About Us

Randy Culver

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Welcome to ACE TATTOO & PIERCING. We are not only the oldest and most prestigious shop in Minnesota, we are the hottest shop around nestled in by the five cities of Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope and Plymouth.

Randy Culver opened ACE TATTOO & PIERCING in 1986 with a vision to provide a unique tattoo studio environment that focuses on custom tattooing, cover up tattoos, original tattoo art, cosmetic tattooing and stunning nipple/areola tattooing for cancer survivors. Randy has made significant contributions of quality, professionalism and public image to the world of tattooing. Personal artistic expression has advanced to a high level of individuality, competence, accessibility and acceptance due to Randy’s talented hands.

Whether you want a tattoo or a piercing, it is a uniquely personal statement. You will feel at home in the pristine environment of ACE TATTOO & PIERCING and leave with a body modification that far exceeds your expectations.

Tattoo ink goes deep into your heart and soul. Make sure you are secure in your decision and truly desire a permanent image. Receiving and wearing a tattoo is a life altering experience. Tattoos leave their mark, as they should, and are not easily changed.

At ACE TATTOO & PIERCING there are no inflated egos or inflated price schedules. Our clients are met with dedicated and renowned artists who will work with you to create the perfect personal adornment to suit your life priorities. No matter what your style, whether small or large tattoos, bold colors or black and gray, Randy  can accommodate your unique specifications. They are artists who share the same mission: “To give you a fantastic tattoo experience.” You are guarantee to get premium artwork and quality ink a licensed and safe environment. DREAMS REACHED FOR BECOME REALITY!

Your ACE TATTOO & PIERCING tattoo will be done in a manner that exceeds all health regulations. ACE TATTOO & PIERCING is licensed annually by the Hennepin County Health Department. ACE TATTOO & PIERCING submits monthly samples to a contracted laboratory for spore testing of their autoclave sterilizing equipment. Needles are single-use for each client, inks are individualized for each recipient and each finished tattoo is cleaned again before bandaging. Care instructions are given verbally along with written instructions handed to each client.

Randy Culver and his artists are often visited by individuals who have had inferior tattoos done elsewhere. Many of these  unfortunate individuals come seeking modifications of messes, cover-up of smudges, misshapen images, poorly placed tattoos or poor workmanship. In all cases, considerable improvement results and clients leave smiling.

ACE TATTOO & PIERCING proudly displays its tattooing license, issued by the Hennepin County Health Department. The tattooing of minors is prohibited and state wide regulation is imposed. All clients must provide a valid photo I.D. before receiving tattoo or piercing services (i.e. driver’s license, state I.D., military I.D., passport or school I.D. with birth certificate). For piercings, minors must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian with valid I.D. and proof of guardianship. If the minor’s I.D. is a state I.D. and the last name and address matches that of the parent’s state issued photo I.D. no further paperwork is necessary. If the minor has a school I.D. or passport or a state I.D. where the names and addresses do not match, then a birth certificate is required. No foreign licenses or identification of any kind are accepted for tattooing or piercing. Call with any questions regarding this matter. ACE TATTOO & PIERCING and the state of Minnesota prohibit anyone under the age of 18 to be tattooed.

Randy Culver has reached notoriety for his creativity, experience, generosity and gentle approach to his clients. The shop minimum at ACE TATTOO & PIERCING is a modest $80.00. The hourly rate is a reasonable $140.00 per hour. These affordable prices can be maintained due to the shops stability and longevity. Walk-ins are welcome so no appointment is needed. For custom or large scale work a priority booking can be made and by leaving a $100.00 deposit.

Clients can relax as their tattoos are applied by caring, conscientious tattoo artists at Randy’s establishment. Whether you are in search of clean, fresh artwork or eager to rehab old ink that has seen better days, ACE TATTOO & PIERCING is the place to come with its gentle approach that sets first timers at ease and welcomes old friends. Randy possesses self-assuredness earned through many years of excellence. He rolls ink into skin with a mastery that none other can claim. Randy continues to learn his craft each day, guided by a steady flow of ideas and a tattoo artists understanding of tones and colors. Randy will not apply a bad tattoo or rush the application of his art. Professional ethics and high personal principles have served him well and he expects nothing less from the artists he has working for him.

From monograms to mermaids, dolphins to dinosaurs, snakes to sunsets, birth trees to birth dates written in hundreds of different typefaces, eagles, butterflies, flowers, tribal, tigers, turtles, roses, flames, fawns, trains, octopi, cherry blossoms, checkerboards, logos, cancer ribbons, quotes and scripture, leopard prints, puma prints, paw prints, hand prints, foot prints, clowns, skulls, hearts, infinity symbols, astrological signs, feathers, fauna, memorials, text and poetry, Kanji symbols, cartoons,  wings, filigree or your own artwork, Randy and his artists can accommodate most client requests.

The days of being uncomfortable getting a tattoo are over. ACE TATTOO & PIERCING has a topical numbing cream anesthetic  that offers considerable, if not total, relief from discomfort during a procedure. Call with any questions you may have.

If it is a piercing you are looking for or you want to change out an existing piece of jewelry you must come to ACE TATTOO & PIERCING. Randy has been piercing as long as he has been tattooing and has implemented many procedures using custom tools made especially for ease, speed and the comfort of his customers. Whether it is a nose piercing with a stud or ring, an ear piercing or surface piercing, a nipple piercing or genital piercing, Randy is experienced in all types. If you have an issue with a piercing or piece of jewelry it can be easily remedied at minimal cost.

See our “Piercing Prices” page which lists all the individual piercings that are available and the price for each.

Whether you live in Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Plymouth or any of the surrounding areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, make ACE TATTOO & PIERCING your “go to” place for your tattoo and piercing needs.

  ACE TATTOO & PIERCING is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Hwy. 169 and Medicine Lake Road in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Our address is 2504 Hillsboro Ave. No., Golden Valley, MN 55427. Our phone number is (763) 595-8484 for any questions you may have.

Hours:
Monday thru Thursday: Noon to 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: Noon to 10:00 PM
Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM

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