Liquid Courage was founded in 2000 by Devin and Johnna. While working together in a South Omaha street shop for several years, they noticed that many of their clients were requesting totally original, hand-drawn tattoos instead of simply picking designs off the wall. When they set out to open their own studio, they made this type of tattooing a priority, and opened the first (and to this day, only) all-custom tattoo studio in Omaha. We now have nearly a dozen full time artists, three piercers, our own building, and a small army of loyal clients.
Our goal is to provide an excellent customer experience from start to finish. We pride ourselves on working with each individual client in a collaborative way. Drawing upon our years of experience in tattooing, we will listen you your ideas, and help shape them in an effort to build you the best, most durable tattoo possible. We believe that we have an artist suited to do any kind of tattoo imaginable, and we will insist on putting your vision in the proper hands. Above all, we believe that everyone walking in our doors deserves to be treated with respect, and everyone walking out deserves to have a great tattoo.
Body Piercing 100%
Customer Service 100%
Covering $20 Tattoos 100%
Monday - Saturday : Noon - 8PM / Sunday - Closed
I was born and raised in Rhode Island. After leaving the ocean state, I found myself in the Midwest and began tattooing at A-1 Tattoo in Kansas City in 2004. From there I began working at The Mercy Seat in KC and doing guest spots around the country including Omaha. Making the move to Liquid Courage was an easy one. After guest spotting for years, I loved the crew, the shop and the atmosphere.
My name is chad and I have been tattooing since 2002. I started in Omaha and then went to Wyoming. About four years ago I ended up coming home and was lucky enough to land a spot here at liquid courage. I do not have a style in which I tattoo, I only care that the client is getting a great tattoo. Tattooing is an amazing art form and I think we should leave it like we found it, full of respect and glory!
I moved to Omaha Nebraska in 93 from a small town in illinois. I have a background in comic book art working on such comics as Star trek deep space 9 and the comic book adaption of the movie The crow, City of angels. I started tattooing at Liquid Courage in 2006. Working with such amazing talent has allowed me to grow even more as an artist and tattoo artist. We are as much a family as we are friends and co-workers.
Proud co-owner of Liquid Courage Tattoo since 2000. Comics were responsible for my obsession with art from an early age. After spending my early 20s selling some art freelance, a friend suggested tattooing. A short time later i realized this was the career for me. The art, the camaraderie, and honestly the clientele brings me back everyday. The variety of this industry is beyond what i could have ever imagined!
Dave has been tattooing, both locally and internationally, since 2001. His home base is currently at Liquid Courage Custom Tattoos in Omaha where he continues to work with his mentor, Devin Ferguson. Other professional studios Dave has worked at include Sailor’s Grave, Iron Brush Tattoo, Studio XIII, True Love, and Arctic Tattoo in Tromso, Norway.
I was introduced to Liquid Courage through my old friend, Jeremy “Fierto” Cruz and fell in love with the world of tattoo art and culture. After a two year apprenticeship, I started tattooing while looking for my stylistic niche. I’ve now been a full time tattooer for over three years and I couldn’t imagine a better fit. I enjoy tattooing traditional Americana and Japanese art while giving it a twist of my own; however, I don’t stylistically limit myself in the production of a quality tattoo.
I worked at a street shop in South Omaha for about a year when Johnna and Devin informed me of their intention to open the city’s first all custom tattoo shop and invited me to work with them. We opened Liquid Courage in May of 2000, and I have worked with them there ever since. I enjoy tattooing in various styles, including Japanese and American traditional, but I try not to specialize in any one thing.
I have been tattooing since 1995, and co-owner of Liquid Courage since 2000. Being the only woman at the shop, I have developed a thick skin and a sailor’s tongue. Although those boys I work with can be shit-asses, I love them like family and continue to appreciate the art of tattooing. I will carry on tattooing until my hands can no longer hold a machine.
My name is Nick and I’m the manager here at Liquid Courage. I have worked at Courage since 2004, all the while finding my way in the world. Although taking care of a myriad of spoiled tattoo artists and body piercers can feel like a circus at times, I strive to keep a professional environment where our client’s concerns and interests are held in the highest regard.
I’m Tobias Caballero. I have been tattooing since 2006. I have been residing in Omaha since 89 with a brief stint in Denver Colorado to attend art school. I have a BA in Illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. I work in a wide range of styles and enjoy a challenge. I’ve been blessed to work with some of the best tattoo artists in the Midwest here at LC.
Jonny No Sleeves is known to stab people (on a minute level) while wearing a banana costume and singing 70s show tunes. Since the FBI couldn’t come up with reasonable charges to press, his talents have been put to use at Sailor’s Grave. Aside from the insanity, he really is a fantastic piercer. If only he wasn’t tone deaf…
My name is Jarad Piniarski. I began apprenticing under Lee at Liquid Courage in February of 2004. I pierced at LC until the Fall of ’09 when I moved to Houston, TX. I found in Texas, a woman who was willing to put up with me. I stole her and brought her back to Omaha in August of 2012 and quickly took up my old position at LC. I’m very happy to be back around both those who are genetically tied to me, and my family at LC.
As soon as I saw Ed Hardy’s “Tattoo Times” as a teenager, I was destined to spend my adult life in a tattoo shop. I enjoy the bold look of classic American and Japanese tattoos, though i’ll do most anything that will stand the test of time. When I’m not preparing for, or making tattoos, I enjoy the company of my beautiful wife Shelly and our dogs. Thanks so much for checking out my stuff!
* For those of you who are a bit more impulsive, or would like to get tattooed today, we have created the shop for you! Sailor’s Grave Tattoo in Old Town Benson. Owned and operated solely by Liquid Courage tattoo artists who rotate in & out of this location on 2 week intervals.
* 24 hours notice for any cancellations is considered a true courtesy to our staff. We have many clients would love to fill your session but they do need some notice as well.
BODY PIERCING = 15+ (with parental consent & proper state issued, photo ID for every piercing EXCEPT genital, nipple, and dermals, which are 18+). More questions? Please call the studio. 402-929-4968
1. Wash your tattoo after 1-2 hours with HOT water and soap.
2. Let the HOT water run over your tattoo for 5-10 min.(expanding the skin) DO NOT BURN YOURSELF.
3. Pat Dry.
4. Apply an ice pack to the newly tattooed area for 20 min. (contracting the skin and sealing in the newly colored goodness) Also, DO NOT APPLY ICE PACK DIRECTLY TO YOUR SKIN. IT TOO WILL BURN YOUR SKIN, SMARTGUY. Wrap it in a towel or cloth.
5. Pat Dry.
6. Leave the tattoo alone for 24hrs.
7. Apply skin lotion or Aquaphor as recommended 2-3 times a day. What ever skin lotion you prefer is fine. (perfumed lotion contains alcohol and will sting a bit) 8. Continue using lotion on your tattoo forever and ever.
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