Skin Kitchen Tattoo 515-255-4430

Guest Artist Michelle

Michelle will be a Guest Artist on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 24th and Sunday, January 27th, 2018

On these dates she will be Tattooing by appointment or when there is time is available by walk-in 1-8pm. Please call ahead to set up an appointment or check for availability. Our number is 515-255-4430 or you can email the studio at


Michelle's Bio

Michelle Balhan describes herself as "a versatile tattooist with a passion for exploring all styles of my craft". Born in Chicago suburbs with a touch of the 'crazies", Michelle became involved in the tattoo industry in 1993 and began tattooing in 1996/A pleaser by nature, her love of tattooing allows her to make the customer happy working on a design they present to her or by creating something based upon the customer's ideas and inspirations. Inspired by a communal rhythm that moves through the universe and creates a connectedness between humanity and nature, she brings a sense of flow and balance to her designs. Vivid color is dominant in her work reflecting the colorful personalities she meets on a regular basis. She welcomes the challenge to create unique tattoos which express emotion and mark moments in the life of her clients. Outside of tattooing, Michelle tries her hand at painting, loves to travel but mostly enjoys spending time with family and friends conversing about life's joys and obstacles.