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Q&A In The Kitchen

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.

A Series for the Axiom and Skin Kitchen's YouTube channel. Q&A In The Kitchen covering if Piercings and Tattoos hurt and hints on dealing with the experience.

Q&A In The Kitchen is a series where a group of Body Modification Experts discusses one topic.

Friday the 13th & Other Offers - Q&A in the Kitchen Podcast S02 EP24

Submitted by DaVo on Sat, 11/21/2020 - 17:32
Friday the 13th & Other Offers - Q&A in the Kitchen Podcast S02 EP24 - https://youtu.be/byM8uunm-h8

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 24, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, discuss Friday the 13th Specials and Other Promotions. This comes from a question submitted by a viewer:

Vanessa Esp-Isi :

"Here's a topic, talk about Friday the 13th. Have y'all done it? If so, how was it? Would y'all do it again? Is it worth doing it (from an artist/shop perspective and a client). :)"

Piermeres on Sunday, November 21st, 2020 at 3 pm CST

Are Tattoos and PIercings Still Modern Primitive? Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP23

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 11/08/2020 - 14:34
Are Tattoos & Piercings Still Modern Primitive? Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP23 - https://youtu.be/uepAIqJg3ls

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 21, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, discuss if Tattoos and Piercings are still part of the Modern Primitive Movement and the underground or if they are just mainstream. This comes from a question submitted by a viewer:

Kels Herselves:

"Do you feel that body modification still represents an act of rebellion against colonial body politics, despite its increasing social approval? Or has body modification as a rebellious act been acculturated by the forces of capitalism?

Halloween & Horror Tattoos -- Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP22

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 10/25/2020 - 18:56
Halloween & Horror Tattoos - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP22 - https://youtu.be/Qwi4pdoerM8

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 21, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, discuss Halloween and Horror-themed tattoos.

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 Artists React to Cardi B's WAP

Submitted by DaVo on Sat, 10/24/2020 - 15:24
Tattoo Artists Reaction to Cardi B's WAP - https://youtu.be/Lykm1b3DQ7M

As requested by our viewers, The Tattoo Artist of Skin Kitchen Tattoo in Des Moines, Iowa, react to Cardi B's WAP. This is the first time that Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, and Jimmy St. John have watched the uncensored video or heard the song.

This video is a review and is intended as a critical evaluation of the artist's work and is only displayed here in the spirit of Fair Uses. We place no claim on the image, likeness, or artist's works any anyway.

Relationships with Tattoo & Piercing Clients - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP20

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 09/20/2020 - 17:55
Tattoo and Piercing Artists talk about their relationship with their clients - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP20 - https://youtu.be/lpMSDkIvxMI

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 20, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, talk about how their relationships with their clients affect them. 

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.

Fixing Overworked Tattoos - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP19

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 09/06/2020 - 17:21
New Q&A in the Kitchen - Fixing Overworked Tattoos - S02 EP19 - https://youtu.be/rLA0AH-UalA

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 19, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, answer another question submitted by our viewers, 

Georgeasauruss Asked:

"How to help heal an older tattoo that was done too deep so it now feels textured and raised?"

Should Tattoo & Piercing Suppliers Sell to Anyone? Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP18

Submitted by DaVo on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 13:30
New Q&A in the Kitchen - Should Tattoo & Piercing Suppliers Sell to Anyone? S02 EP18 https://youtu.be/5l9MrqMkF18

In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 18, with Jack Lowe, Westley Dickerson, Jimmy St John, and DaVo, answer another question submitted by our viewers, 

Vanessa Esp-Isi Asked:

"Should manufacturers not sell equipment & needles to the general public unless they have an apprenticeship from a reputable shop?"

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

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 08/02/2020 - 19:18
Friends who Tattoo, Who to Choose? Q&A in the Kitchen S02 Ep17 - https://youtu.be/xsQqPZzXkLw

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? "

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

Submitted by DaVo on Sun, 07/19/2020 - 15:37
New Episode of Q&A in the Kitchen answers the question "What are some reasons clients get turned away for tattoo projects? Have you guys turned anyone away and why?" - Q&A in the Kitchen S02 EP16 - https://youtu.be/fEUC7I2y90w

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 veiwers, 

Vanessa Esp-Isi Asked:

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