After 23 years in Blacksburg, we are retiring to sunny Florida, and our Blacksburg studio is closed. We have appreciated all the support from this region over the years.

rendezvous-editSaint John brings 30+ years of tattooing and more than 20 years of body piercing experience to Rendezvous. A Registered Nurse for 23 years, John’s knowledge of sterilization is indispensable to the tattoo and body piercing client.  Patti Rowan has been piercing full time for more than ten years and is the studio manager at Rendezvous.

John and Patti have been members of the Association of Professional Piercers for more than ten years.


At this time, many piercers and tattooists are practicing without a license in the New River Valley.  (For more info about unlicensed piercers and tattooists in the New River Valley and Roanoke areas, please see the tattoo information or piercing information section).   For your safety, please remember that a tattooist  or piercer individual license and a business license are not the same.  A tattooist or piercer need not fulfill any health and safety requirements to get a tattoo or piercing business license.


At Rendezvous, we use numbing gel if desired, during every piercing and tattoo

All jewelry is internally threaded and hand polished for ease of insertion and hassle free healing. We wouldn’t dare use externally threaded jewelry in your piercing and we hope you won’t either.  We use Industrial Strength and Anatometal jewelry exclusively.

For the ultimate in safety and state of the art tattooing and piercing,  visit SAINT JOHN and Patti at RENDEZVOUS!