Bulldog Custom Tattooing


10:00am to 6:00pm

1012 North Market St.

East Palestine Oh


(330) 886-0126



SUNDAY by appointment only

Each of our artists specialize in different areas. When you come in with an idea we can usually point you toward one of our artists that would be a good fit. No matter what style or subject you would like, we have an artist for you!

I spent many hours growing up with a pencil in my hand and doing graphite drawings. It was something I always enjoyed, but gave it up once I graduated college and began a family, with my last drawing completed in 1988. I went 20 years without completing another one. My art career was set aside and I was a Mechanical Engineer for 18 years. In 2005 I made a change in my profession and became a Real Estate investor, buying and selling residential homes. That was altered when I purchased a house from a gentleman who had owned two tattoo shops, and after showing him my 1988 owl drawing, he strongly suggested I start tattooing.    

Bruce Riehl

Owner / Tattoo Artist

So, in 2012 I found myself as an apprentice at the local tattoo shop, and made another change in my profession. I began drawing again, using colored pencils and pastels for the first time.  

18 months after I started my apprenticeship, I had the opportunity to join the talented artists at Wyld Chyld in Pittsburgh, and work under Ink Master’s season 2 runner up, Sarah Miller. Soon after, my original tattoo shop became available to buy, so I quit Wyld Chyld, bought the shop and started Bulldog Custom Tattooing.    

Bulldog Custom Tattooing grew rapidly and we soon outgrew the facility. In 2016, I purchased a large commercial building and after a complete remodeling, Bulldog was moved into our current location.      

I am blessed to work with a group of very talented people who are all enjoyable to be around. Their personalities and skills make Bulldog Custom Tattooing a great place to work and a great place to visit. I couldn’t be prouder of our crew and the responses our customers give, once they have visited us. We continue to grow and look forward to meeting new clients!