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Q&A in the Kitchen Podcast

Re-Opening on Sat. May 16th

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.

Friends that Tattoo, Who To Choose? Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP17 Podcast

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:18
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 17, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, answer another question submitted by our viewers, 

Tin Minute Book Review Asked:

"Here's something I've been wondering: if you have 3 friends who are ALL great tattoo artists, how do you choose which one you let tattoo you? "

Watch the Video Version - https://youtu.be/xsQqPZzXkLw

Refusing To Do A Tattoo or Piercing Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP16

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 07/26/2020 - 14:06
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 16, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, answer another question submitted by our viewers, 

Vanessa Esp-Isi Asked:

"What are some reasons clients get turned away for tattoo projects? Have you guys turned anyone away and why?"

Watch the Video Version - https://youtu.be/fEUC7I2y90w

Tattooing & Piercing, Old Days VS. Now Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP15

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 06/28/2020 - 15:03
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 15, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, answer a question submitted by our merch giveaway, 

Les Smith Asked:

"Question: since you guys have been in the industry for a long time, is there any way you think the industry is going in the wrong direction? You've talked many times about the improvements over the years (equipment, aftercare, etc) but are there any things that were better in the past?"

Watch the video version - https://youtu.be/mfi5i0mVn_o

Tattoos, Piercings & the Virus - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP12

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 04/12/2020 - 17:09
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Podcast Season 2, Episode 12, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, we discuss how getting tattooed and pierced may have the help you to gain the skill and habits needed to avoid contracting Covid-19. We talk about the theory that getting tattoos and piercings strengthens your immune system and how practicing cross-contamination while healing a tattoo or piercing has trained you to be aware of pathogens. Also, Jack, Jimmy, and Westley share a few tattoos that they finished right be for the shutdown.

Tattoos Weight Gain & Loss and Operations - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP11

Submitted by DaVo on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:01
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 11, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, we discuss how tattoos and piercings are affected by weight gain and loss, pregnancy, bodybuilding, breast augmentation, and surgeries.

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Watch the video version at https://youtu.be/E_HFJkDjKxI

Podcast - Tattoos That Might Get You Into a Fight - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP10

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 13:42
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 10, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, we talk about tattooing symbols that you may not be aware of the meaning. Covering Military, Gang, Cultural and Subculture related symbols that might just cause you to get into a fight. 

To Watch the Video Version of this go to https://youtu.be/30FYwmhLHqI

Podcast - White Tattoos, Fainting, Ridicule & Favorites - Speed Round 3 - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP08

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 02/16/2020 - 14:15
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Watch the Video Version at https://youtu.be/hScg2h4F27k

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 8, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo is the third speed round edition. We cover 4 questions in this one including: Are White Tattoos a Bad Idea? What if I pass out? Will you make fun of me if I'm a wimp? and What's your favorite Tattoo and Piercing?

When Shouldn't You Get Tattooed or Pierced? Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP07

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 16:06
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Premieres at 5 pm Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 2019

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 7, Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo discuss When You Shouldn't Get Tattooed or Pierced. This episode covers the most common reasons that you may want to delay getting body art like a new tattoo or new piercing. If you would like to watch the video version go to https://youtu.be/TbD9B1LJ9Ys

Finishing a Tattoo by Another Artist - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP 06

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 01/19/2020 - 14:54
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Premieres at 5pm Sunday Jan. 17th, 2019

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 6, we come back after a long break for the holidays and discuss whether an artist will finish a tattoo started by another tattoo artist. This is the Podcast Edition. If you would like to watch the video edition go to https://youtu.be/gZ_e89ngzZY

Tattoos & Piercing - What to Expect the Day After - Q&A In the Kitchen S02 EP03

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 11/10/2019 - 13:36
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 3, Tattoos & Piercings, What to Expect the Day After - Q&A In the Kitchen S02 EP03, Jack, Westley, DaVo and Jimmy what is normal reactions in the days after you get a new tattoo or piercing. Premiere at 5 pm CST Sunday, November 3rd, 2019.

To Watch the Video Version go to https://youtu.be/Gx4M9elZ9tk

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Wait Time between Tattoos and Piercings & Planning Large Projects - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP02

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 17:45
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2 Episode 2 Wait Time between Tattoos and Piercings & Planning Large Projects, Jack, Westley, DaVo and Jimmy talk about planning out a larger project and how much time to take off between getting a tattoo or a piercing. Premiere at 5pm CST Sunday October 27th, 2019.

Watch the Video version on Youtube - https://youtu.be/YRjcCKyjOU8

Origin Stories - How Did You Get into Tattooing & Piercing - Q&A in the Kitchen S 02 EP 01

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 10/13/2019 - 15:10
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In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2 Episode 1 Origin Stories. Jack, Westley, DaVo, and Jimmy tell the story of how they first discovered tattooing. piercing and body modification and how they became an artist. Also, they talk about the importance of apprenticeship and whether you can take a class and become an artist.

To Watch the Video version go to https://youtu.be/MynCL5UL1BI

Payment Speed Round - Cash or Credit, Tipping, Name Dropping & Discounts EP 27

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 09/29/2019 - 17:17
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 27 - Payment Speed Round - Cash or Credit, Tipping, Name Dropping & Discounts. Jack, Westley, and DaVo discuss paying for Tattoos and Piercings. What the method of payment they prefer, should you tip and how much, if you mention a friend of the artist will you get a discount and Military and other discounts.

To Watch the Video version go to https://youtu.be/U58E49OUZ9c

Bad Ideas for Tattoos and Piercings - Q&A in the Kitchen Podcast EP 26

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 09/15/2019 - 13:32
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Q&A in the Kitchen Podcast Episode 26 - Jack, Westley and DaVo cover some of the many bad ideas when it comes to Tattoos and Piercings.

To Watch the Video Version go to https://youtu.be/GWkFTK_m0Vg

Q&A in the Kitchen is a series where Professional Tattooist and Body Piercers discuss common subjects relating to the Body Arts. If you have a question that you would like us to cover in the future, please comment below or send an email to davo@axiompiercing.com.

Black Light, Metallic & Glitter Tattoos - Q&A in the Kitchen EP 25

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 09/01/2019 - 18:17
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 25 - Black Light, Metalic and Glitter Tattoos. Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, and DaVo talk about Black Light Tattoos and other specialty tattoo inks. The discussion involves how effective Black Light tattoos are, and the fact that you can't add metals or glitter to tattoos.

To Watch the Video Version go to https://youtu.be/S-6pDUfQuC8

Weirdest, Drawing and Style - Speed Round - Q&A in the Kitchen EP 24

Submitted by DaVo on Sat, 08/17/2019 - 18:17
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 24 - Speed Round Edition. In this episode, we cover three questions that didn't seem to board enough for their own episode. DaVo of the Axiom and Jack Lowe & Westley Dickerson of the Skin Kitchen answer the questions, What is the Weirdest Tattoo or Piercing You've Done? Can You Draw Up a Tattoo for Me? and Do You Have a Tattoo Style that you Specialize in?

To Watch the Video version go to https://youtu.be/AXJDY2X2IpU

How to Protect Your Tattoos and Piercings in the Summer

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 18:56
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 22 - How to Protect Your Tattoos and Piercings in the Summer. Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, and DaVo discuss at length how to protect your tattoos from Sun and Wind. DaVo also points out the need to cover up healing piercings when in the sun.

Q&A in the Kitchen is a series where Professional Tattooist and Body Piercers discuss common subjects relating to the Body Arts. If you have a question that you would like us to cover in the future, please comment below or send an email to davo@axiompiercing.com.

What is Single Use for Tattoos and Piercing?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 18:52
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To Watch the video version of this on YouTube go to https://youtu.be/TbhHjUyztF8

Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 21 - What is Single Use for Tattoos and Piercings? Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, and DaVo discuss at length how much of the tattoo and piercing equipment is single uses and how much the Tattoo and Piercing Industries have changed to make getting tattooed or pierced safer. Not only for the clients but the artist themselves. 

Tattooing Dark Pigment and Scars

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 18:45
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 20 - Tattooing Dark Pigment and Scars? Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, and DaVo discuss at length how scars and dark pigment can effect Tattoos and what will often produce the best results.

Q&A in the Kitchen is a series where Professional Tattooist and Body Piercers discuss common subjects relating to the Body Arts. If you have a question that you would like us to cover in the future, please comment below or send an email to davo@axiompiercing.com.

Tattoo Styles, What Are They?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 18:40
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 19 - Tattoo Styles, What are They? Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, and DaVo discuss at length the different styles of Tattooing and whether they are really styles at all.

Q&A in the Kitchen is a series where Professional Tattooist and Body Piercers discuss common subjects relating to the Body Arts. If you have a question that you would like us to cover in the future, please comment below or send an email to davo@axiompiercing.com.

Tattooist Sherry Sears of Creative Images 1 of 3

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 18:14
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 16 - The first episode of three with our special guest Tattoo Artist Sherry Sears of Creative Images in Des Moines, Iowa. Sherry has been a tattoo artist since the 1980s and the discussion covers how Tattooing and the Body Art Industry has changed over the past four decades. 

If you would like to watch the video version of this go to https://youtu.be/1S7cvCw5nc8

What Designs are Best for Cover-ups and Re-piercing?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 18:07
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 15 - What Designs are Best for Tattoo Coverups & Re Piercing. Jack Lowe and Westley Dickerson from Skin Kitchen Tattoo and DaVo from the Axiom Body Piercing Studio discuss what goes into designing a tattoo to cover up an old unwanted tattoo. Also what is involved with re-piercing a piercing that has closed/ This in-depth discussion covers everything from what size works best to what colors and methods can be used to cover up an old tattoo and what the concerns are when re-piercing.

How to Get a Tattoo or Piercing You Will Not Regret?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:41
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 12 - How to Get a Tattoo or Piercing You Will Not Regret. Jack Lowe and Westley Dickerson from Skin Kitchen Tattoo and DaVo from the Axiom Body Piercing Studio discuss how to avoid getting a piercing or tattoo you will regret and what you should consider before getting tattooed or pierced.

To watch the video version of this on Youtube go to https://youtu.be/tPiuea-dEg8

Can I get a Tattoo or Piercing No One Else Has?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:36
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 11 - Can I get a Tattoo or Piercing no one else has? Jack Lowe and Westley Dickerson from Skin Kitchen Tattoo and DaVo from the Axiom Body Piercing Studio discuss whether it is possible to create a tattoo or piercing that no one else on the planet has.

To watch the video version of this on Youtube go to https://youtu.be/0O4n1h4yMoY

Why Do I need to Pay a Deposit for a Tattoo or Piercing Appointment?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:24
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 10 - Why Do I Need to Pay a Deposit for a Tattoo or Piercing Appointment? Jack Lowe and Westley Dickerson from Skin Kitchen Tattoo and DaVo from the Axiom Body Piercing Studio discuss the reason that studios and artists require a deposit when you set up an appointment.

To watch the video version of this on Youtube go to https://youtu.be/m6u6XTgJnbw

Which Aftercare to Use for a Tattoo or Piercing?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:20
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 9 - Which Aftercare to Use for a Tattoo or Piercing?Jack Lowe and Westley Dickerson from Skin Kitchen Tattoo and DaVo from the Axiom Body Piercing Studio discuss what you should look for when choosing a Tattoo Artist or Piercer and Studio. They cover everything from what to look for in their portfolios to their professionalism to the state and overall feel of the studio. 

To watch the video version of this on Youtube go to https://youtu.be/E5lOQ3iRamI

How to Pick an Artist and Studio for a Tattoo Or Piercing?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:15
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 8 - How to Pick an Artist and Studio for a Tattoo or Piercing. Jack Lowe and Westley Dickerson from Skin Kitchen Tattoo and DaVo from the Axiom Body Piercing Studio discuss what you should look for when choosing a Tattoo Artist or Piercer and Studio. They cover everything from what to look for in their portfolios to their professionalism to the state and over all feel of the studio. 

To watch the video version of this on Youtube go to https://youtu.be/EdYyvFgsPHA

What is the Best Season to Get a Tattoo or Piercing?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:22
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 6 - What is the Best Season to Get a Tattoo or Pierced? Jack, Westley, and DaVo discuss when it is best to get a new tattoo or piercing and when to avoid it and what you should consider when planning on getting one including upcoming vacations, work, and season.

To watch the video version of this on Youtube go to https://youtu.be/xhDWdBK_XjI

Tattoo Stencils & Piercing Markings, What to Look For

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:07
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Q&A in the Kitchen Episode 4 - Tattoo Stencils and Piercing Marking, What you should look for? Jack, Westley and DaVo discuss what you should look for after the Tattooist has put the tattoo stencil on or when the piercer shows you the piercing marks.

Q&A in the Kitchen is a series where Professional Tattooist and Body Piercers discuss common subjects relating to the Body Arts. If you have a question that you would like us to cover in the future, please comment below or send an email to davo@axiompiercing.com.

What to Bring to a Tattoo or Piercing Consultation

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:01
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In the third episode of this new series, Jack, Westley and DaVo Cover the Question, "What to Bring to a Tattoo Consultation?" Suggestions on what you should do before coming in for a consultation on a Tattoo or piercing. 

Originally, released on Youtube as part of an ongoing series on Sunday October 21st, 2018. If you would like to watch the video version go to https://youtu.be/tdrIb4S3aQg

Do Tattoos and Piercings Hurt?

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:30
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In the first episode of this new series, Jack, Westley and DaVo Cover the Question, "Do Tattoos and Piercings Hurt?"

Q&A In The Kitchen is an ongoing series on Youtube from the Axiom and Skin Kitchen, where we gather a group of Tattoo and Piercing Artists and then discuss one topic. It is an insider view of the body modification industry featuring established professionals. If you would like to submit a question or topic for future episodes, please leave a comment.