Welcome to Lucky Cat Studio!

We are a professional tattoo shop in Saint Louis City, Missouri. We are conveniently located in the beautiful Benton Park neighborhood, near many fine restaurants, shops, and a lovely park. We offer tattooing by talented artists who are well versed in different styles. The staff at lucky cat strives to provide our clientele with a clean and comfortable atmosphere. We hope to help our clients express their inner beauty by the art of custom tattooing. Lucky cat studio also offers reconstructive tattooing for breast cancer survivors and tattooing over scar tissue. We are honored to provide these services, and we love what we do!

We look forward to working with you.


The crew of Lucky Cat Studio

Meet Our Artists!

Amanda Pepper

AmandaAmanda has been tattooing in saint louis since 2004. She likes tattooing various different styles including realism, abstract, illustrative, and bright color as well as black and grey. Amanda also enjoys oil painting, collage, and crafting.

Amelia McCormack

AmeliaAmelia is originally from southern California and has been tattooing since 2005. She is a full time mother to both kids and cats when not working; sewing and gardening if there is any more time!

Aidan P. Monahan

AidanAidan is an Irish-born illustrator, painter, sculptor, and recognized tattoo artist working by appointment in the St. Louis area. He has been drawing and painting since he was a little boy and now creates work that reflects his happy and positive view of the world. Aidan's commissions include character drawings, custom pet paintings, bespoke children's illustrations, and handmade toys.

What to Expect

The process of getting an awesome custom tattoo may be easier than you think. We understand that it is an exciting and meaningful experience for each person and we are happy to help you make your vision a reality- here's how it works!

The first step is to email the artist you would like to work with. From there, you will meet your artist for a consultation appointment to discuss your ideas and get a plan of action. At that time, your artist would be able to give you a price estimate and set an appointment to do the actual tattoo. All tattooing is by appointment only and requires a prior consultation. During the consultation is a great opportunity to ask your artist about any questions you may have. It's important to us that you feel comfortable and ready for your new tattoo.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set an appointment?

To set an appointment, email one of our artists. You will receive an auto-response with instructions for the next steps.

What should I expect from a consultation?

Some consultations may be handled through email, or your artist may have you set an in-person consultation. A consultation appointment is usually 15-30 minutes. During the consultation, you will meet with your artist and discuss your ideas. Bring any reference images you would like to show your artist. After planning, your artist will give you an estimate for your tattoo, and you may set a tattoo appointment at that time. The consultation itself is free, but reserving an appointment may require a deposit (at artist's discretion).

Is a deposit refundable?

Deposits are non-refundable, but the amount is deducted from the total cost of your tattoo. For example, if your tattoo is estimated to be 100$, the artist may take a 20$ deposit from you. This goes toward the time that the artist works on your drawing, and ensures that no time is lost for a scheduled appointment. When you get your tattoo, you would pay the remaining balance of 80$. If you need to reschedule your appointment, your deposit can be transferred to another day with 48 hours notice.
A no call/ no show means your deposit is forfeited.

How much does a tattoo cost?

The cost of a tattoo is decided by the amount of time it takes, the size, location, and detail. Price varies from piece to piece. The shop minimum is 90$. Some tattoos (especially larger pieces) are priced at an hourly rate, with our artists ranging from 140-180$/hr.

Can I bring a friend with me to my appointment?

You may bring one or a maximum of two friends with you to your appointment.

Can I bring my child with me?

Only persons 18 years or older are allowed in the tattoo studio, no exceptions. We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18.

What else should I bring to my appointment?

Bring your state issued ID for paperwork. You may also bring a snack and/or non-alcoholic beverage. This is recommended especially for long sessions. Wear something comfortable, with easy access to the area that will be tattooed. Some people like to bring a pillow, listen to headphones, or play a game on their smartphone, whatever helps you to relax.

What is the aftercare process for a tattoo?

The healing time for a tattoo is 2-4 weeks. Wash your tattoo 3-4 times a day with antibacterial liquid soap (like dial or softsoap). Lightly moisturize as needed with afragrance free hand lotion (like lubriderm or aquaphor).

Do not scratch or pick at your tattoo, go swimming or soak in a tub, or expose your tattoo to prolonged sun until it is healed. Your tattoo artist will discuss aftercare and provide you with printed instructions. Everyone's skin heals differently, please ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Should I tip my tattoo artist?

Tips are never expected, but always appreciated; whatever you feel comfortable with.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or credit card. Sorry, no checks.


Lucky Cat Studio is happy to offer reconstructive tattooing services for breast cancer survivors. Please see our gallery (CAUTION: gallery contains nudity) for examples of reconstructive tattoos. There are different types of tattoos that can be done over scar tissue including; pigmentation over a grafted nipple, '3-d' effect nipple tattoos, and design work over scar tissue. We also do tattooing over surgical or other scar tissue. Please contact Amanda for a consultation appointment to see if reconstructive tattooing would be a good option for you.

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