Established 2009
Plowshare Studios of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a professional and state licensed tattoo studio founded in 2009. “Cheshire” Matt Thomas, accompanied by Christopher Bettley, founded Plowshare to bring a fresh take on the art and solidify western Michigan as a home to world class tattooing.

Your project matters to us. Regardless of complexity or size the artists of Plowshare will always take the utmost care in bringing you the best we have to offer and exceeding your expectations. While we tend specialize in large works of nearly any style, all projects are tackled with the same excessive attention to detail and craftsmanship that has made them a leader in the tattoo community of Michigan and earned them international recognition.

Plowshare Studios’ award winning artists have been published in numerous publications and are sought after by discerning collectors from around the globe.

Come by today and start your next tattoo with us!

Sorry, we don't offer Body Piercing.
Great artist. Just got some work done and I'm beyond happy with the quality. I have many tattoos ranging from good to ok to bad work and by far this is the best tattoo I've ever had done. Price is really reasonable for the quality of work. Definitely found my new shop!
Brian D.  ~Cedar Springs, MI
Matt does such amazing work! I can’t wait until I get the chance to get more work done by him.
Jen S.  ~Grand Rapids, MI
Matt is the greatest! Clean studio, great art and lots of humor... Plus they have candy
Jill J.  ~Wyoming, MI
'Cheshire' Matt Thomas
"I've always loved art, especially anything to do with tattoos. Much of my early, fine art, work was inspired by the tattoos I had observed on others.  I obsessed over it and studied art through high school and college.
While in college, I began drawing tattoo flash and selling it around to the local tattoo shops in Akron and Cleveland. Selling Flash, got me my foot in the door and eventually led to my apprenticeship.
I began tattooing tattooing, professionally, in 1993 at Kenmore Studios, in Akron, Ohio. I eventually went on to work at, manage, and 'herd cats' at several other studios in Ohio, Michigan and South Dakota.
During that time, I've met some great artists, clients, and friends, and I'm thankful for every minute of it."
Contact Me


6161 28th St SE
Cascade, MI 49546
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Noon-7:00pm
Wednesday: Noon-7:00pm
Thursday: Noon-7:00pm
Friday: Noon-7:00pm
Saturday: Noon-7:00pm

Closed most usual american holidays, a good bit of August and whenever I need to.

All other hours by appointment.