Cactus Tattoo is taking a vacation!! We will be closed August 1st-August 8th. We will re-open on August 9th. Feel free to send us questions through email, we will answer them as soon as we return. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!

Mon – Sat   12pm – 8pm

507.387.6601

Makeba Ische

I am Makeba and I have been part of Cactus Tattoo since 2001. I started as a receptionist, then went on to become a piercer, and soon after began managing the shop. In 2005, I started tattooing and a year later I became the owner of Cactus. I have passed on my early roles to our highly trained, amazing staff and now focus my attentions on the roles of business owner and tattoo artist.

I have been making art most of my life. Being an artist was something I never really questioned; I simply saw it as my future. After studying art in college and earning a BFA, I was a bit unsure how I would make a career as an artist. As I spent my days working at Cactus, I became increasingly fascinated with tattooing. The clean lines and bold colors intrigued me. I was compelled by the possibilities. Many years later, I still love learning new techniques and seeing my work progress.

I have always loved outlining. The process requires focus and becomes almost meditative. I am happy to do lettering, fine line, and detailed tattoos. I truly enjoy any nature-themed concepts, the challenge of cover-ups, and large custom pieces. I love making my customers’ ideas become a reality.

Work With Me/Add Your Work To My Portfolio

Interested in working with me or did you do a piece for you that you would like added to my portfolio? I would love to hear from you.

cat tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
tiger arm tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
tiger arm tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
realistic heart chest tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
realistic heart chest tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
lemon tree tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
Skull hand tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
owl shoulder tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
wild flower tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
mountain scene chest tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
Full leg tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato
poppy flower tattoo tattoo by Makeba Ische at Cactus Tattoo in Mankato