About Brightside Body Art

We are a team of kick-ass babes fueled by a passion for tattoos, body piercing, jewelry, and customer service.

With more than 30 years of combined experience, our body art team is dedicated to you, your vision, and providing a safe and clean environment. We strive to create an inclusive and safe space for all humans.

As part of our community, you help us contribute to small businesses and organizations that we care about. We love supporting our neighbors. Please reach out to us about upcoming fundraisers and community events.

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Brightside Body Art was established in 2020.

Group photo of the crew by Jazzer Rae Photos.
Trist’n, Sarauna, Larisa, Adrienne, and Sam | Pics by Jazzer Rae Photos

Artists

Portrait of Sarauna by Jazzer Rae Photos.

Sarauna

WILDLIFE / PORTRAITS / FLORAL / CUSTOM DESIGNS

Sarauna immersed herself in the tattoo industry in her early teens and started her first apprenticeship right after graduating high school. Sarauna is very detail-oriented. She loves pin-up girls, fantasy, wildlife, human and animal portraits, flowers, and plants. Sarauna also enjoys coverups because they are always challenging and pretty much have to be custom. “I love custom work! Please ask me to draw for you.”

Adrienne

TRADITIONAL / BLACK & GRAY / POP CULTURE / PERMANENT MAKE-UP

Adrienne grew up around tattoos and body modification. She got her first tattoo at 15. She started piercing right after college and apprenticed to tattoo shortly after. She loves when her clients have exciting new ideas for their body art. Being a tattoo artist in a constantly evolving industry is her life and passion.

Portrait of Adrienne by Jazzer Rae Photos.
Portrait of Trist'n by Jazzer Rae Photos.

Trist’n

PIERCING / MICROBLADING

Trist’n has always been a fan of needles and body modification. She is one of the most sought out body piercers in Montana. Being a mother, she is great working with young children. She truly enjoys delivering an informative, caring, and calm experience to her clients.

SAM

APPRENTICE TATTOO ARTIST

Sam is Adrienne’s tattoo apprentice.

Portrait of Sam by Jazzer Rae Photos.
Portrait of Larisa by Jazzer Rae Photos.

Larisa

PIERCING / APPRENTICE TATTOO ARTIST

Larisa has been drawing ever since she was a kid and has been getting pierced and tattooed since she was 16. She is an avid lover of fine art, printmaking, and all needle-work including piercings, tattoos, knitting, and cross-stitch. 

She believes that body modification is a collaborative conduit for self-expression and loves working with clients to help them love their bodies even more.

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Booking

For tattoo estimates please send images, size in inches, location, and any other details you wish us to know to the email address listed below.

We now offer ONLINE APPOINTMENTS for piercings!

Celebrating our One Year Anniversary!

We spent our one year anniversary at the Western Montana Fair with local photographer, Isabella Mitchell, aka @eezabaya. The evening was spent riding rides, watching the rodeo and eating way too much food. We want to deeply thank all of our supporters for the past year. We could not do this without all of you! Here’s to many more years serving the Missoula community!

New Merch coming soon!

Larisa, Sarauna’s tattoo apprentice, designed our new sticker for pride month! The stickers will be arriving June 8th and they will be available to purchase for $5! All proceeds of these stickers will be donated to The Western Montana LGBTQ+ Community Center. This center fosters a welcoming space for community members from Western Montana and surrounding areas.  They offer community events and free space for LGBTQ+ individuals, groups, communities, host events focused on identity development and self-care, empowerment, leadership development, community engagement, and overall wellness. We are thrilled to support this amazing center! Stop in and grab a sticker to show your support! https://www.gaymontana.org/mission-statement/

Welcome Larisa!

It is with great pride that we announce the addition of Larisa to the Brightside Body Art family.

Larisa has supported Brightside and our artists since before the launch of our business, patiently awaiting her moment to become a full member of our team.

Larisa previously trained as a body piercer under Tristn’s mentorship. It’s great to have the team back together again. We will be able to offer expanded piercing availability with her on the schedule.

Larisa is also apprenticing as a tattoo artist with Sarauna. We are so grateful and excited to watch her journey to becoming a tattooist.

Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us at our Grand Opening event last Friday the 13th. We were blown away by the showing of support from our community and so proud to finally show our beautiful studio to the public.

We were gifted Guns n’ Roses tickets by Angel from 96.3 The Blaze for this event. She plugged our studio on her station all day and we were honored. Our friends have reached out saying word of mouth is spreading and that would not have been possible without all of you!

Please keep in mind, masks will be required for employees and patrons at the studio to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone.

Sarauna and Adrienne are booked through October at this time. If you are interested in booking a tattoo appointment, please email us at brightsidebodyart@gmail.com. Let us know your requested artists, details of the design, and the size and location of the tattoo.

We are so excited to be a part of Missoula’s art scene and we can’t wait to decorate all of you. Thank you, Missoula.