Skin Kitchen Tattoo
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Our Artists

Yes we are open but...

Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio will be re-opening on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 for Tattoos and Piercings by Appointment only and with some restrictions. Both will be operating with our normal hours listed below. 

The Following Restrictions will be applied:

  1. We are only tattooing and piercing by appointment.

  2. Only the person with the appointment will be allowed inside. Unless you have mobility issues and require assistance. If you are a minor child getting pierced, please bring a guardian.

Jack

Jack has been tattooing since 1993. He has been published in multiple magazines and has won several awards for his tattooing. Jack does truly enjoy doing all styles, though he is most well-known for his photorealistic black and gray. He believes that the customer should have a good idea of what they want, but is more than willing to help them realize their full vision. All in all, Jack thinks the tattoo should be a fun, positive experience, and does his best to offer that to all of his clients.

Westley

An Iowa native, I got my start in Des Moines. I began my career as an apprentice in 2006, and have progressed from the original shop to work with a variety of amazing artists to learn from. Not content with just one or two specific styles, I have jumped at the chance to try new forms of art, and push myself to be able to do a good job on any tattoo that comes my way. Whether its a color piece, black and grey, memorial, new school or old, I want to be able to do it. With a wide range of technique and skill, I take pride in my versatility and my professional demeanor.

Body Piercing by DaVo

DaVo became the first professional trained piercer to operate in Iowa when he started piercing at Creative Images in Des Moines in May of 1994. After leaving Creative Images in February of 1995, he went on to open his own studio the Axiom in March of 1995 in what is now called the East Village area of Des Moines. In October 1999 he closed the studio on E. 5th St. and moved into Skin Kitchen Tattoo where he and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio continue to operate today.

 

Jimmy St John

Jimmy has been Tattooing since 1999 and has tattooed all over the United State and even Japan. He will be tattooing by appointment or walk-in through the winter and plans on making Des Moines his headquarters in the future. 

Brent

BStarr has 8 years of experience as a tattooer. He hails from Keokuk Iowa, where he began his career in illustration, and was later employed at Twisted Tattoos from 2012-2019. He enjoys tattooing a variety of styles, his favorites being black & grey illustrative realism and color saturated pieces. He loves the “therapeutic” or “healing” aspect of tattooing.