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THE LOYAL SPARROW ARTISTS

The Loyal Sparrow is proud to introduce an eclectic, hand-picked team of Montana and guest tattoo artists. Our group of artists and piercers comprises those with the highest standards in artistry, professionalism, and health code compliance criteria. Each artist has a scope of expertise while exemplifying diverse skills in all styles of tattooing and piercing. 

These bios are as creative as their work - the artists offer insight to an epic and random set of questions!

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Nina Scott

Owner, Tattoo Artist

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  • In another life, I'm pretty sure I was an actress

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd travel all over the world

  • The best piece of advice I've ever been given is the happiness equation: discipline + purpose + gratitude= happiness

  • If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve food and family

  • What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Be prepared to laugh! A sense of humor is a must; don't take yourself too seriously

  • If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably be a flight attendant

  • My favorite word in the English language is why

  • What's the most inspiring part of your job? I get to hear stories about how people arrived at the decision to get tattooed. The stories can be extremely moving and I get to be there with a client while they talk though it

  • The most important thing I learned before high school was that laughter really is the best medicine

  • If I were a superhero, my superpower would be teleporting

  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a teacher when I grew up

Visit Nina's Instagram @inkme.missnina

Instagram

"I gave Nina my vision of what I wanted for my tattoo and without hesitation she saw it, embraced it, and came away with a design that nailed it! All I had to do was tell her what I wanted and the meaning behind it, and she created the perfect piece for me. Her gentle hands, comfortable studio, and insane talent make it an enjoyable visit and makes you crave for more!! What started out as a small piece is slowly becoming a masterpiece. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next and ready to have her creativity add more to this piece. I would highly recommend Nina!!!"  - Jen Rather

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Jimmy scott

Owner, Piercer

  • In another life, I'm pretty sure I'm new, and this is my first life

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I wouldn't tell anyone, but there would be signs

  • The best piece of advice I've ever been given is to strike first, strike hard, no mercy

  • If I could invent a holiday, it would involve presents, because I like presents

  • What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars: Leave the rockstar attitude at the door; we all look out for each other here

  • If I weren't so damn good at my job- I would be out in the elements back in the construction world

  • My favorite word in the English language is,  F@$k

  • What's the most inspiring part of your job? Seeing people's faces light up when they see their new piercing

  • The most important thing I learned before high school was you can't make everyone happy, and if you try, you will end up unhappy

  • If I were a superhero, my superpower would be...It's hard to pick just one, but what I do know is no matter what, it would definitely be used for evil

  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I was going to be an astronaut

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Visit Jimmy's Instagram @joker_joker_deuce

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"Jimmy was the best! Despite somewhat embarrassing circumstances during my septum piercing (which i am in love with!) he made me feel comfortable the whole time. Super friendly and clean place."  - Kayleanna

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Ethan diliberto

Tattoo Artist

  • In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a Coyote scavenging the canyons of Mexico

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d build my dream vacation home on a beach somewhere exotic

  • The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is “watch your thoughts, they become your words, watch your words, they become your actions, watch your actions.. They produce your future” 

  • If I could invent a holiday, it would be national candle day, where everyone has to light a candle for someone or something they lost

  • What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? BE YOURSELF! Work until you are proud of what you make, not when someone else is

  • If I weren’t so damn good at my job, I’d probably be an illustrator with some free time. My favorite word in the English language is Entropy

  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job? That each piece is different, so no matter what you will grow from each project

  • The most important thing I learned before high school was, the people you present yourself around will influence who you are in the future

  • If I were a superhero, my power would be to control shadows

  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a zoologist of marine animals when I grew up

Instagram

"Ethan is by far the best artist I’ve ever been to and I have tons of tats. If you want someone who will work with you and your ideas and print them onto you go here. Ethan is the best. Won’t ever go to another artist." -  Owen Brookshire

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Ashley Johnson

  • In another life, I'm pretty sure I was a bird

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd move to the mountains

  • The best piece of advice I've ever been given is don’t worry about what others think.

  • If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve bacon

  • What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Just to be yourself

  • If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably be a heavy equipment operator

  • My favorite word in the English language is Dude. I seem to say it a lot lol

  • What's the most inspiring part of your job? The most inspiring part about my job is I get to work with strong and dedicated women

  • The most important thing I learned before high school was do it right the first time so you won’t have to do it again

  • If I were a superhero, my superpower would be able to travel back in time

  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a heavy equipment operator when I grew up
     

Visit Ashley's Instagram @faded_in_montana

Instagram

2024 Bozeman's Choice Winner - 3rd Place Salon! 

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Ashley Johnson
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Mimi

Piercer

  • In another life I think I was an aspen tree in giant forest

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would start a giant farm of exotic animals and have a village for Guinea pigs

  • The best piece of advice I have ever been given is from my best friend, he says “nothing matters, in a good way”

  • If I could invent a holiday it would be a day where everyone with big dog breeds dressed their dogs up and walked them around all day so everyone can see

  • Advice I would give to a new candidate is to not be so nervous.

  • If I wasn’t so damn good at my job I’d probably be boring.

  • My favorite word in the English language is mantis because I like the way it sounds

  • The most inspiring part about my job will be putting my art on people and having a shared love for piercings that I can contribute to

  • The most important thing I learned before high school is that it’s best to break the law before you’re an adult

  • If I was a superhero my superpower would be to talk to animals

  • When I was 5 I was pretty sure I would be a mortician

Visit Mimi's Instagram @poked2perfection

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"Mimi was literally the BEST. I got my nose redone after it had gotten ripped out after i got home earlier last month. She is the sweetest human being and explained everything well. The overall environment of the place is PHENOMENAL as well. I love the set up, the music, the vibes, the wall decor, everything. I cannot wait to get a tattoo from here before I leave for school again. 10/10 RECOMMEND!!!" - Bailey Weisz

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Shay smith

Tattoo Artist

  • In another life, I'm pretty sure I was living by the ocean.

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd probably pay off my loans and buy a plane ticket

  • The best piece of advice I've ever been given was when my dad told me "to make sure you live everyday,  move, experience, just be man."

  • If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve bringing people together

  • What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Honestly just be ready for some serious silly stuff and prepare to become a part of a family

  • If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably still be a cowboy hat shaper or work in food service again

  • My favorite word in the English language is Woof. I say that word all the time

  • What's the most inspiring part of your job? I love being able to turn the body into art and I love helping people feel that connection and power within their body

  • The most important thing I learned before high school was to be honest and kind no matter what happens you'll be alright

  • If I were a superhero, my superpower would be teleportation, that could ever not be my answer

  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be an artist when I grew up

Visit Shay's Instagram @art.shayyssmith

Instagram

"Loyal Sparrow is by far the best tattoo shop in all of Montana. Not only is the staff incredibly talented, but they offer the best hospitality and welcome everyone. I couldn’t rave enough about how great my experience was at this shop. I received a tattoo by Shay, who completely slayed the design I walked in to get. Her entire attitude and energy was top tier and made me feel comfortable getting tattooed. This shop consist of the most professional and overall good people to be providing such services. Will gladly be returning to get some more work!"

~ Alyssa Gonzalez

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Kursten Fuller

Tattoo Artist

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  • In another life, I'm pretty sure I was a crime-fighting vigilante who used glitter bombs and a pink lasso to catch criminals

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd buy a ski cabin in the Canadian Rockies!

  • The best piece of advice I've ever been given is “You don’t need to make anyone else proud, only yourself!”

  • If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve potatoes!

  • What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Determination is key! Keep coming around, make friends with the family, and DONT GIVE UP! Trust me, it works.

  • If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably be an art teacher or own a coffee shop!

  • My favorite word in the English language is Oof-dah

  • What's the most inspiring part of your job? I get to meet so many different types of people! I love talking to them and learning about their stories!

  • The most important thing I learned before high school was to do whatever makes you the happiest! You only have one life to live, so make sure it counts!

  • If I were a superhero, my superpower would be to teleport! I would love to travel the world one day!

  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be an astronomer! 

Visit Kursten's Instagram @kubs._.ink

Instagram

"Good atmosphere, good vibes. Kursten absolutely killed it and I am beyond impressed. I will be back!"  ~William Metherell

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Shiloh Stanyer

Tattoo Artist

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  • In another life, I'm pretty sure I was a wrongly accused, and tried for witchcraft because I love creepy things.  

  • If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd build a house and travel around looking at cool architecture. 

  • The best piece of advice I've ever been given is Fear leads to anger.  Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the Dark Side. 

  • If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve tacos. 

  • What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? It's not as scary as it seems :) Just be yourself and be prepared to laugh... a lot!

  • If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably be a Forensic Microbiologist.

  • My favorite word in the English language is lalochezia.

  • What's the most inspiring part of your job? Providing ink therapy for those who need it and watching them walk away with something beautiful instead of destructive. 

  • The most important thing I learned before high school was to find humor in all things and you'll be alright.  

  • If I were a superhero, my superpower would be rapid healing because I'm clumsy af...

  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a teacher.
     

Shiloh
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Kim Lague

Tattoo Artist

Bio coming soon!

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Visit Kims's Instagram @kiimlaguetattoo

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