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My name is Joe Garza and I have been tattooing since the age of 15. My specialties include portraits, cover-ups, and custom one of a kind tattoos. It is so important to me that every client is satisfied with the tattoo experience from beginning to end. I believe when a person decides to get a tattoo, it should be a memorable experience.

My motto is, “create what people dream and bring it to life, so the tattoo can be a dream come true.” It is because of this that I am known as the, “The Dream Maker” around the Golden Needle shop.

Passionate, creative and focused.

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Golden Needle Tattoo Studio is the first established tattoo studio in the FM Area, opening in 1983! We are the BEST and strive to create and make your tattoo dreams a reality! Our artists are talented and have shown themselves to be among the most creative in the industry. Over the past nine years we have experienced unbelievable growth and has developed a large following, not only in the Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN areas but all over the United States!  


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I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2018 with a BFA in Studio Art, Emphasis in Drawing.

I'm passionate about art and nature, and try to replicate nature as precisely as I can in my work. I strive for realism in a variety of subject matters, but my favorite is portraits, both of people and pets, because I love the challenge it provides. It takes a great deal of attention to detail to capture one's likeness and emotion, and I pride myself on being able to do that in my work. In addition to realism, I am happy to take on any style of art my client may want.

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Joe is not scheduling appointments at this time.

Scheduling will resume Spring 2023.