Read About Our Artists

Here you can find personal information and links to other pages provided by the artists.

Christian Cronin

Christian Cronin

Owner / Tattooist & Piercer

Christian spent 7 years tattooing and learning the business side of the industry before starting Carnivale Tattoo in 2011. While he may not always be at the shop, he makes employee and client happiness his priority. He is a quick and understanding problem solver who is always there when needed. He spends his free time being a devoted husband, father and car enthusiast.

Matt Kowalchyk

Matt Kowalchyk

Tattoo Artist

Matt is a proud Pensacola-native who moved to the Mississippi coast where he began his pursuit of tattooing. When he isn‘t home with his wife and three adorable kids, he’s creating custom tattoos and artwork. He is the senior tattoo artist at Carnivale, and he’s badass in our books.

Ben Louis

Ben Louis

Tattoo Artist

Ben Louis has been tattooing since 2007 and has finally brought his legendary photo realism tattoo style to the deep south! He is the harmless resident shit-talker but don’t go hating on his Cincinnati Bengals unless you can handle the heat.

Cheyenne Carlisle

Cheyenne Carlisle

Tattoo Artist

Cheyenne has been tattooing as a senior artist at Carnivale since 2013. His attention to detail is unmatched, and it shows in his artwork. He is passionate about his cats, playing guitar, Tool, and animated manly shows. He is single and waiting and waiting and waiting for the right lady.

Jason Broadhead

Jason Broadhead

Tattoo Artist / Piercer

Jason is a coast-native and devoted husband and father. When he isn’t with his loved ones, he is working hard to support his family. He keeps his clients coming back with his approachable demeanor and determination to give them exactly what they want.

Brandy Geyer

Brandy Geyer

Tattoo Artist

Brandy is a loving wife and step-mother. Her smile and laugh light up a room. When she isn’t spending time with her family and hedgehog, she is making beautiful art. Her favorite tattoo styles are traditional and neo-traditional.

Jessica "Jay" Downs

Jessica "Jay" Downs

Tattoo Artist / Piercer

Jay is Carnivale’s newest female artist. Her artwork is as beautiful and brightly-colored as she is. Her love for Sailor Moon, cats, everything cutesy, and holo leads us to believe she may have been Japanese in a past life.