Skin Kitchen Tattoo
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Our Artists

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.

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.