Announcing a Partnership with Fade Away Laser

Fade Away Laser Tattoo Removal

in Partnership with Benchmark Tattoo

Benchmark Tattoo and Fade Away Laser are excited to announce we will be combining our services at Benchmark's present store location. Fade Away Laser is moving from 10 E Superior St in Duluth to Benchmark's location at 1831 E. EIGHTH STREET, DULUTH, MINNESOTA. You can contact either tattoo or laser services at 218-730-7285. If you have existing appointments with Fade Away, simply come to the new store location. Fade Away Laser will continue to work with all local tattoo artists to provide coverup and removal services.


Holiday Season Gift certificates now available!!!!

Happy holidays everyone! We are happy to announce that gift certificates are now on sale through Chritmas eve.  For every $100 you spend an additional $25 certificate will be added.  We will also be giving away $50 gift cards at random with any tattoo appointment in the month of December.  Gift certificates are also available online if you click on the art and machine sales tab it will bring you to our webstore. http://www.kyleallen.bigcartel.com/


"Counter Culture" The Tattoo Flash of Jeremy Souders and Kyle James

If you have yet to check out the new tattoo flash our apprentices Jeremy and Kyle it will be up through the month of December with prints available for sale


Blatimore tattoo convention

We will be attending the baltimore tattoo arts convention this weekend and be closed april 9th through the 13th.  Please feel free to email us if you have any questions and we will see you all next week.http://www.villainarts.com/home/baltimore-tattoo-arts-convention/


December Group Local art Gifts show

The December group show is opening December 5th from 6-9pm.  Please join us for some some great new art as well as some select pieces from artists that have shown at Benchmark before.  Included artists are Esther Piszcek  and her Zen Tangle line drawing works.  Beautiful copic marker flora and fauna drawings by Katheryn Lauer.  Photography by Kristin Grover, Jeff Dexheimer and Heather Souders.  Mixed Media art by Carla Hamilton.  Paintings by Ed Newman and Jed Leiknes and Kyle Grover.  We are also featuring the first time Gallery showing of metal sculpture by Dan Grover.  We Encourage you to please bring an unwrapped toy donation for the the toyland express.  Thanks so much for supporting emerging twin ports artists and we look forward to seeing you there!

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New Tattoo Artist Josh Crotty

We are happy to announce we have hired a new resident tattoo artist.  Josh Crotty is now working with us and taking appointments call the shop or email to set up some time with this awesome artist



We are currently looking to hire tattooers we have 3 spaces available and we can do booth rent or percentage.  email kyle@benchmarktattoo.com if you are interested in working in our clean modern 100% disposable facility.  We are located in Duluth MN if you're interested in doing a guest spot please contact us.  Must have or be able to obtain Licensure in MN and have acceptable or obtain acceptable bbp certificate for the state.


Jed Leiknes

If you were interested in purchasing an original Jed Leiknes painting from his current show "Malum in se" follow the link under art and machine sales and under the products tab you can find Jed Leiknes and all his paintings can be viewed and will go live for sale at 6pm C.S.T on October 3rd 2014.  Thanks for looking and supporting such a great artist


Jed Leiknes

We are pleased to announce our next gallery show for October featuring the work of Jed Leiknes from Eau Claire, WI.  The opening reception will be from 6-9pm on Friday October 3rd and Jed will also be tattooing in Duluth on friday and has very limited availability if you were interested in collecting one of his amazing tattoos.

Directions HERE


new Art Opening This Friday

We will be having our next art opening this Friday September 5th 2014 from 6-10pm Featuring the artwork of local Duluth artist Ed Newman with the show titled "Influences" more can be read about Ed and our gallery from this great write up by Esther Pisczczek http://www.duluthbudgeteer.com/content/tattoo-studio-doubles-art-gallery If youre not familiar with our location we are located at 1831 E. 8th Street G102 Duluth, MN. See Google Map


Another Great write up to share

I wanted to share a recent write up done by Alex Johnson at CDINDULUTH.  Alex writes about commercial development in our community and was nice enough to help spread the word about what we have going on in our studio.  Please check out the article and keep your eyes on this amazing blog!!! http://www.cdinduluth.com/benchmark-tattoo-art-gallery


Steve Yasgar of Communist Daughter getting work done before Chaperone Records birthday party

Steve Yasgar , Drummer for the band Communist Daughter is getting a tattoo before their show at the Red Herring Lounge.  Chaperone Records is having their third birthday party. http://communistdaughter.com



Benchmark Tattoo & Gallery is now HIRING

Benchmark tattoo & Gallery is currently hiring tattoo artists for our busy Duluth MN location.  We are looking for experinced tattooers capable of executing clean work in one of the nicest studios in Minnesota.  We are looking for artists with at least two years shop working experience and an exceptional portfolio is a must.  We offer competitve commissions and an excellent disposables program.  We will consider paying a bonus to defray moving expenses for the right artist.  Please email kyle@benchmarktattoo.com to set up an intital interview.  All applicants will be required to come do a working interview as a guest artist before being condidered.  We have a great population of tattoo collectors and enthusiasts in the area as well as a 30k student body within walking distance of the studio


New Art Opening This Friday


Benchmark Tattoo and Gallery is pleased to announce we will be having our next art opening with Minneapolis artist Kyle Voightlander.  The event will be this Friday August !, 2014 at Benchmark Tattoo and Gallery 1831 E. 8th Street Unit G102 Duluth, Minnesota 55812 from 6-10pm.  All works displayed are available and prints will also be on hand for purchase along with some great food and drinks and socializing.  We look forward to seeing you Friday for this wonderful event



First Gallery opening

Benchmark Tattoo and Gallery will be holding our first art opening this Thursday July 3, 2014 featuring the photography of Kristin Grover from 6-9pm in the main gallery space at 1831 E. 8th Street G102 Duluth, MN. 55812.  Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages along with hor d'oeuvres will be served at no charge also all images will be available for sale and be up on display for the month of July if you can't make it in on Thursday.  We look forward to seeing everyone and it should be a wonderful event


Benchmark Tattoo Duluth MN

Benchmark Tattoo & Gallery is NOW OPEN at 1831 E. 8th Street G102 Duluth, MN 55812 location.  The shop phone number is (218)730-7285 we are open from 11am -9pm Tuesday-Thursday and 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday closed on Sunday and Monday


Evergreen Tattoo Invitational

Benchmark Tattoo & Gallery will be attending the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational Hosted by Joshua Carlton and Riley Smith.  The event is going to be held in Springfield Oregon at the Williamalane center February 21-23.  Kyle will have Original Artwork, Tattoo Machines and be available for walk up tattoos. Email kyle@benchmarktattoo.com for appointments or any questions.  Thanks and we will see you soon Oregon.


Benchmark Tattoo is Hiring

Benchmark Tattoo is looking to hire up to 6 Tattoo artists to staff our new Duluth Minnesota Location.  Our Tattoo Studio and art gallery is currently under construction at 1831 east 8th street Unit 2.  Duluth MN 55812.  

Some great reasons to join our team:

  • Brand new building with upscale atmosphere
  • College Student Population 16k within one mile of shop
  • Large resident population tattoo collectors
  • Great commision rates, profit sharing and disposables program
  • Dedicated support staff
  • Aggressive, Industry specific marketing relationships to get clients in your chair 
  • community involvement and special events
  • Large gallery space to sell your original artwork
  • On going education events and opportunities to work some of Americas Best conventions

Old School Expo

I will be attending the Old School Tattoo Expo hosted by Lyle Tuttle November 8-10 in St.Louis Missouri.  The event will be at the Ramada Plaza downtown.  I will be taking appointments and walk ups for tattoos as well as selling original artwork and tattoo machines.  It should be a great event as it usually is and I look forward to meeting and seeing you there.


Evergreen Tattoo Invitational

I will be attending Evergreen Tattoo Invitational Hosted by Joshua Carlton and Riley Smith February 21-23 at theWillamalane Center for Sports and Recreation

250 S. 32nd St, Springfield OR, 97478 Please feel free to email me to set up an appointment for this event