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Skin Kitchen Tattoo

Now with locations in Des Moines and Osceola

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Des Moines Location

Our Des Moines Studio located in the southeast corner of the Plaza Lanes Building.

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Now in Osceola!!

We have opened our second studio in Osceola at 130 South Fillmore St.

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Skin Kitchen Tattoo

Where a Well Done Tattoo is Never Rare!

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  • Gift Card Sale!

     

    From now until Christmas, buy any gift card worth $100
    or more and recieve 10% off, plus a free Skin Kitchen Tattoo
    t-shirt! (while supplies last! Sizes, M-2XL available.) 
    Get them the gift that truely lasts forever!
  • Toys For Tots!

    It's It's that time of year again! Now until December 16th, bring in any new and unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots, and receive 10% off your new tattoo or gift card purchase! Get rewarded while still giving back to the community!

  • Consultations for Jack

    Jack is now booked until January. He will no longer be scheduling consultations until January 2nd. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We are making these changes in order to better serve our clients. Thanks for your understanding. -SKT...

  • Scheduling Appointments for Tattoos by Jack

    Starting January 2nd, 2015, we will begin booking appointments to get Tattooed by Jack in February and March of 2015. During the first week in January Jack will also be available for consultation appointments. In the future to improve our services, Jack will be scheduling two months at a time only to...

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  • Mauris Nian

    Founder

  • Amine Jazouli

    Project Manager

  • Ouzoun Nit

    Developer

  • Shi Wahed

    Designer

  • Ahmed Ali

    Manager

  • Ali Karimi

    Designer

  • Alea Smith

    Developer

  • Joan Tan Tan

    Founder

You can reach us by the Des Moines Studio by phone at Call 515-255-4430 and the Osceola Studio at Call 641-342-1040.

If you are contacting us for a quote on a tattoo, please include the size, location of the tattoo and whether the tattoo will be color or black and gray. Also include the artist you prefer, please attach any reference photos and your contact information.

Contact the Des Moines Studio at shop@skinkitchen.com

Contact the Osceola Studio at osceola@skinkitchen.com

Contact Jack, please use the Shop e-mail addresses above. For more information on Scheduling an appointment with Jack go here

Contact Matt at matt@skinkitchen.com

Contact Danny at danny@skinkitchen.com

Contact Syd at Sydni@skinkitchen.com

Contact DaVo regarding Body Piercing at davo@axiompiercing.com

Welcome to the Skin Kitchen Website. The Skin Kitchen offers only the best in Tattooing and Body Piercing. by DaVo of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio.

Now With Two Locations

Des Moines Location

Opened in 1996 and offering five Tattoo Artists and Body Piercing by DaVo

2607 Douglas Ave.

Ste. C

Des Moines, Iowa 50310

515-255-4430
Shop Email

shop@skinkitchen.com
  • Sunday:- 12-9:00pm by Walk In
  • Monday: 12-9:00pm;
  • Tuesday: 12-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 12-9:00pm
  • Friday: 12-10:00pm
  • Saturday: 12-10:00pm

Featuring the Best!

Skin Kitchen Tattoo was founded in 1996 and has featured many nationally recognized and award winning artist. By far one of the largest studios in the Central Iowa area, we have not only gained a reputation for our size but the standards of quality the studio has always been known for. In 2014, we opened the second Skin Kitchen in Osceola, Iowa to bring the level of excellence we are known for to the South Central Iowa Area.

Osceola Location

We are excited to announce that we have opened a second location in Osceola, Iowa featuring a rotation of our Tattoo Artists from the Des Moines Location.

130 South Fillmore St.

Osceola, Iowa

641-342-1040
Shop Email

osceola@skinkitchen.com
  • Sunday:- 2-8:00pm
  • Monday: 2-8:00pm;
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 2-8pm
  • Saturday: 2-8pm

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Below are some of the frequently asked questions that the studio is asked. If the question or the answer you are seeking isn't here you can contact us at shop@skinkitchen.com or by phone at 515-255-4430. If your question is in reference to our Osceola location e-mail us at shopoc@skinkitchen.com or call us at 641-342-1040   

  1. Do Tattoos hurt?
  2. How long does a tattoo take?
  3. How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
  4. Why don’t you do price quotes over the phone or internet?
  5. Do you use new needles on every client?
  6. What is the difference between an ultrasonic and an autoclave?
  7. Are you State licensed?
  8. What types of tattoos do you do?
  9. How long have you been in business and how much experience do your artists have?
  10. How long does a tattoo take to heal?
  11. Do you take appointments?
  12. Do you do touch-ups?
  13. What are your hours?
  14. Do you offer Body Piercing?
  15. Do you do Walk-ins?

 

Do tattoos hurt?

Yes, tattoos hurt. The pain involved is more irritating and annoying. It feels alot like a cat scratch or a bee sting.

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How long does a tattoo take?

It depends on the tattoo. The size, detail, placement and how well you sit all determine how long your tattoo will take.

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 How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?

According to Iowa State Law you MUST be 18 years old. You may NOT get tattooed with parental permission. We require a valid state ID, Driver License or military ID to get a tattoo at Skin Kitchen Tattoo.

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Why don’t you do price quotes over the phone or internet?

We do not give price quotes over the phone because it is impossible to give you an accurate price without seeing the design you want. The size, detail, color and placement on the body all determine the price. Trying to price a tattoo over the phone is like calling a furniture store and asking how much furniture is.

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Do you use new needles on every client?

YES!!! All the needles and pigments that the artists use are single-use only, and are disposed of after each client.

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What is the difference between an ultrasonic and an autoclave?

The ultrasonc is a piece of equipment that use vibration and a soap/water mixture to break up the ink particles on the tube. This is NOT sterilizing equipment. After the equipment is cleaned and disinfected it is then ready to be put in the autoclave. The autoclave uses heat, steam and pressure to kill any and all bacteria. The instruments are in the autoclave at 270+ degrees and 27psi (pounds per square inch) for 15 minutes. The state of Iowa requires 250 degrees at 15psi for 15 minutes. In accordance with state law our autoclave is spore tested monthly by the University of Iowa to ensure it is working properly. Test results are available.

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Are you State licensed?

The State of Iowa requires that all tattoo shops have a permit to operate. Every tattoo artist in Iowa must also have a tattoo permit. We are also inspected once a year by the Health Department

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What types of tattoos do you do?

We do everything from flowers to portraits and everything in between. We do custom drawings as well. As long as ou can give the artists a good enough of an idea of what you want they can draw it for you. The only exception to this is if your idea will not lend itself well to being tattooed. They will aid you in getting what you want.

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How long have you been in business and how much experience do your artists have?

Skin Kitchen Tattoo opened its doors in November of 1997. Jack has been tattooing since 1993 and Matt has been tattooing since 1996.

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How long does a tattoo take to heal?

There is no magic number. On average though 7-14 days for scabs and flakes to disappear. The underneath layers of skin take longer to heal, anywhere from 2 weeks to a month.

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Do you take appointments?

Yes, we prefer appointments. We ask that you come in to the studio to make an appointment. we require a $20 deposit on all appointments made. If you live out of town we will make an exception for the deposit.

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Do you do touch-ups?

Yes. Everything that leaves this tattoo studio is guaranteed. If it is not your fault ,yes we can tell, there is no charge. Hands, feet and face we charge $20 for t-ups.

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What are your hours?

The Des Moines Studio's hours are:

The Osceola Studio's hours are:

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Do you offer Body Piercing?

Yes, DaVo of the Axiom pierces Tuesday through Satuday from 3pm - 9pm or by appointment.

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Do you do Walk-ins?

Yes, all day on Sundays at the Des Moines Studio, we offer tattoos on a first come first serve bases from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. 

On other days of the week, we prefer to have you set up an appointment but if one of our artist has time, we can sometimes get you right in. It is always best to give us a call before stopping by. You can reach the Des Moines Studio at 515-255-4430 or our Osceola Studio at 641-342-1040.

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