Jon reiter


Does Milwaukee have too many tattoo shops?

Published May 10, 2014

When tattooing was legalized in Milwaukee in 1998, a handful of shops opened. Today, there are 53. Is this too many? Local shop owners weigh in.


Celebrating Milwaukee's own Rembrandt of the rind

Published July 23, 2013

Since July 3, a small corner of the contemporary galleries at Milwaukee Art Museum have been home to "Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel." And with walls covered in the kind of catalog-of-wares one sees posted in tattoo parlors around the globe, this section of the museum has become not only a tribute, but something of a recreation of the Milwaukee tattoo joints Dietzel ran for half the 20th century.


Tattooer pens chronicle of Milwaukee's ink pioneer

Published Jan. 26, 2011

Shipwrecked sailor, traveling carnival freak, family man, gentleman entrepreneur and above all a pioneering master tattooer; Amund Dietzel lived a life as colorful as any of his designs.


Booze and tattoos: A big, bad combo

Published Feb. 5, 2008

In preparation for the ink needle, some people might decide to have a drink -- or four – to gain liquid courage, but most tattoo artists don’t recommend it.