beautifying the world... one masterpiece at a time!

RENAISSANCE BODY ART is a full-service tattooing and body piercing studio located at 126 Depot St. in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, featuring award-winning tattoo art of Jon Powell (voted Best Tattoo Artist of 2018 in The Weekender) and Jake Abplanalp, as well as piercings by Jeff "The Impaler" Nye, who recently earned the studio an award for Best Piercing Shop in the 2018 Best of Scranton Awards.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are not only talented, but they are all certified in OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 and always practice full medical sterilization on the premises. After all, quality means nothing without safety!






The head honcho, Jon Powell has been tattooing for 19 years and does every type of tattooing imaginable, specializing in Asian-style tattoo art, as well as realism (portraits, wildlife, etc) and better cover-ups than the government! In addition to tattooing, he is also an accomplished cartoonist and currently in the process of self-publishing Fallen Dragon, a graphic novel of his own creation. Team Renaissance's resident funny man, Jon treats his clients to professionalism with a side of comedy, and will make even the most nervous first-time client feel relaxed in his chair. Rest assured that your experience at Renaissance Body Art will be a safe and pleasurable one!

Jon was recently voted Best Tattoo Artist in the 2018 Weekender Reader's Choice Awards, and he also does reconstructive nipple tattooing for breast cancer mastectomy operation survivors.




Jon's trusty sidekick, Jake Abplanalp (pronounced AP-len-alp) has been tattooing for 5 years, and is comfortable working in any style, but excels in black and grey as well as abstract and watercolor style tattoo art. A native of Old Forge, PA, Jake began tattooing in Oklahoma before returning to the area, and currently resides in Forest City, PA, with his wife Elissa and stepdaughters Corryn and Rylee. In addition to tattooing, he is well-versed in business management as well as construction. So in addition to keeping Renaissance Body Art a well-oiled machine, he also had a pivotal role in renovating the storefront that currently houses the studio. Your tattoo experience with "The Hatter" will be one to remember!


body piercer


Clarks Summit's native son, Jeff the Impaler joined Team Renaissance in July of 2018, but the "new kid on the block" is actually a seasoned veteran of the industry. In addition to being a master piercer, he was one of the first piercers in Northeastern Pennsylvania to do surface anchors and microdermals. He was also responsible for Renaissance Body Art recently winning Best Piercing Shop in the 2018 Best of Scranton Awards. When he is not piercing, Jeff is often spending time with his 6-year-old daughter Molly and his girlfriend Ashlee.




All piercings start at $45, which include any facial or ear piercings (with the exception of Industrial, which is $60)

Snakebite, spider bite, and cyber bite piercings are $80, while canine bites are $120

Tongue, navel, and nipple piercings are $60 each (or $100 for both nipples).

All exotic/genital piercings (male or female) are $100 and up.

All surface piercings (dermal anchors, surface bars, etc.) are $75 each.

All body jewelry is either ASTM F-136 implant-grade titanium or ASTM F-138 implant grade steel.

We also carry an assortment of plugs, eyelets, etc. in titanium, wood, bamboo, glass, acrylic, and stone.

We are proud to sell ANATOMETAL and INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH body jewelry, as well as H2OCEAN aftercare.

NOTE: Prices include basic starter jewelry, and are subject to an increase in cost if specialty jewerly is requested





126 Depot St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Tel: (570) 586-2850




Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
​​Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
​Sunday hours by Appointment Only


© 2016 by RENAISSANCE BODY ART. All rights reserved.

Floral sleeve

upper half of an ongoing sleeve of flowers and butterflies