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After 10 years at her Guadalupe St. location, Kate has closed her tattoo studio and relocated with her husband, Ross Von Seggern, to a new location at 9010 N. I-35, Suite 114, Austin, Texas 78753. 


(512) 660-5211.

Our new website:

is under construction but will be operational soon. 

Currently, Kate is recovering from double knee reconstruction and is taking the COVID 19 lockdown as an opportunity to heal. She is also focussing on writing her history and life.  She and her husband will be attending conventions again throughout the United States when possible. Details about Kate's schedule will be found under TOUR when they once again go on the road. 

Meanwhile, Kate is offering some great historical items for sale in the GOODS section here that you do NOT want to miss! 

 Hope to see you on the road! Thank you! Stay safe and be careful.


New T-shirts 


Jack Rudy designed the front and the back features the iconic Shanghai Kate logo designed by Kate Hellenbrand herself.

Available for purchase in our store in all sizes from small to XXL, with more colors coming soon! Tote bags are also available with Kate's logo! 

Great gifts for the tattoo fan in your life! 



Kate is Cooking

more books!!

"His Book, Volume One" has been correctly called "American Tattoo Master Part II" by Crash, the editor of Tattoo Artist Magazine. Written by Sailor Jerry Collins of Honolulu, Hawaii, sometime in the late 1960s and presented now without any editing or changes. This book is a treasure trove of Jerry's deepest thoughts about the craft he founded and loved. Hand-bound by Shanghai Kate, the last person to work with Sailor Jerry, it comes signed and numbered. 

"His Book, Volume Two," is currently being designed and will be available soon. Filled with more technical information, it demonstrates how fully knowledgable Sailor Jerry was about his craft. It is required reading for all who are interested in the holy art of tattooing.

check out Kate and Jeff Goldblum

Kate will be featured in a 12 part documentary series with actor Jeff Goldblum!


See Kate teach Jeff about tattooing and how to do it! The documentary series will begin on November 12, 2019 on the Disney streaming platform, Disney+. Watch the trailer now!