Our Story

After years of hard work and multiple magazine features (**including her own back on the cover of the first publicly released tattoo periodical**), there was a growing demand for Jeanne’s tattoo services AND for her philosophy that tattoos should be personal to the individual and bring their personal story to life on their skin.

Leaving her “tattoo roots” in a more traditional tattoo parlor, Jeanne established the start of her vision of how tattooing should be offered to people:  a comfortable studio where people can express their personal message through the skills of a conscientious and talented tattoo artist, committed to excellence.

For over 35 years, Personal Art has offered its clients outstanding, personalized service and custom-designing in a private studio.   

Decades of awards later and many tattoo careers launched through her training system, Jeanne continues to create superior body art and permanent cosmetics.

It IS Art On A Body Canvas!

Come to where the ART is …

because it is FOREVER!

The story of PERSONAL ART began in 1985.

Having done her training during an era of pre-drawn, “flash” designs, Jeanne Fritch believed that every tattoo design should be personal to the bearer. 

Her commitment to personalized art and excellent service created a new culture of tattooing in Northwest Indiana. 

That commitment to excellence continues to this day – understanding that tattooing is CONSCIOUS ART that tells a story for the bearer.

Originally founded as “Tattoos By Jeanne”, Personal Art has consistently been a conscientious pursuit of quality art on a body canvas – in ​a warm and inviting studio setting.  

 Outstanding Art

 Commitment To Excellence

 Customer Service 

These are the three pillars of our studio.  

These pillars have stood the “test of time”, in an industry that looks much different today than it did in 1978.


3453 Central Avenue

Lake Station, IN  46405


Open Hours

Our studio is

available by advance

appointment only.