Skin Kitchen Tattoo 515-255-4430

Body Piercing by DaVo

Coronavirus and Policy Changes

March 27th Update - We have been notified by the Governor that they will be extending the closure until April 8th. 

The Governor of Iowa has ordered us to cease operation from 10pm March 22nd until April 1st. Both Skin Kitchen Tattoo & The Axiom will be closed until at least Thursday, April 2nd. 

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.


The Axiom Body Piercing Studio and DaVo’s Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm. Yes, the studio is open for piercing only on Wednesdays. If these hours do not fit into your schedule, you can contact DaVo to set up an appointment.


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