traditional tattoo

February 23rd 2017

I updated my photos in my Tattoo and Painting albums. These are all recent tattoos that have been done during my time at Permanent Addictions tattoo. I feel inspired, and have been trying to put out the best work I have ever done. Today was my birthday, and I thought it was fitting to update the page and let everyone know I am extremely thankful for keeping me busy doing what I love. I have had other artist sending me pieces, I have had clients sending in friends and family, and I have had people walk through the door that now have several pieces by me. I am not sure how I got so lucky to do what I love everyday, and have such a strong support system to help me but I am forever grateful. A month or so ago, I read a long rant from a well respected tattoo artist. One thing he said that stuck out to me was "Tattooing doesn't owe me anything, I owe tattooing everything". Every single time I set up for a tattoo since I have read that, I repeat that mantra to myself. Tattooing is not easy, its many nights staying up late drawing, coming to work on your day off to finish a design or work with a client who couldn't get in another day. But I honestly can't see myself doing anything else. Tattooing is one of the most rewarding professions one could have and I feel honored that I get the chance to do it. Lets keep it rolling in 2017 and keep making Sioux Falls full of traditional tattoos. If you are interested in booking please contact me through this website, facebook, instagram (timjewelltattooer), or email ( Once again, thank you all for everything. 



December 2016

December 2016- A change of direction

As many of you noticed, I have decided to move on from the shop I had been at for many years. I am now located at Permanent Addictions Tattoo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Many years ago, I helped grow Permanent Addictions and its reputation. After 6 years I decided it was time to "come home". I am extremely lucky to be able to do tattoos with someone who taught me a good portion of what I know today as a tattoer. Sioux Falls will always be my home, and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of my clients for allowing me to make a living doing permanent art on you all. 

I will continue to offer my services by appointment, but also am happy to take walk-ins anytime I am not busy with a scheduled client. Walk-in tattoos are important to me because I like the challenge of being kept on my toes and not "knowing what is next". If you are interested in my art either as a tattoo or a painting, please click on the "inquiries" tab above and fill out the attached form. 

You can also now keep up with me via but I will be updating this page with tattoos and paintings a little more often. 2017 is looking to be an inspiring year. I would love to start a new tattoo for you. I am more than happy to make you a tattoo design from scratch, or to work with you on a design that you already have. I plan on keeping up monthly with this little blog, including a page of hand painted flash that will be the "specials" for the month. Permanent Addictions Tattoos will also be featuring weekly and monthly specials to keep things interesting! I plan on continuing to grow as a tattooer, learning all that I can. I am currently planning a few guest spots in the region and also plan on having a few friends come to guest at Permanent Addictions. I will keep you all up to date so please visit back every now and again! 

I hope you all have a very happy holiday season and a happy and safe new years! Be kind to one another. 

-Tim Jewell