When you're getting a tattoo there is a certain amount of trust you give your artist. At Mystic Tat2 we hold a high reputation in ensuring you get the best service and talent so you can rest assured you have an excellent experience.
Mystic Tat2 was started with a raw passion for all types of art that we wanted to share with the public by incorporating our talent to create custom tattoo pieces for each individual. Since the beginning days over ten years ago, we have always hired the best Cedar Rapids tattoo talent, and it’s paid off--we're now the premier studio in town.
By never accepting less than superior quality or overcharging, we've established a reputation for incredible art at prices affordable to those who values tattoos as much as we do. Together we have built a family of tattoo lovers who show their support by coming back to Mystic Tat2 time and time again.
Call 319-981-8184 to discover more about Mystic Tat2 and talk to an artist about scheduling an appointment in our Cedar Rapids Studio.
Our professional team of artists understands the various tattoo tastes and styles that reflect your specific desires. We work with you to create the perfect piece and refuse to stop until you're happy with the outcome! Check out our team of tattoo artists below:
Favoring large black and grey tattoos, David is the man who can work with any specialty from traditional to realism and portraits, and exceed all your expectations. He’s been showing his unique art in the tattoo industry for over 15 years and is the owner of Mystic Tat2. By using his own drawing expertise and perfectionist nature, David makes sure your particular tattoo will fit your body and style to provide a one-of-a kind piece of art. His attention to detail and strong line work are the basic building blocks that makes Mystic Tat2 so special. Growing up in Iowa, David absorbed and educated himself in many forms for art before delving into the tattoo world. As soon as you step into the shop you can see his incredible works of art along the walls and meet his laid back, calm nature. Here full time at Mystic Tat2, David is excited to bring his best savvy skill to every tattoo.
Always up for a challenge, Elizabeth’s passion for art fuels her tattoos and it shows--her signature style is black and grey with a shading technique that is different than anything you’ll see around town. She loves doing different styles and is willing to create uniquely hand drawn designs, that grab your attention. Since she joined, apprenticed and began tattooing at Mystic Tat2 in 2015 she has been willing to try new ideas and constantly works to exemplify a tattoo that is specialized toward the client with fine line work and attention to detail.. Elizabeth is also our full time piercer who works with all disposable and sterilized materials along with surgical steel to give you a clean and safe piercing experience.
Living the majority of her life in Iowa, Elizabeth grew up with art and continued through high school and college. Graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an Associates degree in Liberal Arts, she currently works towards a Bachelors in Art History through the Academy of Art University where new techniques, challenges and ideas constantly flow. Here full time at Mystic Tat2, Elizabeth brings a comforting and competent skill to every tattoo.
With a diverse range in artwork, Elly is up for many different styles of tattooing from color to black, grey, and watercolor, with floral designs being her favorite. She is passionate about her artwork and will put in the time and effort to ensure you get a unique and cohesive design. Her digital and hand drawn art is what she thrives on. Having finished her apprenticeship, Elly is a full-time artist at Mystic Tat2. If you’re looking for something delicate and feminine, she is your girl! Follow her on Instagram for more of her body art.
Born in California, then growing up in Wisconsin and Canada, Elly currently lives in Iowa! Elly always pursued art and is excited to be working as a tattoo artist.
She is open to ideas and new clients.
With experience in multiple styles of art, Sam is excited to incorporate her abilities to the tattoo industry! She loves learning a large range of styles, but favors Black and Grey, and delicate stipple shading. Sam is a cartoon fan and enjoys drawing stylized cartoons with bold line work and fun colors, she also admires working with acrylic, ceramics, ink and has experience with glass blowing.
Outside of work, Sam is adventurous and loves to be outdoors exploring trails, playing fetch with her dog and trying new experiences. She was born and raised in Cedar Rapids and was always involved in art growing up. She also has experience in her associates of Liberal Arts with a focus on glass blowing and 3D art!
Follow her on her Facebook and Instagram page to see her journey into tattooing!
As an enthusiast of many things, Bee’s focus on art has been at the center of their family and life since day one. Bee has always loved trying new art styles including: watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, digital media, graphite, charcoal and sculpting. They are primarily interested in Neo-Traditional and Anime tattoo styles, but are always open to trying different things, especially if it involves Macabre!
Bee is an adventurous
Individual who admires the great outdoors through hiking and sword fighting and is fond of participating in different activities in the warm months, but once it gets cold they keep good company with video gaming and can always pick up a good Manga or Anime.
Bee loves to learn and has work done on their associates of Liberal Arts, thoroughly enjoying Japanese language classes and hosting individuals from other countries. Currently they are expanding their knowledge in ASL!
Born in Kansas, but raised in Iowa, Bee is excited to be working with us as a tattoo artist. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to regard their journey further into the art industry!
We get a lot of phone calls and messages about general tattoo and piercing inquiries, so feel free to contact us at 319-981-8184 with any questions. Here’s a few that we hear the most:
Every person is different, but typically it takes 2-4 weeks for a tattoo to fully heal. A tattoo should heal similar to a sunburn. During this time gently wash your tattoo with antibacterial unscented soap and apply an unscented lotion no more than twice a day to keep the skin soft. Do not wrap or cover during the day to allow the tattoo to breathe. Some itching is normal and will occur about a week into the healing process. Do not scratch and do not apply heavy ointment to the area. Our Mystic Tat2 policy is to offer one free touch up within the first two years of your tattoo to keep it at its best for as long as possible. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your artist or stop into the shop.
At Mystic Tat2 we offer the majority of all piercings, please call for any specific questions about which piercings we offer and their costs. Our piercings start at $25 and range depending on the piercing itself. Jewelry is included in the cost. We do not pierce children under 14 years of age and until you’re 18 you need parental consent: the parent/guardian present with an ID. Aftercare and the length of time a piercing can heal varies per piercing so consult directly with the piercer to see what you’re looking at and what you can do to keep it clean and comfortable. The best thing you can do for your piercing is to not touch it or mess with it. Keep your hands clean if you do and wash the area frequently if it is in constant contact with another object. Wash using an antibacterial unscented soap and a saline solution or ¼ tsp sea salt and 1 cup warm water mixture. Patience is the key to any piercing. Please call, message or stop in with any questions or concerns.
Stop on into our Cedar Rapids shop or message us at www.facebook.com/mystic.tat to consult with an artist in order to come up with the best design and idea for your tattoo and find your best artist. Don’t be shy about sharing any concerns or questions you might have toward your tattoo. After your set up an appointment and a $20 deposit that comes off the tattoo price, we can start the drawing process and get your design ready for your appointment. Our shop minimum is $60 and each artist is $100 per hour. We judge most pieces you want to get by their size, placement, complexity with lines and detail as well as if there is color or black and grey shading. Please stop in or contact the store via phone (319-981-8184)/Facebook message to talk to an artist about pricing and scheduling.
Getting ready for your appointment is as easy as eating a healthy meal prior to your appointment and following simple hygiene routines. Please abstain from moisturizing the area you will be getting tattooed so you don’t block up your pores and block ink out. Wear appropriate clothing for your tattoo (ex. If you get a back or rib tattoo wear something that will be accessible to that area like a tank top or loose T-shirt). Bring a bottle of water and some entertainment with you in case you want something to do and don’t be afraid to bring a friend! Please do not indulge in alcohol or substances prior to your tattoo as it can be harmful. For any additional questions feel free to ask your artist.