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Get to know our artists

Find the look that fits you best

- Johnny O'Connor

- William Lockhart

- Bart Earsa

- Scott " Sticky" Allen

- Mario Ruiz



Do you want a tattoo or piercing but have no idea what specific design or style you want? With the outstanding creative vision of our artists, you can receive the guidance needed to ink or pierce your body in a way that resonates both visually and philosophically. We'll help spark your imagination with bold ideas that'll be sure to evolve into fantastic works.

Name: Johnny O’Connor

Position: Tattoo Artist-Owner


I have been tattooing for the last 21 years, I am an Ironworker by trade. I opened my first shop in Mt Vernon in 1998 and tattooed there until 2006 until I found a location here in Cedar Rapids. When we moved to Cedar Rapids and business started to take off, I retired from the Ironworkers and began tattooing full time. I went to DMACC art school in Des Moines from 1990-1992. I have been with my wife, Tammy since 1995 and married in 2000. My hobbies consist of motorcycles, tattooing, and spending time with my friends and family.

Name: Joshua O’Connor

Position: Tattoo Artist

My name is Josh and I am 26 years old.. I have been tattooing for the past 6 years. I enjoy doing what I do and giving the customers what they want...It's a great feeling to send my customers out the door very happy with what I put on them...My goal is for my sister, Megan and I to take over Wildside when my parents retire and continue to run it and give the service they have givin all these years....



Position: Tattoo Artist


Name: Scott " Sticky" Allen

Position: Tattoo Artist


My name is Scott, AKA Stickey. I am 44 yrs of age and have been tattooing for almost 27 yrs. I currently just moved to Cedar Rapids in December of 2016 from Manitowoc Wiscousin to accept a position at Wildside Tattoo. My hobbies are painting, air brushing, spennding time with my family. My girlfriend, Jennifer and children.


My name is bartron. I am 31 yrs old and have been tattooing for 9 yrs with wildside. I love to do metal fabrication and build choppers, spend time with my family and my son, max.


Create the perfect tattoo or piercing with the unique skill and eclectic styles of our artists

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Mario Ruiz



I was born and raised in Iowa and the newest member to Wildside. I started my artistic career owning and operating a airbrush clothing kiosk at Lindale Mall in 2011-2012

I continued my artistic skills by painting murals for local businesses. Including: Custom Fitness, Cancun, Playstation, Wickiup Hill conservation and many more. I joined the Wildside family in May 2018 and glad to be a part of their family/Team. Please follow my work on my instagram @ murlsbymario


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Stop by 413 1st Ave SW

today and schedule your appointment with one of our talented artists.


No phone appointments please. However, please feel free to call if you would like more information about Wildside Tattooing & Body Piercing.




Must be Experienced, Drug Free and have a Portfolio

If you meet these qualifications:

Call Tammy @ 319-533-6779



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