Wildside Bail Bonds. The bail bonds company serves Linn, Jones, Iowa, Johnson, Blackhawk, Delaware, Buchanan, and Benton Counties- This branch of the Wildside brand promises to help protect their client’s rights and is run with the same customer-needs-driven attitude.
Johnny and Tammy’s third business, Wildside Spray Foam, specializes in spray foam insulation and foam jacking.
Wildside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: more than a tattoo shop
At Wildside, some of the amazing talent you’ll find include:
- A team of highly-skilled artists, each with their own studio areas to showcase their unique skills and specialties
- Award-winning portrait tattooist, Mario Ruiz
- Technical Tattoo Specialist, Makayla Hatfield
- Dynamic color depth and dimension Tattoo Artist, Allen “Sticky” Scott
- Creative concept and deep color Tattoo Artist, Kohlman “Fat Kid” Klinge
- True-blue-traditional and color Specialist, Blue William Lockhart
- Mama O’s full-time assistant for Wildside Tattoo, Terrence Adams
Megan Valentine, The Piercing Princess of Wildside
Megan Valentine is a world-class piercer with a rep for high-quality piercings and has been featured in at least one national publication. Megan has yet to see an advanced piercing challenge she can’t meet. Megan is Johnny and Tammy’s daughter and one day plans to continue the family business when her parents retire.
You’ll also find some great flash across the shop, hundreds (if not thousands) of photos of past satisfied clients, a huge selection of piercings (over 10,000 pieces of jewelry, plugs, rings, industrial bars, etc.), and much, much more.
Bikers are more than welcome, they’ll feel at home when they visit the team at Wildside Tattoo! (Heads up, the best parking is in the rear lot!)
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